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I'm curious to smell Rogue Perfumery's Mousse Illuminee. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't it supposedly have real oakmoss?
Rogue is known for non-IFRA compliant perfumes. He uses a lot of real Oakmoss.
 

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Anyone have Byredo Black Saffron? I have a sample of it which I really like, but the performance seems sub-par. So hard to tell without an actual atomizer, though.
 

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Meleg uses real oak moss. It isn't banned in the USA and Canada. Rogue's stuff is great if you like a vintage vibe. If you want to get a sense of oak moss you can pick up a $5 container of Pinaud after shave lotion, which is just really an eau de toilette with real oak moss. Oak moss is great, but with it isn't blended well it can come across as overly soapy I feel.
 

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Canoe Club is having a 25% off sale, and they carry a few CdG frags including Avignon and Kyoto.
 

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Lumiere Noire this morning. I just really love the rose in this...it's so different from the usual rose you get in fragrances, which are usually sharper or, in lesser frags, cloying. I can see how this might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I appreciate it a lot.
 

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Plum Japonais this morning. Long-time favorite of mine. The dry-down really reminds me of the incense typically burning in shrines in Japan. Never really understood why they label this as feminine.

I had heard that they were discontinuing it, but apparently there was a lot of outcry to save it.
 

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I bought a sample lot of Areej le Dore and Ensar Oud perfumes a little over a year ago to see what the hype was about and to smell natural ingredients in large doses. I was going to hang onto them for reference but I’ve started to use them up so they don’t turn or evaporate.

Indolis is one of the most beautiful perfumes I’ve ever smelled. It is melancholic which I think is an affect of large doses of natural floral oils. Id imagine this is what the long gone Guerlain Apres L’Ondee perfume parfum smells like. It’s a shame something like this can’t stay in production.
 

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Carner D600 today. I dunno, this one is kind of indistinct to me. I get a lot of iris and then some vaguely woody notes. I think this is another one I may be partially anosmic to. It's really hard for me to smell it at all.
 

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I'm wearing Hermes Epice Marine today that I have a sample of. Really nice. I get a lot of cinnamon and some other spices. I think it would be great if you like spices/oriental smells and want to wear them in the summer. This has a powdery quality underneath. I bet this stuff is stupid expensive.
 

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Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo is today's first. Got this along with Piper Nigrum yesterday, both of which are vintages. This is such an authentic sandalwood and that's what it's all about. It's a no-fuss, simplistic scent that doesn't try too hard to be something it isn't. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, and that's to deliver on the sandalwood. A worthy scent in every sandalwood fan's arsenal.
 

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Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo is today's first. Got this along with Piper Nigrum yesterday, both of which are vintages. This is such an authentic sandalwood and that's what it's all about. It's a no-fuss, simplistic scent that doesn't try too hard to be something it isn't. It does exactly what it's supposed to do, and that's to deliver on the sandalwood. A worthy scent in every sandalwood fan's arsenal.
Wearing the Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver today. Much of the same could be said about this one as a straight up vetiver. Nice green dry opening too.

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Wearing the Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver today. Much of the same could be said about this one as a straight up vetiver. Nice green dry opening too.

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I have a sample of Vetiver, and I thought it was very difficult to handle. It starts off promising with heavy vetiver and tobacco. Very spicy. But, it becomes like a spicy salad type of scent with that strange celery note and what I pick up as a green bell pepper scent. I need more testing of it, but it's really not what I expected and not for me.
 

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