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  1. Re: Define the the Early 2000's with a Fragrance

    Le male was everywhere then. It was pretty much all you smelled in the uk across a vast demograph of people and with its original nuclear performance boy did you smell it.
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    Re: best heliotrope mens fragrance?

    Jaipur Homme edp is worth a sniff as I remember that had a lot of heliotrope along with other florals and a heavy dose of cinnamon. Performance was nuclear as well
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    Re: 3 Chanel Samples Came In Today

    I would really like an EDP strength Allure Homme that kept the original formula intact just amped up the concentration as its a great composition but needs to be a bit denser.
  4. Thread: Armaf

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Armaf

    A Fiat is 90% similar to a Ferrari in that they both have four wheels, some seats, an engine and an Italian heritage but that 10% is the difference that makes all the difference and when I see...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thats quite interesting but it could be due to tinting in the glass bottles that cause the difference in shade perceived. Not all bottles are produced using the same sand which can have an effect on...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    6 backup bottles? What the faqat!

    I'm going to have to get a sniff of this as this has me intrigued now.
  7. Re: Already using YSL La Nuit, what similar, yet more daily-friendly, scent should i try?

    CK Euphoria Gold is such a great scent that can be had for pennies.
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    Re: Importance of Body Chemistry & Fragrances

    True but to me anything with an aroma counts as a fragrance and that ISO certainly has plus when comparing its best to keep the variables to a minimum and you can't get less that one note :p
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    Re: I simply must know what it is

    Go and ask a local barber.
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    Re: Importance of Body Chemistry & Fragrances

    Get some ISO e and spray it on five different people and then notice (once your nose starts working again) how you have five different scents.
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    Re: Similar to Fahrenhiet Absolute

    Its quite different in what it does, similar to how the original was a one of one but this time round its got that heavy church vibe thanks to the incense and myrrh so you'd be looking for something...
  12. Re: Is there such thing as a long-lasting fresh perfume?

    What a wonderful smelling scent, will have to track down a sample - thanks.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Batch variations/Is my Viking fake/ZOMG!!!11! check out this Viking killer clone threads in 3...2....
  14. Re: Best creed for going out at night already have aventus

    Aware me to this #freediddy thing please bud.
  15. Re: Dior Homme line with less lipstick/iris accord

    Parfum.
  16. Re: What fragrance or kind of fragrance to interview with?

    Something heavy on castoreum, around 5/6 good sprays of it just to be sure they get the message that you're willing to hammer a beavers ass just to smell good so imagine what you'll do to them if...
  17. Re: [UK] TOAK - Kilian, LADDM, Musc Ravageur, Chez Bond, Reflection Man, Nio, Feve, Aventus/Her, TF,

    Liquid gold is a flanker of Euphoria that used only three notes (black pepper, sandalwood and saffron) and is reputed to be exceedingly niche smelling. It was released a couple of years back as a UAE...
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Independent fragrance houses = Generally compositions created by noses following their whims or passions to bring something unique and interesting to fruition.

    Corporately held fragrance houses ...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    After Guerlain I'm starting to think that 50ml bottles at 75ml prices are the new thing.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Yep the discordance is very jarring, if Creed were creating a fragrance called Silk Road and were to switch the logo to something more appropriate the vivid red/orange colour would work but for...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    The whole design and presetqtuon just look so fake.

    Here's hoping the juice keeps it real.
  22. Re: [UK] Decants - Aventus? MI? VIW? RO? BdP? Enigma? Ore? Kiste? You choose and we'll split.

    Greetings bud, UK shipment only due to the postal regulations.
  23. Re: [UK] TOAK - Kilian, LADDM, Musc Ravageur, Chez Bond, Reflection Man, Nio, Feve, Aventus/Her, TF,

    You've already backed out of one split you were down for without paying before and thus are excluded from joining my splits. After speaking with a mod on this topic he suggested that I offer the...
  24. Re: Given the ARMAF copies, would you still buy Aventus, GIT, Noir de Noir, Terre d'Hermes etc.

    Clone or original is irrelevant to me as I prefer what smells and performs best. When it comes to Aventus however I've sniffed a lot of batches and inhaled a lot of wannabes and can safely say that...
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    This would be a surprising turn of events given the personalities involved but moneyhats appear to be the in thing this season.
  26. Thread: LIDGE new

    by Palmolive
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    Re: LIDGE new

    I wonder if the juice has changed or whether they kept the same formula and offered less at the same RRP to drive up profits?

