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    Re: Les Nez

    No just card payment. Visa or MasterCard.
    And it wouldnít accept my payment.


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    Re: Les Nez

    I put card details in etc but it said canít process transaction.


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    Les Nez

    Hi, does anyone know if Les Nez is still extant as a company?
    Thereís nothing available in the uk and the website has an uninhabited feel about it and I couldnít order through it.


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  4. Can niche parfumeurs match the old masters in terms of technique & creativity?

    I think that structure and classical skill are a rarity these days and are most usually evident in designer releases which unfortunately suffer from budget restrictions and thus poor materials. ...
  5. Re: Silver Mountain Water "A long overdue overview"

    I really like the smell of this but find it extremely loud to wear. I also smelled it on a rather attractive woman and since then I struggle to find its masculine side.
    It smells amazing though......
  6. Re: Current Formulation Classics Ruined by Cheap Drydowns

    I donít know sartorial very well sorry. I smelled it once when it first came out. But itís fairly recent so probably didnít depend on the sandalwood etc so is much less likely to be significantly...
  7. Re: Current Formulation Classics Ruined by Cheap Drydowns

    Plus the gusto comment is patronising and irritating. Iíve just come back here after a long lay off now I canít be arsed.


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  8. Re: Current Formulation Classics Ruined by Cheap Drydowns

    Penhaligons - 100% true. Why do you say itís not? And on what authority?
    Smell vintage Douro/Portugal and later versions? Just to name one.....
  9. Re: Current Formulation Classics Ruined by Cheap Drydowns

    This is an unforgivable trend. Astute of you to call it out..,

    Pengaligons -(all of them)
    Trumpers (Astor notably) but several.



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    Re: Amouage Arcus

    Thanks very much , however Iím in the uk and I donít think international shipping is possible these days...?
    I should have said - available to the uk. Sorry and thanks for your time. It looks so...
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    Amouage Arcus

    Any amount very much wanted.
    Pls let me know....
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    Re: Is Trumpers Eucris Wearable In 2017?

    Spray is much better for Eucris due to the density. I have splash bottles but use an atomiser and strictly one spray.
    Very nice!


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    Re: Creed Viking.

    Livejazz - re booster - exactly! The formula is very cheap and Jean Kerleo who is one of the greatest ever and creator of PPH (does that acronym still mean anything around here?) had very little to...
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    Re: Creed Viking.

    ZZ - ha! Do you remember back in 2006 or something we had almost identical wardrobes?! Yeah Viking reminds of lots of things but then doesn’t actually smell like them when I check. Hope all is good...
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    Re: Creed Viking.

    Guys thanks for all the welcomes. And apologies to those who don’t want another such thread....but it’s here now and I’m gonna use it. I’ve had a busy week but managed to squeeze in a couple of...
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    Re: Creed Viking.

    Thanks - thought it couldn’t be right.
    Seems to be largely people saying they have t tried it though....
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    Creed Viking.

    Apologies if there already threads on this. I was amazed the board wasnít covered in them.?!
    Its been a really long time since I posted - to those who donít know me - I used to live here 😀. To those...
  18. Re: Adding Lime oil,Peel to Dominica Bay Rum

    Dominica do a lime version!! Or they used to. I have a bottle.
    After much fiddling I've found a lime accord is best constructed from a tiny amount of distilled lime oil , lots of lemon oil and some...
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    Re: Lavender Fragrances These Days....

    Thanks for the replies guys.
    Caldey is a case in point and a bearer of the exact accord of which I speak. It is a completely different fragrance from the one Turin described. Along with Aberdeen....
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    Lavender Fragrances These Days....

    Hello fellows. Long time....
    It seems to me that since the regulations have changed limiting the use of lavender isolates all lavender fragrances have acquired a similar accord at the top (maybe...
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    Amouage Arcus

    Who has some to sell/swap?
    I'm in UK but am interested in all offers.
    Cheers.
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    Re: 5 new from Creed

    What is it with creed Lavender and Scotland???
    There is no lavender industry in scotland

    Royal Scottish Aberdeen nonsense
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    My "medicine water" accord is made from: Black...

    My "medicine water" accord is made from:
    Black Pepper
    Eucalyptus (2 types)
    Lemon
    White thyme
    Rosemary
    Mint abs/tincture
    Menthol crystals
    Lavender
    Touch of vanilla
  24. Eau de Menton. Cheap and excellent lemony...

    Eau de Menton. Cheap and excellent lemony goodness. Check it out....
    Also consider DR Harris freshening cologne. A seriously acidic lemon.
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    There are quite a few miniatures of the original...

