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    Re: Watermelon fragrance recommendations?

    Take a sniff of the relatively inexpensive and less popular Ralph Lauren Blue EdT for men. Very fresh and fruity and in fact suitable for all year round use.
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    Re: Watermelon fragrance recommendations?

    I find it a wonderful scent. If you like the original, try the Profumo flanker as well - you may end up liking it more. Not sure I get that much melon in the Profumo but I do see it in a different...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Ah cheers for that. Very useful having them all listed in one post!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    This is the first reformulated batch following the latest (2019) reform, right?
    Can any of the experts help rejig my memory?
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    It’s the battle of the greens for me: pre-2016 GIT easily, Original Vetiver and Selection Verte being the others.
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    Re: Chanel AHS but better?

    Have you considered something like MFK’s Amyris Homme? It’s superb in EdT form or for something really extreme, try the newest Extrait version.
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

    Bump - price reductions
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    My thoughts exactly. If I canít smell it, I find it hard to justify the cost...
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    Nope current. Surprisingly I prefer current to vintage for this one. Current is less powdery which I canít stand.
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    Yikes almost forgot. Replaced Terre díHermes Parfum recently as well.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I can understand this. Aventus has behaved on and off like this since the first batch way back in 2010 (yikes has it really been ten years?).

    The weird thing is I sprayed it on my wife and it has...
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    Good point about the lavender!

    As for Lumiere, I haven't had such comments at all. In fact unusual as it is, this one comes across as a spicy scent more than anything. The rose is almost like a...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I received a sample of 19S01 today.

    The opening is good but it disappears a few minutes after spraying. I will give it several more wears before concluding.
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    Re: The last bottle you finished

    About to finish a 100ml of Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT - already have another standing by!
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    Re: Bought a vintage tester of D&G Pour Homme today

    Merging this thread with the other duplicate thread - that way no posts will be lost.
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    I’ve seen the similar posts comparing Rive Gauche to Azzaro. But I have to say, other than both of them being bang in the fougere territory, I don’t see the similarities. Azzaro leans slightly bitter...
  17. Thread: Summer signature

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    Re: Summer signature

    Also like the Diptyque hednic, but I have to say I prefer it in cooler weather. It’s sweet and quite strong as well.
  18. Thread: Summer signature

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    Re: Summer signature

    Recently got a sample of Sel Marin - I had tried it many years ago - but this is a recent sample. And I have to say I am not impressed!!
  19. Thread: Summer signature

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    Re: Summer signature

    Another one I should probably take more seriously - being a JCE creation, it is something I should like very much.
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    Re: Summer signature

    From the OP’s list, Aventus would be my choice as well.



    Have often heard of this combo so I am going to try it!
  21. Thread: Baccarat Rouge 540

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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540

    I have the same sort of feelings towards it as per the OP. I didn’t like it at first but eventually ended up with a bottle. My wife is bonkers over this as are several ladies that I know that smelled...
  22. Re: Anyone know when Caron will start distributing their fragrances again within new restrictions?

    Impact is available but is now sold as Caron PuH Parfum (or was it EdP?). It comes in a 75ml bottle but as far as I know is still being produced.
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    Re: Rogue Fougere LíAube just wow!

    It’s easily my favourite from the entire line, but I just don’t like the dry down. The opening I agree is similar to GIT (perhaps better than GIT I might say) but the dry down just doesn’t match up...
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    Re: ďUnsecureĒ notice on forums, pages not loading

    Changed it for you
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    Re: Fragrancenet updated 37% off code

    I tried a test order with FN a few weeks ago and there was no option to deliver to the UK, so I’m guessing they stopped? If anyone can confirm that would be great.
  26. Thread: Amex offers

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    Re: Amex offers

    If only they’d have such offers on the UK cards...!
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    Thanks. Looks like I have to do some research. This scent has been recommended far too many times to ignore.
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    Interesting. Are you referring to a current bottle or something vintage?
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    This. 2015 and before, this scent was absolutely wonderful. Nice verbena and lemon opening with a distinct violet heart. The transition to the base was one of the best effects ever created in...
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    I have French Lover and itís the nearest thing that I have to this type of scent. But I do feel itís not quite as wet as the OP describes.

    I see the connection with GIT but this scent really has...
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    Re: Citrus fresh niche vetiver

    Creed Original Vetiver is what youíre looking for. Wonderful in hot, humid weather.
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    Re: A thread is stuck and won't update

    If any members notice similar issues with any other threads, please can they post a link to the thread here along with a brief description (i.e. the page number that the thread is getting stuck,...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Another compliment from the wife this time wearing Musc Ravageur in the new formulation. Pleased at this as I had considered getting rid of my bottle. She said it smelled “absolutely lovely” and...
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    Re: Anyone Have Experience with SELFRIDGES & CO.?

    They were advertising a code for free delivery on their website last time I looked. Not sure if this is for international deliveries too.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got quite an unexpected compliment from the wife on just two sprays of Lumiere Noir. Literally back to back comments on how nice it is. Apparently it smells good on me and one I tend to wear in...
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    Re: Question about notes ratio

    Have moved the thread to DIY but as you have a similar thread there, I will be locking this one.
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    Re: Smell like.... A new car?

