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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th October, 2017

    Hello all

    Hope you are all well and if not my thoughts are with you.

    Happy happy birthday Roberto and Happy Anniversary Mr and Mrs Kilwia!

    It's been a frantic time for me .....travelling and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th August, 2017

    Hi all

    A busy bee!

    Sorry for all birthdays I have missed and healing wishes to those that need them. And a big hug to HoP for her move.

    Monsieur Montana Chronia Polla along with ComDiva,...
  3. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Kewart and Donna so sorry you will both not be able to make it.

    A request if possible ( only if this suits everybody) could we do Blooms later on Saturday or on Sunday. As I will be flying in...
  4. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hi ctboom

    For me this is not a dense tobacco. But in my case I find tobacco/ tobacco leaf an almost green fresh note. What I find more prominent is the melon note over the lime note ( which a...
  5. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Oh thank you for the wonderful news Diamondflame!!!!!!

    Both sound just wonderful. With Vera Kerns latest beauty, Baruti releasing later this year, Pierre and Salaam we really have a bounty to look...
  6. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    It seems Russian Adams new fragrance will be called Atlantic Ambergris..........and from the notes just sounds stunning. Probably top notes of bergamot cardamom and Russian pine ( just YUM) middle...
  7. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Hi all from beautiful Switzerland

    Am very excited now. Because things always seem to happen at once I have to attend three events that are important to me in September and my cousins book is...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Possum -Pie

    Won't get political, but my beliefs are that nobody should be treated like crap over ANY commodity and more so when people are dealt with in everyday life. There are many things I...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Thank you lovely HOP. Owe you a long mail but overwhelmed a bit at the moment. Work,new country, new language ........saw an apartment i absolutely loved with a roof garden but there are about 50 in...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Full marks to FM. Manager rang me ( is a friend as worked at another perfumery) and said when you come back to London we will replace immediately, just we want to work out what happened as we all...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Possum-Pie

    It is late here and I will try to give more details tomorrow. But basically every place I buy perfume from does this. If I express interest in a perfume they send samples of the entire...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Cazaubon that is exactly what happened with my bottle. There was no issue replacing it in London and the perfume shop gave me a gift because I brought it back. The only company I know of that refuses...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Possum pie if I was treated like that by bricks and mortar I would be taking your approach. Fortunately my experience in Britain and Europe has been very different. Samples are always sent out to me...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    @(((teardrop))) You did advise me to check my bottles after my Liturgies des Heures broken bottle. Life just gets so busy.
    @saminlondon Think you are partially right. The MR is a completely...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    Hi Hednic

    It's so strange ......when I opened the box it was clear. After my father passed I took perhaps two dozen of his perfumes but had his collection boxed and sent to my house on my home...
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    Re: First perfume to 'turn'

    The perfume was bought about 18 months ago and stored like all my perfumes. It had not been opened since I bought it. The bottles behind it (POAL) were bought in April 2012 They are fine and took...
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    First perfume to 'turn'

    This morning went to grab a few more perfumes to take back to Switzerland. Thought I would check which ones and grabbed Dries,Rose, Lys ,Manolia and POAL. All of them have been kept in the same...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Petite Cherie for the sync......makes me homesick though! 69564
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th July, 2017

    Thanks so much Camel and cazaubon. Yes initially Zurich .......but winterthur asap!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th July, 2017

    Thank you all so very much for your kind words. It still hasn't sunk in and honestly I'm struggling with the thought that on Monday I get to sit as a member of the board. Board members that a decade...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th July, 2017

    Hope all are well.

    Have not been around as just confirmed my job in Switzerland....which i never believed would happen...only my dad and fiancee believed that I would get this one day. Will be...
  22. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Looking forward to this. Relocating to Switzerland next week........but will be back and forwards. If it is October I will take three days in London.

    kind regards

    sea roses
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd July, 2017

    Verona,

    will never preach sweetheart......but for me personally I have to do this....hubby to be, is a scientist in two areas.......and he's very patient as a teacher, and from his mother (who is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd July, 2017

    Happy Sunday all,

    Hope you are all well! Or if not recovering.

