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  1. [International] Re: Rare, niche & vintage (Xerjoff, Caron, Guerlain, Micallef...)

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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Thanks for your descriptions. I agree that some patchoulis have that chocolate or cocoa aspect, such as in Serge Lutens’ Bornéo 1834.
    I also find Memoir Man gloomy (in a good way) so I can see how...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Is it rather sweet? Memoir Man is rather bitter, I would say.
  4. Re: The new Dior Maison Collection Fragrance: TOBACOLOR.

    It's nice but I reckon that it's the kind of very sweet fragrance which can get on your nerves throughout a whole day of wearing it.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDP , worth it?

    Héritage EDP is very nice, but I find that it doesn't feature lavender as brightly as the EDT (have only smelled and own the vintage EDT for the record), so if you really love Héritage as I do, then...
  6. [International] Rare, niche & vintage (Xerjoff, Caron, Guerlain, Micallef...)

    Hi there, here is my sales list:

    - Xerjoff Starlight 50 ml 90% 180 eυro
    - Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie 50 ml, 70% 90 eυro
    - Parfumerie Générale partial “L’Orgue” coffret composed of 15ml...
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    Re: Any info on Amouage Eidyya attar?

    I think this one has the Shamama attar as one of its notes (some Amouage attars contain other attars in their composition, for example Homage contains Al Andalus attar). Shamama is a fiercely spicy...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    I received my Crimson Rocks today and it is interesting, maybe a bit sour on my skin which was rather unexpected. Still, interesting enough that it might grow on me.
    I received only a sample of...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Is there a bug on the Amouage website? I keep getting an “internal error” when I try to place an order, and the “contact us” form doesn’t seem to go anywhere either.
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Two of the main Amouage retailers here in Paris have not received the Renaissance collection yet nor will they apparently in the coming weeks. Strange, and a pity, as I would really like to try them...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Ok, so they will be distributed to both Amouage boutiques and niche perfumeries at the same time?
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Another question Renaud,

    Are the four Renaissance fragrances going to be exclusive to the Amouage site for a while? Or will shops such as Jovoy Paris receive them in the coming days?
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    That’s wonderful!
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Hi Renaud, any info on whether the samples for the rest of the Renaissance collection will be added to orders of any given Renaissance bottles?
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Nice! Crimson Rocks sounds very much like my kind of thing, although all four have an interesting combination of notes.
    You sure seem to like your Pink Pepper CO2! :laugh:
    Any of you guys have had...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Thank you Renaud, helpful as ever!
    Maybe you can add the four samples of the Renaissance collection to any bottle order in the coming months? Those will probably be the most frequently ordered...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Yes, in my case too, it is a certain completism which drives me to wanting to own most Amouages that come out - it's also one of my favourite houses. So I hope it doesn't go downhill, otherwise I...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Yes, you are absolutely correct, whenever brands start issuing fragrances like out of an assembly line, caution is recommended.
    I feel that the notes themselves could mean a "back to the origins",...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    Yes, Enclave also piqued my interest but I admit the notes sound nice on all of them, even though Ashore's ambergris note makes me a bit queasy.
    Yes, Renaud, please help promote the Renaissance...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    The Renaissance collection is officially coming out on 15 September:

    https://www.facebook.com/amouageofficial/videos/649269469348629/

    Looking forward to these. I wonder if Amouage will send...
  21. Re: Fake testers in perfume shops in France

    Maybe they have just gone bad due to standing for too long in the light and heat.
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    Re: Amouage fake or real?

    Parfum-Zentrum is reliable. I think your bottle is legit.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    The extrait is even better. Much much better.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Yes, lots. They are very reliable.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Salamah is a bit more herbal than Tribute but it is as dark and strong. Of the ouds, Ruh Al Oud is the least pungent, it is more smoky/woody, like the oud in Opus XI. Asrar is a spicier version of Al...
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Ah well... I will have to wait for another year then. A pity, really.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    I find that Salamah has a similar vibe to Tribute. Ajwad, Al Shomoukh, Asrar, Molook, Badr Al Badour and maybe Asrar lean masculine, of course the ouds (Ruh al Oud, Oud Al Masarat and Oud Al Khalood)...
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Please don't tell me that Overture Woman is going to be a UK exclusive... again???
  29. Re: Amouage Interlude Black Iris - Pierre Negrin meets Renaud Salmon

    Hi there Renaud, I think it is really cool that you are here discussing with us.

