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Woaaah, got a sniff card that was ziplock enclosed of The Night by Frederic Malle today, would be super fun to own of bottle of this as its overwhelmingly aggressive and naughty oud. Too bad its 600 usd for a small bottle. Anything similar to The Night but a bit less expensive?

Oh yeah, tried Unum - ennui noir - this was the best vanilla scent Ive ever smelled.

I enjoy The Night a lot, but unfortunately I haven't encountered anything more affordble that is comparable. But I will say this, if you enjoy the strong barnyard facets of the opening, you might want to give Mona di Orio's Oud a try.
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Phoenicia Perfumes Realoud is full of blue cheese and cow patties.
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Just received a most impressive package from the fine folks of mad et len. Full reviews to come, but today im wearing magnificent santalum, a surprisingly light sandalwood scent. Its lightened up with jasmine and Haitian vetiver, feels really fresh and wearable.
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I enjoy The Night a lot, but unfortunately I haven't encountered anything more affordble that is comparable. But I will say this, if you enjoy the strong barnyard facets of the opening, you might want to give Mona di Orio's Oud a try.

My wife has a tiny bottle of that mona di orio oud, its potent and amazing. Shes had 10ml for about 5 years. Highly recommend.
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oud 777 tonight.

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I guess there's always Portrait of a Lady and some oud spritzed on the side. Then again it's not much cheaper anyway oy!


I did some vintage shopping today and picked up some very rare goodies indeed... will post some pics later if you guys are interested.
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I did some vintage shopping today and picked up some very rare goodies indeed... will post some pics later if you guys are interested.

I sure am.

Tonight I'm wearing Histoires de Parfums 1725.
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Funny--that's what I wore today.
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I enjoy The Night a lot, but unfortunately I haven't encountered anything more affordble that is comparable. But I will say this, if you enjoy the strong barnyard facets of the opening, you might want to give Mona di Orio's Oud a try.

I did try the Osmanthus. In the same shop in fact.  I thought it was kind of too lean and smooth in comparison, or let me rephrase, more "wearable". 

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Looking forward to your vintage finds M-C.

Today was a coldish day as the weather turns southerly. The indian summer is proving resilient, with tops in the high teens and low 20s well into May, but winter is a-coming in. I find I'm reaching for ambers now; today's was HdP Ambre 114.
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I guess "vintage" may have been not quite the right word. A more accurate description for this haul would have been, sought after discontinued scents from 15-20 years ago.

Here's what I picked up:
Gucci Pour Homme I - 100ml new tester with cap, tester box
Gucci Envy - 50ml sealed bottle
Dior Midnight Poison - 50ml sealed
Ralph Lauren Glamorous (womens) - 100ml new tester, no cap, tester box
Michael Kors for Men - 100ml tester with cap, tester box. Original "Michael" version, Givenchy distribution (planning to keep for myself but they have more at the shop)
Ralph Lauren Romance Silver (mens) - 50ml with 100ml shower gel gift set.
Edit - forgot to add. Micheal by Michael Kors - 125ml vintage version, Givenchy distribution. Great scent!

Also found a reasonable price on Tom Ford Neroli Acqua - 100ml new sealed in box

These bottles tend to fetch a pretty penny online. All good scents, but it's mostly becuase they're discontinued and hard to find so online prices have gone up quite a bit. If you guys are interested, shoot me a PM and I'll make it a reasonable price but do keep in mind what they go for online etc.

This small shop hunting around for gems thing is fun - I think I'm going to keep doing it :-)
Edited by Master-Classter - 5/17/16 at 12:17pm
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Nice M-C. The two Guccis are good scores - Envy in particular.
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Today I'm wearing Amouage Jubilation XXV.
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I had a very strange experience this morning: as I was deciding which fragrance to wear, I felt a little craving for TF Patchouli Absolu, which is a fragrance I've never liked. Maybe I'm starting to turn a corner. I've had it on for about two hours now and I kind of sort of like it.
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I did try the Osmanthus. In the same shop in fact.  I thought it was kind of too lean and smooth in comparison, or let me rephrase, more "wearable". 

Yeah, the Oudh Osmanthus is what used to be called Les Nombres d'Or Oud. I haven't tried the product under the new name, but my understanding is that it's the same thing.
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I've read about both versions and also tried them both and chatted with niche shop owners about it. The consensus is that they're pretty close but not exactly the same. The new one is a little softer and warmer and not as funky.

I really wanted the original champagne cork style topper and the 100ml size and sourced a bottle from Milan. Partly becuase I wanted the original packaging, partly becuase I suspected it was going to be reformulated and she had recently passed away. It cost me quite a bit $500-600 but I really love it. Damn, it just occurred to me i've probably only worn the damn thing once haaa. Gotta get it in the rotation.

As I've said before, I find MdO's stuff very smooth and polished and well rounded. Nothing sharp that sticks out.
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