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    Re: Freshly cut roses scent

    I'll second Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5512.jpg

    Just found this at Marshall's in San Francisco for $4.99 and it's a fantastic 'photo-realistic' rose scent -...
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    Re: Scents like Lanvin Avant Garde..?

    I too loved Avant Garde when I tried it on several occasions - the drydown is great but the sillage / longevity issues prevented me from purchasing it (despite the very reasonable price...!)

    I...
  3. Re: Guerlain Vetiver -- how well does it stand up to the ravages of time?

    I've a very similar bottle to this (see below) and it smells great. I've also a smaller (30ml?) bottle in the same style with darker liquid and it too smells wonderful.
    ...
  4. Re: Name a fragrance someone on BN recommended that you absolutely love and wear because of the advi

    +1 for Gengis Khan - thanks again hednic, it's a great fragrance and I feel lucky to have found an original bottle...!
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    Re: Finally tried....

    Welcome to the club my friend!!!!!!!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Yup! You hit the nail on the head Slayerized - Pure Malt Light with added orange - pity the orange doesn't hang around for the duration...!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Finally got to try this at the weekend and it's got to be said I was pretty disappointed. In conclusion, if you imagine the far drydown of Pure Malt dialled down by 40% with some, admittedly very...
  8. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Caron Yatagan - says I smell like a stick of celery....!
  9. Re: Cheap 80s powerhouses - One Man Show vs Krizia Uomo vs Oscar Pour Lui vs Tsar vs Aramis vs etc

    I certainly second Mr. Vagabond's suggestion - you should definitely try this! (And it was launched in 1988)

    http://www.elolfatista.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/esencia-de-loewe.jpg
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    Re: The Bogart Homme Appreciation Thread

    Yup! Love this stuff! Best 'bang for the buck' out there for certain...!

    http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy83/Derbyman44/IMG_6821.jpg
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    Re: Knize Ten - is it worth it?

    Hi Aether33 - I've owned Knize 10 for a year or so now and have only maybe worn it once or twice. That's not to say it's a bad fragrance, it's just quite unusual. It's certainly not an obvious...
  12. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    Many thanks - being both born in 1973 it's a special scent for me too and a perennial favourite - excellent post!
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    Re: Two Good Things About Joop Homme Extreme.

    Maybe after 12hrs of Joop's unwavering hi-octane blast she had become totally anosmic to it...!!!!

    Glad you've found a way to wear it with your wife's approval though!
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    Re: Dirty by Lush(Gorilla perfumes)

    From Now Smell This:

    B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful was established in 2003 as a "sister company" to Lush. The focus was on color cosmetics, bath & body and fragrance; the fragrances were...
  15. Re: Strange limited Guerlain Habit Rouge - Does anybody know more about this?

    Yup - if anyone can answer this it's monsieur guerlain.
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    Re: Jules - old and new

    I saw this in Sephora in Barcelona in 2012. It was €74. I tried a good couple of sprays on my arm and walked around for a few hours in the summer heat of Barcelona. I loved the smell - basically just...
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    Re: Name the frags...

    Cheers morrison74 - not sure about how proud I should feel having correctly identified a David Beckham fragrance though...!
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    Re: Name the frags...

    Yeah, looks like Chanel Chance on the right and some David Beckham (Intimately Beckham?) stuff next to it.
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934

    I've recently acquired the current version of this and love it. I wrote a bit about it in the Powerhouse Forum: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?discussionid=6761&do=discuss
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    Re: NEW: Azzaro pour homme limited edition 2015

    Looks interesting - I'll keep an eye out for it in the duty free shops this summer - cheers!
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    Re: Sophisticated non formal masculine fragrance

    Aventus Woop woop - I've always wanted to be the one to do that.....!

    On a serious note - Richard James (Savile Row) Cologne, despite it's name, would fit the bill for me in this respect.
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    Re: The KOUROS Encyclopaedia 2.0

    Brilliant - many thanks Andrι - your research skills are unrivalled....!
  23. Re: Can anyone help me identify this male fragrance?

    Yeah, that's it right there....!

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Kl%2Bl-ayQL._SS500_.jpg
  24. Thread: UK Users

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    Re: UK Users

    Hello & welcome!
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    Al Rehab Aseel is a pretty straightforward rose/oud combo - dark rose underpinned with oud - mine is the spray pictured below:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517RH91BZML._SX300_.jpg

    I...
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    Re: how to preserve a vintage splah bottle?

