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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    lol you and me both. I purchased at least one fragrance from every release since the 3rd collection, and have owned ones from the second collection.

    I've put my nose on Oud Zen 3 years ago and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Was resisting strongly from purchasing anything, but just did a few swipes of my Russian Musk Attar and caved in to get a bottle.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Glad he chose Oud Zen rather than Oud Picante. The cumin in picante just dominated the composition to my nose and just smelled like restaurant.

    I've always said oud zen was his best oud release....
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    Re: Hate the opening, Love the drydown

    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke #9 is exactly this.

    The first 30 seconds is this strange cherry-coughsyrup aroma of the fruit and aldehydes screaching from the initial spray. But honestly after maybe just...
  5. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - May 2021

    Recently acquired samples of,

    Roja Dove Semi Bespoke - 9, 11, and 16


    11 was initially my favorite, perceiving it to be a more opulent Diaghilev, with 9 being my second favorite thinking it to...
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    Re: Norwegian Wool coats

    No more or less than any colombia, or northface jacket i've worn before. Easy enough for driving or shoveling snow i'd imagine. Probably wouldn't be playing football in it though.
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    Re: Norwegian Wool coats

    I'm sure you've long since purchased or not purchased the coat from this post, but the brand caught my eye last october. When I finally went in to purchase the coat from Bloomingdales, I could tell...
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    Re: What Men's Briefcase do you use?

    Truth be told, I need a brief case like i need a fax machine (I don't). But after looking at the Carl Friedrik brand you posted,I have something similar to that from Auguste Atelier. It's called the...
  9. Re: Undershirts / Tshirts - your preferences?

    I've tried many different brands but ultimately settled on "the t-shirt" from asket.com

    I love the sizing to Medium Short, Medium Regular, Medium Long for example. I bought two to try them out...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Current Cleanser

    https://images.ulta.com/is/image/Ulta/2573092?op_sharpen=1&resMode=bilin&qlt=85&wid=800&hei=800&fmt=jpg




    Really gentle exfoliator i'm loving
    ...
  11. Re: Your favorite budget friendly men’s watches?

    My first "nice watch" was an Oris. Excellent bang for buck when purchased on the grey market. I got this Oris Artix GT chrono for $1200 and it was every bit of breitling quality finishing for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    this is why i left the hobby, and sold everything that simply didn't smell good. deermusk and rose oil "scandals"? lulz.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    So before I bought the blue one, I was still really in love with the rosegold two-tone. However I was noticing trying to go from the datejust41 to the 43mm tudor bronze was like climbing out of a...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Siberian Musk is to War and Peace, as Patron Tequila is to Lagavulin 16 Scotch.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Wanted a nice piece that could be worn in many different situations from casual to formal. Picked up the blue dial datejust41. Indoors without lighting the dial looks nearly black, with light a...
  16. Re: The Problem With Lots of Watches - Watch Batteries

    As others stated. Just buy mechanical/automatic watches and your problem is solved.
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    [USA] Byredo X Travis Scott - Space Rage

    100ml bottle. $350 shipped.



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  18. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. December 2020

    Scent of Christmas Eve: Roja Dove - Qatar


    Top Note - Citruses;
    Middle Notes - Peach, Rose de Mai, Pear, Jasmine and Violet
    Base Notes - Cotton Candy, Agarwood, Ambergris, Benzoin, Musk,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm so used to reaching over and beyond the teek wook display for SG but last night it caught my attention as i was looking for a "Scent of the Evening" and I remembered someone suggest switching the...
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    that's because you're not coping.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Will have to revisit it. I've put musk lave on the back burner because it's very easy to overspray this and get overwhelmed with that sweet-powdery lavender. I'm not dumb enough to sell or swap an...
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    There's quite a few in the Les Exclusifs line that fit this description. That's why I like to experiment with them. Coromandel, 1932, 31 Rue Chambon, and to a lesser degree Sycomore all have this...
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    Re: Socks

    Someone recommended I try "Boardroom Socks" on another forum. I just put in an order for four separate sets.

    Midnight Navy, Khaki, and Olive Green in Pima Cotton - $14 per pair

    Burgundy in...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is exactly my experience.