    It's been a big decision day or time for me today because I think I am going to go the way of my fiancee with the way he eats. He...
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    Re: Organising my 'wardrobe'

    Dear Ebenas

    Wanted to tell you that I too love your thread, like Verona and echo her sentiments, and although I don't keep up ...think it is so very interesting. Personally if there were a few...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Zephyr1973,

    You have wonderful taste in perfume. Pleased I'm not the only one who uses the expression *this perfume and I love each other*. :2vrolijk_08:

    The *saving good perfumes* is a great...
  27. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Didn't know that Mike......Serbian Musk was mentioned on a blog somewhere....it wasn't Perfume Shrine.....but then it popped up here and I started reading about it. The deer musk intrigued me as I...
  28. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hi Mike,

    Yes I believe Adam made all three. He has also been working with white ambergis for some time and in four weeks, or a bit longer there will be a new perfume.

    warm regards

    sea roses
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    My two favourite Iris perfumes....so far! Put them on different wrists over two hours ago.

    Xerjoff 17/17 Irisss

    This is a stunning Iris and reading Marco Chau review on Fragnantica I agree...
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    Re: Light Amber Summer/Early Autumn

    Full marks Mr Ken Russell! You always know exactly the perfume. Always a pleasure to read your posts and your knowledge of perfume!:D

    warmest regards

    sea roses
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Always always welcome.......my food might seem weird....as I'm into lots of fresh raw food.....but no objections to cooking what other people like. Someone might hijack Camel and perfume will then be...
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    Re: Light Amber Summer/Early Autumn

    Good evening (((TDS)))

    Hope you are feeling well sweetheart!

    Reading your post what I thought of was some of the ambers from Profumo. Salaam is a magician.........and you can try six little...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Thank you Mr freewheelingvagabond:o.

    But no, my bell jars were on another table (which I remember thinking odd that nobody mentioned the table or the chair in the background) ...this table I used...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Think my estimation of my Coco was correct.....have no idea what I have in Greece.

    The bottle in the front is my *baby* as my father bought that for me in the 80's! 69311
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Hi Mrs Dalloway,

    What I usually do is leave a little (and I mean a little) of the perfumes I want Oksana to test in some of the bottles...in the hope she brings in that line. Next time it's...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Thank you Mr Camel!!!!!!!

    Was really hesitant to come back and mention my Indult Tihota and Profumo obsession.

    When I ask my better half *is this enough* he usually says *nowhere near...blast...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Not so.....probably being the only leftie pinko anarchist orthodox/buddhist here(which makes us play at capitalism better than most) we never even use that word about things going missing. We're more...
  38. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hi CapriDog

    My bottle and samples of Ottoman Empire and Oud Zen originated from Thailand.

    There was a rush for the perfumes and I got an email apologising for the delay in shipping mine.
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Ciel de Gum


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7QJe1oxpps
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    Many......as over the last years Blooms does the % off if you bringing in empty bottles in person at different times of the year. So probably 10 - 15 bottles there each year. Have a shelf where I put...
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    Coco.......vintage perfume from the 80's

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilCRlD5jG0I
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Close up by Olfactive studio for music A different corner
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWHkK-_a_A
  43. Re: NEW: Haute Fragrance Company - 5 more new releases For Women!

    Me neither Liz. There is another one somewhere down the list from this house that basically looks like a lapdancer with clothes on.

    To me they are all demeaning .......why not just put naked tits...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Well said tds.........the whole *perfume must be only sexy* is pretty lame. Perfume is so complex and we wear it for so many reasons.

    On to Hermes Ukiyoe ......this is one I adore, but it is one...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Not a blind buy, but when stopping at the suite with how many bedrooms and private swimming pool at that crappy beyond belief Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast...they left bottles of the perfume *The...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Hope you don't mind me butting in.......but I own a lot of the perfumes in the pass (Iris being a favourite note) and I am intrigued how people react to ISM. So I went and dug out an older bottle...
  47. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Congrats Vmaster......wear them in good health!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Perhaps she ran out of Xerjoff fragrances that day........and reverted to her MKK:o
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    Something tells me Anastasia you don't need to be encouraged :D
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th July, 2017

    (((Teardrop))) do recover quickly sweetheart. And everyone else not feeling well. Some strong Greek mountain tea with honey seems to be called for!

    (((Verona))) your beautiful photographs!!!!!!
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  51. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Not sure if it has been mentioned but Adam is working on a fragrance with white ambergris he obtained. It should be ready in a month or so ....really looking forward to this and putting myself on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th July, 2017

    Thank you for reminding me cazaubon.....Happy Bastille Day to all who celebrate.

    Will certainly be wearing French perfume tonight, to a country that keeps giving us such great perfumes among so...
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    Re: NEW: EX NIHILO - Midnight Special!

