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Fragheads Unite! Fragrance thread for all things Perfume

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Easto wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 8:34 am
I have a 30ml decant of Tom Ford Oud Wood on the way.

For some reason I LOVE this one. It gets mixed reviews, maybe performance isn't beastly but I could wear this everyday.
I like Oud Wood too. Very nice!
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ronnielarmond wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:55 pm
Am I allowed to spray 5-6 times on myself with sample bottles at stores? Or will they kick me out of there? (assuming I dont buy anything)
Generally that's not a problem at all. If you go to Saks, Niemans, Holt's, or Sephora, they'll generally make you a sample sprayer or 3 (Sephora's limit I believe) of what you want to try.
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peanutz wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 11:54 pm
Sephora won't care. Have a go.

I'm having a riotous time reading "The Little Book of Perfumes" by Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez, via ebook courtesy of the Toronto Public Library. They go through their thoughts on 100 classics. I expect not to agree with all their verdicts and tastes, but man, Luca Turin especially writes so colorfully.

On Insolence EdP by Guerlain "Godzilla floral":
Face With Tears Of Joy
Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Tightly-closed Eyes
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So I was in Niagara/Buffalo today and did some hunting at TJ Maxx & Marshalls. The only things of note for me were Mugler Pure Tonka for $40 US, Mugler Cologne (similar to Creed Original Vetiver if I remember correctly) for $40 US, and Bond #9 I ❤️NY for $50. The other stores generally just carried the usual designer fragrances.
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ronnielarmond wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 7:55 pm
Am I allowed to spray 5-6 times on myself with sample bottles at stores? Or will they kick me out of there? (assuming I dont buy anything)
Nah they won't kick you out... but if you do that many sprays of either Code Profumo or Versace Eros they very well might!
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speedy726 wrote:
Jan 6th, 2018 4:54 pm
Adding this to my to-sample list! Where did you purchase the decant from if you don't mind my asking?

Sotd/gym - Invictus Aqua
I will shoot you a PM.

It's from a scent split board on FB.
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Got my decant bottle shipment from Aliexpress yesterday. I'm pretty happy with the bottles. They look pretty good and the sprayers work well.
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SOTD - Tom Ford Black Orchid
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CashJinx wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 9:59 am
SOTD - Tom Ford Black Orchid
I often hear this one being worn by guys. I sampled it the other week and wasn't digging it. I will re-visit it in the future, perhaps I will appreciate it more.
SOTD - VUI
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SOTD - TDH

I gotta start chipping away at my 2018 frag wish list....
Re: Procurement, Life & RFD
nasa25: say you won it in a raffle. That's what I do with like 86% of my purchases
infinityloop: Lying to your SO seems like an unhealthy long term strategy
nasa25: lmao
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Testing Xerjoff Naxos - Very interesting unisex sweet tobacco. Powerful projection.
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speedy726 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 2:01 pm
I often hear this one being worn by guys. I sampled it the other week and wasn't digging it. I will re-visit it in the future, perhaps I will appreciate it more.
SOTD - VUI
To be honest I wasn't crazy about it when I smelled it on paper. I got it from Costco, then sampled it at Sephora and was kind of on the fence. Today is my first day wearing it and I like it more than I thought I would. I was under the impression that this stuff was beast mode, but to be honest I get better performance from other stuff like 18.21 Manmade, Oajan, or Herod with the same amount of sprays.
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boomer777 wrote:
Jan 10th, 2018 4:23 pm
Testing Xerjoff Naxos - Very interesting unisex sweet tobacco. Powerful projection.
I have a few Xerjoff samples including Naxos, and I like all of them so far. Naxos is really nice. I wish I jumped on the last Niche Essence sale. Not too sure where else to buy other than Frgrancebuy and they only have one that I know I like for sure.
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Can't get enough to velvet teddy these days.... fast becoming one of my dumb reaches this winter :)

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