Welcome to my new splits for 2013 part 2!
Unfortunately due to the recent Royal Mail rule change I am now only able offer...
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Welcome to my new splits for 2013 part 2!
Unfortunately due to the recent Royal Mail rule change I am now only able offer...
Just wanted to post an update. Since the site move has edited my topic I'm going to have to rebuild the first page again as it's months out of date an not accurate.
I know a few people recently...
I have one spare spot available on the last Creed Aventus split as somone has badly let me down at the last minute.
One hell of a weird notes list:
Top notes: Watermelon
Heart notes: Basil, French Lavender
Base notes: Dark Chocolate
Still have the 3 splits running (Aventus, Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille) If anyone would like to claim a spot please get in touch as I'd like to finalise them before the end of the month if possible!
^ This one.
Ambre Nuit is very enjoyable too, I'd avoid both of the Prada's as they are a little shrill and really low quality. The Intense being the worst of the two and borderline abysmal imho.
I've got a single spot left on the Noir de Noir split and would quite like to complete it over the weekend if anyone would like to claim it?
Terre d'Hermes or Dior Homme Intense.
I'm in a much better position to continue offering splits within the UK now so from tonight/tomorrow I'll look to start a few new ones again.
I'll probably and try to stick with the more popular...
Lets see how you feel when they start destroying parcels of fragrance like whats happening in the UK.
Body Kouros for me, I find MiP to be a truly terrible scent and incredibly cliche.
1. Amouage Beloved Woman 100ml - Brand NEW sealed £240
2. Mona di Orio - Les Nombres d'Or Musc - Full bottle and box,...
The Nike ad is just as bad...
Your batch # indicates to me its the newest one so it looks like they've changed it.
Do you have a pic?
I've personally lost just over £1200 shipping splits internationally in the last two weeks. It wouldn't be so bad but I've only had one offer of help (thank you Rich!) and only 4 people who bothered...
Easily my favourite 'oddball' fragrance.
Vintage or modern formulation its all good stuff.
Tom Ford - Japon Noir
So where do I stand?
Thanks to the information I received on the phone yesterday I packaged up and sent 3 splits today within the UK with Fragile tape, id8000 sticker and the box requirements all...
Im pretty sure that sending Perfume in the UK is classed as restricted and NOT prohibited for personal customers. You just need to adhere to the same labelling requirements as account customers.
I think Montale's best Rose is Aoud Damascus but it does learn more towards the feminine side, I've had a lot of great compliments wearing it though.
I'm surprised Doug didn't mention Heeley...
Aftelier Vanille Insensee is worth trying just to understand how strangely disgusting it is, Its a very weird scent.
You definately can send fragrance within the UK, You just need to jump through a few hoops first.
Same as Palmbeach, The 50ml Clive Christian private collection bottles come in huge presentation boxes.
Just found this:
-Follow these packaging guidelines:...
Feeling a little down so I've gone up with the uplifting..
MDCI - Invasion Barbare
OK then I rang Royal Mail and made a trip to the Post Office this morning to find out the situation about sending within the UK.
The manager of the Post Office said you can send...
Theres mass contradiction pretty much all over the RM site regarding this. Plus I can honestly say none of the deliveries Ive received from businesses have had the id8000 sticker affixed.
For the moment yes.
So let me get this straight, You can buy from a retailer but should anything be wrong or you want a refund you as a personal customer have no official way of sending it back the same way it came.
I've had to remove everything apart from the Aventus split due to the damage caused by Royal Mail and the lack of ability to send anything outside the UK.
Everything that's available will always...
Dangerous goods – important changes to what you can and cannot send in the post
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Department for Transport...
Are you 100% sure we can't send fragrance within the UK network? I had a big sticker on a box (destination USA) that was returned to me with the contents removed and it said at the top:
This should be fun come July the 15th as Amouage, Harrods, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty's, Debenhams, House of Fraiser etc all use Royal Mail/Parcel Force for their fragrance mail deliveries....
I much prefer Pure Havane too.
Yep thats 100% right. The newer bottles have a sticker on the front like MI and VIW (both 75ml and 120ml)
The problem is they are screening inbound and outbound parcels now and if the parcel contains something which they deem as prohibited then they will confiscate it.
As you can imagine I feel...
I'll have to do some more research but I think this is the end when it comes to international fragrance parcels as the prohibited list seems to be covering air travel in general for all countries...
Unfortunately the UK Royal Mail situation has just escalated pretty badly for me and it looks like I'll either have to limit my splits to the UK or stop doing them completely. I'm...
Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
Are you sure? They are so damn expensive in Harrods I genuinely don't think there would be interest. Last time I checked each bottle would be about £205 delivered to me.
You'd honestly be much...
How many sprays are you using? It might be worth going with 1 or 2 initially otherwise you'll overload your senses.
Just wanted to make an update..
I've received all of the funds and the bottles have been ordered for the recent Creed Aventus and Tom Ford Noir de Noir and Tobacco Vanille splits.
Also as my...
Yep its definately Egoiste Concentree. Atleast within Europe.
Nope, There are no outlets in the UK at all for Montale.
You really should try the Amouage Homage and Tribute Attars before making a blind purchase as the recent reformulations aren't that great and its not as good as it used to be.
Are you prepared to clean up after them?
If people spent 5 minutes reading the forum and immediately understood the whole batch situation is blown massively out of proportion (ie there's one bad Aventus batch from back in 2010 and you...
The Aventus bottle that the Perfumed Court have is the 2010 K04 which is the one no one likes.
I can understand the moot point about the marketing but to say the quality is low and then say you've not even bothered to sample them is quite self defeating.