    Good tip - Parafilm (laboratory stuff, not floristry type...!) is very inexpensive and a little goes a very long way. Decant into a decent glass atomiser then wrap parafilm around the screw-on...
  27. Re: a scent that you like but others/most don't seem to like

    Here goes nothing....

    http://irecommend.ru.q5.r-99.com/sites/default/files/product-images/64244/estee-lauder-beyond-paradise-mens-edt-spray-50ml.jpg

    Yeah, I really do like it a lot - there goes...
  28. Re: Anyone here use American Crew's Body washes/Shampoos/Conditioners?

    I've used the shampoos & conditioners and they smell great - small amounts go a long way also - well worth the cash.

    I've tried the cologne and whilst it's not awful it's the epitome of 'generic'...
  29. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    Just bumping this as I noticed that our good friend hednic had managed to find a bottle of this (In the 'Today I Bought' thread on the 8th Feb)

    I'm really keen to hear about it - have you had a...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Cheers Andy - I'd be interested to see if it's available in the UK at all - it's not appeared on the UK Mugler website yet. Please report back....!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th February 2015

    Good morning to all

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.25181.jpg

    And a doff of my hat to Mr hednic....!
  32. Re: Guerlain Heritage Edt or Santos de Cartier Edt.

    Hey wirral guy - they're both great fragrances but I'd have to say Guerlain Heritage if pushed. Santos is a good solid scent - classic and great smelling - but I don't get great sillage or longevity...
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    Re: Negative Comments

    A work colleague said I smelled like her 'Grandad Bill' - 1 shot of Bogart Pour Homme...!
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    +1 for Lush's fantastic 'Dirty' fragrance - the body spray is my favourite - keep it refrigerated for a cool summer blast...!

    http://blog-imgs-44.fc2.com/b/u/k/bukublo/bukublo_dirty_bs.jpg
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    Guerlain Habit Rouge "Dry" - shop tester refill bottle now decanted into an atomiser. Smells beautiful - totally unspoilt.

    http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy83/Derbyman44/IMG_6365.jpg
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  36. Re: Scent associations- dating, starting new relationships etc.

    Speaking personally, fragrance & music are the two things which have the greatest ability to evoke emotions and connect one to the past.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Thanks hednic - I get a good impression from your description - and this from someone who says he's not too good at picking individual notes:thumbsup:
  38. Re: Hypothetical: if your gfs parents asked you about your hobbies, would u admit to your frag obses

    Agree - don't let the judgement of others compromise your life. Everyone is entitled to their hobbies / weaknesses / indulgences / vices*

    *delete as applicable...!
  39. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    Good one...!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Can't wait to see this in the UK...!
  41. Re: My BN blog has some stuff about a recent trip to Europe

    Sounds like you had a great time - I'll continue reading these when I get a chance - always enjoyed reading your posts.

    Good to be hearing from you again.

    Best wishes
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    Re: KOUROS ...by Tom Ford.

    All I can say is WOW!!!!!!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Haha! Pure Jaffa - love it...!

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/21/article-2296859-0D3DAEC1000005DC-50_468x286.jpg
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Hope you like it!! At least for $8.69 you can have a great smelling bathroom if you don't...!

    Please let me know what you think when it arrives.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Wow - Love the bottle - hope it's got an orange-creamsickle vibe...!

    http://bellezaenvena.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Visual-AMen-Ultra-Zest-2015.jpg

    The accompanying article says (with the...
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Hi ILikePeeps - legend has it that the best rose fragrance period is:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5512.jpg

    Perfumers Workshop Tea Rose: check out shamu1's blogspot entry on it for a good...
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    Re: Tonight I realized I'm in a fragrance rut

    +1 for CK One Shock - great semi-sweet tobacco fragrance. Also try to find Lanvin Avant Garde & Youth Dew Amber Nude - a vastly underrated Tom Ford fragrance which would smell great on ANYBODY...!!!!
  48. Re: Everlast Original 1910 - Cheapie but goody.

    Yeah, have this and like it a lot. Bought it for around £5.00...!! I get a kind of 'orange creamsickle' vibe from this for some reason but it's not overly sweet and has great longevity. I agree about...
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    Re: New powerhouses?

    I would second this - the Parfum version is very good, strong juice with a bit of the old powerhouse swagger, albeit, delivered in a more modern way. Dior Leather Oud and Eau Noire have plenty of...
  50. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme - I can smell the patchouli in the drydown on clothes 3-4 days after applying 1-2 sprays. It easily lasts all day and night on skin too - crazy stuff...!
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  51. Re: Any modern designer fragrances dominated with rose?

