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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Chanel 'Coromandel ' at last! Actually bought a few days ago from the Chanel boutique in Barcelona - first time I've ever been in one!
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    Re: What's your opinion on Le Labo Santal 33

    I really liked this one but not so much for the sandalwood itself which, I agree, is not as obvious as say Villoresi 'Sandalo'. It brought back very distinct memories of holidays in Spain with my...
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    Re: What " Niche Brand " is your favorite?

    Currently heavily into an Amouage sample set and enjoying it very much but I'm also a big fan of Parfum d'Empire - easily six or seven of their line I could have full bottles of!
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    Re: Let's try some Amouage...

    Found this older thread really interesting as I recently treated myself to the official Amouage sample set (comes in a lovely box) and have sampled them all a couple of times now - all new to me...
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    Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    I've been trying out a few sandalwoods recently and my own favourite (so far) has been Villoresi's 'Sandalo'. I've found the longevity pretty good - still getting whiffs of it in the late afternoon...
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    Re: First unsolicited compliment!

    Well, I must admit that I came to it skeptical but I found that I really liked it - the compliment was lovely but incidental :) Now, apparently, I just have to secure a batch that smells like my...
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    Re: First unsolicited compliment!

    Thanks :) It was about seven hours after applying - I was really impressed! My partner still smelled it easily on me a couple of hours after that.
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    First unsolicited compliment!

    Well, I never thought I'd get one but, I got my first ever unsolicited compliment today from a female co-worker. She said I smelled nice and asked me what I was wearing and it was....my first public...
  9. Re: Any suggestions for a dry, tiny bit sweet, chocolate and rose scent?

    Well, I haven't tried many but I really liked Tom Ford 'Cafe Rose'. Its not as complex as Noir de Noir but I found it had a 'coolness' that NdN didn't and it isn't overly sweet. If you know the smell...
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    Re: Brands/Houses that sell discovery sets?

    I've ordered from Maison Francis Kurkdjian which was 12euros for 4 samples of your choice, which I thought was pretty good. Even better, IMO, is the discovery set from Parfum d'Empire at 22euros for...
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    Re: UK guys, where do you get your samples?

    I buy on ebay and also First In Fragrance (Aus Liebe Zum Dufte). I've had excellent service from FiF. I'm also planning to try Les Senteurs. Its also worth going directly to some of the perfume...
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    Lutens responded very quickly when I e-mailed them and a couple of weeks later I received their pack of 'concretes' which I'm gradually working my way through. There's a lot to sniff there and I...
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    Re: Advice On Sampling

    Thanks for the responses guys - its good to get some opinions.

    Teach13 - I too have been keeping a word document up to date with impressions and thoughts. Its interesting to return too, especially...
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    Advice On Sampling

    Hi there! I've been enjoying myself these last couple of months following your advice and doing lots of sampling. I've been very cautious with my 'full bottle' buying as you'll see from my wardrobe...
  15. Re: For those with small collections (less than 20, preferably 10 or less)...

    Well, I've only been really into this for a couple of months so I have a small collection BUT I don't plan on having a large collection anyway. I have 8 full bottles at present - 1 will run out any...
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    Re: Anyone surviving on only decants and samples?

    Hi there - I am doing pretty much the same as you. I have bought a couple of bottles but I don't intend to buy any more for a few more months and I love my samples. I can experience a huge range of...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme (ordered but not yet received)

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    Gucci Pour Homme II
    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme (ordered but not yet received)
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Ordered....Micaleff 'Yellow Sea' and samples of 'Encre Noir', 'Ambre 114' and 'Seville a l'Aube'.....BUT...

    going to Edinburgh for two days on Monday so will probably be tempted there too!!! All I...
  19. Thread: Chanel Egoiste

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    Re: Chanel Egoiste

    I've done a bit of a turnaround on 'Egoiste'. When I first got my sample, I sprayed some on my wrist one evening and mostly got cherry pie filling - which was ok but not what I was hoping for and I...
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    Re: Creed fragrances in the UK

    Those links are brilliant. Jack, thanks especially for the First For Fragrances site - its fantastic and a great range of samples available. I'll definitely be trying them out.
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    Sticky: Re: On Getting Free Samples from Companies Now

    This was an interesting thread to discover! I tried e-mailing Penhaligons and Serge Lutens. Both came back to me very quickly - Penhaligons are sending a sample of 'Sartorial' (they didn't have...
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    Re: A bit of feedback...

    Thanks for the tips all. I'll certainly hang on to the samples I'm not so fond of. Even if I don't want to wear them, I'll still want to recognise the scents and compare them to others. I actually...
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    Re: A bit of feedback...

    Thanks guys. Foustie - that's a good tip, I've started making a few notes on everything I've tried. Markx - I've just added Xeryus Rouge to my list, Diptyque's 'Tam Dao' is already on it :) Jo...
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    A bit of feedback...

    Well, I've bought far too many samples but I'm enjoying myself! Surely its natural to go a bit nuts in the first couple of weeks of this new hobby?! I'm going to try and be a bit sensible now and...
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    Re: First samples and a question

    Thanks folks. A bit of reassurance was what I needed :) And kocy, I'll certainly be giving it another go!
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    First samples and a question

    Hi. I received today my first batch of samples to fuel my new obsession!! I haven't tried them all of course - only two in fact; 'Terre d'Hermes' and 'Egoiste'. I bought my samples from ebay from...
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    Re: Bought within seconds of first smelling it

    Not within seconds but I did go back next day and bought Givenchy 'Gentleman'...but then, I'm just starting out in this!!
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    Re: Starting On A Journey

    Thanks for the welcome. It'll be good to come here and discuss - I can feel I am going to become a scent-bore at home!! My list of 'must-sniffs' continues to grow with every new forum topic I read...
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    Starting On A Journey

    Just wanted to say hi and thanks to all on Basenotes who may have just sparked a bit of an obsession in me!! I'm coming up for 45 and until the last few months hardly ever wore fragrances. I only...
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