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    Re: New Roja Parfums - Oceania

    nice from that this sounds good. i should have a sample arriving soon :)
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    people probably shouldn't take the story about the lady at face value. in my experience when discussion is getting shut down with deletions, bannings etc its nearly always because people have...
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    after calls for him to own his mistakes here it is - a full half hour video blaming other people and making excuses. is anyone surprised, lol.
  4. Thread title edits not working in splits/sale forum

    A while back that little button next to the thread title in the splits board stopped functioning. Previously if you were the thread owner you could press that little paper looking icon to the left of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    nice! how do you feel about the balance and sourness compared to other batches?

    just smelling one of my decants now and compared to most these newer batches it's most definitely an apple bomb....
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    H11 is probably the most sour aventus i've ever tried but in the best way possible. crucially it's not ovely sharp or piercing it's simply a beautiful hit of pineapple/apple in the most intense way...
  7. Re: What citrus/orange fragrances have the best value?

    highly recommend perris monte carlo's mandarin scent if you can get a good price on it

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26159273.html

    their entire citrus line is top quality :thumbsup:
  8. Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    just to throw this out there but developing concentration (specifically via meditation/energetic practices) can dramatically improve your sense of smell more than any other factor. if the fasting has...
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    nice one :thumbsup:

    three more slots to fill if anyone is game.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    2016 was also split in half by a big reform after 16E21. so the first half follows a trademark 'dank' sort of smell we were used to in 2015 just more fruity then the latter half is various new things...
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    Re: Looking for prominent apple notes

    creed aventus would be my favourite apple dominant scent. and sorry to do this but not all batches, in fact the majority of batches, don't have a prominent apple. the ones that do however are gold...
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    anyone interested in the new D&G The One EDP Intense?

    pretty good and unique designer release that could be worth doing a bottle of. 20ml = 19 :thumbsup:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    i smelled/owned them all but only kept my faves - 16C01 & 16H11. i'm not in the business of batch collecting only keeping the best of the best. these two are on another level to the 17 onward batches...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    yup it just maintained a better balance and has a distinct apple whereas w11 was more pineapply. W11 is stronger, smelled amazing when it was new and the pineapple was still popping along with the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    glad to hear i'm not alone, i've heard 18G02 is very close to G11 and some even prefer it. so G02/G11 are gold if you like your aventus pineapple with an apply kick. like the guy said above 18G even...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    y'all are sleeping on 18G11/18K11 - these are legendary tier batches with a good amount of what made aventus great in 15-16 but a fresher take. take G/K away and 18 is dissapointing but alas. and...
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    Re: Any fans of Nishane Hacivat?

    yup. the whole thing is piercing and harsh for me too. seems to be a bit hit with people who value performance above all else, which is many.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    2016 > 2015 > 2018 > 2017 > 2019

    2018 ahead of the others only by virtue of the G/K series, the best batches since early 2016. 2017 had the W series which was a standout whereas 2019 is kind of...
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    Re: Anyone tried Armaf CDN Milestone?

    yes and echo everything you say.

    it's very strong and very close to earlier batches. some differences, not quite as 3d with the crisp salty top note but not noticable enough for most people. good...
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    it gets a bit confusing because the Parfum comes in a 50ml clear bottle and also a special edition 100ml blue bottle (black cap - this is the one i have), whereas the Parfum Cologne only comes in the...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    i posted before but so far it's all bad. several people have said it isn't quite aventus any more and the pineapple is much toned down.
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    Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    Bergamote 22
    Petit Matin
    Elysium Parfum (extrait)
    Xerjoff Nio

    you'll need something with some sort of synthetic woods or ambroxan etc to get performance from this genre. typically the better...
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    Re: Photos of 15x21

    only smell vs the real deal. if it doesn't have a box be wary, in my experience 99% of people can't tell the difference.
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    Re: Photos of 15x21

    most earlier bottles sans full presentation (box etc) are refills, especially if near full. you need to know what you are buying as a bottle alone doesn't do much to ascertain authenticity anymore.
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    looks like there is already somebody doing that on his behalf. not sure why but it looks like people are emotionally invested in this guy.

    the other blogger being referred to Peter has a number of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    word on the grapevine is that the new formula is a major dud, surprise surprise. less pineapple and altogether closer to aventus cologne than the aventus we all know and mostly love :p so as it...
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    Poll: Re: Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance vs Nio

    yup the opening of 1861 is the highlight, really lovely blend of realistic fruit & citrus. but after that it's downhill as everything converges to that everlasting mint.
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    if there's one thing youtube proves beyond a shadow of a doubt is people's gullibility.
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    quick update everyones Elysium is ready to ship out tomorrow :thumbsup:

    interesting that this stuff has huge batch variations (familiar huh)...well the cologne at least. this new bottle is quite...
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    Poll: Re: Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance vs Nio