    There are quite a few miniatures of the original floating about too.
    It is a truly brilliant frag. One I could easily live with every day for life...
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    They are owned by the same company which has...

    They are owned by the same company which has cheapened penhaligons frags formulae massively.

    It's both stupid, and in my opinion deceitful to take a house (or two) which has built its reputation...
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    Vetiver scents are often axed because they often...

    Vetiver scents are often axed because they often don't sell that well.
    Vetiver scents are often released because they are easy (cheap) to formulate and produce.
  28. It's just habituation. Like how you stop to hear...

    It's just habituation. Like how you stop to hear a ticking clock. Basically you are set up to process changes in the environment so consistent things are ignored to allow attention for other things...
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    Old spice whitewater Eau de Menton

    Old spice whitewater
    Eau de Menton
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    Aquatics have moved from the latest fashionable...

    Aquatics have moved from the latest fashionable thing where Aqua di Gio was literally everywhere you put your nose and become integrated into the body of possibilities. So the age of the aquatic was...
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    Tauer incense extreme

    Tauer incense extreme
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    Re: Need more projection / sillage

    A little water seems to sometimes effect the odour strength a tiny bit at the front end (maybe by slowing evaporation?)
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    R de Capucci

    R de Capucci
  34. Doing your "toilette" means to do your grooming...

    Doing your "toilette" means to do your grooming and preparation for the day. This includes using the "toilet" (English version), washing, shaving, brushing hair etc.
    Eau de toilette is your scented...
  35. I just sprayed some and was reminded also of the...

    I just sprayed some and was reminded also of the agrestic quality. There is a sunny thyme note there right at the beginning.
  36. I have vintage (1980s) aftershave and a modern...

    I have vintage (1980s) aftershave and a modern edt. Much credit goes to Aramis as this is still a really wonderful fragrance.
    Green with aldehydic florals, dry chypre accords and animalics, this...
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    Mint tincture

    Just to say I made a tincture of fresh garden mint leaves - just bought a little pack or two from the supermarket and put in alcohol for a few months.- and I'm
    stunned by how useful it is.
    It has...
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    The formula list for PPH is long and complicated....

    The formula list for PPH is long and complicated. It doesn't closely relate to a note list.
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    I have smelled Jean Kerleo's own effort at...

    I have smelled Jean Kerleo's own effort at reconstruction of PPH which he did in 2011. In his words, there are many many ingredients which cannot be used or are not available anymore. Oakmoss and...
  40. David, Do you have an idea what specifically has...

    David,
    Do you have an idea what specifically has changed? And when? My bottle is about 7-8 years old and doesn't seem a beast (other than some castoreum)
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    Crazy massive musk dry down which smells a bit...

    Crazy massive musk dry down which smells a bit salty. Funny top notes of citrus and oceanic notes. It's all a bit out of balance. I really love it though.
    Unbelievable longevity on the dry down but...
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    Barry is the man. Great to see you here sharing...

    Barry is the man. Great to see you here sharing your knowledge.
    I would cut my foot off for a few ml of that extrait,,,
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    Is there an ingredient list? As I say it looks...

    Is there an ingredient list? As I say it looks like my bottle which is less than 10 years old.
    Is there a reason people think it looks older?
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    It looks very similar to the current/last ten...

    It looks very similar to the current/last ten years bottle to me. Am I missing something?
    What's the stopper made of!
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    Shomouk smells great for about 15 minutes and...

    Shomouk smells great for about 15 minutes and then becomes dominated by an overwhelming and somewhat synthetic smelling musk.
    Tribute smells great but is very powerful and all too easy to overdo....
  46. Great fragrances but sold with cynical lies and...

    Great fragrances but sold with cynical lies and evil marketing - especially out of the us marketing project.
    Gold leaf my arse. Gold coloured plastic more like -I remember peeling it off a bottle...
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    Classic - lime Freshening - lemon Traditional...

    Classic - lime
    Freshening - lemon
    Traditional - orange
    All ok - none top quality. I like the heavy acid in freshening. The musk in all of them is prominent and somewhat cheap.
    I like the green...
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    I love "soap" Gendarme Floris 89 NiŮo ceruti...

    I love "soap"
    Gendarme
    Floris 89
    NiŮo ceruti pour homme (original)
    Trumpers Spanish leather
    Truefitt grafton
    Creed original vetiver
    I'll come back with more when I think of them..
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    I recently bought a bottle of the latest edt and...