    Who knows where this will *midnight special* will end up. They're offering samples of everything if you buy it in Harrods and straight up 10% for Harrrods card holders days BEFORE that is supposed...
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    Thanks Donna

    regards

    sea roses
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    Shazam was my favourite until I smelt Oriane. Congrats on the full bottle....it's a beautiful scent.
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    Re: NEW: EX NIHILO - Midnight Special!

    They're pushing this in Harrods like it's the greatest perfume ever made, it's the same old same old......walk ten seconds down and then you smell Alexandria by Xerjoff and it blows it out of the...
  57. Re: Elysium - new fragrance from Roja Parfums / Roja Dove

    Where is this coming from? Estee Lauder buying Roja out......wow he always was/is so in control of his fragrances!
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    Oh hoping for the Lion Cupboard as well!

    Still want to buy London 1969!
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    Driving back through London last night I had a crazy idea that London might be half price today! How good would that be!!!!!!!!!!
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    Un Jardin sur le Nil for the Friday Sync.
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    Re: Day to night transition

    There is a gym near my work.....and I have what is supposed to be a gold evening Kipling bag with three sections ...that with light hand towels I can get four perfumes into.

    As I do a pilates...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th July, 2017

    Good plan Jon.....the only suggestions I would add are Bloom (because of some of the exclusives and Oksana knows how to deal with groups very well) and Liberty ....where perfume groups have attended...
  63. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Dear Diamondflame,

    My first blast was the limes....and being a lover of limes, the quality of this really shocked me. Certainly I did get spices but not initially, they seemed to come in 15...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th July, 2017

    Morning everybody,

    Firstly well done ((Miss Hesta)) on your exams......somehow we will have to have a UK meet up with hopefully much to celebrate. Or perhaps we invite the minister responsible for...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

    Dear (((Teardrop)))

    Perfumes aside......your news doesn't make me sad....it angers me. Won't say anything political mods........but in the offices next to me, there are people (well men) who spend...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

    Anastasia and Verona......thank you both so much! Very kind of you to say so.

    On the weekend I will out my haul from winning at RG (not allowed to bet on the GGs and La Ligea because of my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

    Hi sweetheart.....thank you all for the welcome back (((Cazaubon))), (((TDS))), (((Jon))) ! Perfume porn......this is back from winter. Supposed to be a method in my order......tall cupboards for...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th July, 2017

    Hello all,

    Having been missing as after some surgery spent time recuperating in Greece. It's a very easy place to recuperate and in the heat of the day watch one of my passions..... tennis....
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    Re: Aftelier Perfumes Sample Pass

    Hello all...have been watching this thread with great interest and was about to place an order with Foster who works with Mandy. Then lovely teardrop sent me a vial of Ancient Resins to try just...
  70. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes I know Mustafa911.......my order was placed before you placed your order. My perfumes were delayed in Leipzig clearing customs there.

    regards

    sea roses
  71. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Fabulous opening! The lime is so rich and real!
  72. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My bottle arrived just after I put on Frapin Paradis Perdu...so I showered and then put this on. It's been just over an hour but a stunning perfume and think I will double down on this....if any are...
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    Re: Posting fragrances from UK

    Large Department stores are obviously flying out perfumes on DHL from the UK.

    Placed a large order with a department store and my box of perfumes is now on a flight to Switzerland.

    Has taken...
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs - price by location?

    Hi not at all.......the 75ml of the perfumes (22, Coramandel, Sycamore etc) were Ł112. Had rung the day before and booked these with some lipsticks ....they ended up taking Ł40 pound off the total....
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs - price by location?

    Thanks so very much Rum...didn't know about the points or parking.

    kind regards

    sea roses
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs - price by location?

    Same as of 2 weeks ago. You can ring through and ask for the concierge service to put aside the perfumes you want. They usually put a stack of samples (Chanels and it seems every new release they...
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    Re: Need Perfume Suggestions (UK) ....

    Hi,

    If you get to Bloom you can see/try the range of Nikkos - Oskol. Some great ranges in Bloom perfumery, but personally Nikkos - Oskol, is great. And they have PG and Baruti! They also stock...
  78. Re: Hello! I would like to share some comments and ask about your thoughts

    Thank you for the first response Pipi!

    Yes the current Musc Ravageur is weak to me compared to what I wear......when I last smelt the current version I was *ok this a completely different...
  79. Re: Hello! I would like to share some comments and ask about your thoughts

    Welcome Pipestrello!

