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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Picked up a bottle myself. I have been really impressed with the last handful of releases from the young Polge, so hopefully this lives up. Also, a pretty easy blind buy given the reasonable price...
  2. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    I wear anything in my wardrobe that isn't heavy on the animalics and just dose accordingly. That said, the fragrances in my collection that are best suited to an office environment are probably GIT,...
  3. [CONUS] Re: Malle, Aedes, Chanel, Amouage, Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, Diptyque, Rogue, Nishane, Guerlain, etc.

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    Re: Spoiled Carnal Flower?

    That is too bad! I love Carnal Flower. My bottle is probably about 8 years old and smells very natural and complex. Great note separation. I would argue it has only gotten better with age.
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    Re: Creed colognes

    I still need to get my nose on Viking Cologne. For me otherwise, Aventus > Viking > Aventus Cologne.
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    Re: ISO Vintage Amouage

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    Re: Leather Question

    The Chanel is one of my favorite fragrances. I have the EDT and have not tried vintage. I like the Zworykina too, but not as much. I don't find them very similar. The Zworykina is heavier on the...
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    Re: know anything about Anna Zworykina Perfumes?

    I find hers to be much heavier on the birch tar compared to Chanel's (I have the EDT, haven't tried true vintage which I have read also has more birch tar presence I think). I also clearly pick up...
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    This is a really good post. Thinking of Oud Infini this way actually helps me appreciate it more and understand why it didn't sit well with me at the same time.
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    Re: Amouage overture

    I think it is more wearable than Figment for sure. I did own it and sell it because I found it a tough fragrance to wear though, even though I liked it.
  11. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Frederic Malle, Tom Ford, Neela Vermeire, Amouage, Serge Lutens, Aedes, Rogue, Nishane,

    BuMp
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    Re: Roja vs Clive Christian

    Quality of ingredients, I would go with CC based on smell alone, but I have no idea for the actual difference in the cost/quality of ingredients each house uses. Both smell like they use the top...
  13. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

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

    Papillon Bengale Rouge and a backup bottle of Chanel Le Lion.
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    That sounds wonderful!
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    Re: Frederic Malle The Night worth the price?

    Almost 3 years ago, I dipped my toe into the world of real oud thanks to Ensar's oud sampler. From there, I kept sampling and purchased various ouds from Ensar, Agarwood Assam, Al Hashimi, etc. I...
  17. [CONUS] Re: Malle, Aedes, Chanel, Amouage, Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, Diptyque, Rogue, Nishane, Guerlain, etc.

    bump - new bottles added
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    I am a big fan of patchouli and SMN Patchouli is my favorite.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    This is a good point. I will certainly give it a go!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Chanel Le Lion because I am always in the mood for it. There is no way I am going to be able to pull this off over the summer months, so I am going to enjoy it as much as I can before then. I don't...
  21. Re: Rank the best Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrances

    I used to like this house a lot more than I do now. Lumiere Noire is my current favorite. I wouldn't mind picking up a bottle of APLS again.
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    ISO Amouage Homage & Tribute

    Looking for Amouage Homage and Tribute Attar 12ml, full or partial.
  23. Re: Fragrances you notice have the most inconsistency bottle to bottle?

    I will echo what several people have already posted here and I am sure many after me will post. I have owned several different bottles of a few of my favorite Creed scents over the years and the...
  24. [CONUS] Re: Malle, Aedes, Chanel, Amouage, Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, Diptyque, Rogue, Nishane, Guerlain, etc.

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    Re: Ormonde - So many Montabacos!!!

    I think there was a period of time years ago when you could request some or all of the fragrances then available from OJ made to order at your desired concentration (from a set of options I presume)....
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    Re: Roja Dove vs Creed

    There are a few from each house I that I wouldn't want to be without (i.e. Danger, Scandal, GIT, Aventus, Royal Oud). Roja takes the prize for artistry, consistency, uniqueness, and quantity of...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    This is a great one! I have been wearing it a lot lately.
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    By no means my top 5, but these are 5 choices that meet your requirements (and happen to be consensus favorites):

    1. Hermes Bel Ami (Vintage)
    2. Chanel Egoiste
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Creed...
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    Once that I can recall. Not sure if it counts as “ad” copy, but it was the write up on Rogue Perfumery’s website a couple of years back. I read a review, went to the site, and made a blind-buy on the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Pear + Olive is worth hunting down IMO.
  31. [CONUS] Malle, Aedes, Chanel, Amouage, Tom Ford, Serge Lutens, Diptyque, Rogue, Nishane, Guerlain, etc.

