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  1. Ropion creates Cologne Indélébile for Frederic Malle

    Ropion + Malle = Winner. And congratulations, you finally beat Fragrantica to the punch with inside information on a new release!
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Could be struggling financially or don't have the structure to support distribution on a larger scale? Kinda like Theo Fennell. Italian firms can be quirky sometimes too, who knows? I noticed the...
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    This is what I love about LT and his reviews. Who is talking about this Ferragamo scent? No one. There are no reviews on here, none on Fragrantica. Yet now many enthusiasts can confidently seek out...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDT ADD

    Nope, that's not the one. That's Grey Vetiver. I was looking for this one: http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Tom-Ford/Noir-Eau-de-Toilette-21553.html
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir EDT ADD

    Hah, yeah I gave up a long time ago Sportsfan. I don't get it.
  6. D.S & Durga create fragrance inspired by Pixies song

    Nice! Definitely checking this one out.
  7. Yes on Bogue, Masque, Malle, and Papillon. No on...

    Yes on Bogue, Masque, Malle, and Papillon. No on Slumberhouse. Tired of this house and all its improper perfumes. Thankfully your fifteen minutes are almost up.
  8. Re: Article: Estée Lauder to buy Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle (updated)

    I know Une Fleur de Cassie was reformulated, what others do you know of for sure that have been reformed? Thanks.
  9. Whaaaat....must have made Frederic an offer he...

    Whaaaat....must have made Frederic an offer he couldn't refuse? I backed up many bottles years ago luckily. Expect to see FM take the route of Tom Ford and show up at your local Saks and Neiman....
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Excellent reviews on Bogue Maai, deadidol hit this one right on the nose, and Wonderoud this week. I always love it when he reviews perfumes I'm thoroughly invested in! Kinda wish Wonderoud was a...
  11. Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Never mind, you said a forum....not necessarily a basenotes forum. I think I get it, apologies.
    P.S. Welcome to BN.
  12. Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Not to be a critical, I love your enthusiasm, but didn't you just join in November?
  13. Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Second scariest avatar goes to micktrick....freaks me out everytime I see it. I guess I should start a new thread on this subject?
  14. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    It's better to feel dirty and truthful than clean and lying I suppose. A million people may like it but I think it's pretty damn good and unique despite that fact....and despite my general disdain...
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    Re: DECANTS - preferred place to get them

    Thanks for this socalwoman. I lost track of this a few years back. Looks like they updated the design/format from when I saw it last.
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    Re: DECANTS - preferred place to get them

    Wow, I've bought and sold a bunch on there (eBay) and had fantastic results. Guess different people get different outcomes? You're always protected on there though if you've had a bad transaction....
  17. Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Ha, no it's okay either way. I did feel an artistic vibe to it, like some New York painter/photographer or something. It crossed my mind you were a leather scent aficionado as well so it does go with...
  18. Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    Pretty awesome reply remik, but at this point I have to ask about the pic. What is going on? Everytime I look at it I see Drew Brees at a black tie fundraiser with a throw-back jock strap over his...
  19. Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    I think perfume houses are already becoming aware that people want variety because there are tons of great fragrances and that buying a 100ml bottle is almost always impractical due to this fact. Who...
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    Re: DECANTS - preferred place to get them

    One other.....Myperfumesamples.com has very fair prices on designer and a few borderline niche. I ordered from them and it's pretty good. You just have to wait once every three weeks or so for them...
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    Re: DECANTS - preferred place to get them

    Ha! Agree totally. Prices are ridiculous in my opinion....same goes for Perfumed Court. I understand you have to carry a lot of overhead and they aren't getting them at cost, but still, it's a brutal...
  22. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Good to know. Thanks!
  23. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I'm thinking it almost has to be considering it debuted in '69, Oakmoss restrictions, etc... Maybe a "dumb" question. It just seems like it is vintage.
  24. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    On the subject of Azuree, does anyone know if this has been reformulated since its inception? I got mine three years ago and love it as well....strong and biting like a powerful shot of alcohol. Just...
  25. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Wouldn't want to wait until I'm dead, but this is pretty funny and probably an accurate way of looking at this question. It's often not until we wear a scent many times throughout the years that...
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    Re: Luckyscent Sample Speed Dating

    Hah, just reading these for the first time. You're one of the few (nonblonde as well) who I always check recently worn in sotd to see what they are/have been wearing.....you guys not only seem to...
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    Re: Any Men/Guys Wearing Fate Woman?

