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  1. Thread: AllBeauty.com [UK]

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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    OMG!!

    You're right and most of the popular ones have gone up by 40-60%!!! That's not fair and I certainly won't be using them in the future. Vote with your feet people.
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    Re: New from Acqua di Parma: Colonia Club

    I'd like to know too - AdP fan here :)

    Thanks for the heads up OP!
  3. Thread: Leather scent

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    Re: Leather scent

    Knize Ten isn't a bad suggestion but for me the absolute favourite leather of all time is Chanel Antaeus. Most recent formulation is superb.
  4. Thread: AllBeauty.com [UK]

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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    I noticed that too. They've done this before then re-stocked just before Christmas (say mid to late Autumn). I would email them and see what they come up with.
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    Re: Timbuktu hmmm Egoiste ?

    Trying to understand how the OP might be making this connection...

    Both scents could be classed as orientals, but otherwise have very little similarities between them. Timbuktu is mostly vetiver...
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    Re: FIRST IN FRAGRANCE response

    LOL, just thinking if Royal Mail had delivered/carried these items! It would have had the political correctness Health & Safety goons having heart attacks - matches? perfume?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Of course!
  8. Escentual.com 25% off fragrance until Friday @ 4.30pm UK time

    In case you were not aware, Escentual.com are doing 25% off fragrance until 4.30PM on Friday 19th June 2015 in time for Father's Day.

    Use code DAD25
  9. Thread: AllBeauty.com [UK]

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    Re: AllBeauty.com [UK]

    Interesting - I thought they were just an online company too.



    Thanks for this - seems like a company worth checking out. I was going to go to Essenza Nobile in Germany, but it seems Nose.fr...
  10. Re: How do I post package with twenty 10ml bottles of perfume in from UK to any country in Europe?

    I couldn't have phrased this better myself, Emoe! I think we are scared to help businesses out at all in the UK; we only about how to ruin them.

    OP, you would struggle (IMHO) to post twenty at a...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I think it is... If I'm not mistaken, I saw Aventus bottles with that type of sprayer only this week in a House of Fraser department store in London.
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain for a woman?

    The perfume seems to be the one I tend to smell most in my part of the world and yes it does seem very popular among women surprisingly. It's totally unisex in my opinion - anyone can pull it off.
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    Re: Frederic Malle with low price

    OP, to answer your question I think it's worth having a look on the Bay as well.

    I don't normally look for perfume there, but I did have a look a few times and managed to get a bargain on FM...
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    Re: Frederic Malle with low price

    I was going to say, it's not a bad price given that the discounters in the UK have now gone bonkers with Aventus prices too...



    Really? Do tell us!! :D
  15. Thread: Summer suggestion

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    Re: Summer suggestion

    I would throw a spanner in the works (or this thread?) and suggest Acqua di Parma. To be hoenst any AdP is a good choice. In my opinion AdP = summer.
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    Re: Would love to have some suggestions!

    1. For Noir de Noir you could probably do better by looking at Chanel Egoiste (for a dirtier rose), Portrait of a Lady (if you can get hold of the older formulation), or check out Czech & Speake's...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th June 2015

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    Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Colonia Essenza

    Well, surprisingly yes. Colonia original is one of the few citruses that is ultra-long lasting on my skin. I can even detect the woody base notes quite strongly on my skin and clothes for several...
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Colonia Essenza

    I have honestly had a really hard time choosing between these two - but nonetheless a topic that is long overdue for discussion!

    For me, Colonia original is the benchmark citrus scent. It's like...
  20. Re: Spicy designer fragrances what are your favorites?

    Aramis Havana for me too by a fragrant mile!
  21. Thread: Best Ginger?

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    Re: Best Ginger?

    I could have easily said Ginger Spice (Geri Haliwell), but I have an even more controversial one:

    - It's not marketed as a ginger scent per se, but has a wonderful ginger note.

    The scent?
    ...
  22. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    Yes I have a year or two ago (it hasn't changed since has it?).