    I recently bought a bottle of the latest edt and have say that I think it is absolutely excellent and a definite improvement on the previous formula.
  50. As a veteran with not a great deal of time to...

    As a veteran with not a great deal of time to post/read these days my opinion is that it is still very cool here. Some excellent oldies are still around and there seems to mostly be a decent level of...
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    Polo is sheer genius

    Polo is sheer genius
  52. Ha! Very funny response by Turin. Much of this is...

    Ha! Very funny response by Turin. Much of this is regurgitated from an earlier piece 7 or 8 years ago from the same writer. This is not a straightforward and accurate account of an interview.
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    Profumo.it Cuba Express With natural absolute of...

    Profumo.it Cuba Express
    With natural absolute of rum. Powerful and fantastic
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    Guerlain Heritage - recent formulation EDT. Seems...

    Guerlain Heritage - recent formulation EDT. Seems better than previous one. Really wonderful woodiness.

    Xerjoff modoc - mild vetiver and iris. Brilliant why hasn't anyone thought of this before -...
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    Eau de Hermes - older versions particularly have...

    Eau de Hermes - older versions particularly have lots of civet in a citrus cologne.
  56. Poll: Both are very present scents. Smw seems to cause...

    Both are very present scents. Smw seems to cause very significant olfactory fatigue in lots if people - it's linear and strong with a honking loud high- mid range punch.
    MI seems to baffle because...
  57. He is a top class perfumer and genuinely uses the...

    He is a top class perfumer and genuinely uses the best ingredients available. I know everyone says that but he really does.
    Brilliant stuff.
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    Not huge monetary value I'm afraid. I know all...

    Not huge monetary value I'm afraid.
    I know all except the hypnose. I'm afraid none of these reflect the quality of R or Punjab. Sang Royal is an orange pepper and musk if I recall.

    I don't know...
  59. Trumpers Spanish Leather. Truefitt&Hill Grafton

    Trumpers Spanish Leather.
    Truefitt&Hill Grafton
  60. L'artisan scents have an odd sort of strength, I...

    L'artisan scents have an odd sort of strength, I think. It's not up front but a kind of low level persistent push - more of a tortoise than a hare if you like. You think they are not there but then 6...
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    Thanks for that brilliant info Pluran - and all...

    Thanks for that brilliant info Pluran - and all you guys.
  62. Spend some money on the formulae instead.

    Spend some money on the formulae instead.
  63. Re: Article: IFRA tell 'The Story of Fragrance' in new video

    Its OK, you don't need to watch. I'll summarise:
    The story of fragrances:

    ...good fragrances.......IFRA........bad fragrances all made but a few companies from their own ingredients. The end.
  64. In my opinion Trumpers is far and away the...

    In my opinion Trumpers is far and away the highest quality British house nowadays. Floris have one or two good compositions made from fairly ordinary ingredients and many very obvious and poor ones. ...
  65. Tabarome Millesime wanted please.

    Partial or full - cash or many swap possibilities.
  66. The translation of the French name for limes is...

    The translation of the French name for limes is "green lemons". Not a bad thing to bear in mind when making lime frags in my experience.
  67. Lime (distilled) EO is very powerful and can...

    Lime (distilled) EO is very powerful and can easily overwhelm so dilute it down to somewhere between 1 % and 10% first then you can effectively control the dose.
    I have found that a good usable...
  68. Great stuff. I'm sure you have earned it.......

    Great stuff. I'm sure you have earned it....
    I'll join the chorus pestering for decants ;-)
  69. Re: Creed doesn't seem to have any patchouli based frags

    That is a little odd. I hadn't noticed before...
  70. Send it back to fragrance net saying the juice...

    Send it back to fragrance net saying the juice has gone bad
  71. There have been numerous spelling and grammatical...

    There have been numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes over the years in creeds shoddy packaging. I pointed one out to the official distributor 5 or 6 years ago and he confirmed that all boxes in...
  72. They can control longevity and silage but only by...

    They can control longevity and silage but only by selecting different materials It's to do with the weight of the molecules. Light molecules like citrus evaporate fast - therefore have good fast...
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    I have this. You just screw on the refill bottle....

    I have this. You just screw on the refill bottle. It comes with 2 spare 20ml bottles.
  74. Penhaligons have dropped in quality sharply over...

    Penhaligons have dropped in quality sharply over the last few years. The juice has been squeezed very hard too - in my opinion it is no longer worthy of their name. Very cheap ingredients now.
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    Poll: Truefitt & Hill Grafton Cologne is VERY soapy. ...