    Ha. I'm not sure which is more funny, Ken Cosgrove's comment or the fact that Ken Cosgrove is actually a woman. Draper would be stunned. Any female that wears an eyepatch is all right with me!
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    Re: Any Men/Guys Wearing Fate Woman?

    Slightly feminine vibe but overall unisex and a great substitute for vintage Opium. Definitely try it again. Not an everyday frag for me but perfect for this time of year and winter.
  29. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Three to five ml's is all I want. I'm sure it's perfume strength and would last a long time. I'm not greedy.
    I'm sure Palm Beach will have it soon enough. Anyone want to split a split? : )
  30. Re: New men's giveaway thread, no requests, no hogs allowed. August 2014

    I will take this! Thank you so much :)
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    Tom Ford Noir EDT ADD

    Hi. I submitted a fragrance that was missed that's been on the market for a while now..... through the proper channel (Basenotes new frag submission where you put in all the pertinent info). It...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    For some people, perfumes are Ecstasy.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Very well written FumeHood! I totally agree with what you said about originality. Just because a perfume doesn't knock you out with something completely new and brilliant doesn't mean that it isn't a...
  34. Made a post on this a while back but it's nice to...

    Made a post on this a while back but it's nice to see it's confirmed. Thanks.
  35. Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    Can't imagine this not being a complete winner. I've never met a FM perfume I didn't love.
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    Re: Portrait Of A Lady Vs Lyric Man

    Lyric is good, but no comparison to PoaL. It's on a whole other level. Ten ml's will last you forever. Use it like a parfum. I couldn't imagine spraying this one. I have to dab it very sparingly in a...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    I think it's going to be pretty hard to f this one up in all honesty. A wood-themed fragrance is about as safe as you can get and there is nothing wrong with that if it's done well. After a decline...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I think people may be forgetting the sheer breadth of reviewing over a thousand perfumes. Anyone who has written a review with some deliberate thought knows that it takes a little time. To wear,...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    And before anyone gets their panties all up in a bunch I would also like to add that your (badarun and elevation) opinions are not right or wrong and neither are my opinions right or wrong. We all...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I rather read a review by alaform or dead idol.


    No offense to the people you mentioned, but you're high. Both of you are high. You know, as in licking coconut skins and burning down trees high.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Gotcha. Thanks Ipp
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    What did I miss? I go to bed for the evening and all the fireworks happen.
    I'm guessing SereneGreen was spouting off the usual disdain for LT?
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Ahh, thank you horns, almost gave up/forgot. Yes only two reviews instead of three, but oh what reviews they were. One humorously deriding a probably dreadful scent and another giving credit where...
  44. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Cool, thanks pluran.
  45. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Hah! Same here. Glad I'm not the only one who goes through this. I think there should be a term for this, maybe something like "parfumdisprayaphobia"? I'm pretty much this way with all my scents, but...
  46. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    FM Bois d'Orage with Derby nipping at its heels
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    Re: Could you please add Heeley Coccobello

    I've added quite a few and sometimes it's only two days, others it's five days. Somewhere in that range.
  48. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    Niiiiice! Love CdG. Thanks for the info Alfarom. I know you're a big fan too despite some of your discontent with a few of their more recent releases. Even their not so good stuff I like. Look...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    UPDATE
    So I sent three 5ml perfume sprayers to the UK from the US (east coast) and they arrived successfully today. Bundled them in bubble wrap and lots of black electricians tape. Sent it regular...
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    Re: Whats up with Mancera?