    I didn't like it and thought they'd truly ruined what once was a superb scent.
  23. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    Another one for Rive Gauche in the "vintage" tin can edition.

    There is something about this scent that makes it hard to let go of. And it lasts forever.
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    Re: Odeur de Champignon

    This thread is being locked while we investigate some recent posts.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th June 2015

    YSL Rive Gauche for me
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    Re: Some questions for No 5 experts ...

    I understand what you mean. I got the extrait parfum for my wife last Christmas and she loves it - we both think it is a soapy/floral, jsut as you described it. Any more than a dab of this stuff and...
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    Re: What makes a fragrance 'aromatic'?

    This is an interesting discussion and one that had crossed my mind before, but to no satisfactory conclusion. Thanks to the OP for startign the thread.

    I've seen scents described with this word...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    With a special offer a bit hard to resist, guess what I picked up this week on top of Antaeus?

    Of course, it had to be Egoiste!!
    http://youtu.be/2JSRXtH3wRk
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

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    Re: What's your favourite aftershave?

    Favourite 'aftershave' for me would be a combination of Baxter of California After Shave Balm and Razor Burn Relief Ultra by Lab Series. Both very good and very moisturising ASBs.
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    Re: Alternative Summer Scents

    Probably don't get much love here these days, but I suggest:

    - Rive Gauche by YSL (the original one in the tin can)
    - Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa (wonderful Mediterranean herbs, along with...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

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    Finally got hold of a large bottle.
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ambre 114 last night. Got my sample finally.
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit vs HDP Ambre 114

    I tried both for the first time yesterday (and yes, I now have a sample of Ambre 114 having been trying to get hold of this for ages!).

    I agree with dougczar - the Dior is more ambergris, whereas...
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    Re: Men fragrance with strong frankincense

    Interlude by Amouage and also Sahara Noir are some great suggestions.

    My other favourites are Jovoy's La Liturgie des Heures and Diptyque's L'Eau Trois. Actually Diptyque's Eau Duelle isn't bad...
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    So what's the verdict guys, has the EdP replaced the EdT Concentree?
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    Re: Chanel no 5 question

    Hmm it's probably not allowing new users to post url's - send it on to me and I can update your post with it, seen as it is quite relevant to the thread.

    EDIT: here's the link:...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    One fragrance that is worth smelling or purchasing if you are new to sandalwood is the latest edition of Crabtree & Evelyn's Indian Sandalwood scent. Very creamy sandalwood scent with very little on...
  39. Thread: On Musc Ravageur

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    Re: On Musc Ravageur

    I couldn't personally get to love this one no matter how many times I tried it.

    Got a sample (among others) on a card and stuck it in my sock drawer. It's not bad but just can't see myself wearing...
  40. Thread: On Musc Ravageur

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    Re: On Musc Ravageur

    Hmmm.... I've had similar issues with MR so I am going to check this one out. It seems they have a distributor/rep here in the UK.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    C&S No. 88 ..... but I can still smell the one spray of Portrait of a Lady that I put on more than 18 hours ago!!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    I've been looking to try the range at some point but I am not aware of a bricks and mortar store in the UK that stocks the range.

    Any ideas Jack?

    I would love to try Ambre 114 at the very least.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th May 2015

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    Re: changing wardrobe icon

    Grant, your wardrobe icon is showing as an Aventus bottle, but it doesn't say what batch number it is. Surely, that's a bug, right?
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    Re: SOTD now shows in forum posts

    I like it too - well done Grant! Good work as usual :)
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

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    My finger just clicked over that button called 'Add to Basket'. The rest was like a zombie ritual right through to entering my card details.
    Can't wait to receive this one. Have already got...
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    Re: Dubious Bottle from Fragrancenet............

    We will lock this thread right away so that we can learn to be a bit more civilised.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Gardenia is also worth a visit. Very nice floral.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    Bois des Iles for me from the exclusives. However, from Chanel overall it's Antaeus without a doubt :)
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    Re: Celebrities favourite fragrances

    There's a website called the Celebrity Fragrance Guide (Google it) which is quite comprehensive and comprised of magazine articles and newspaper columns. Worth a visit.
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    Re: Would I get in trouble

    That's always a good strategy - NOT!