    Nio is more wearable, the mint in 1861 becomes a bit much in the drydown. both are boring scents.
  31. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Millisime Imperial
    Elysium Parfum
    Bergamote 22
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    it's the parfum special edition so yeah basically the parfum in the blue 100ml bottle. difference being the black cap and the parfum batch code. it's a selfridges exclusive here.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    bottle #2

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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    nice one. spraying this new bottle reminded me how much of a leap it is from the cologne, both on smell & performance. look forward to hearing how you guys fare :thumbsup:
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    last update for a while, Elysium Parfum (Extrait) & Parfum Cologne are now both in-hand. just leave a message or send a PM if interested in decants :thumbsup:
  36. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    it doesn't last but MDCI Bleu Satin - imagine Aventus with watermelon instead of pineapple.
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    Re: MFK SAMPLES...... Order and Delivery DHL

    great stuff, plus you get a voucher for the amount off a future purchase.

    MFK's sampling service is just head and shoulders. other brands take note if you want to win good faith from potential...
  38. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    :thumbsup:

    he's a master of blending, not surprised as this is so well put together.
  39. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    Jean-Christophe Herault? he did one of the other The One flankers, I speculated it could be him in the video.

    or is there another Herault?
  40. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    great take, definitely get some of this. likewise interested to know the nose is as this is a pretty unique one.
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    Elysium Cologne is back in-stock and payment requests out. if there is still demand we could do a third bottle.

    Elysium Parfum is also incoming :coolold: see first post for pricing because if you...
  42. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    i prefer scents that aren't traditionally strong or overpowering. more my style and often leads to less nose fatigue depending on the formula. moderate projection with good longevity is the upper...
  43. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    i don't find it to be bottle or even decant worthy, but it is nice. fits into a fresh floral-woody category so depends what else you have in that area.

    Collistar Acqua Wood would be my choice over...
  44. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    better luck this time, tester was present and i took a small decant for further testing :)

    wearing it now this is nice. just to give a first impression with the more obvious stuff - it's nothing...
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    Re: Thoughts on some MFK samples

    Petit Matin is the standout from the house for me. easy to wear, fresh and comforting.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    that spreadsheet thing is not a reliable source of information/insight into different batches, whatsoever.
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    hey guys it doesn't matter if there's dogs roaming around in his perfume lab, as long as they're not peeing or pooping in the perfume tubs, no harm done. right? :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    i don't really like what they've been doing with the 2019 batches, they are kind of bland and boring to me. but every now and then a batch comes along where the stars align and strikes the perfect...
  49. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    so i popped in my local Boots and surprise surprise it wasn't merchandised yet. lady had a look in upstairs and found the stock but alas they were waiting on promotional material including tester to...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    you could always tell us what you think about them.

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    new batch review 19U01: everything is balanced in this one - you have fruit, pineapple, some dankness, musk. something in...
  51. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    good spot. this is a UK outlet and they have stock, so safe to say it's officially released, at least in the UK/Europe.

    i'm out in a bit so will swing by my local (they have stock) and see if i...
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    wasn't that impressed myself, a very light coffee that lacks any sort of depth ala Follow or Awake. same goes for Pure Coffee, not enough coffee through the mid-base notes, not rich enough.
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    Akro Awake, the others i've tried don't come close (not sure why people are recommending Dark because that isn't coffee).

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26157502.html
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    reviews - when everything exists on a scale between good-amazing. nothing is mediocre, bad or terrible. there are plenty of such people on YT who cover pretty much every new release. and their...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    the nose thing could well be bunk but regardless 19Y is 100% a new formula as shown by the N for new formula in the batch code. we'll have to smell how different it really is.
  56. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    no updates or release for this one yet.
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    Sycomore EDT
  58. Re: Aventus is far too strong and loud for me, what's a non-offensive clone?

    Tiziana Terenzi Orion. might be an extrait but it's not loud, very smooth and more of a throwback to vintage aventus with the smokey effect.
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    another case study in youtube marketing and a few other things. just to echo others, where are the (real) reviews?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    19Y01N is the new batch, new aventus. plenty of people will have one soon. it probably smells quite similar if they've done their job.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    word on the street is a new batch 19Y and it's an official reform from here on out. there's an extra N in the batch code for 'new formula' so it could be significantly different and probably for the...
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Mugler Cuir Impertinent

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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    the Armani was one i hunted down and beyond an excellent opening as you said it wasn't for me. very green & mossy thereafter, too mature smelling.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    18K11 is really good. don't know if you still have it but it's maturing nicely. has a real dankness and even smells a bit smokey in the air.