    MiN in NYC has a nice selection of Mancera. I was able to sample a few a couple of weeks ago. Good stuff. Aoud Black Candy, Rose Vanille and Kumkat Wood stood out but I was pretty overwhelmed by...
  51. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    Sure, no problem. Keep us up to date and let us know how you make out.
  52. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    Maybe you could explain your situation to The Perfumed Court, I'm sure they would understand. After all they should be trying to keep their customers. Tell them what's going on...that you can smell...
  53. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    I had the same experience. In Bendels the SA sprayed it and I couldn't smell a thing. From my sisters sample from LuckyScent it was strong, I could really detect it. I would need more trials with it...
  54. Re: Fragrances that made you react physically

    No ELdO Secretions? Cliche but total metallic bilge note will induce gag reflex in 7 out of 10 people. I love ELdO in general but Rien is sinister as well. L'air de Rien from Miller Harris makes my...
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    Re: Going sniffing at Neiman Marcus

    As long as you take your time in-between smelling, i.e., a few deep breaths, you should be able to sniff a ton. When I go to NYC, I do it for eight hours a day at least, no lie. Take 10-15 minute...
  56. That's some serious (nose) all-star power...

    That's some serious (nose) all-star power creating that scent!
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Yep, totally right there in the mag at the very bottom. Nice info Rev....looks like that would fit the name Journey and what this fragrance will lean toward. Must be amazing to take one small theme,...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Any way you could post this link for us? I'm kinda curious about it. Thanks
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Whoa, cool. Where did you see this tweet? From Amouage?
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I agree and that's an excellent point. When I was in NYC last weekend, the perfumeries in Nolita were so positive....the SA's, the clients, the owners, everyone! The discussions were vibrant, almost...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Ha, I wasn't referring to myself ....and worked in the industry for a couple of decades, published a few books, gave a TED lecture, but maybe you'll figure that one out later?
    The only thing that is...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Firstly, don't -- it wasn't meant as one. I was calling it as I saw it. Dismissing other people's comments as basically 'trite' or unworthy of commenting on is a very unattractive trait.

    Secondly...
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    Re: Wardrobe data from last year

    Timely and consistent communication makes all the difference. Thanks!
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    In the context of this discussion, I take that last statement as a compliment, but I'm pretty sure you were patronizing anyone who either found some positive elements or liked Opus VIII and Beloved...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I believe this more than anything else is what p*sses people off, and it seems to skewer many reviews. If they are going to have to pay $300 and $450 for a frag, it had better be a five star. So even...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I think what is going on here is that there is absolutely no use to go into detail on some questionable fragrances when you are reviewing so many. It's a numbers game. He's writing a book, not an...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Let's try and minimize baiting references and any bickering so that this conversation can stay afloat.

    Ha! I actually meant yours (deadidol) was a highly intelligent, thoughtful post worth...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Now this is an intelligent post! Not even the dumbest of fish would take the bait on what Kaern wrote. Yes I'm sure they have to cater different compositions to different markets. No one wants to...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    If they start basing their creations on what might sell, then I think we're all in trouble. One obviously can't ignore the financial aspect, but as an artist I'd like to think Chong gets an idea,...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Ahhh, just a week away. Finally! Thanks Shashi. Do you work for StyleArabia?
    Edit. Never mind, I see your above post.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I agree with you rickbr. It's ok if people aren't thrilled with some of the releases. You can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all the people all of the time, or so the...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Oh my, Interlude Man is glorious in all it's crazy incoherence! It's right up there with Portrait of a Lady for me, not because PoaL is incoherent, but just because of the raw emotion each evoke...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    You are a true voice of reason deadidol. I thought the thread I started was pretty relevant and informative. It's just hard to resist some good banter though every now and again :)
    Fate Man and...
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    Re: Any Men/Guys Wearing Fate Woman?