    As you see, everyone has their own expectations regarding Amouage :laugh:
    I am a big fan of the house, it is my...
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    Poll: Re: MFK Oud Silk Mood vs. Fars

    Lol, I also love the smell of fars!
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    Poll: Re: MFK Oud Silk Mood vs. Fars

    These seem very balanced responses. Either that, or this thread is a Fars :laugh:
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    Poll: MFK Oud Silk Mood vs. Fars

    I find both quite similar. Which is the winner in your book?
  33. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    I don’t think that is true, every new perfume submission on Parfumo takes several steps and safeguards to get approved, it is a very controlled process, and you can simply see that the perfume...
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    Re: My Amouage Attar Addiction

    I find Salamah could be Tribute’s little brother. Al Shomoukh is also quite a powerful one without the smokey tobacco but a similar kick. Badr Al Badour has a woody, earthy rose. Honestly, there are...
  35. Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    Thanks Hednic! Would you say that it smells like lime peel?
  36. Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    Please share your impressions :thumbsup:
  37. Re: Atelier Cologne Latest Release - Pacific Lime!

    I really hope it smells like true lime peels, which is one of my favourite smells in the world. I have been looking for something of the sort for ages.
  38. Re: Does anybody know these early Amouage attars?

    Thanks for the input, I also have seen the round-shaped attar bottles at a few auction sites from auctions held many years ago. Lucky find indeed I suppose :smiley:
  39. Re: Does anybody know these early Amouage attars?

    Yes, I think it was a series of very early attars. All smell very oriental except Mukhalat which is rather aromatic. I am not so much into fresh fragrances, so I already let that one go...
  40. Does anybody know these early Amouage attars?

    Hi there,

    I recently got through a kind BNer several vintage Amouage attars, of which there is almost no information on the net. I really like them a lot, and I was wondering if any of the...
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    I was ready to get let down after the Figment swamp fest and because of that lame name, but I actually like it quite a lot. I find the green driftwood accord very masculine and original.
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    Re: Amouage Attars???

    Thanks for the precious input guys. So judging from my general proclivity to rosy attars like Ayoon Al Maha, Garam, Shams Al Doha, Asrar or Al Mas (but also fiercer ones like Tribute or Salamah),...
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    Re: Amouage Attars???

    Zombiefying this thread to ask if anyone knows whether these attars are very stinky, I have tried some Amouage attars in the past and own a few, but at the time I tested them several seemed very...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    It smells of chlorine to me. Go figure. Like I was headed for the swimming pool, walking through damp grass.
    Interesting scent and gorgeous bottle, but I think it's not worth keeping it just to...
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    Re: Does anyone know this Caron?

    Sure! I am going on holiday now but when I come back I will thoroughly test it and try to give you guys more info.
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    Re: Does anyone know this Caron?

    Thanks for the feedback guys.
    Quite murky, this little Mode :grin:
    I also have a Poivre extrait in that box, and like donna255 I also believe it is from the 90s. That's why, being so "recent" I am...
  47. Re: A Tale of Two Dzs... Dzing! and Dzongkha

    Apart from the "Dz...", I don't see any relation between these two, rather between Timbuktu and Dzongkha of which I prefer the latter by a mile.
    Dzing strikes me as very interesting and unique...
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    Re: Battle of the rose/oud combos!

    Nice that this thread has zombified :vrolijk_26:
    Now, 5 years after, I own many of these, but I would say that Oud Silk Mood is the most elegant of those I own. Oud Ispahan and Oud Palao are...
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    Re: Does anyone know this Caron?

    Thank you! I completely forgot about that website. At least now I can pinpoint its creation period.
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    Does anyone know this Caron?

    Hi there! I recently won at an auction this bottle of Caron extrait, but I can't find any info about it on the internet.
    I emailed Caron, no reply, I went to their shop in Paris, the lady didn't...
  51. Re: Armani Privè Rose d'Arabie vs Tom Ford Fleur Oud

    I find Rose d'Arabie a pretty run-of-the-mill Arabian scent. Oud Fleur is more elegant.
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    Re: Invasion Barbare: what a letdown!