    I am looking for bottles of Ormonde Jayne Nawab of Oudh Intensivo, and (vintage) Amouage: Homage, Tribute, Epic, Memoir, Reflection, Dia. Try me on other Amouage

    Aedes Iris Nazarena (bottle has...
  32. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    I love Chanel in general and I think Olivier is doing a fine job. Bleu de Chanel Parfum is my favorite from the Bleu line and one of the very few designer perfumes in my wardrobe at the moment. I...
  33. Re: Cartier Declaration VS Terre d'Hermes Eau tres Fraiche VS Bigarade Concentree.

    Bigrade Concentree is my favorite. Smells more natural and just better to me than the other two. I like them all though.
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    Re: Favorite Natural Leaning Vetiver Perfumes

    Vetiverissimo by Bruno Fazzolari is a really nice one. Smells very natural to me.
  35. [CONUS] Re: Rare, Discontinued, Vintage, Niche

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th April, 2021

    Me too! It is wonderful. And rather potent.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th April, 2021

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th April, 2021

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    Re: Frederic Malle vs......

    Poal > Lyric *by a landslide
    Mouse Illuminee > French Lover *close call
    Monsieur > Patchouly *close call

    (I haven't smelled Sultan Vetiver)
  40. Thread: Pick 1

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    Re: Pick 1

    Daily: Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Man

    Evening: Chanel Le Lion

    Weekend: Dior Leather Oud
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    Sad news. He was an impressive figure and by all accounts I have seen a kind and genuine human.
  42. Re: Acqua di Parma Best 3 Treasures current available 2021

    A lot of pleasant offerings from this brand. Nothing I choose to own a full bottle of. Oud is probably my favorite from the house.
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    Re: Which should be my next purchase of two?

    Rien is wonderful stuff. That would be my pick.
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    Re: Chanel Sycomore EDT vs EDP

    I like both. The EDT is sharper and smokier. The EDP lacks the smoke and is bit creamy. I prefer the EDT.
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    I have a 200ml of Bois Des Iles EDT. It’s probably my favorite fragrance. I have a couple other 200ml, but partials. Otherwise, I have nothing over 125mls.
  46. Re: If you only own a mini or small decant, do you include the fragrance in your Basenotes "Wardrobe

    I only list official bottles. I don’t really have a ml limit, but I don’t have any below 30ml currently other than attars.
  47. [CONUS] Re: Tom Ford, Sultan Pasha, Roja, Nishane, Amouage, Guerlain, Chanel, Dior, Frederic Malle, much mor

    bump - more new stuff
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    Re: I just noticed something in my wardrobe..

    I agree with this statement. I crossed over a hundred for the first time recently and it dawned on me that I have so many fragrances that I will never get to spend serious time wearing most of them....
  49. Re: What are your favorite(s) / best of Oriza L. Legrand house.

    My favorite is Malaga Santa, which I believe is just Rêve d'Ossian in a special bottle for the Spanish botique Ecuacion Natural. I may be wrong.
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    Re: Zino and Boucheron

    Zino is good stuff. I picked up a bottle of Boucheron EDP recently. It is really nice, but just too soapy for my tastes.
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    Re: Teetotaler wearing prominent alcohol notes?

    I quit smoking a few years before I took up this hobby. I wouldn't have imagined wanting to spray something on that made me smell like smoke back when I did smoke, but now I appreciate smoky...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Discussion Thread

    That's too bad! I really love this one. Also coincidentally my scent of the day.
  53. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Et Pourtant by Henry Jacques and Superstitious by Malle.
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    Re: Brigardee Concentree

    I agree with Freewheeling's comments. People really do play up the significance of the Malle reformulations, but I don't agree with how drastic they are made out to be. I have experience with several...
  55. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrance Bottle and Packaging Presentation

    Henry Jacques, Hermès Hermessence, Chanel Exclusif, Dior Privee
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    Re: Thoughts on Gris Clair

    I have the tall rectangle bottle. Not sure if it’s a reform or the original formulation. Unique and simple incense-lavender that I wear sometimes to relax. I like it a lot.
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    Re: Brigardee Concentree

    Excellent summer fragrance. I think this is probably my second favorite JCE after Cuir d’Ange.
  58. Re: Green, Coniferous, and Forest - please critique my wish list

    +1 Mousse Illuminee

    My favorite coniferous note is the pine needle note in Soudain L'Hiver by Henry Jacques.
  59. Re: If Juice Comes Out On The First Spray Does That Mean The Bottle Is A Return And Has Been Used ?

    It is uncommon for a brand new bottle to have a primed atomizer, but it happens. A number of things could lead to this, including quality control tests.
  60. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie because I am working from home today and this is one I wouldn't feel good wearing to the office.
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    Re: Is MFK Lumiere Noire ph really discontinued?

    That would be too bad. This is the only one from the house that I find bottle worthy, and I love it.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Nice! Underrated fragrance.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Brian Eno - Over Fire Island
    Water
    Henry Jacques Cuba
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    Re: Nicolaï (original) New York re-released?