    Shame I never thought to try this. Brb popping the top off my RO, putting it on SG and enjoying some "Russian Galore"
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm well aware that i normally mock people and defend Adam when they suggest he has poor business practices. All he has ever done was try to do right by his fans whether that was limiting the amount...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Not much left in my bottle, but I agree whole heartedly.



    Who?



    I'd comment if I could get the juice out the damn bottle lol. atomizer still won't spray, been soaking it up with my...
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    Re: Best (and worst) of 2020

    Of the one's I sampled


    Best: Areej Le Dore - Santal Galore

    Worst: Chanel - Le Lion

    Started off loving le lion, but after time with it...

    - Way too cloying
  28. Re: The Official Christmas 2020 Fragrance Thread

    Not sure yet but so far here are my ideas.


    Invited to my first Hanukkah dinner - For that i'm thinking Roja Dove Amber Aoud Absolue Precieux or Chanel 1932. I want either the wowing opulence of...
  29. Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... December 2020

    Byredo - Sellier


    If you told me this was a Bortnikoff creation, I don't think I would doubt you.
  30. Re: Has a friend/loved one ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    I was in love with Abdul Samad Al Quarashi's "Safari Oil" and then my older brother smelled me walk into a room and said "is that you smelling like a cinnabun!?" Absolutely destroyed the fragrance...
  31. Re: Calling out Starblind (Diaghilev vs 31 Rue Cambon)

    I'll likely be picking up a bottle in the next few days, and i'll revisit it in comparison with Diaghilev. That said, I'm not exactly looking for a diaghilev clone per say because i do have the...
  32. Re: Calling out Starblind (Diaghilev vs 31 Rue Cambon)

    You're spot on, was referring to the current one. $200/74ml is a tad expensive, but when I consider a respectable house like MFK's charging $225/70ml and a not so respectable house Parfums de Marly...
  33. Calling out Starblind (Diaghilev vs 31 Rue Cambon)

    I'm a big fan of Diaghilev and I remember looking into basenotes reviews of it when Areej Le Dore released Koh-i-Noor due to people drawing comparisons between the two. I remembered your review...
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    Interestingly enough I was in a Chanel boutique today doing some holiday shopping. Took the time to stop by and put my nose to some of the Les Exclusifs line that i have yet to try. When I smelled...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    For the record I knew where this was headed here.

    First and foremost, huge dick move. Not the fact that he purchased the watch but the celebration and rushing to rub your nose in it. That's just...
  36. Re: Suggestions PLZ: Best date/romantic cologne with strong performance?

    Club De Nuite Intense Man



    You're welcome.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I agree now that i think about it, and not so surprisingly i prefer SS in that case too.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    yeah no thanks. some bortnikoff fans told me to try Mriga as an alternative to Baikal Gris. Hard pass. I'll stick to Areej Le Dore.
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    don't even have to watch. it's CdN.
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    Re: Just curious- EX NIHILO

    No clue, but thanks for bumping this thread. Reminded me to grab a travel atomizer of Bois D'Hiver to try out during these chilly fall/winter months :)
  41. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Bonheur was my favorite but i ended up selling mine after owning and enjoying a 30ml bottle and then half of a 50ml bottle.

    You would have thought it was Bleu de Chanel with how quickly i burned...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Before I read that last line, I was just gonna say "that mesh looks like it would be SO comfortable." cheers m8. Enjoy!
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    Re: Dear Diary...

    Thanks a lot man. I stopped in a A Lange & Sohne boutique yesterday because I wanted to see what they looked like in the flesh. Great beautiful pieces, but in all honesty i didn't get that much more...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Call me crazy but i like unique/quirky dials like this. I'm a fan of the Glashutte PanoReserve for that same reason.


    https://pics.zeitauktion.com/2018/181872_01_medium.jpg
  45. Re: Favorite Actively Writing Basenotes Reviewers

    Would like to nominate myself. Don't know how anyone could not enjoy my enlightening artistic prose of "this shit stank"
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    Re: Dear Diary...

    Thank you very much. It was indeed a very special experience.



    Thanks, I forgot I didn't get into it on this forum. What ended up happening was that I went in to pick up the blue dial on...
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    Re: Roja enigma parfum or parfum cologne?