    Whatís wrong with Hermes Bel Ami? Nearest thing to a signature scent for me.
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    Re: I bought Tom Ford for men today!

    If youíre looking for a fragrance with ginger in the top so that you can compare, take a look at Original Vetiver. Itís got quite a hefty amount in the opening.

    As for the base of TFfM itís mostly...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled Chanel AHS - some version of it - on some and I felt a bit sick.

    Prefer Amyris by MFK for my tonka bean kick any day. They are different and the Chanel is just one I cannot stomach.
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    Re: I bought Tom Ford for men today!

    It does last if you go easy on the trigger.
  41. Do Liberty London give samples with online purchases?

    Sadly I think they donít. Bought a few things from them and donít remember receiving anything. You are more likely to get samples from them by ordering from the (physical) store.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelling a lot of Joop lately but also caught a whiff of Acqu Di Gio which was quite a change to all the usual more modern stuff.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage vs Boucheron Pour Homme EDP

    +100 on this.

    Seven sprays is way too much and going with any more than that is just going to give you more anosmia. Go with less sprays and in areas further away from your nose - that means no...
  44. Harrods no longer using Border Free as Partner in shipping to US through DHL!

    If buying from Harrods is a viable option in terms of price and variety, then their loyalty programme is worth signing up to as well. You get the 10% off weekends and money off vouchers at the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow! Some really awesome classics there.
    I sincerely hope the wardrobe is fixed firmly on that wall!
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    Re: Why do you love the funk/skank/barn/dirt?

    I find Gentleman surprisingly clean and dressed up. Wouldnít have thought this as dirty. Maybe itís the patchouli that comes across like that to some but ultimately itís a spicy, leathery, woody...
  47. Re: Latest Release by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Taking back my previous comments.
    I wore both BR540 and the Amyris Extrait and I think I love the Amyris more than the BR540. Donít know if itís because of the changing season but Amyris is now one...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Another one for SV. Very under-rated and a joy to wear anytime.
  49. Re: I have £100 to buy a fragrance today - what should I get?

    Good options for you at John Lewis, especially if you go online or visit one of the larger stores (e.g. Oxford Street). I would choose something from Frederic Malle or Maison Francis Kurkdjian which...
  50. Re: I have £100 to buy a fragrance today - what should I get?

    Sadly not sold at the said retailer... but a good scent nonetheless
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    Re: Acqua di Parma launch hair collection for men

    Great. Now all we need is some hair :P
  52. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    No matter how many times I try it, I seem to end up concluding that the base is too similar to Jovan Sex Appeal, Tom Ford's own Noir and Eau Lente by Diptyque.

    The opening does have a lot of...
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    Re: Your pick for a warm and spicy niche fragrance

    +1 on Egoiste and Musc Ravageur. Between them, these are among the best in terms of warm spices.

    Do also try Spezie by Villoresi.
  54. Re: Latest Release by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    I have a bottle since before Christmas.

    It is indeed close to BR540 owing to the slight sweetness (more than the EdT - this is the added vanilla I think?). Some note is in there that I can't...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Totally random compliment from my wife on Eucris Eau de Parfum by Geo Trumper. One tiny spray from the official 50ml bottle which is way more than enough.
  56. Thread: New advertising

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    Re: New advertising is terrible

    That's odd; I thought BN Plus members didn't get adverts.... :undecided:
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    Smelled on the Street

    I think Iím getting a whiff of Joop! Homme. Not the best really but makes a difference from all the Sauvage here
  58. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Have to say the deep dry down is better than the opening.

    Also has anyone realised that this is a good one to layer with? Accidentally tried some on with Dior Sauvage EdT and it works really well!
  59. Re: Twisted Lily CLOSING(?) Sale! 30% off site-wide (excluding sale items).

    Yikes I must have ordered from them a couple of times even though I am not based in the US, let alone in NYC. But this news is indeed... sad and depressing to say the least!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Colonia Essenza today and Terre last week
  61. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I just tried it again and to be honest Iím warming up to it a bit more. The opening is better than the dry down. It is very strong though and the tiniest little dab is more than enough for me....
  62. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I know what you mean and in any case I agree with you. But isnít that the case for the vast majority of fragrances?
  63. Thread: 50th Bday Surprise

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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Lol, sheís definitely a keeper (the wife I mean!).

    And many happy returns!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    <sigh>
    More Sauvage this week...
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    Weird as this may sound, I have to agree with this. Went through several samples as a result but haven't dared get a full bottle for this reason.
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    Re: MFK SAMPLES...... Order and Delivery DHL

    Amen to this. I have used them several times and they are indeed an example to many other brands and companies.

    Got my Lumiere Noir bottle from them towards the end of last year.
  67. Thread: Bel Ami or Eau?

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    Re: Bel Ami or Eau?

    I'd take Bel Ami over almost anything else - it's a wonderful leather scent even in current form.