    Bummer!
  65. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    L'Artisan Dzing! because I am working from home for a couple days and wanted to wear something I don't usually pull for when going into the office.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Phoebe Bridgers Garden Song
    Folgers
    L'Artisan Dzing!
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Too often. I am working on that.
  68. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Clive Christian X because I wanted something easy and soft for the day.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Prince 1999
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    Clive Christian X
  70. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Carnal Flower
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Hermes Hermessence Cuir d'Ange
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    Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    Picked up a bottle of Geranium Pour Monsieur recently.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    A Murder Most Foul by Bob Dylan
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    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete by Guerlain
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    Hermessence Cuir d'Ange
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Equipage Geranium is excellent. I prefer vintage Equipage by a hair though.
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    Re: Geranium...I think I like it....

    Frederic Malle
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    Re: Long time no sniff

    Great post! You left the game long before I joined, so take my recommendations with a grain of salt. The house of Rogue is a newer house worth exploring. Mousse Illuminee is a favorite. Chypre-Siam...
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Big Sultan Pasha fan. I could list several of his. They aren't all totally natural from what I understand, but most are at least mostly natural.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th April, 2021

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    Re: TF Venetian Bergamot or Virgin Island Water?

    VIW. I really need to get a bottle back in my collection..
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    Re: Best MFK for Spring/Summer Months

    I wear Lumiere Noire a bunch in the spring and on cooler summer days/nights.
  82. Re: Leather and grass/green or pear/vanilla fragrances?

    Leather/Green - Le Sillage Blanc by Dusita
    Pear/Vanilla - Pear and Olive by Slumberhouse doesn't have vanilla listed as a note, but it does have a milkiness to it. Perhaps from the massoia note.
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    Re: New Czech & Speake - Perfecto Fino EdP

    I hope not. I do not see it on the notes list. I am really intrigued and hope to sample soon, but I really do not care for prominent cypriol.
  84. Re: How do I remove the chemical smell in perfume

    I would suggest testing fragrances on skin before purchasing. There are certain materials, even natural materials, that come off very poorly on my skin -metallic, screechy, and sometimes what I...
  85. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    Wear what suits you. Recommended "seasons" are about as useful to me as gender classifications. They can be instructive if I am looking to blind buy something, but once I get my nose on a fragrance I...
  86. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Rogue Chypre-Siam because its been awhile. It will be back in the rotation for a bit now that spring has arrived.
  87. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    I like it a bunch. I am not sure if I would say it is overrated -it could be- but it is certainly over-hyped. The fact that it is discontinued and harder and harder to track down lends to the hype.
  88. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme PARFUM: Has Anyone Tried This?

    Someone just had it listed on their sales thread on here. It is the Impact version, before it was repackaged as just Pour un Homme Parfum.
  89. Thread: Tom Ford Poll

    by Jcelello
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    I voted for Tobacco Oud, as it is my favorite from the options. Bois Marocain is my actual favorite from this house. It is wonderful stuff. A close second is Oud Wood Intense. I also enjoy Patchouli...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    Looking forward to trying out Boundless!
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    Re: Best Louis Vuitton fragrances

    Nouveau Monde for me.
  92. Re: I think it's time to change perfume - Parfums de Marly?

    Agree with this post 100%. I have found PdM to be overpriced and underwhelming across the board. I respect and enjoy every house freewheelingvagabond listed here, but I am particularly fond of...
  93. [CONUS] Chanel, Frederic Malle, Tom Ford, Guerlain, Amouage, Serge Lutens, Aedes, Rogue, Nishane, etc.

    Please use PayPal Friends and Family or add 4%. Shipping within CONUS only.

    Aedes Iris Nazarena (bottle has small chips) 100ml 95% $300
    Amouage Fate Man 100ml 99% $115
    Amouage Jubilation XXV...
  94. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Nicolai Patchouli Intense
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    Re: Rapid battle on a amouage blind buy.

    Jubilation. I think it is the best of those listed, it is quite unique, and ultimately the most mass-appealing of the bunch IMO.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    I am quite late to trying Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten, but it has recently become my favorite gourmand perfume. Excellent stuff.
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    Re: Current 5 faves today

    Dries Van Noten (Frederic Malle)
    Bois des Iles (Chanel)
    Mem (Bogue)
    Tabacaurum (Sultan Pasha)
    Danger Pour Homme Parfum (Roja)
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    Re: A Song, a Drink, a Perfume -- March 2021

    Stand by Me - John Lennon
    Folgers
    Frederic Malle Noir Epices
  99. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Frederic Malle Dries Van Noten & Noir Epices will arrive soon :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th March, 2021

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