    If everyone did this sort of thing and tried to get around the rules, we would end up with anarchy. The swap place (marketplace) and the non-fragrance boards...
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    Re: Difference between Perfume & Cologne?

    Not sure why this thread is in the shopping section, so will move it.
  54. Thread: Back up Bottles.

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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Wow, that is some serious hard-core backup strategy!

    I've only hoarded Rive Gauche. Two 125ml bottles in tin can version. Almost finished one can so that was a good investment. Prices now have...
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    Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    Thanks francolino. I thought it was the opposite way around so now I'm really lost.

    A local store has both testers out. The silver coloured one is awful whereas the black one is luscious. I've...
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    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    I'm inclined to go for a new bottle too - I really like how they've managed to combine the leather/castoreum/beeswax notes together.
    I presume in order to get a most recent bottle I ought to get it...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

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  58. Thread: Fallen out of love

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    Re: Fallen out of love

    That's one that I have also fallen out with. Had my partial bottle since last year and once gone I won't be buying again. Too much musk and maybe too fresh for the climate here.
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Egoiste - though on the fence about this one
    C&S Oxford & Cambridge
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    Re: Anyone buys Amouage from FragranceNet.com?

    I'm waiting for my first Amouage from them to be delivered. I have also ordered Creeds from them before without any issues.
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    Wow, thought no one else except me wore Epic in the UK? :rolleyesold:

    That is quite unusual - no one in my immediate friends circle wears Amouage here in the UK. Only one Iranian colleague told me...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I can pick up Angel too. Guerlain Vetiver is another one, put I tend to pick that up on ladies quite a bit.

    A few days ago I smelt Egoiste on a man in the same bus as me. As he got on I instantly...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy Vanilla

    Diptyque Eau Duelle parfum would be my choice. Not sure if that fits in the 'boozy' category but a superb vanilla by a mile.
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    Re: Any idea when Creed Windsor is being rereleased?

    Hmmmm anyone know if this is being released worldwide or is it restricted to certain locations?

    I agree it would make sense if it were sold in smaller sizes - is anyone doing a split here in the...
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    Re: My Terre d' Hermes edp "set" :)

    I think they are exclusive to Hermes boutiques if I'm not mistaken. Saw them in France a couple of years ago. Yes, they are refillable. Wouldn't mind one myself either :)
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    Re: Amouage, Serge Lutens and Tom Ford

    Clear favourite for me would have to be Amouage.

    Love Epic Man and Homage Attar, of what I have left of that is...!!
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    Re: Nasomatto UK stock?

    Liberty is good if you buy from them in store, but in my experience not online. They always charge for P&P and it's not a reasonable charge. That said, they pack fragrances quite well (I last ordered...
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    Re: My Terre d' Hermes edp "set" :)

    I like the parfum as well as I think the EdT has been completely ruined by reformulations over the past few years.

    The leather atomiser is superb I think and much better than the cheaper materials...
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    And here's the equivalent ad for Antaeus:


    http://youtu.be/m8BHPn0uW5g
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    Re: Just purchased Millesime Imerial

    I'll never be without MI for the summer months. For me it is what summer smells like - I have been a fan of it since 2012 and it has served me well both on holiday in very warm climates and at home...
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    Fantastic ad! Think I'm enabled for a new bottle now too :)

    What is it with Chanel and their adverts? From a young age I used to look forward to the No 5 ad campaign every year at Christmas.


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    Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    Interesting thought. I'll have to check this out...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th May 2015

    C&S No. 88 from this rather watered-down new formulation bottle... :(


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  74. Re: How about Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Fragrances ?

    You've already got quite a few good recommendations. My 'must tries' from this house are:

    Eau Des Iles
    Route Du Vetiver
    Santal Noble
  75. Thread: Summer Leather?

