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  1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Yeah, the first time I smelled an Amouage rose attar in MiN, I was pretty blown away. I probably could have bought one, but at the time I had already filled my shopping bag, so I just said "someday". Don't think they make that one any more, but there's always the next one! Right now I get huge pleasure out of skilled mainstream masculines, so I'm pretty happy.

    My nose is changing on some of the Creeds, too. I get different notes - take different pleasures than I did back in the day. It's quite enjoyable, actually. Same frag feels like a new one.

    Fragrance is a gift!

    Let's see if the old beer emoji works.....

    Cheers!
  2. Possum-Pie's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply. I have mellowed on Creed. I used to be so Anti-Creed b/c people praised them for everything. 2 years ago, you could go to a thread "Best Tar Fragrance" and some fanboy would post, "Well it isn't really tar, but I love Creed Millisime!!!" I got sick of it, and lashed out. I do own several now, but I still shake my head at people swooning over some Creeds that are as generic as stuff bought in Dollar General's bargain bin.
    I am testing some Attars lately. I fear doing this b/c of their huge price tag, but I need a really big new scent to wow me.
  3. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
    Good to hear from you!

    I have been taking a bit of a break, too. Hoping to have more time on here soon. I've taken a break from posting, but not from fragrance itself. I still wear something every day, and I try to keep up on the new releases to some extent - especially because I like mainstream designer stuff more than niche. I think I love fragrance as much as ever. You seem like you still have the love!

    You always seemed a bit ambivalent about Creed, but in a good way. It pays to be skeptical of fragrance lemming idols like the Creed brand, while at the same time not having anti-lemming disdain. We need to just sniff the juice and be honest about how we really feel. I have my wife blind-sniff stuff all the time - she just loves the Creeds. I still wear a lot of Creed, Chanel, YSL, and all the rest. A few niche brands peppered in the mix. I do love variety.

    When I get back on here more fully later in the year, I hope to see you around!
  4. noirdrakkar's Avatar
    the bathroom is not a good idea. especially if you shower, the fluctation of the temperature will change.

    i keep them on a bookshelf in my bedroom
  5. lpp's Avatar
    So sorry to hear that, safer to wait until the situation improves.
    If you have trouble with the page loading when you hit the 'post' or 'reply' button, just wait & it will eventually get there!
  6. Veroniché's Avatar
    Aww, I apologize for numerous postings, it was probably caused by connection failure. and thank you for your information. I have already had one item caught and being destroyed. but as it was a perfumed face and body powder, no liquid. I assume it was nothing against new regulations and it shouldn't have been taken and destroyed.
  7. lpp's Avatar
    Hi Veroniche!
    Individuals may try to ship by Royal Mail, but may be prosecuted as it is against our regulations and will probably have their goods destroyed.
    At the moment, other shippers are too expensive for individuals to use.
    Some larger businesses can use other shippers under contract.
    If the situation changes in the future, will post update here.
  8. Veroniché's Avatar
    is there any alternative for individuals, too? or Is it just hopeless to get a perfume from UK?
  9. Veroniché's Avatar
    is there any alternative for individuals, too? or Is it just hopeless to get a perfume from UK?
  10. Veroniché's Avatar
    is there any alternative for individuals, too? or Is it just hopeless to get a perfume from UK?
  11. lpp's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie
    You are correct...I will clarify it in my Blog
    Thx - good idea there!
  12. Possum-Pie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lpp
    In U.K., only Royal Mail will not currently ship overseas, but other carriers are available to large businesses on contract.
    Ormond Jayne, for example, have made alternative arrangements and may ship overseas.
    You are correct...I will clarify it in my Blog
  13. lpp's Avatar
    In U.K., only Royal Mail will not currently ship overseas, but other carriers are available to large businesses on contract.
    Ormond Jayne, for example, have made alternative arrangements and may ship overseas.
  14. jcw122's Avatar
    I keep mine under the bathroom sink, that way they stay cool and in a dark place, yet accessible.
  15. noirdrakkar's Avatar
    keep in mind that indoor places have heaters in the winter and are often hotter inside than in fall. so the reverse may be true with what people think about winter scents.
  16. silentrich's Avatar
    Compared to other products that are counterfeit, fragrances are very poor quality reproductions.
  17. Possum-Pie's Avatar
    Very true, thanks Noirdrakkar. Creed is probably the most counterfeited, niche or not, but there is also the concept that a tester or bottle which sat in a hot warehouse for a year then sold on the grey market is going to be weak in the top notes for sure! I think 90% of the whining on BN about bad batches of Aventus are because people get older bottles that were not stored properly. Aventus just seems more sensitive to that than other fragrances.
  18. noirdrakkar's Avatar
    If the fragrance isn't a best-seller, or wasn't at any time, you don't have to worry. When it comes to niche, other than Creed, there aren't really a lot of counterfeits out there.
  19. noirdrakkar's Avatar
    I generally spray one on the back of the neck, one on the chest, and a very light spray on my left wrist (just so I can keep track of how it projects)
  20. noirdrakkar's Avatar
    I agree.

    When I'm in a crowded area such as a bus, in hot weather, or in places that would raise my body heat like a gym, I spray less.

    At work, I wear only one spray of cologne.
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