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    Re: Just got my Interlude Man

    I bought my bottle last year and it is potent stuff, incredible sillage and longevity. From all the reform talk I imagined I must have an old bottle, but no, my one has a magnetic cap. If this is the...
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    Eau de Beaux or 24 gold
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    Re: Creed Aventus- where to get in the UK?

    Got my last bottle from here. 120ml for just over 100 if I remember correctly. They very rarely have Aventus in stock though, you need to be lucky that it pops up on a day you're viewing the site.
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    Re: Creed Aventus- where to get in the UK?

    Got my last bottle from here. 120ml for just over 100 if I remember correctly. They very rarely have Aventus in stock though, you need to be lucky that it pops up on a day you're viewing the site.
  5. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I've always had great customer service from them. It sounds like the issue may not be anything to do with them, and perhaps a mistake by the Lithuanian customs. I've been charged by UK customs a...
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    Re: LIDGE or Fahrenheit Absolute?

    Doesn't help you, but for me it has to be both I'm afraid! That's why I have back ups of both.
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    Re: Montale Intense Cafe... Discuss

    Sampled a bunch of Montale's recently for the first time and this is the one I'm going to buy. Nice stuff.
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    Re: To pee or not to pee?

    You might get more than you bargained for if you ask a SA for a sample......
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    Re: Chergui vs StH vs Bond no. 9 NH

    Chergui by a mile. Lovely sweet and slightly smokey scent.

    I have a decant of New Haarlem and at first I thought I'd end up buying a bottle, but after a year and a few wears I don't think I will....
  10. Re: Scent choice when you can't smell while having a cold....

    It doesn't work as well since the reformulation.
  11. Poll: Re: I found a new love...24 Gold by Scentstory...how do you rate this one?

    Yeah, Fragrance shop sells it for 20 for 100ml!!!!! Amazing deal, they usually send it with '24' styled free gifts as well such as travel holdel, ipod holder etc.
  12. Poll: Re: I found a new love...24 Gold by Scentstory...how do you rate this one?

    10. Fantastic scent. 24 Platinum is also fantastic and was my SOTD yesterday. Haven't tried the 'oud' editions yet.....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 17, 2014

    Recently ordered a sample of this, looking forward to trying.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 17, 2014

    Ord
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 17, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.2762.jpg

    Loving the sweet smokiness of this one today :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/7/1/49599_fcfe81e37fa51ffea2f54041ff40a361.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    http://debenhams.scene7.com/is/image/Debenhams/117140901599?$V7PdpLarge$
  18. Re: Amouage (Jubilation XXV) - Worth buying anymore?

    My bottle of Interlude Man has a magnetic cap, I guess it's a reformulated juice then? I have no idea as I'd never smelt it until last year. Whether it's reformulated or not, the Interlude I have...
  19. Re: Oh, how this hobby is bad for my bank account!

    Here's his staff removing a weeks worth of SOTD's from the vault:

    http://buckeyegoldcompany.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/coin.184.1.650.jpg
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Yeah, ok. We get it.....
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    yea
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I wore 4 sprays (yes, I was feeling brave) out on Saturday night and found the sillage to be perfect for the duration of the evening.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I got my bottle a few weeks back and have worn this a few times now. It is fantastic. It has the richness of DHI, but instead of the coco you have a beautiful sweetness of oud/leather with coco only...
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    Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    A British author by the name of Peter James has a great series of books about the detective Roy Grace. Roy's best mate is another detective called Glen branson, and in last year's book before going...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    My bottle is currently making it's way from Sephora.fr (thanks to the kind person above who shared the lucky25 discount) and has an estimated delivery of tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait, will...
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    Re: New fragrance: Dueto UBER!!!!!!!!

    Good house and customer service. I remember when i ordered the sample pack and then bought Golden Boy immediately, they refunded the price of the samples straight away (other houses do this as well...
  27. Thread: Cocktails

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    Cocktails

    I'm talking about the lovely alcoholic beverages.

    I was reading an article about mixology and how good/famous bartenders go about perfecting certain drinks, and how certain cocktails will only...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    http://tienda.jeperfumes.com/images/hanae_mori_1.7_oz.jpg
  29. Re: Anyone else out there thinks GIT smells like MI?