    It's about as different as Aventus vs Aventus Cologne. i thought it'd just be a weaker performing Parfum. Not at all, it's a proper flanker and i find it more enjoyable. Not just a cheaper spin off.
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    Re: Roja enigma parfum or parfum cologne?

    cognac specifically? No, but something tells me you'd enjoy this one...



    https://cf.shopee.tw/file/7bc60b4b9ef0056cb396c012562812e9
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    Re: Roja enigma parfum or parfum cologne?

    I've had both. Ironically, the parfum cologne is far more enjoyable in my opinion.

    I've gotten burnt out on the parfum, the booze just seems to be cloying sometimes. The parfum cologne sweetens...
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    Dear Diary...

    So the unique configuration is two-tone in rose-gold with a unique color option called "Sundust". In some light it looks silver, in other light it's this soft blush/pink color that i love.

    ...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    bought oud luwak but sold it. consistency was thick AND sticky, plus despite being very enjoyable it was poor projection on me as well.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Debating all in good fun.

    To your point... you may have a point. Though I would argue that many wildly popular fragrances live and die by their 45 minute opening. MFK 540 Extrait, Aventus, Roja...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You've clearly never smelled Indolis.



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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I wouldn't say that. I'd say over the last decade fashion has relaxed considerably. Even the people i know who are high networth rarely wear a suit outside of closing a deal of some sort, or dining...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Handsome watch with a fun complication to boot. BIG congrats. Think there is some nice opportunity to play with different straps on this one as well.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Everyone and their fu**ing nan has a submariner. Love the dark cobalt-ish dial on this Seiko piece.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I haven't tried that but will do moving forward.



    absolutely not, and to suggest Russian Adam is doing this is downright stupid.
  58. Re: Your favorite fragrances with a prominent dark chocolate note

    Mind nuked Areej Le Dore "Russian Oud" not yet mentioned.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Any updates on how people are dealing with the Santal Galore atomizer or should i just accept that i can only use it as a splash applicator? Atomizer is shot, kinda sucks.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I agree. I saw a two tone Daytona in my AD, and was able to view it alongside the Tudor Steel and Gold Chronograph. I liked the tudor more.

    - The daytona's chronograph are super crowded (as most 3...
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Chanel Sycomore for me.

    The entire "Allure" line is repulsive to my nose.
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    Re: Fakest Youtuber

    lol you actually got the buzzphrases accurate for someone i've always assumed to be a semi-oldtimer lol well done.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Too much real life, although i love my Tudor Bronze. The first part describes me when i first got into watches 2 years ago.

    I can take solace in the fact that Rolex maximalists online often say "a...
  64. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    World's quickest first impression flip. I did a full wearing of Chypre Nord and deciding i'm actually going to sell my Coup de Foudre Cologne instead.

    I still believe they're too much of the same...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I was a Rolex hater for the longest time, then I realized i didn't hate the brand. I hated the hype around any brands' iconic watches.

    So I was naturally turned off by the submariner, omega speed...
  66. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Chypre du Nord is really nice but i don't want to buy it. It's something like Coupe De Foudre Cologne with a mossy chypre spin. I own CDF cologne so i'm good, but it is really nice.

    The instant i...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Well I can certainly give you a shoutout for the Chanel Coromandel. Based on that plus the Shalimar in your wardrobe I wouldn't highly recommend Chanel Sycomore. That's a great smell
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Approaching the time for me to buy my next watch. I was interested in the Rolex BLNR until I went into my Rolex AD to get a replacement strap for my Tudor Bronze and was reminded how much I hate the...
  69. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Same minus the der samples. I like how they're full 1ml samples, and come with solid atomizers. Did cheapy mail delivery so probably will be here in two weeks or so.
  70. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'm around the same age and feel the same. When I was younger and a fragrance casual, I definitely felt what he was getting at. For example, I remember being 24 and loving things like Spicebomb, but...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is why i openly mock people that complain about his releases on here. Man is the last "salt of the earth" type of business owner, and people take that for granted. Try asking Roja Dove to make...
  72. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Going to take back my initial statement on oud loukom only because Tuberose was the sole reason i loathed Sir Winston, and now I get a chance to get a Bortnikoff tobacco opening without the...
  73. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    never smelled sayat nova extrait. just the attar and it was an apricot bomb to my nose of which none i see here.
  74. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    delete double post
  75. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'll help you out.

    lol'd at the "Sans Fleur" name. Probably read us complaining about how strong his florals cut through most of his creations. I have no idea what to make of the notes so look...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    There's my friday laugh.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So siberian summer with musk lave is a pure train wreck.