    Either way that bottle looks very retro yet contemporary and really...
  27. Thread: LIDGE new

    by Palmolive
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    Re: LIDGE new

    That new bottle is oddly appealing, have they changed the size from 75ml to 50ml as well as it does look a bit smaller.
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    Re: Perfume Science: Proof of Relaxation

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3469/3373977480_904af2a5c1.jpg

    Could you turn it down a couple of notches please?
  29. Re: "La Nuit de L'Homme EdT" by YSL: Fragrance Ingredients List (F.I.L.) explained, Tests, Analysis.

    Stop the presses:

    There are clearly three different formulations.

    I repeat Andre said:

    There are clearly three different formulations

    Wowsers, we agree for once but then you had to go...
  30. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    Care to share a review? Some folks say it smells like a parfums de marly offering and you say one million?
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    Re: Perfume Science: Proof of Relaxation

    Could you link up some choice examples please?
  32. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    Have you tried it or not? Your cryptic post could be interpreted either way...
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    Re: Creed Marketing - Bag of Lies

    Two of the greatest things about Creed in one quote :D


    FWIW the human mind is geared for story, its just the way its designed and works hence a compelling narrative will always generate...
  34. Re: New Abercrombie & Fitch AF Endeavor Aventus Clone?

    Price is decent but is this cologne strength?
  35. Re: Anyone find a Bond No. 9 Fragrance they actually "like"?

    The vast majority of the scents I've inhaled from this house haven't left me impressed at all as they felt either generic, rough, unfinished or just downright horrendous. The price point puts me off...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    This sounds really interesting, looking forward to your thoughts on this one.

    Thus far I've tried Al Wisam Day which I feel is actually superior to the Creed offering in many respects as it takes...
  37. Re: [UK] TOAK - Kilian, LADDM, Musc Ravageur, Chez Bond, Reflection Man, Nio, Feve, Aventus/Her, TF,

    There were some stragglers on all the splits but thankfully they are all funded as of now, aside from Aventus where I've just taken an extra allocation myself to get the split completed. Will be...
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    Re: Thoughts on Bond ILNY For Him?

    It's worth that price for sure, just not the overinflated bond rates.
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    Re: Thoughts on Bond ILNY For Him?

    Smells cheap and generic, reminded me of a Gilette deodorant so I was glad that I managed to sniff a sample before arranging a split.
  40. Re: Anything better than Raghba by Lattafa for the price ?

    The Raghba offering is a much better composition than the 24 scent, they are similar yet different. It is exceedingly potent for its pocket money price though but not that versatile so I ended up...
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    UniqueSunny by La Vie and quite wonderful it is as its a stronger dupe of the fleeting yet delicious Clinique Happy. My impressions are here.
  42. Re: Which By Killian Fragrance is the Easiest to Wear?

    Oh man I really enjoy their compositions but the ones I've sampled are the definition of thick and heavy. Intoxicated just wraps you deep, warm and fuzzy scent bubble that is just so great on a cold...
  43. Re: Clinique Happy - Now available in EDT, sort of... (UniqueSunny by La Vie)

    My bottle arrived the other day and as Clinique Happy is truly cologne strength then UniqueSunny is nigh on an EDT.

    I was a bit concerned that the in order to boost the projection/sillage the...
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    Le labo patchouli 24 - whatcha thinking?

    What's the scores on the doors when it comes to this composition, mon frere?
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka

    Nice combination of notes, thanks for the share.
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    Re: Acqua di Gio and its flankers

    Never understood the love Profumo gets compared to Essenza which is in my opinion the formula perfected.
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Eternity for men Intense

    I'd really like to smell a niche interpretation of the original eternity as it was a great fragrance to me then.
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    Re: NEW: Robert Piguet - L'Insomnuit!

    After a couple of wearings I'm inclined to agree, there is a note in here that I just can't get away with. It was tucked away in the mix upon my initial wearing and report as I was carried away by...
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    Re: Best Place UK/Europe to buy decants?

    The amount of times I've had to wait for shipping from these two just cheeses me off. I want my samples now, not when your super slow ass decides to get round to it.

    Also there was a good thread...
  50. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    Take mid 90s juice, add 7/8ths of perfumers alcohol and voila theres your reform.
  51. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    The modern juice of the original smells exactly the same only diluted to about an 1/8th of what it used to be back in the 90s. Composition is identical, performance isn't.
  52. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    The notes look fantastic but 99% of the time these Issey flankers are wiggedy wack


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa92-W-4A0c

    Word to the Daddy Mac (Or was it the Mac Daddy?)
  53. Re: [UK] TOAK - Kilian, LADDM, Musc Ravageur, Chez Bond, Reflection Man, Nio, Feve, Aventus/Her, TF,

    Couple of members haven't responded to their payment requests yet so I may have spare slots for:

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Drop me a PM if you're interested, cheers.
  54. Re: [UK] Escada Magnetism, Creed Aventus 12E01/15Y11

    What have ye?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    As with any juice its how you store it, a lot of folks just don't seem to grasp that basic element and then this risk is transferred to the resellers market. I've seen numerous people own expensive...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Vintage Aventus was generally a lot more complex and the pineapple note made an appearance here and there before the tobaccoey, mossy, smoky ash and patchouli intermingled with the other fruity and...
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    Re: Coconut Recommendations?