    Yep, I certainly pick up a similarity from the two. So much so that I'll probably only re-purchase one of them (MI as i prefer it).
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    Re: Vaulted scents shocker from Creed

    What the hell! You're right. Aventus has gone up to 215 for 120ml! Ridiculous. I got a good deal on my last bottle and could have justified pulling the trigger on another bottle for 180, but to...
  31. Thread: Scentstory UK

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    Scentstory UK

    Not sure if this has been mentioned before but anyone after scentstory's fragrances in the UK can pick them up from the link below for an amazing deal. I've used the company and they are legit...
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    Re: Favorite gourmand?

    Love Pure Havanne, DHI, Serge Lutens Chergui and Un Bois Vanille, 24 gold....

    But my current favourite would be PG's Aomassai. Beautiful caramel, hazelnut and spicey combo. Perfectly balanced and...
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    Re: Anyone think of fragrance with other liquid?

    I sometimes go for a wee and think of lonestar memories.....
  34. Re: I'm shocked at how close Mugler Cologne resembles Creed's Original Vetiver

    Both nice but I prefer the muskiness of Mugler and get better longevity from it. I will be replacing this when it runs out, whereas I won't re-purchase OV.
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    Re: Two new releases from Scentstory

    Gold and Platinum are both fantastic. I really enjoy 'go dark' as well although performance is not as good as the latter two. Look forward to trying these as well as the 'oud' editions of gold and...
  36. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    It's gonna get hot so something fresh, maybe Aventus or Aqua Fahrenheit, or even a milder leather like Golden Boy.

    Or I may wear something more sweet and feminine like Chergui or Un bois vanille...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Creed VIW worked well for me today, but after a shower I've switched to Gucci pour homme II to watch the football.
  38. Re: Heard at the Saks counter: New Creed 'Acqua' Line

    A potential rival to your beloved Murdock tea ;)
  39. Re: Creed Acqua Originale collection

    Thanks Lpp, I did have a quick look before posting but didn't look hard enough. I don't come in the general discussion as often as I should so missed this thread. Thanks for the speedy work/fix!
  40. Creed Acqua Originale collection

    https://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/products/acqua-originale-collection

    Anybody tried these yet? Apparently exclusive to Selfridges here in the UK at the moment. Can't get over to Oxford St until...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Beautiful day today......

    http://niketalk.com/content/type/61/id/890568/flags/LL
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    It's just ok for me. I have about 5ml left in my small bottle but I now choose other scents over it and so a second bottle won't be purchased. Same goes for edition blanche. I'm probably in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.466.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

    http://www.route2fashion.com/images/mont%20blanc%20presence%20men.jpg

    Trying this one out in the warm sunshine today
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    Loving Chergui at the moment, was my very first Serge Lutens (I got samples of this and Amber Sultan, but Chergui was the clear winner of those two for me). Last week I also purchased Un Bois...
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    Disappointed with ADG Essenza

    Love the original which on me has good lasting power. From the reviews most people seem to prefer the Essenza and as I like the original thought it would be a safe blind buy. Well on first spray I...
  47. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Hopefully it is a rubber bottle with 'wooden look'. That way I can still cut out the stupid piece covering the sprayer and at least make it workable. if it's a wooden bottle I may have to get the...
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    Re: Summer night time fragrance

    Just ordered what will be used for most evenings this summer.....24 Platinum by Scentstory. 14.99 for 50ml as well, can't go wrong for such a great scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Ditto!

    Haven't worn this for a while but this was my choice this morning too. It's sunny here but also a little chilly. I was deciding between this, Fahrenheit and LDDM.
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    Re: Tom Ford smelling session

    I think so. Harvey Nichols is right next to Knightsbridge station. I'll report back once I've tested the sample some more. I have heard that projection and longevity may not be as powerful as other...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Neroli Portofino

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SqVkTfvtmdc/T40sCCVhv2I/AAAAAAAADLs/kbnBVHWr0qA/s1600/TomFordNeroliPortofino1.jpg

    Although this isn't how it went down in the store.......
  52. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    LDDM wins for me by a mile. Le Male is ok but I fail to see how it is so popular.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.18552.jpg
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    Tom Ford smelling session

    So I've literally just dropped into Harvey Nichols in London a few minutes ago to pick up Neroli Portofino which I smelt last summer and was always going to pick up this spring. I went for the 50ml....
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    Re: Sharing stories/experiences!

    I work in a laboratory and wore Interlude Man to work the other day. It's a recent purchase for me and admittedly I did over apply. During the day some of my colleagues were rushing around the lab...
  56. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/20/14): Pure Havane vs The One

    Pure Havane.

