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  1. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Just a quick update..

    The By Kilian - Apple Brandy is currently winging it's way from France and should be with me tomorrow so I'll look to split that over the weekend and get it posted for the...
  2. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Just a single spot remaining in both the Apple Brandy and Aventus splits.
  3. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    I've added a few new splits by request:

    1. Aventus

    2. Tom Ford Private Blend- London:

    Rich, elegant and urbane. A tribute to the noble elegance and unconventional spirit of London. This rich...
  4. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    I design everything in Photoshop and then print onto self adhesive HQ glossy photo card.
  5. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Managed to try two of the new Creed Acqua Originale scents today (Asian Green Tea and Vetiver Geranium) and really quite like them. Would anyone be interested if I was to start some new splits for...
  6. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    One spot left in both the Aventus and Oud Wood splits.

    Also I'll be doing a UK split for Amouage Journey Man very soon so if you're interested please send me a message!

    Top Notes : Sichuan...
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    Sticky: Re: Backing out of split deals

    esguerra and twistywizard failed to respond to fund requests for a recently completed split ruining it for the other guys.
  8. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Had two people mess me around on the latest Aventus split so those two spots are available again.
  9. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    ok then I've added a few new splits!

    Just a heads up that Royal Mail have increased the postage costs again so Signed For/Recorded delivery has gone up 15p and Special Delivery has gone up by 20p...
  10. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    Just a heads up I'll be adding some new splits early next week!

    Also there's one spot left on the latest Aventus split if anyone would like to claim it and complete this one, Thanks to the guys...
  11. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    Thanks for the kind words chaps!

    Quick update time, All four bottles for the current splits have been ordered today and should be with me around the middle of next week. When I've got these sent...
  12. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    Sorry for the absence guys I've been very unwell over the last few months. Please accept my apologies.

    I'm out of Hospital now and semi back on track so hopefully I can still keep this back on...
  13. [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o534/Kronuk/ks14_zpsc1c9c859.jpg


    Welcome to my new splits for 2014!

    Unfortunately due to the recent Royal Mail rule change I am now only able offer splits...
  14. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus | Tom Ford - Noir de Noir & Tobacco Vanille [UK only]

    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...
  15. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus | Tom Ford - Noir de Noir & Tobacco Vanille [UK only]

    I have one spare spot available on the last Creed Aventus split as somone has badly let me down at the last minute.
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    Re: Lacoste - Eau De Lacoste L.12.12 Noir

    One hell of a weird notes list:

    Top notes: Watermelon
    Heart notes: Basil, French Lavender
    Base notes: Dark Chocolate
  17. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus | Tom Ford - Noir de Noir & Tobacco Vanille [UK only]

    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!
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    Re: Potent Amber - Better than Ambre Sultan

    ^ 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.
  19. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus | Tom Ford - Noir de Noir & Tobacco Vanille [UK only]

    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?
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    Poll: Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Terre d'Hermes or Dior Homme Intense.
  21. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus [UK only]

    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...
  22. Re: USPS' Perfume Crackdown March 1; No Air/Priority Shipments

    Lets see how you feel when they start destroying parcels of fragrance like whats happening in the UK.
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    Poll: Re: Midnight In Paris vs. The Dreamer vs Body Kouros

    Body Kouros for me, I find MiP to be a truly terrible scent and incredibly cliche.
  24. Amouage Beloved Woman | Mona di Orio Musc and Rose [UK only]

    http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o534/Kronuk/15feb_zpsf21070be.jpg


    1. Amouage Beloved Woman 100ml - Brand NEW sealed £240

    2. Mona di Orio - Les Nombres d'Or Musc - Full bottle and box,...
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    Poll: Re: New Mugler A*Men Pure Shot

    The Nike ad is just as bad...

    http://www.ibelieveinadv.com/commons/nike5.jpg
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    Re: So Creed changed VIW Cap....

    Your batch # indicates to me its the newest one so it looks like they've changed it.

    Do you have a pic?
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    Re: New British Shipping Restrictions

    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...
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    Easily my favourite 'oddball' fragrance.

    http://www.torquato.net/mall/1/pic/it8623900848.jpg

    Vintage or modern formulation its all good stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    Tom Ford - Japon Noir

    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5131/5521701266_7ed4caf4d8.jpg
  30. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    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...
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    Re: Les Senteurs No Longer Shipping Internationally

    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...
  32. Thread: Rose Fragrances

    by Kron
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    Re: Rose Fragrances

    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...
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    Re: Unknown niche vanillas

    Aftelier Vanille Insensee is worth trying just to understand how strangely disgusting it is, Its a very weird scent.
  34. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    You definately can send fragrance within the UK, You just need to jump through a few hoops first.
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    Re: Which bottle comes in the bigger packing?

    Same as Palmbeach, The 50ml Clive Christian private collection bottles come in huge presentation boxes.
  36. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Just found this:

    http://www.royalmail.com/sites/default/files/Royal-Mail-Prohibitions-and-restrictions-domestic-internationa-Jan-2013_2.pdf

    page 32/33

    -Follow these packaging guidelines:...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 11th, 2013

    Feeling a little down so I've gone up with the uplifting..

    MDCI - Invasion Barbare
  38. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Oh jeez.

    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...
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    http://parfumsmdci.free.fr/index.php?language=en&page&id=2
  40. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    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.

    Im going...
  41. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus [UK only]

    For the moment yes.
  42. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    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.
    ...
  43. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus [UK only]

    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...
  44. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    http://www.royalmail.com/termschanges

    Also...

