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Definitely the case with Le Labo, although the interesting thing is that their scents usually give off the impression of their namesake even if they barely smell like them. That's my take at least.

MKK on the other hand was really just a little scary at first, but on me it's certainly not the fearsome beast other people experience, unless my nose is completely dead to it and I reek to other people.

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MKK's not only a skin scent for me but also a super amazing base to strengthen the sophistication of florals or fruities, e.g.+Sarrasins, give it a try

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Caron Tabac Blond

Love!
I take that back. I wore Tabac Blond again last night, and I thought I smelt like an old musty cupboard in my nan's old house.

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MKK's not only a skin scent for me but also a super amazing base to strengthen the sophistication of florals or fruities, e.g.+Sarrasins, give it a try
That's interesting. It wouldn't hurt to try that, though, as I've still got about 1ml of MKK and own a full sized bottle of Sarrasins.

Anyway, today am planning to Wear Hermes's Ambre Narguile.

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...It wouldn't hurt to try that, though, as I've still got about 1ml of MKK and own a full sized bottle of Sarrasins..
I am going to try bittercain's recipe, too, though in my case, my quantities on hand of the ingredients are reversed.

for now, Le Labo Oud 27. More wood than oud but perhaps, to paraphrase Spike, "the oud is out there".

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Anyway, today am planning to Wear Hermes's Ambre Narguile.
It was quite nice. Though I think I still prefer Shalimar or Ambre Sultan .

Besides, this is yet another scent not available in the US. Oh well.

Today am wearing Chanel Bois des Iles EDT.

Best blind buy ever, second only to Chergui.

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^ WHAT?! There is a fragrance we both like? (Chergui)

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Tom Ford Azure Lime

The lime doesn't last long enough for my liking, and the azure it leaves behind doesn't move me.

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^ Good one, Spike.

Chanel Cuir de Russie

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^ WHAT?! There is a fragrance we both like? (Chergui)

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Lol. Chergui was a blind buy. There was a sale of some sorts on feeluique.com last year when when they were offering Lutens scents for 50. Bit of a snip, seeing how one can't find it for under $100 elsewhere.

Like I said,best blind buy ever.

Speaking of blind buys, another blind which I really ended up loving is Montale Aoud Red Flowers, which, incidentally, I happened to wear today. Montale make the best oud based scents in the market. I've tried the Kilian range (and owned a 100ml refill of Rose Oud which I eBayed off recently), but Montale wipes the floor with Kilian. Kilian's Arabian Nights line was a bit of a disappointment to me, as those scents ended up smelling plasticky and synthetic on me.

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Etat Libre d'Orange Nol au Balcon

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Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire Pour Femme

I wasn't terribly impressed with the initial 15 mins - it smelt a tad sour on my skin - but boy afterwards it's simply magical.

I ordered 6 of the female scents in this line directly from the website (16 ml of fragrance costs about €25, which is very reasonable, IMO, especially given shipping from France to California is absolutely free!), and can't wait to try out APOM pour femme and the newest offering - Oud.

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L'Artisan Parfumeur Mimosa Pour Moi

It's a lovely, delicate and pretty floral, but rather boring. After having dabbled with highly singular florals flaunting stonking good nuances, this seems a little tame in comparison. It's pretty enough and pleasant enough, but just not particularly memorable or individualistic.

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