    Have a great time here at Basenotes!

    Yes when the Frederic Malle boutique in 37 Rue de Grenelle opened prices were much lower......55 - 70 euros.

    You were also given a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th May, 2017

    (((Happy birthday darling Quarry))) and possum-pie and Jake!!!! May all three of you have a wonderful day.....and many more birthdays.

    It's teardrop sync day and currently wearing Eau de Magnolia...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    For Teardrops sync day I put on White Petals by Keiko Mecheri early this morning........but now I will sync with something else ...I'll go and put on Eau Magnolia by Frederic Malle!


    Happy...
  82. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Haha love that.............it means she would have a friend. And the thing I most worry about is that she meet friends as she knows nobody, and I don't want her to just waste her days waiting to see...
  83. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Oh ((((((HouseofPhelgethon)))))),

    Every day I spoke to my parents...and every day I told them I loved them.

    The morning of the day my father passed I told him I loved him and we laughed at...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th May, 2017

    Hello all

    hope you feel better soon (((tds))). Your description of the Buterbaugh Florals is much appreciated as much as the bottles are beautiful (and the violette did look stunning!)........am...
  85. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Dear cacio

    She might be planning to sell a small amount of things, not sure. But overall her house which is very safe is in Switzerland(where his family is) ....but her family is in Russia and I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th May, 2017

    Hello everyone

    wearing Cedre Blanc by Heeley....don't know why I bothered, half an hour after I put it on about 7am, and couldn't smell a thing!

    Enjoy your gardening Teardrop! And a lovely...
  87. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Interesting Donna.......a pension fund.....if she knows her stuff she's probably right. Doubt ny friend will need that, but there is a hefty profit through specialist dealers on handbags (much like...
  88. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Yes it is pointless....but it usually underlies something more........women I know who have hundreds of Hermes scarves never worn....something else is lurking beneath.

    There is a woman in the...
  89. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Thanks so much HouseofPhlegethon,

    The whole thing seems very strange to me. The key thing is, I think, she has NOT used any of these products. She has been in the industry nearly ten years....
  90. Re: Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Thanks HoP........neither of them are US citizens and she has never been in the US before. The husband is Swiss, my friend is Russian. It just all seemed very weird.........when my friend told me...
  91. Are there taxes on perfumes and luxury goods when you move to the States?

    Today I met with a girlfriend (long lunch) who informed me of another friend (we had all worked with luxury brands in Bond Street) who is moving to the States with her husband to take up a very good...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017

    Hello everybody

    shocked and sad about Manchester.

    Thank you so much darling Dora........Teardrop your scent sounds sublime.

    Today I have put some decants in my *perfume carry...
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    Re: Ebay shopping issue

    That's awful possum pie about the the sample selling.

    We are long done with ebay after my fiancee shelled out a small fortune on crappy *farouche* bottles from Italy with all the blah blah about...
  94. Re: Kilian - Cruelty Free (including no distribution in China)

    How does Killian justify the beautiful perfumes created only for the Russian market.

    And I love Killian perfumes and Russia!

    Russia is phasing out testing on animals for cosmetics and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd May, 2017

    Hello everybody...thank you so very much for the wonderful birthday wishes and a wonderful birthday to David Ruskin and gandhajala!

    Had a gluten free afternoon tea with a group of friends and a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th May, 2017

    Hello all


    Big Happy Birthday to (((thediamondsea)))). Many wonderful years to come! And perfumes of course!

    If I have missed anyone's birthdays or major events, sorry, the fibre optics...
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    Re: James Heeley - everything so weak?

    Eau Sacree by James Heeley might be a pleasant surprise, a beautiful incense with longevity on me.......it's not Sahara Noir (which is getting harder and harder to find as I stock up) .........but it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th May, 2017

    Morning everybody

    Happy Birthday :birthdays:purecamel:birthdays::vrolijk_26:

    Working from home for two days ....so one of those days when I can do my layering and overspraying.....Love it!!!
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th May, 2017

    Hello all

    (((RHM))) so sorry to hear about the flooding and (((Quarry))) with your sick doggie.

    And sending out healing vibes to Liz, John, foxbins .......if I forgot anyone forgive me...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Mr Camel is a seriously naughty enabler and i have been lusting after his perfume for sometime.

    Today I will be in sync with the beautiful scents of Angela Flanders...... have some lovely samples...
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