    Dangerous goods – important changes to what you can and cannot send in the post

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Department for Transport...
  45. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    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:

    ID8000,...
  46. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    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....
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    Re: Pure Havane or New Haarlem?

    I much prefer Pure Havane too.
  48. Thread: Creed Royal Water

    by Kron
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    Re: Creed Royal Water Fake check please

    Yep thats 100% right. The newer bottles have a sticker on the front like MI and VIW (both 75ml and 120ml)
    ...
  49. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | Frederic Malle | Memo | Tom Ford

    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...
  50. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | Frederic Malle | Memo | Tom Ford

    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...
  51. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | Frederic Malle | Memo | Tom Ford

    Hi Everyone,

    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...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Febuary 8, 2013

    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
  53. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    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...
  54. Thread: Starting out

    by Kron
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    Re: Starting out

    How many sprays are you using? It might be worth going with 1 or 2 initially otherwise you'll overload your senses.
  55. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | Tom Ford

    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...
  56. Re: Which is rarer.....Egoiste Concentree or Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree ?

    Yep its definately Egoiste Concentree. Atleast within Europe.
  57. Re: CREED Aventus and the misconception behind its longevity: Easy with the sprays!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cKAcxuJ53jY/T8Y9UYwtW3I/AAAAAAAAAHg/3QFJp-ee0k0/s1600/03_broken-record.jpg
  58. Re: Where can you get Montale and Caron perfumes in London?

    Nope, There are no outlets in the UK at all for Montale.
  59. Re: Creed Original Vertiver Vs Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    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.
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    Re: Where to buy Pure havane

    Are you prepared to clean up after them?
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    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...
  62. Re: My Date's Surprising Preference - More Reason For Variety

    The Aventus bottle that the Perfumed Court have is the 2010 K04 which is the one no one likes.
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    Re: Creed is all you Need..

    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...
  64. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | Tom Ford

    There's no issues at all.

    Hmm maybe not...
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    Re: New to Bond No. 9... suggestions?

    I think the best ones are:

    Harrods Oud
    Harrods Oud Patchouli
    I Love NY for Marriage Equality (I don't know why I like it but it just works)
    Silver Factory
    Washington Square

    I find the very...
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    Re: New Paco Rabanne 1 Million Intense

    I never thought I'd see the day Spanish launched Nukes.
  67. Re: What's your favorite male Creed and why is it Aventus?

    Without doubt its Cypres-Musc.
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    Re: Do you agree with this?

    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...
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    Re: basenoters hating on 1 million

    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.
    ...
  70. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    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.
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    Re: Creed Back Catalogue!

    Such a shame 99% of people only look at the modern Creed releases.

    The back catalogue is gold...

    Angelique Encens
    Bois de Santal
    Cypres-Musc
    Selection Verte (vintage is better)
    Vetiver 1948...
  72. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    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.
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    Re: fresco by ilum deam (an aventus clone?)

    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...
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    Re: XerJoff - Join the Club

    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...
  75. Sticky: Re: Splits policy revision 11/9/2012, UPDATE 1/20/13- PLEASE READ

    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.
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    Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Going by how warped that bumper is the Porsche doesn't like it.
  77. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | HdP | Tom Ford

    Please find it added to the split list on page 1! :)

    http://i1146.photobucket.com/albums/o534/Kronuk/abw.jpg
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    Re: Expensive Juice That Smells Like Something Cheap

    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.
  79. Re: New splits for 2013! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | HdP | Tom Ford

    Update time!

    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...
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    Re: Most underrated House

    Heeley
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    Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    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
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    Re: Xerjoff to launch new line: JTC (Join The Club)

    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...
  83. Re: New splits for 2013! Armani/Prive | Clive C | Creed | HdP | Puredistance M | TDC | Tom Ford

    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...

    http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/intl/img/veni.jpg...
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    Re: New Creed Royal Exclusives Custom Edition

    Is it obligatory that all people who purchase Creed have to purchase this also?
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    Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    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...
  86. Re: New splits for 2012! Armani/Prive | Clive C | Creed | Puredistance M | TDC | Tom Ford

    Happy Christmas everyone! :)
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    Re: Name a gourmand better than New Haarlem.

    Tonka Imperiale would be my shout.
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    Re: Whats everyones favorite By Kilian fragrance?

    1. Back to Black
    2. Incense Oud
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    Re: Best oud for summer??

    I had these exact 3 in mind too.
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    Sticky: Re: Backing out of split deals

    I had exactly the same experience recently with dalvarez11 messing up two splits of mine.
  91. Re: After 20 years of disliking Cool Water, I have been converted.

    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.
  92. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    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:

    Ambre Gris...
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    Re: Battle of the fan favorites!

    Which is your favorite?

    Aventus

    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...
  94. Re: New splits for 2012! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Clive C | Creed | N Goodsir | TDC | Tom Ford

    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...
  95. Re: New Fragrance: Bond No. 9 - New York Musk Emerald Swarovski Shooting Star

    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.
  96. Re: New splits for 2012! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Clive C | Creed | N Goodsir | TDC | Tom Ford

    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...
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    Re: Creed -- the great sexual divide

    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...
  98. Re: Which fragrances would you consider 9/10 or even 10/10?

    Creed - Windsor
    Guerlain - Derby
    Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale
    Ormonde Jayne - Ormonde Man
  99. Re: Someone sent me a PM and said I needed something Big Green and Scary ?

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-b3RGdd8qIZo/UIvO-Sk7IJI/AAAAAAAAAeM/ptmENxzedPE/s1600/grotbags.jpg

    Eau de Grotbags
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Its not a new thing in perfumery, Jean Paul Gaultier has been doing this for years.
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