    The one smells nice but performance is so poor I can't wear it for any occasion which involves leaving the house, as it has disappeared on my skin in half an hour. I can only get...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    A slight chill to the air but sunny and blue skies so this one is perfect.....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 13, 2014

    La Yuqawam by Rasasi

    26417
  59. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Most of mine are blind buys, unless they are expensive niche then I will try first. Fav blind buys would have to be LIDGE and Eaux de baux.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I sprayed this on a tester strip in a department store last year and on first sniff didn't think it was a lot different to the original. However, when I smelt the strip when I got home I fell in love...
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    Re: Suggestions for a leather based fragrance

    Golden Boy by Dueto. Good stuff and a fraction of the price of Tuscan Leather.
  62. Thread: 2014

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    Re: 2014

    I may buy one more bottle in January for winter, maybe Amouage interlude man or Chergui. On my radar for spring/summer to add to my rotation are Byredo's Pulp and Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino. I...
  63. Thread: Ex-Idolo 33

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    Ex-Idolo 33

    Anybody else tried this yet? I received my sample and am really enjoying it but to my nose is quite similar to Tom Ford's Noir De Noir so not sure yet whether it's different enough for me to purchase...
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Life is full of compromises. It has been proven for example that calorie restriction to a certain point will give you the longest lifespan. But do I want to 'survive' on 800 calories a day and be...
  65. Thread: A good fig

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    Re: A good fig

    If you're in the UK it might be worth checking out Jane Packer's Fig based perfume. Smells a lot like Philosykos to me. Longevity not great but worth a stab as you can buy it on discount for...
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    Re: Creed Millesime Imperial

    I agree. I get good projection and longevity on this one. Personally VIW is going to be my Creed choice for the heat, but i think MI is going to get worn more than GIT this spring.
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    Re: Do you ever feel "guilty" for your excesses?

    I think it was about 12-14 months ago that I started collecting. At the time I had 4 bottles. CK Shock, Joop Homme, CK One and Burberry Touch. I didn't know what niche perfumery was. I didn't know...
  68. Re: Winter fragrances that do surprisingly well in the summer heat !?

    A new purchase for me this winter was Andy Tauer LDDM.Although a spicy oriental its not too heavy and I think it will do really well in the warmer weather.
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    Les Exclusifs / Privee collection

    I'm planning on heading to Selfridges in London next week. Can you recommend 3 Chanel's I should sniff out from Les Exclusifs and 3 Dior's from the privee collection. I haven't smelt anything from...
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    Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Like frostyicy, weather and mood more important than occasion. I often wear 1 million or TV as an office scent although some people will have you believe this shouldn't be done......
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    Re: How do you choose which fragrance to wear?

    Depends where I'm going, how long I want it to last and also just what i fancy that day. I get bored of wearing even my favourite fragrances more than a couple of times consecutively.

    Today in...
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    Poll: Re: La Nuit De L'Homme, TdH, DH, DHI or LIDGE

    I think LIDGE is far more versatile than DHI, but I just about prefer the scent of DHI. Both are staples for me.
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    Re: Concert suggestions

    My favourite gig going scents are aventus, Issey miyake and LIDGE. They all seem to work nicely in the slightly sweaty gig environment. Although when I went up front for Marilyn Manson I swear I...
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    Layering Fahrenheit with Aqua Fahrenheit

    With Fahrenheit being one of my current favourites I recently acquired the aqua flanker for spring/summer use. I really like this fragrance but wished it had a little bit more of the original...
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    Re: Does Creed SMW have a best batch also?

    Pretty sure the whole batch variation thing gets blown well out of proportion. I'm certain that most of the time it's a placebo effect because people have read about it and are already worried before...
  76. Re: For all the UK Creed Aventus lovers out there... check this out

    Thanks very much for the information portugal. I've been waiting for this.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Seems fine, see a few posts above. I'm ordering mine on cheapsmells now ;)
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    Re: Perfume: story of a murderer

    A friend bought me the film as a gift when she found out I was into fragrances. Amazing film. Will be reading the book next. I wonder if the perfume that Jean-Baptiste perfected would have been...
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    Re: http://www.cheapsmells.com/ OUTSTANDING!!