    2018 has the best series of batches since 2016, for my...
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    :thumbsup:

    gotcha, i'll put you down for 30ml and 10ml of the parfum but you can increase that any time. may not be a split many will want to come in on given the price but i'll be getting a...
  66. Re: Any beard products that compliment Aventus?

    check out Groom'd Beard Care on Facebook or instagram

    https://www.instagram.com/groomdbeardcare/

    this chap blends up beard oils with the actual fragrance (Aventus) and others
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    Re: Renier Kisses Rain

    very smooth creamy vanilla scent. has a light, airy quality.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    18K11 is a good one :thumbsup:
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best YouTube men's fragrance reviewer?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju24-Cncon8
  71. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    MI isn't as popular but this is a much better release all things considered. so much closer the original and better than the latest batches. there's no reason Creed should sell a single bottle of new...
  72. Re: Anyone familiar with Ganymede by Marc-Antoine Barrois?

    got a decant. this is one unique smelling scent, performance is strong indeed.

    will need more time with it, but i love apples so it's a like for sure.
  73. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    yes i've smelled both. overall milestone is better, RoU is more 3d smelling like the real but also leans toward salty. milestone is slightly harsher when you bury your nose in it but has a better...
  74. Re: 2019: Five First Quarter Finds Worth Discussing: Black Gold, Mystery Tobacco, and More....

    negative.
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    the Perris Monte Carlo is well balanced, like a delicate mandarin but with some real thickness to it. toward the brighter side, not overly green either and extremely natural smelling. probably the...
  76. Re: 2019: Five First Quarter Finds Worth Discussing: Black Gold, Mystery Tobacco, and More....

    is bergamot bloom any good? seen it for cheap before (herrera's are easier to find over here) but glossed over it. would face stiff competition in my line-up.

    mystery tobacco on the other hand...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Perris Monte Carlo's Mandarino is exceptionally good and not talked about (0 reviews here). it lasts too...

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26159273.html

    also highly rate A Lab on Fire's Almost...
  78. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    i just got a bottle of club de nuit milestone (latest amarf clone). had some very positive reviews so thought it worth checking out. i know many aren't a fan of clones and nor am i but this stuff is...
  79. Re: D&G The One EdP Intense cologne (new fragrance)

    new flanker with totally different notes to the EDT/EDP. yet to see if it's Olivier Polge again too, which may be more telling.
  80. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    just elysium parfum and the older aventus stuff which is pushing things in terms of price and for more sparing use. but becoming more willing to wear anything i feel like on a given day.
  81. Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Highlights and Accomplishments!!!

    found a great coffee and great tobacco scent to give the wardrobe more cool weather options. had to sample dozens of fragrances to add just a handful of bottles this year, won't be trying so many in...
  82. Re: Navitus Parfums (Redolessence & Paramount Impex LLC & Various perfumers)

    apparently the fragrances are mostly uninspired leaning heavily on existing releases, bottles leak, comments being deleted. sounds like a right shambles tbh. i was ready to keep an open mind but it's...
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    [UK] Creed Aventus 19P01 Retail (100ml)

    brand new retail & unsprayed, purchased from retail. 170 delivered by Special Delivery, posting on 2/1. UK only, international related messages will be ignored.

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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    i feel like my journey for now has come to an end. 2020 will be a year of enjoying what i have more than sampling or buying more bottles. may do some written/video content on what i have in the...
  85. Thread: Nishane

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    Re: Nishane

    potent but not all that impressed by the compositions thus far.
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    nice one :thumbsup:

    just let me know how much you'd like as i can start sign-ups for a second bottle of the cologne (same pricing as this one) and the parfum 45 for 10ml (preliminary pricing) if...
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    Re: Roja: Hell froze over.

    agree but i wouldn't waste the parfum at work. cologne does the trick just fine, my trick for getting extra performance is to combine it alexandria's zion (elysium clone) solid perfume.
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    Re: Roja: Hell froze over.

    elysium wears so well as an everyday fresh scent. sharp but more refreshing than something like aventus, good stuff :coolold:
  89. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    agreed. like it or not these people do have small to a considerable amount of influence.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    some very enthusiastic compliments on elysium (using alexandria's zion solid perfume as a base layer) that are too explicit to post :lolk:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    or overjoyed that more people can join the fragrance army :lolk:
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    Re: Favorite Tobacco Colognes 2019

    this one, best i've tried so far.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Apparently U01 is very dark
  94. Re: Navitus Parfums (Redolessence & Paramount Impex LLC & Various perfumers)

    first reviews are coming in. great detail from this reviewer and the most interesting from the line for me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exlQWuj3DTE&l=
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    enjoy fellas, it's certainly a nice juicy citrus blast :thumbsup:

    and Happy Christmas to all the UK bros :coolold:
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    fantastic! thanks for the update dude, enjoy :D
  97. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez-tKD8pUDU
  98. Re: Where is everyone buying their Mugler Cuir Impertinent?

    distribution on this line is quite limited, direct seems to be the only option and they don't have stock *shrugs*

    as you can see i'm a fan :D
  99. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Jeremy/Daniel is like a gateway drug for many. first you're puffing on a harmless joint next thing you're knee-deep in heroin, crack, pcp angel dust and posting on basenotes :lolk:
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    Re: [UK] Roja Dove - Elysium Parfum Cologne

    thanks for the payments guys, Elysium all decanted and will be shipping out Tuesday :thumbsup:

    happy to split this one again if there's any further demand for Elysium beyond this bottle. anyone...
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