    I've recently discovered Richard James's EDT which has a dominant tuberose note. It's a fantastic fragrance which I can highly recommend (if you can source it in the States).
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    Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Found a 'vintage' bottle of Richard James EdT recently and now think this is one of the best fragrances I've ever smelled! I sincerely hope that the new version is a direct copy of the old one - I...
  53. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy83/Derbyman44/GiorgioKong.jpg
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    Re: I'm so happy.. I have to brag..

    Nice one! Love this too - excellent fragrance. I've only a small 30ml bottle but, luckily, it lasts AGES on me. Can't believe you don't get good longevity out of it - I get easily 12hrs+ - what's all...
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    Re: I wish I hadn't just witnessed this...

    We can rule this out as being a sighting of our friend hednic...!
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    Re: Savile Row by Richard James

    Tried the original Richard James for the first time recently and am absolutely blown away by it. I'm not about to commit to a 'signature fragrance' but if I did this would definitely be it - I don't...
  57. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    Same goes for me on all these - very excited!!
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    Re: that 1 show stopper cologne

    That's a better comeback than The King made in 1968...!! Nice one hednic!
  59. Re: Bogart Pour Homme (is it worth a blind buy)

    Bogart Pour Homme reminds me of the aromatic cherry tobacco which used to be found commonly in old fashioned tobacconist shops. It starts out a little medicinal but after 5 minutes or so a rich,...
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    Re: Nice story for a change...

    Good story and congratulations!
  61. Re: Challenge: Wear a fragrance marketed to the opposite sex

    Great idea Mr Hippo - I'll do this tomorrow...!
  62. Re: What fragrances make you happy just from smelling it?

    Bond No.9 Fire Island puts me in a warm, sunny place...!

    http://www.allure.com/images/beauty-products/perfume/2011/bond-no-9-fire-island-perfume.jpg
  63. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    The current Dirty pump spray is terrible compared with the old 'Be Never too Busy to be Beautiful' one - it sprays a narrow jet which leaves the liquid running down your body!! The old BNTBTBB one...
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    Haha! A typically direct northern approach but I agree, a polite "No thanks" is probably the best policy...!
  65. Re: Which of these colognes are suitable for my dog

    Nice one!!!!!!!!
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    Re: My girlfriend got scammed!

    Try this approach!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saFvLzDXJbk
  67. Re: Looking for an almond prominent scent that is not overly sweet

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal has a prominent almond note:

    http://scrat.hellocoton.fr/img/classic/l-homme-ideal-by-guerlain-men-12816512.jpg

    Top notes - citruses, rosemary and orange blossom
    Middle...
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    Re: Quorum: One note ruins it!

    I LOVE Quorum and have several versions none of which I've ever detected a cat-pee note in...!!

    However, if you want something very close try this:

    Jean Couturier 12
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    Re: Pure Coffee or Pure Wood???

    Hi Hudzilla - I'd personally go with Pure Coffee as it probably won't be available long and took a long while to come back around. It's a great fragrance with good longevity and projection. It might...
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    Re: Final Assessment of Some Muglers

    Enjoyed your reviews - I love the regular A*Men and have Havane & Coffee too.

    Tested Pure Wood at the weekend (from department store tester). Great fragrance but does indeed seem lacking in...
  71. Re: Can really strong fragrances turn your nose off? Just like that?

    Totally agree - applying to the neck and ears will make the issue much worse - especially with the heavy hitting fragrances. Try under the shirt and tops of arms and you'll still smell tham all day.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    Haha! I may well do the same - my chauffeur is popping the Phantom in for it's 1st service tomorrow so he could swing by Harrods and grab a sample...!
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    Re: Fake Tom ford Tuscan Leather ?

    One of my colleagues at work wore Tuscan Leather every day for over a year. We talk regularly about fragrances and he told me he wore 2-3 sprays including one to his shirt. I could clearly smell...
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    Re: Grey Flannel and Fahrenheit

    Totally agree...!
  75. Re: Worth PH and Haute Concentration: a side-by-side

    Hi perfaddict - yeah, I get the connection too between Worth PH and Paco Rabanne PH - they're different enough to own and enjoy both but there's a similarity in the way they behave (if that makes...
  76. Re: Worth PH and Haute Concentration: a side-by-side

    Hi Dan - Though I prefer the Haute Concentration version the current Worth Pour Homme (shown below) is a great fragrance and I'm sure, if you like the powerhouses, you'd like it. It's pretty...
  77. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    Look no further...!