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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Try a spritz of Epic Man by Amouage or even Chanel Antaeus, applied lightly. I find both work really well in the heat - not that we have very warm summers here in the UK. I have certainly tried both...
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    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    There are rumours on other forums and blogs that there has been an 'improved' reformulation of Antaeus in recent years, perhaps around 2013.

    Can anyone vouch for this?

    I've noticed from several...
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    Re: The Amouage Experiment

    Well I ordered my replacement bottle of Epic Man from FragranceNet. Let's see what I end up with... It's the one without a box. I hope they have the non magnetic version available. I already have the...
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    Re: Czech & Speake No. 88

    I've only just finished my recent sample. I will crack open my new bottle at the weekend and will report back. It's in the rectangular box packaging as I guess are most of the new formulations by...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

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    Starting off May with TdH parfum - an old favourite.
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    I wouldn't think Essenza was reformulated. I tried it recently in a well-known shop and it seemed the same. That said, maybe I should try it on my skin to double check...
  81. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    "Non au mariage" by George Clooney
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Oh no, not anotehr one!!!

    Colonia is such a simple scent, I find it hard to believe there is anything offensive in it!
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    Re: Fragrances for hot and humid / tropical weather?

    Cacio - that's a very good summary there.

    I would say to the OP you can do a bit better than Issey, although it isn't half bad. Have you tried aquatics or sea scents like Sel Marin or Millesime...
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    Re: Czech & Speake No. 88

    It took me ages to like the scent enough for me to wear it. Didn't think it was anything special other than "loud". But they've tamed it down waaaaayyyy too much now but at least it is more wearable...
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    Re: Czech & Speake No. 88

    The odler stuff if I recall correctly lasted a good week on me and on clothes - and that was after washing them.
    The current stuff is just too weak to even last on my clothes. It completely vanishes...
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    Czech & Speake No. 88

    Any Czech & Speake No. 88 fans here?

    I tried this one probably about a decade ago and remember how strong it smelt. I think I gave a sample to a relative who agreed and loved the smell.

    More...
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    Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody using them regularly?

    Stay well away from canned goo is my advice. Best shave for your face is a badger brush and a quality shaving cream or soap.
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    Re: The Different Company - UK sales?

    Not necesarily related to TDC, but the sales staff at Harvey Nichs (and Selfridges mind you) are the least helpful that I have ever met... They haven't a clue about perfumes or notes in perfumes.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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  91. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    If citrus/fresh is the genre that you are hunting out, why not give Geranium Pour Monsieur a try? It's packed full of mint and geranium. I get a real fresh vibe from it.

    Also, Sel Marin by Heeley...
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    Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Millesime Imperial and GIT both finished recently and replaced with newbottles right away.

    I will soon also be finishing:

    Amouage epic Man
    Geranium Pour Monsieur
    YSL Rive Gauche vintage
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

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    Diptyque Eau Duelle (Parfum)
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    Re: What would be your Next Purchase?

    Currently I have two on my wishlist:

    - Eau Duelle parfum by Diptyque. Really love this vanilla and incense scent. It lasts four hours on my skin at best but at least a week on clothes. I am...
  95. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    I have seriously struggled to like anything from this brand let alone think they had anything ground-breaking. That said, you did ask for the best from this brand, so I would say:

    - Italian...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Millesime Imperial

    Good morning sunshine!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Some expert advice please gents.

    Good to have you here.

    The summer heat of Cyprus is no stranger to me and these have worked in the past for me quite well:

    - Acqua di Parma (just about anything from this brand works) -...
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    Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody using them regularly?

    With Palmolive sticks being had here for pennies, it's a great value way of getting a good lather whilst travelling. I have one stashed in my wash bag for when I go abroad. No complaints thus far....
  100. Thread: Vanilla Niche

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    Re: Vanilla Niche

    Diptyque Eau Duelle for me too. Lovely scent.

    I have never managed to get along with Musc Ravageur. People rave about it but for me it just never worked. Don't know why.
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