    Truefitt & Hill Grafton Cologne is VERY soapy.
    Please try it on you travels.
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    Poll: David, do you do a shield soap? If so, which one?...

    David, do you do a shield soap? If so, which one?
    I have strong memories of the mid-late 70s advertising....
  77. There is just much more knowledge and experience...

    There is just much more knowledge and experience here.
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    You are right of course that skin is different -...

    You are right of course that skin is different - there is absorption and rubbing off. However, that level of epic endurance on paper does suggest some seriously big sticky molecules.
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    Royal Oud has a woody-amber dry down (which is...

    Royal Oud has a woody-amber dry down (which is not oud) which literally lasted over a month on a smelling strip on my coat pocket. It is identical to the dry down note of wood and spice.
    The...
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    Habit Rouge Derby Patou pour Homme Creed Bois...

    Habit Rouge
    Derby
    Patou pour Homme
    Creed Bois de Santal
    R de Capuccu.
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    Poll: I wish I had some extrait. I only have edt and...

    I wish I had some extrait.
    I only have edt and I wear it occasionally - very rarely in fact. But I love to smell it. It turns me into a melancholic romantic.
  82. I loved that old xeryus. I remember clearly when...

    I loved that old xeryus. I remember clearly when they changed it after just a couple of years. Lost loads of balls - just shows that reformulations are not exclusively a modern problem.
  83. R de Capucci Blue Stratos Polo Jules...

    R de Capucci
    Blue Stratos
    Polo
    Jules
    Cacharel pour homme
    Xeryus
    Ricci Club
    Drakkar noir
    Probably more. Can't remember right now.
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    I had exactly the same reaction. Didn't like...

    I had exactly the same reaction. Didn't like these frags before I knew why. Figured out it was the Iso later on.
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    The EDT is a classic men's fougere, of the...

    The EDT is a classic men's fougere, of the slightly cheap variety, which in itself is not a bad thing (love Brut). It has surprisingly low levels of spice for an "opium". The cap lists the notes as...
  86. Myrrh Sandalwood

    Myrrh
    Sandalwood
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    Frankincense help please

    There is a type of frankincense which behaves as a base note - it is rich, balsamic and quite woody in a coniferous way. It supports rose in quite an exquisite way. Can anyone shed any light on what...
  88. It's not big brother. It's corrupt, unaccountable...

    It's not big brother. It's corrupt, unaccountable capitalism. The political power is bought through money and the power comes with a license to print money.
    The people who make the decisions stand...
  89. Re: Frankincense and Myrrh Horrid Smell!

    Myrrh resin, like the oil, is very powerful and can smell nasty and bitter in large doses. If I were blending an incense mixture I would probably use at least ten times the volume of Frankincense as...
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    Ah thanks. The link on the front page had gone...

    Ah thanks. The link on the front page had gone and the search function doesn't doesn't find it.
    Galbanum!!!
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    I notice that this oil is no longer available on...

    I notice that this oil is no longer available on the hermitage site
  92. Habit rouge eau de cologne Vetiver (vintage)...

    Habit rouge eau de cologne
    Vetiver (vintage)
    Derby (all versions)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    L'instant de Guerlain EDP
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    Please see my post on the other Zino thread.

    Please see my post on the other Zino thread.
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    Changes in bottles often do indicate...

    Changes in bottles often do indicate reformulation - frags are made in batches and are matched in smell to reference samples by perfumers. This has to be done on each batch because ingredients vary,...
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    That's a rare one. I remember a basenotes member...

    That's a rare one. I remember a basenotes member called Eluard getting hold of one about 5 years ago and posting some great pictures Haven't seen one since.

    Definitely 100% vintage juice.
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    Neal, C&S actually owned the formula for 88 so...

    Neal, C&S actually owned the formula for 88 so they are very close, you are correct. there is less top notch sandalwood now and the rose oils are not quite what they were. But it is very close. ...
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    I love Cuba. C&S moved manufacture from the...

    I love Cuba.
    C&S moved manufacture from the brilliant Forester of Milan to the uk a few years back (maybe 2005???). This was a cost saving exercise and the formulae while still very good, were...
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    Interesting comments, thanks Chris.

    Interesting comments, thanks Chris.
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    I find it strange how polarising this fragrance...

    I find it strange how polarising this fragrance is. In my experience this is a good fragrance. It is made of good ingredients and has a decent, if not outstanding composition. It has interesting...
  100. Vintage AMOUAGE gold men

    Vintage AMOUAGE gold men
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