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/FR21M.jpg

    Smoky - like an out of control bonfire!

    Leather - like a chapter of Hell's Angels

    HUGE Sillage & Longevity - 12hrs plus with...
  78. Re: If I have Pure Malt and Amen - would Tase if Fragrence be over kill?

    I have the original A*Men plus Pure Havane & Pure Coffee. I've samples of Pure Malt and Taste of Fragrance and would definitely buy Taste of Fragrance over Pure Malt which I don't find too...
  79. Re: Worth PH and Haute Concentration: a side-by-side

    Hi Ody - I've got both these fragrances too and your description is spot on. I'm glad you like the 'Haute Concentration' version - I think it's excellent too. Very different to anything else I own....
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I've purchased many bottles of 'vintage' perfumes and have only ever had 2 experiences where the fragrance has smelled so bad it was unwearable. The first was Oscar de la Renta Pour Homme - 50ml...
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    Re: Inexpensive but alluring summer fragrance?

    I'd second Bergamotto Marino by Ferre and would also recommend Live Jazz by YSL.

    Another one which I enjoy in warm weather and has drawn a few compliments is Ted Lapidus Altamir
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    Re: Live Jazz Turnaround

    Like it a lot too - nothing else like it in my collection. I too prefer it in the summer - I find it quite refreshing and the drydown is brilliant...!
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Sorry dougczar!!!! It's rare we brits get to beat you guys to anything so we've got to showboat a little when we can! I didn't see a Hamburger until 1982!

    Besides - you've still got Pure Wood...
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Yeah, I've worn it a few times now and the smell & longevity are both very good. I'm getting around 10hrs where I can smell it on myself - good stuff...!
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Hey andym72 - you beat me to it!! Mine just arrived this afternoon too - your description is pretty much spot on.

    http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy83/Derbyman44/PureCoffee1_zpsdd71ea3a.jpg
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    So it's in 'new' packaging - not the old 'carton-style' box of the original:

    http://mannup.vn/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/AMenPureCoffee-1.jpg

    Let's hope the juice is still the same...!
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    WOW! I can't believe you found Pure Coffee in Boots?! Was it in the sale rack among bottles of J-Lo Glow and CK One with battered boxes and missing sprayers....I bet you RAN to the checkout with it...
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Just ordered my Pure Coffee this morning - can't wait for it to arrive!

    I bought a load of 1.2ml spray samples from eBay which I've decanted into a 10ml atomiser but a full bottle will be really...
  89. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    Thanks Jason - a truly excellent piece. I bought a copy of Fahrenheit back around 1990 - it was called 'Fiery Heat' (see what they did there...!)

    It was OK but obviously not anywhere as good as...
  90. Re: Where have all the men's fragrance blogs gone ?

    I loved reading shamu1's 'Pour Monsieur' blog but he took a sabbatical last year never to return....still miss it.

    Aromi's blog, as Bigsly has pointed out, seems to have locked everyone out -...
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    Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    Thanks guys - it's good to hear that not everyone thinks this smells bad. I'm really love the fragrance and am not sure whether to wear it in public - I'm worried someone might think I've got bladder...
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    Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    I recently received a bottle of this as a gift and I absolutely love it. The Californian Grapefruit opening is fresh and invigorating and the warm, mossy drydown underpinned by ambergris and a hint...
  93. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    This has generated quite a lot of interest and enthusiasm Russlan - looks like next time you visit China you'll be flying back in this:
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  94. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    And only £12 in GBP....aaaaaaarrrghhh!!!
  95. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Wow - I LOVE the sound of this. Chances of getting it in the UK - Nil I would imagine....dammit....!!!!!!!
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    Re: Pure malt lost its berries?

    I believe the difference is between the original version and the 2013 Creation Version - see the UK webpage below - both versions are side by side - the original is £3 more expensive though..!
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    Re: Pure malt lost its berries?

    I believe the difference is between the original version and the 2013 Creation Version - see the UK webpage below - both versions are side by side - the original is £3 more expensive though..!
    ...
  98. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Haha! True kbe - I tried that too...!

    See how you've got us all hooked Russlan!!!!!
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    Re: Don't you hate it when you miss?

    Yeah, this is the best advice (though I'm sure our friend hednic doesn't have much to worry about when it comes to wasting a drop or two...!! :wink:
  100. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    I tell a lie - I found the website - here it is:

    http://www.gf-china.com.cn/clandetail.aspx?cid=25&pid=72

    Please can someone provide a translation?
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