    Yes, give it another try. I think by the second or third wearing you will find something special. It took me deep into the second application to get adjusted. It really is reminiscent of Opium, but...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    You're hilarious bro. I'm not even sure what you said but it's good. Did you know a metaphor is a term that uses the words like or as in a sentence? In the original statement by Trebor: "Personally,...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Ahhh, a man who is making some sense. Bless you pluran.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    "How time flies. It seems only yesterday (actually five full years) that Christopher Chong took over Amouage’s art direction and propelled this Omani firm, then known chiefly for its classic...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Well why would you ever want to use something you didn't like? Telling a creative perfume director or perfumer to stop putting out releases because you don't like them not only seems like a backwards...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I don't know. I don't think you can put a timeline on creativity and Chong doesn't seem like the type to release something just to release it. Maybe the compositions aren't the way some would like,...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    If someone knowingly takes a chance on importing something illegal, or illegally shipped, I don't personally think that they can complain if it's confiscated.

    I couldn't have said it better...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Why? I suppose if you're not happy with Amouage you could take a year off from them and allow the thousands of others who look forward to their releases to have fun with them.
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    Well that is assuming a lot of things. I take pictures of the receipt and the packaging. Unless I'm including batteries with wires hanging out or something ridiculous, I'm not sure how you could mess...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    I've shipped to the UK many times, but it is absolutely a risk. It's usually implicit that the buyer (in the UK) know of the risks and are willing to take their chances. There are certain tricks that...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Just curious, how did you find out it was going to be called Journey? Did you talk to someone at Amouage or an SA? Thanks.
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    Kinda silly someone would enter into an agreement knowing the risks and then cry foul after they agreed to it.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Nice work PB, way to get the info :) I'm impressed....Hopefully my post inspired you to get to the bottom of it!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm not giving up on Slumberhouse and I'm not trying to bash Josh's creations. I'm open to seeing him grow more as a perfumer and to sampling more of his releases. I believe in diversity. But from...
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    Any Men/Guys Wearing Fate Woman?

    Just got my hands on this. Oh my God, this is insanely good. If it said Fate Man, would anyone even bat an eye? I really don't care about the Woman part, I'm just wondering if any other males have...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I bought P&O and liked it. Then I bought partials bottles of Norne and Jeke and decants of Sova, Ore and Vikt. After Ore I knew it wasn't for me in that I wouldn't be grabbing for any of them very...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    "If you ship via a haz mat shipper then you can send internationally via plane as they have their own planes and don't use commercial flights. You have to declare it and you'll pay through the nose...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    Yes. If the other party is aware of the risks as well, and he or she agrees to that, why would I feel responsible? I would feel bad but the risk is on the buyer, not the seller. Even though many may...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    Yeah, tell me about it! I almost fell on the floor when the SA told me. For anyone going into NYC, Osswald and MiN are the bees knees. The people who work there are so knowledgeable and true...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I agree that at least there is an enjoyable creativity there compared to Creed for example, but that still doesn't make me want to actually wear his scents. Creeds are mostly generic, but at least I...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    $380 a bottle is expensive, I agree, but still in the affordable range, especially for a split. They are pretty superior scents. I think Clive Christian, Xerjoff, JAR, Puredistance, and Roja are a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This may not be the most popular post here, but is anyone else completely underwhelmed by Slumberhouse? I bought into the hype because with so much written about this house, I would've bet my life...
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    Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    I was just at Osswald Parfumerie this Friday and I heard first hand there will be two new Amouage scents released (that are not part of the Opus series) in less than two months. No official names but...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    I agree PB, I always let people know up front that once it leaves the US, all bets are off. Any info on successful ways to label the customs form? I used to use "arts and crafts" or "used cosmetics",...
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    Re: Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    Thank you for your quick reply ipp. I think I misunderstood what you were trying to get across with your first statement.
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    Shipping PERFUMES from US to UK

    I haven't sent any perfumes to the UK in over a year. When I did, and most were decants, they all arrived successfully. I also received quite a few perfumes from the UK with no problem, but not in...
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