    Really? Where did you find that out and when will it be available? great news if true as I'm running out and was going to pay full price down at Harvey Nicholls.
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    Poll: Re: Millesime Imperial vs Silver Mountain Water

    MI is amazing. For some reason I just really dislike SMW.
  81. Re: Just received by bottle of 24 Gold by Scent Story

    Influenced by Bottomnotes youtube review I also blind bought this and it arrived today. Wow, I love it. very strong/sweet/beastly projection. To me the closest scent I own to this would be LIDGE, but...
  82. So today it's freezing cold so I decided to wear.....

    ....Creed's Virgin Island Water.

    Been following the 'seasonal scents' so far this Autumn/Winter but today woke up and although cold was a lovely blue sky. I just couldn't face a...
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    Re: Fall/winter Pure Malt, LIDG or LIDGE

    Blind bought LIDGE myself yesterday and love it. On first smell to me it seems like it has the best aspects of both DHI and La Nuit.
  84. Re: What scent do you prefer after the perfect shave?

    -Proraso pre shave cream
    -3 passes with feather DE blade and whichever Taylors of bond street cream I'm currently using
    -cold water rinse followed by alum block
    -cold water rinse, pat dry and...
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    Re: Not sure if this is a compliment or not!

    Some great comments and I definitely agree with L'homme Blanc, different scents for different events.

    I'll still wear it because I like the smell, maybe just not to work, or if I do, less sprays....
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    Re: Not sure if this is a compliment or not!

    LOL. I know him very well. He wasn't being funny/sarcastic, he was genuinely enquiring as to who had been in the office!
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    Not sure if this is a compliment or not!

    So yesterday I decided to wear Midnight in paris EDT to work. A colleague comes into my office and asks me which woman has been in here recently. I asked him why and he said because sh'es got really...
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    Re: Scent for attending concert

    My recent concert wearings were Pure Havane for Faith No More (felt a bit too sweet for the vibe of the gig) and I wore Aventus for Marilyn Manson (worked really well). Most gigs get pretty hot so...
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    Poll: Re: Creed GIT or Aventus poll

    Aventus for me. I picked up samples of both before I ever discovered basenotes and fell in love with Aventus without ever being aware of the 'overhype' debate. Really like GIT as well though.
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    Pure leather now available in UK

    For those that are interested http://www.muglerstore.co.uk/A*Men/M110,en_GB,sc.html

    From the reviews this sounds very similar to the original so I probably won't purchase this one myself.
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    Recommendation for a present for my mum

    I don't really know anything about women's fragrances so am looking for a bit of advice for a present for my mother who is in her 60's. She owns and likes the following 3 fragrances:

    Ghost by...
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    Re: Ordered some samples, want some opinions

    I haven't smelt Himalaya. From the Creeds which I have:

    Aventus/MI/VIW = Amazing
    OV/GIT = Good
    SMW = Makes me feel sick

    SMW for me is one of those fragrances where I don't understand how so...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Exactly the reason I've gone for this fantastic summer fragrance! Weather in London today is a scorcher. Sitting in the garden with a glass of wine and this fragrance on, I feel like I'm abroad on...
  94. Re: Your favorite all-season, all-occasion designer?

    Burberry Touch works for me in all seasons and can be worn out and to work. Still a favourite of mine.
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    Re: Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    Thanks everyone for your input, some great advice all around which has given me a lot to think about!
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    Next 'cheapie' blind buy

    So I've been into fragrances for about 6 months now and have a collection of 30 or so bottles. I'll be making a post shortly giving my thoughts on my introduction to fragrance and my journey so far....
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    Re: Calvin Klein Encounter

    I tried a sample and quite liked it. Nothing immdeiately amazing but boozey and fresh and just....nice. For some reason on first spray it reminded me of walking passed the fragrance counters at the...
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    Re: Summer Scent for Office- HIGH QUALITY

    I tried Invasion barbare for the first time yesterday, didn't think much of it at all on first wearing.

    Agree with Aventus, GIT and Bleu de Chanel. Can also add Burberry Touch as an office safe...
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    Re: A visit to Les Senteurs, London

    Bring your wellies, Hyde Park is an absolute mud heap at the moment, they even had to cancel some events there tomorrow for safety reasons. I'm seeing Soundgarden on Friday night mud permitting.
    ...
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    A visit to Les Senteurs, London

    I'm going to pop over to Les Senteurs within the next few weeks to pick up a few samples to try before buying my next bottle. What is the etiquette for how many samples I should ask for, I know the...
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