    Eternity Now:

    Masculine fragrance Eternity Now For Men is made in collaboration with IFF and contains notes of bitter ginger, coconut water, star anise, star fruit, cedar, patchouli, Moroccan...
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    Re: NEW: Calvin Klein Eternity for men Intense

    Yes, indeed it is. A superb fragrance is that, irrespective from who it came. The fact that it was released by CK however no doubt turns off a few people on this board but its stellar juice.
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    Re: Byredo Pulp Discontinued

    Maybe time to add this to my splits now as I'd always had an inkling to try this at some point, what are your thoughts on the composition and performance? Worth diving in?
  60. Re: Roll on Creed Aventus on Amazon - Worth it?

    You can look at it as a 100 bucks saved compared to the real thing or 8 bucks wasted on something that smells nothing like it. The choice, as they say, is yours.
  61. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Next - Extreme Yellow is an in house cheapie from the clothes people, smells like a teenagers of Valentino Uomo.
  62. Re: [UK] TOAK - by Kilian, LADDM, Musc Ravageur, Chez Bond, Reflection Man, Nio, Aventus/Her, TF, MF

    If people are sitting on the fence on this one as the samples are few and far between I could up the allocations to 5 slots which would drop the price to £40 for 20ml.


    Added Dior - Fève...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Kiste alternative?

    Woohoo, thanks for the link bud.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    the_good_life is a Creed insider - Confirmed :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Kiste alternative?

    Tobacco Blaze was very disappointing to me, glad I got to smell it first as it was so bad even though the notes and concept seemed amazing. I've been after Kiste for a while now and the issue is that...
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    Re: A scent that is comforting during a cold?

    I can respect that </Al voice>

    You should check out Issey Bleue, its very reminiscent of it but in fragrantory form.
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    Re: A scent that is comforting during a cold?

    Vicks Vaporub, crazy silage and beastly projection. Bit popular with the older crowd but its reasonably priced and easy to pick up so may be worth a sniff.
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    Here are the notes for those that haven't been wearing out the F5 key on their keyboard since the rumour dropped:

    TOP
    Bergamot, black currant, pink pepper

    MIDDLE
    Fruity notes, Driftwood,...
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    Re: Why does Fahrenheit smell like gasoline?

    Quite simply the most unique, timeless fragrance ever created. If this legend is to be believed:



    Then I can see it coming about by pure happenstance as its truly a one of one composition that...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Great score on that, could you share the batch code and some pics so I know what to look for as I'm quite sure they changed the layout of the fonts on the bottle during the various reforms and as you...
  71. Re: [UK] TOAK - by Kilian, LADDM, Musc Ravageur, Chez Bond, Reflection Man, Nio, Aventus/Her, TF, MF

    New additions for the season:

    Tauer - L`Air du Desert Marocain 10ml £28
    L`Air du Desert Marocain was made as a lighter version of Andy's previous Le Maroc Pour Elle. One of the most popular in...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    The original is the best when it comes to this scent and the first formulation trumps all in the fresh category as when it dropped there was nothing quite like it and it boomed off your skin...
  73. Re: When did you calm down on blind buying and start taking sampling more seriously?

    I followed a similar path to yours and was compulsively buying around 8 bottles a month for quite a while based on what I'd read online, how the notes seemed, general discussion or sheer whims of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Not worth it at all, out of curiosity how much is 120ml of Aventus in Dubai?
  75. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bond No 9 - Wall Street - This one was a bit of surprise compared to what I expected. Its like walking along a cold ocean front in choppy weather whilst being surrounded by sheets and sheets of...
  76. Poll: Re: SOTD thread should be in "General Fragrance Discussion" board.

    Indeed although I do wonder why the camaraderie only appears to be present and corrected in Estrogenville?
  77. Re: Uniquesunny For Men by La Vie - Anyone inhaled?

    They are apparently distributed in the States as well, hence why I asked as the brand appears to be focused mainly on Eastern Europe and a bit in the USA (apparently via Amazon) but not much comes up.
  78. Re: Uniquesunny For Men by La Vie - Anyone inhaled?