    I didn't like this one at first, then, after smelling the ones it's compared to (Casanova and Sartorial), I started liking it a lot. To me, the star of the MDCI line is Chypre Palatin, but this one...
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    Re: ** New: AMOUAGE FIGMENT

    Trying it right now. To me this is an extended top notes of Myths Woman, that muddy soil accord. In Myths Woman, I like that very much because it has that underlying narcissus note which is really...
  54. Re: Vintage Guerlain Kadine on eBay - $1,136 - was it one of us?

    Maybe the Kadine bottle she opened was filled with liquid anthrax :rolleyesold:
  55. Re: Roja Dove Fetish starting to spoil after 9 months

    It's normal, don't worry about it. Colour changes and particle formation can happen over time.
  56. Re: Signature Fragrances UK - Anyone Heard Of Them?

    I could guess by the Dead Moon avatar :smiley: I am also a garage rocker.
    Sorry about the off-topicness!
  57. Re: Signature Fragrances UK - Anyone Heard Of Them?

    They range from around 70 € to 130 €. I see though that the perfumery here in Brussels where I bought them no longer lists them on their website, and on parfumaria.com they only have a couple and...
  58. Re: Signature Fragrances UK - Anyone Heard Of Them?

    I own two of their fragrances: The Odd Rush which is an amazing soapy rose that turns into a mossy-spicy-woody base, and Endure which is a gourmand floral, a bit too sweet for my taste but very...
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    Re: Amouage Bracken Man

    Some might call it too lukewarm, scared of daring. I like it, it feels very elegant, and as DULLAH says, its sillage is much nicer than smelling it up close, something which I often feel to be the...
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    Re: Buying vintage guerlain Vol de Nuit

    That's some really good advice, Bonnette, thanks!
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    Re: Dealing with a big collection

    I own around 400, and I admit that it is a bit problematic. I usually have a glance at any given closet from among those filled with bottles, and I pick the bottle that tickles my fancy. Sometimes I...
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    Re: Dior Eau Noire, anything similar?

    I agree that Sunshine Man is the (much sweeter) most similar to EN, one of my absolute favourite fragrances.
    I would say that Fourreau Noir by Serge Lutens has a similar construction with tonka bean...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    At the Paris Chanel perfumes shop they also told me that they would replace all EDTs with EDPs in October, at a price of 330 € for the 200 ml bottle, if I remember correctly. Prices going up, up and...
  64. Re: NEW : Natura Fabularis - Six New Scents by L'Artisan Parfumeur!

    I hope they are better than the Explosions d'Émotions, which I thought were awful.
    L'Artisan is a brand I really like, but their latest offerings have been pretty mediocre IMO.
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    Re: Is Bond now a Basenotes Bust ?

    I don't think they are bust since this thread has reached 5 pages in just a few days :grin:
    I admit though that I am less crazy about them than I used to be. I eventually let some of their...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Don't give them any ideas!
  67. Re: Do you think Fleur de Portofino leans too feminine?

    I find that white florals smell amazing on me. And they sure set me apart from guys who are too afraid to wear what they like. Because being afraid of petty things is so butchy.
  68. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I see so much hypocrisy and cynicism from some members here, it's frankly disgusting.

    Some see it as perfectly legitimate to silence a whole series of blogs and Facebook pages due to corporate...
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    Re: Roja Dove danger, real or replica?

    I agree.
    Fantastic perfumes you got there, congrats!
  70. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Thank you!
  71. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Why should I?
  72. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    I propose a social media shutdown on their products. No publicity, no endorsement.
  73. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Well, I have the feeling that LVMH won't be giving any public explanations as to why this blog was closed, as they haven't done so far. So much for transparency. But hey, they had the legal means to...
  74. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    There is a difference between what a big corporation with a crew of lawyers can legally coerce and what is right, especially if it has to do with censorship.
  75. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    You don't give a damn, we get it.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    So this is a muglerized Fourreau Noir? Nice!
  77. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    But hey, screw perfumery as art, we're only in it for the money!
    If you talk about the artistic value of it, we silence you. You may harm our plot to earn yet more cash.
  78. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    But this is not a case of someone using the name Guerlain to create a similar product, not even to mock or troll the brand, quite on the contrary.
    It really sends a signal of an authoritary brand...
  79. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    They don't like publicity? I won't give them publicity.
    I will not promote, give information about nor recommend any Guerlain perfume on the perfume-themed channels which I am part of. I invite you...
  80. Re: Any fragrance similar to Royal English Leather?