I don't see how anyone who's...
There's no issues at all.
Hmm maybe not...
I think the best ones are:
Harrods Oud Patchouli
I Love NY for Marriage Equality (I don't know why I like it but it just works)
I find the very...
I never thought I'd see the day Spanish launched Nukes.
I've got a number of empty 250ml Creed and Tom Ford decanters (all fully boxed) they're just taking up space so if you want any just pay the postage/shipping costs and you can have them. Preference...
Without doubt its Cypres-Musc.
I don't agree at all, Nice and Interesting shouldn't be mutally exclusive.
The idealogy of something smelling 'nice' is down to the perception of the person smelling it. The vast majority of...
I think its one of the more cheap chemical smelling scents out there, Its very well targeted to a certain demographic (15-25) where its primary function is to be loud and noticable and obvious.
In regard to the Harrods Oud request its not one that I'll be able to split again as they keep elavating the price in Harrods and its now £550 | $870(ish) per bottle which is rediculous.
Such a shame 99% of people only look at the modern Creed releases.
The back catalogue is gold...
Bois de Santal
Selection Verte (vintage is better)
I believe it was Green Irish Tweed, There used to be so many positive topics going into really good detail and it really stood out all those years back, its still one of my all time faves.
How is that a marginal difference? Its a bit like saying I won't drive the 2011 Aston Martin DBS today I'll take the three wheeled Reliant Robin from 1974. They have 'marginal' difference after all...
Shunkoin is basically a higher quality version of Caron pour un Homme, Its got the exact same sickly sweet Play-Doh Lavender opening. I found it a touch too heavy and nauseating.
Birdie I mainly...
I thought the 500 posts rule was negated if the person was a Basenotes Plus member? I'm sure I read that in a previous rule revision.
Going by how warped that bumper is the Porsche doesn't like it.
Please find it added to the split list on page 1! :)
I tried alot of the Loewe lineup last year and was shocked by the lack of quality, Most of the aquatics smell like something you'd clean a pool with.
I only have 20ml (1x20 or 2x10) remaining on the Histoires de Parfums Edition Rare Gold Vici split so if anyone would like to claim it and complete the split please get in touch as...
These left a very bad impression with me...
Amouage Gold Man
Amouage Reflection Man
BN9 Coney Island
BN9 New Haarlem
BN9 Wall Street
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
I received a few samples this morning..
JTC - 40 Knots
JTC - Birdie
JTC - Kind of Blue
JTC - Shunkoin
I'll throw up some impressions in a few days. I had a quick sniff of Birdie which is...
Happy New Year 2013!
I'll be adding some new splits over the coming week, Firstly is the new Edition Rare series from Histoires de Parfums...
Is it obligatory that all people who purchase Creed have to purchase this also?
1861, Kobe, Richwood, Al-Khatt, Zafar I enjoy alot. Whether they are worth the money is as always dependent on what you're budget is.
I think most people would be satisfied with 10-20ml of each as...
Happy Christmas everyone! :)
Tonka Imperiale would be my shout.
1. Back to Black
2. Incense Oud
I had these exact 3 in mind too.
I had exactly the same experience recently with dalvarez11 messing up two splits of mine.
I wouldn't buy a new bottle as its taken a quality hit and the stuff thats now on shelves is really synthetic smelling. Shadow of its former self.
Ive just found 6 official carded Creed Aventus samples (2.5ml) back from 2010 which are considered the ballsy ashy type.
I also have a Perris Monte Carlo sample pack which includes:
Which is your favorite?
Which do you dislike the most?
Terre d'Hermes - I find it a very odd/non pleasurable scent on my skin. Can't say I care for DHI either as the initial hit is...
Its technically more of a 'group buy' than a split but Its a Yes from me as long as its follows the price guideline. Can't really see a problem.
Just a quick update on a few recently completed splits..
The Amouage Opus V bottle arrived with me today and I'll be splitting it for everyone involved tomorrow in preperation for shipping on...
Not even close...
Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée
Nice to know BN9 made a fragrance for The Hulk, Shame he smashed it already.
Would anyone like to join a new Christmas special Puredistance M split? Please find it in list on page 1
I've also added a 2nd bottle of The Different Company Collection Excessive Aurore Nomade...
I think Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie and White Flowers are both very good but the rest don't really hit the quality or construction of the Mens line (particularly the Private Collection and older...
Creed - Windsor
Guerlain - Derby
Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale
Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
Eau de Grotbags
Its not a new thing in perfumery, Jean Paul Gaultier has been doing this for years.
Thats a great slice of luck you have such attentive SA's over there, I'm very happy jealous for of you! ;)
To this date its still the only Creed I've not had the pleasure to try. Enjoy it!
My pleasure Carl, Thank you for joining those splits!
Since we're at the start of a new month I've added some requests and a couple of brand new splits.
People think this does:
The E01 is very balanced, And has the very obvious juicy pineapple note akin to the late 2011's. The earlier batches from 2012 (A01,C01) are a little more masculine/smokey which tends to drift in and...
I don't think you're doing yourself any favours by hyping it as some kind of miracle batch, The 2012 E01 is easily as good by comparison.
Korrigan is less harmless than it looks. This caramel wood is no perfume from...
The time they supplied them to me was via mail order. If you want to try them the phone number is: 02077 301234 (extension 3594 or 3021)
I think they've ruined both of these through reformulation, Only get the old bottles if you can as the difference is massive.
Put it this way, I must have ordered 50-60 times from the Ford counter at Harrods over the years and only once did they offer me the official atomiser to go alongside.
You've got more chance of...
Still my favourite from the line.