    Tell me about it, but we shall overcome :D



    220113, Melezha str 5/1, office 333, Minsk, Republic of Belarus.

    export@dilis.by

    +375 (17) 266-49-39
  79. Re: Uniquesunny For Men by La Vie - Anyone inhaled?

    Nice one, I've tried emailing the manufacturer and got no response (this was over a month ago), I emailed this company:

    http://www.beautydepot.ru/catalog/Dilis+Parfum/7492/

    And got no response...
  80. Re: Uniquesunny For Men by La Vie - Anyone inhaled?

    Let me know if you manage to track down a bottle so I can paypal you the funds to send me one across :2vrolijk_08: Big fan of Happy but the performance has always been soft and this is supposed to be...
  81. Clinique Happy - Now available in EDT, sort of... (UniqueSunny by La Vie)

    http://en.dilis.fr/i/photo/La_Vie_men/la_vie_uniquesunny_for_men.jpg

    I've tried a zillion different ways of getting this scent ranging from emailing the manufacturer to reaching out to Eastern...
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    Re: reformulated fragrance question

    The fragrance industry is ran by accountants these days and not perfumers leaving most houses (more accurately hollow shells with fancy window dressing) having no talent of their own and relying on...
  83. Re: Quality atomizers to decant into? Read OP before posting.

    I've tested these before and can report they don't leak, have a good spray mech (with a generous 6mm screw attachment to ensure your juice stays where its supposed to) and decent build quality (the...
  84. Thread: Boy Chanel

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Boy Chanel

    Very ho hum and not worthy of a decant, let alone a bottle.
  85. Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    I too had the same feeling based on the ones I'd tried as the Escada offering is so unique in what it does but given the insane prices it goes for today I'd like to find a dupe or at least something...
  86. Re: Anything similar to Escada Magnetism for Men

    Now that is interesting as I was thinking of giving this one a sniff at some point and I do enjoy the grape soda vibe of the Escada fragrance. Whats stunning is that they don't appear to share any...
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    Re: Creed Rose Imperiale

    Please update if you get the chance to smell it as I'm quite interested. Fully agree with your opinion on the composition though as it definitely veers masculine for me and yes that base sounds...
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    Creed Rose Imperiale

    This looks exceedingly amazing aside from the WTF inducing price per ml:

    Creed introduced the new fragrance Rose Imperiale in early August 2016, exclusively at Harrods's Salon de Parfums. This new...
  89. Re: Quality atomizers to decant into? Read OP before posting.

    Boston Round all day every day, especially when sealed with a rubber gasket. The bottle itself is fantastic in terms of keeping the juice where it needs to be.
  90. Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs. Allure Homme vs. Fahrenheit

    The options of this poll are akin to:

    What is your choice between these 3 classics?

    Ice cream vs Sunshine vs Orgasms
  91. Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - Let the raving begin...

    How time flies and tastes change, I gave this a spin recently and was struck by the pungent funk of sweaty cumin that was trying its hardest to hide in between the other notes and pretend it wasn't...
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    Re: Fahrenheit ABSOLUTE help!

    It only has the slightest similarity to the original in the opening after which it does its own thing. I posted a thread about it a while back:
    ...
  93. Re: what determines what's good to wear by season or day/night?

    Q - what determines what's good to wear by season or day/night?

    A - congruency.

    Scent is one of if not the most evocative sense and like anything else that is finely tuned its good at picking...
  94. [UK] Re: [UK] M Micallef - Royal Vintage, E Marinella 100 (Niche Aventus Styled Scents)

    Sold.
  95. Thread: Introduction

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Introduction

    Let me give you a tip that wil really help you in this game:

    Sample, sample, sample.

    Better to have 100 different 1ml samples than one full bottle when getting started and decants are your...
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    Re: Hello from Suffolk

    Run while you still can.
  97. Re: bvlgari aqva amara eau de vs F By Ferragamo Pour Homme

    bvlgari aqva amara Sounds like an interesting scent. Will have to grab a sample as the notes look good plus I e never tried anything from this range.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir de Noir 100 ml worth $110.00?

    Worth every penny, I went on a rose binge a while back and inhaled quite a few of the alleged best and this one came out amongst the slim list of winners.

    Excellent scent, stunning composition...
  99. Re: At which point did you KNOW you had a problem?

    Fantastic replies, many thanks for taking the time to share and I really appreciate your honesty as that was the drive of my post.




    You my friend live up to your screen name. Excellent post,...
  100. Re: [UK] TOAK - by Kilian, Sycomore, Coromandel, Aventus/Her, VIW, MI, Nero Portofino, Bois 1920, MF

    Aventus, Aventus For Her, Sushi Imperiale have all arrived and will be decanted over the weekend to be posted on Monday.

    Despatched
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