    I find Cuir Mauresque somewhat similar.
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine man

    As an enormous fan of Dior Eau Noire, I like it. It took me some time to appreciate it though (I hated it at first) and for me, the secret is to spray VERY sparsely. It is an ultra-sweet oriental...
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    Re: Similar to Absolue Pour le Soir?

    I find Serge Noire pretty similar.
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    THIS


    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    This is what happens when you take a fictitious history combined with a dumb ass marketing department and put a label on it. I'm still...
  84. Re: Royal Mayfair hit shelves at Creed Boutique tomorrow 7/9/15

    No kidding??? That's a great price!
  85. Re: "OLD" or "vintage" perfumes on eBay-any good?

    I have had uncountable incredible deals on Ebay. Lately though, they seem to be getting more scarce, but then again, I may have already snatched more or less everything I desired.
  86. Re: Montale's Aoud Night - anyone tried it yet?

    I like this one very much. It doesn't reinvent the wheel but I feel it is one of the best Montale rose&oud perfumes. Amazing sillage and longevity, jammy, sweet rose. Frankly delicious.
  87. Re: MPG Ambre Precieux - Clear Bottle vs. Red Bottle?

    The clear bottle came with a perfumed sachet for the closet, as a pack. It is a 50 ml and I suppose it was made exclusively for the set.
  88. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair 4 oz bottle label is very cheap quality

    My Creed bottles are in a perfect state. Maybe you should treat them more gently, like a true Creed aristocrat :tongue:
  89. Re: Who knows this Oriza L. Legrand perfume?

    Apparently they just took over the brand in recent years and re-created some of their perfumes.
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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Hmmm, might have to try that out...
  91. Who knows this Oriza L. Legrand perfume?

    Hi guys,

    I recently acquired this little bottle of Oriza L. Legrand "L'Horizon".
    I went to the Oriza shop in Paris and they couldn't identify it. They didn't seem to know that apparently, as...
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    Poll: Re: Tubéreuse Criminelle or Carnal Flower

    Chiming in again: I think nothing comes close to the breathtaking beauty that is Carnal Flower. Afterwards, there is a second line of gorgeous tuberose scents like Fracas, Caron's Tubéreuse, Mona di...
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    Re: Amouage Woman Extraits

    I much prefer the Jubilation 25 extrait to the EDP, it seems to have less myrrh in the drydown, so that wonderful oriental chypre of the beginning lasts a lot more.
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Now they are opening a new store in Paris. Yay!
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    Re: Opinions on Michael Kors for Men?

    I like it quite much, but I love boozy scents in general. If you are comfortable with a kind of rum/cognac and plum notes, you may like it. It is dark and masculine, so it kind of ticks all boxes for...
  96. Re: Oriza L. Legrand Vétiver Royal Bourbon

    I love this one, it is probably my favourite vetiver - and I've tried a few. I find it "nutty" as Dior's, earthy as Etro's and a slight bit powdery. Super complex, it is a delight from top to bottom.
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    Re: Tom Ford Santal Blush

    I seem to notice the lipstick note also present in Oud Fleur during the first hour. It might be perceived as feminine, but I say: let's go feminine!
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    That description is simply amazing!
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    Re: What is you favorite Mancera Fragrance?

    Sand Aoud is pretty amazing, and Aoud Intensive Gold is also very nice. My bf also likes Aoud S very much.
    On a very sweet note, Roses Vanille is quite scrumptious, but I found it more girly.
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    Re: Rudis by Nobile 1942

    For me, it is in the same line as Bullion, Gold Leather or, a bit less so, Journey Man. It smelled familiar at first, so it didn't wow me, but I think it will grow on me over time.
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