    Antiquity with Cuir de Russie? Highly recommend. I didn't over do it because both are potent, just 1 spray of antiquity to a shoulder, and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I didn't do that either until i realized Malik Al Taif was wonderfully wearable and regretted severely when i got to the bottom of my bottle and didn't have a backup. So now i keep a backup of the...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    that smells disgusting just looking at it being typed on a screen.


    this evening i'll try a single spray of Antiquity with a single spray of Cuir de Russie. I think Baikal Gris and a splash off...
  80. Re: How The Fragrance Industry Is Adapting To The Pandemic

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian seem to be dialed into the economic portion of their consumers.

    They have these new 30ml bottles that are most cost efficient for the end user. Whereas before all they had...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No dancing whatsoever. A clash of epic proportions actually. Definitely meant to be enjoyed FARRRRRR away from eachother.




    I'd set this one in a sock drawer for 3 or 4 months before selling...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just did a single spray of Musk Lave to one shoulder, and a single spray of Siberian Summer to the other shoulder.

    Yikes. Do not recommend.



    IG said the site will be back up sometime this...
  83. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    no 9ml available on the colognes it seems. makes sense, they're cheap enough.
  84. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Still have a bunch of samples from the cologne collection. Reallllllly starting to come around to moss cologne in this cooler weather even though i know the performance is poor. Think I'd be...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Don't get me wrong, all of the "i Am aBsoLuteLY D0nE with ArEEj Le DorE!" posts are annoying, particularly since it's said after every release. But from what i've seen, these were from the people...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Letter of the law vs Spirit of the law.

    All of us knew what Adam was trying to accomplish by limiting 1 Santal Galore per customer. Strifeknot excluded, the fact that some thought it acceptable to...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm assuming all the popular youtubers already talked about it and showed it, but since i no longer pay attention to the bloggers and youtubers i was unaware...


    ...but holy smokes. Just received...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Didn't use the cucumber one that much as i wasn't out in the sun as much as i've wanted so didn't see a need but have been using the heck out of this pumpkin enzyme one. smells great.

    Just...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The first thing I'm doing when my Musk Laves arrive is replacing the caps with the ones from my back up bottles of Siberian Summer. Absolutely hate the caps for ML and Gradenia. Would have nailed it...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Fun question.

    - Grandenia, was almost exactly like Plumeria D'Orris for me. Respect it, can tell it's quality and well done but so not for me. So that was an immediate throw out.

    - Agar de...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I'm only doing a single spray to each collar bone under a loose fitting teeshirt, and i've been getting light peahy wafts for the last 30 minutes.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Currently wearing Antiquity. i thought i could have sold it considering how much i enjoy CdR...


    ...definitely not. These peach aldehydes are to die for.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    i lol'd
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    imagine buying perfume on credit. I was like lol.



    Wearing this one today as well. One spray to each sleeve of the shirt and the scent bubble is perfect. Love the contrast the heart notes...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah no kidding. And let him come out with collection 7 having 40ml or 50ml bottles and the lowest priced offering is $310. People would come in here scoffing and attacking the man as taking...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Now this post gave me a good chuckle. The whole reason why this even became a thing is because Russian Adam (being a man of the people that he is) intentionally got rid of the 50ml bottles and...
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    Re: Notes that overwhelm all others for you

    x2 on tuberose.

    If there's so much as a single drop of tuberose in a fragrance, that seems to be all i can smell. Absolutely despise the stuff.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wish dog chit smelled like santal galore. I'd be much more inclined to own a dog in this case.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just so everyone is aware. I just saw on ALD's instagram story that "due to overwhelming amount of orders the site is temporarily closed"

    That's why everything is on hold.

    They should probably...
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    [CONUS] Bortnikoff Sale

    Vesna Cologne = $158 shipped
    Bonheur = $OLD
    Oud Sinharaja Travel Atomizer = $68 shipped



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