    Whilst Eau d'Hermes has a nice opening, it is quite hard for me to wear.
  68. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I agree itís distasteful and I am one of those that gets bothered by the note. In TFfM though I have to say itís not too bad. There are worse examples to give but thatís another thread altogether.
  69. Thread: Lapidus Pour Homme

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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    Hmmm I had a bad feeling you might say that. Now I need to try it for sure. I'm just worried it will be a blind buy as there is nowhere I can go to try it...
  70. Thread: Lapidus Pour Homme

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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    That's an interesting comparison. Did you get a vintage or current bottle?
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    Re: How to rate a fragrance five stars on mobile?

    I'm not sure if it is phone-specific. I have this problem when using an iPhone. Just turn your phone to landscape (horizontal) mode and it will work.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Really surprised to get a strong whiff (an overdose actually!) of Indonesian Oud or something very close to it
  73. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I recently tried it - and I mean gave it a proper wearing rather than just a quick spray on skin or a card.

    Have to say Iíve never tried anything so overly powdery in my life. Once again, Tom Ford...
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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    This is a nice suggestion. I voted for Edition Blanche as it's the longest lasting from a bad bunch there.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Really pleased to hear these comments!

    I have nothing against both in current form and think Chanel deserve at least some credit for at least trying to stick to the original aromas.
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    Re: Dried Rose Petals, Spices and Potpourri

    Youíre looking for Lumiere Noir by MFK. I find the rose a bit ďdirtyĒ as in Egoiste and you canít go wrong with it if you like spices as well.
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    Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody Using Them Here?

    I think it's mostly because many members don't tend to discuss wet shaving here as they focus so much on fragrances. That said wet shaving is not a taboo subject here by any means. In fact it's what...
  78. Re: Looking for something that's sexy in a mysterious way

    Definitely +1 on Musc Ravageur. Other similar scents (with or without cinnamon) might include CK Obsession and Villoresi's Spezie.

    There's also a couple from MFK that I quite think of as quite...
  79. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Save some dosh and try Houbigantís Fougere Royale. Much smoother patchouli in it and it lasts just as long.

    Agree with the others on Fate Man. Very elegant spicy-fresh immortelle note. Itís really...
  80. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Really need to get out and try this one. Maybe Iíll get some time off at the weekend to take a sniff or two.
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    Re: UK based bargain alert thread?

    Exactly. Itís why we move all relevant posts to the Discounts and Coupons boards no matter how often members tend to post such threads all over the forum.

    Out of curiosity, do members even know...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Perhaps it's my imagination (most likely)... a whiff of Royal Oud recently.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Thought I caught a whiff of Portrait of a Lady this morning.

    But there was definitely someone wearing an overdose of Sauvage in the office.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Totally unexpected compliment for Caron 3rd Man.

    I was so taken back that I thought the ďwhat are you wearing?Ē line was code for ďyouíve got ketchup all over your topĒ or something like that!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    3rd Man isnít half bad in current form, especially in the dry down. But then again Iíve never tried the vintage...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford 'Ombrť Leather' 2018

    You make some valid points. I thought it was wonderful when I first gave it a go. The floral note (supposedly jasmine but not entirely clear) blended well with the leather aspect.

    But it was too...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I owned this one as well at a time, but had to move it on. That highly synthetic opening was too much for me to have to go through in order to enjoy the dry down.
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I have also liked the brand in the past - original Elite is one I owned and I also tried JF and No 89 in their original forms. I didn’t own those though.



    On the topic of the Bond novels, I...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Seems like itís as popular as Sauvage in some areas. Donít know why as I thought the marketing campaign was far more muted than Diorís
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Whiffs of Ombrť Leather and Sauvage this week
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Hmmm I wonder if it could be that you've toggled the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode? That's the very first button starting from the left on the reply box.

    If you can't see that, can...
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    Moderator Message

    Good idea - I'll lock this thread so that the results aren't affected. Happy to move any posts from here to the new thread if you let me know.
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Hermes' Eau de Hermes is one not to be missed.

    Likewise YSL Kouros (the older the bottle, the more animalic the scent) and MFK's APLS if you are up for a real stinker.
  94. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Hermes Bel Ami (not the 'Vetiver' flanker) has already been suggested and I second that. In fact I love this one too much.

    Also try and get hold of New York Intense by Nicolai. It's a great scent...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Welcome to the group and well done on a great first post.
    You make an interesting point. I bought a bottle as well but ended up moving it on not long after. It's an OK scent but just not worth that...
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    Re: Is Boucheron pour homme (1991) blind buy worthy?

    I love Boucheron but only in the EdT. I did have the EdP and found that I prefer the balance of notes in the EdT. I can appreciate though why the EdP gets so much love. I'll be wearing my EdT a lot...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Bel Ami today
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    Re: Odd Prada Online store return policy

    Did you state that you are returning the product because you suspect it's faulty and not under their "changed my mind" guarantee? Obviously the rules/laws are different in each country but I would...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    I agree the whole policy is a bunch of fairy tales. I have legitimately bought and had scents shipped in to the UK from beyond and the couriers/postal services had no issues whatsoever. However, it's...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    Based in the UK here and I have shipped fragrances out multiple times in recent years (2019 most recently), though without using Royal Mail (i.e. regular post). The other couriers state they don't...
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