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  1. [CONUS] Re: FS: TF Sahara Noir, Tauer Lonestar Memories, Mancera Roses & Chocolate, Tiziana Terenzi XIX Marc

    Bump. Added Tom Ford - Sahara Noir.
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    Re: Bond No 9 thoughs

    No worries. I enjoyed reading your exchange but was just a bit confused by that last part :).
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    Re: Bond No 9 thoughs

    Thanks for the explanation. I completely agree that the fragrance aesthetic of bond no 9 is quite similar to designer offerings (or Creed to some extent), thus rather banal. In regards to assigning...
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    Re: Bond No 9 thoughs

    I don't really see the connection you're making, claiming it's aesthetic is designer yet it's postmodern. What, if I may ask, criteria are you going by?
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    Re: Bond No 9 thoughs

    Bond No. 9 will always be associated with a bad memory for me. The first time I purchased a 'niche' fragrance was from Bond no. 9 and it was before I even know the existence of niche fragrances. ...
  6. Re: 20% OFF at Parfum1 !! 14 Days Until Valentine's Day Sale!!

    It's a good coupon, but unfortunately they won't give you free shipping as you can't combine coupons and for those of us in NY, we undoubtedly have to pay tax :(.
  7. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Books
    Fountain Pens
    Sunglasses (then again, how many pairs make a collection?)
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.18973.jpg
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    Re: Diptyque 34 boulavard st germain

    Yup, this was my favorite of their offerings. The only other Diptyque I own is Volutes.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    http://www.jlpenha.com/English/images/2014/12/dolce-gabanna-Intenso.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/products/large/8436543920093.jpg

    and

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/visuel-prehome-epice-marine.jpg
  12. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Yup, all good over here, great service this time around it seems.
  13. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    I received mine today as well. But I won't be home to check on it until tomorrow night. I'll try to give an update then.
  14. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Package seems to have been sent. Delivery is for Monday january 12. Looking forward to getting it.
  15. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Received an e-mail: A package was shipped to you on 01/09/2015 via U.S. Postal Service Priority
    2 DAY Mail, Small Flat Rate Box to the following address:

    Trying to track the package produces no...
  16. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Yea, I picked up Cuirelle, but I don't have high hopes for actually getting it :).
  17. Re: Anyone have experience with lilydirect.com?

    I've now ordered three fragrances from Lilydirect in two separate orders. Creed VIW tester, DHI (5oz), and Varvatos Vintage tester. My only issue with the two orders I placed was the packing for...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://scentsofself.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/leau-dhiver.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Try their website: http://www.cybercucina.com/pp/L-Erbolario-Lodi/Meharees-Acqua-Di-Profumo-Eau-De-Parfum-LErbolario-Lodi/572/

    Seems in stock at the moment.



    Thank you :)
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4462.jpg
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Velvet Desert Oud by Dolce & Gabbana

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.18165.jpg
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Yup, and that was also the price I saw when I was there before June of 2014.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Probably from me when I was there last year. When the ruble was around 30-33 to a dollar, it cost 15,000 rubles (or about $455-$500).
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    They do adjust their prices to take inflation into account. There is no MFK store in GUM, it's sold in Articoli, which is owned by Bosco (http://www.bosco.ru/en/articoli/).
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    Re: By Kilian - Smoke for the Soul (2014)

    Where did the 30% off come from, if you don't mind sharing?
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.11411.jpg

    Edit: Two more just showed up.

    Fragrance Republic 03 and 08:

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26141309-9724.jpg
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  27. Re: Fragrance Republic is on sale on Hautelook until Saturday morning

    Welcome! I got 08 and 03 :).
  28. Re: Three New Manceras!! - Wild Leather, Wild Rose Aoud & Amber & Roses!

    Wasn't to my liking but I should have gotten a sample, now that I think about it. Hope you enjoy it though.
  29. Re: Three New Manceras!! - Wild Leather, Wild Rose Aoud & Amber & Roses!

    They had a tester out. But I didn't ask about stock. I'd give them a call tomorrow and see what's available.
  30. Re: Three New Manceras!! - Wild Leather, Wild Rose Aoud & Amber & Roses!

    Tried them all today at MiN NY, only one I enjoyed was Wild Rose Aoud but it was unoriginal, good, but unoriginal.
  31. Re: Lilydirect's got Amouages and Serge Lutens for dirt cheap

    Just got my first order from them today. I ordered a new bottle of Dior Homme Intense and a tester of Varvatos Vintage. The Dior was perfectly fine, but the tester box was beaten up during transit....
  32. Re: Osswald NYC...Doing Things the Right Way

    A highly recommended store. Was just there today and it's a really relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with a nice selection. They don't offer discounts, from what I know, but they at times do...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    http://www.sephora.com/productimages/sku/s1030642-main-Lhero.jpg

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7278/6867555504_95c04149a9_z.jpg

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/65505.jpg
  34. Re: Fragrance Republic is on sale on Hautelook until Saturday morning

    I did receive an e-mail about it. But you can check your 'wallet' when you log into your paypal account and it should have a few offers, if this one is there then it's available to you.
  35. Fragrance Republic is on sale on Hautelook until Saturday morning

    .5oz are $22 each
    2.5oz are $59 each

    Also, for some paypal has a $20 off with a purchase of $100 or more, so I was able to get 2 75ml bottles for $98. They aren't the greatest, but for $49 each,...
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    Re: Four Sesons 20% OFF Fall Sale!!

    I've contemplated a purchase in the past, but after reading all of this, I don't think I'm inclined to give them my business.

    And for those that don't think your experiences matter, they really do...
  37. Re: Name a scent you bought, sold and bought again cause you realized what you had lost....

    Only happened once so far, LIDGE.
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    Once I hit 100+ I started to calm down and really think about what I was getting and whether it was/is worth it. I'll probably always be downsizing here and there as my tastes change, but I've begun...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    The price I quoted was before the recent ruble plunge. Interestingly, Guerlain is priced similarly to the the US, and they are a better deal as there is no sales tax in Russia. The market in Russia...
  40. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Only made two purchases, came out to a little over $500.
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    If you're talking about the 'gum' in the name, it's an acronym for 'Main Universal Store'. There's also a 'TsUM' or 'Central Universal Store'. I tried it when I was in Moscow, it's nice, but it's...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    DHI
    Frapin 1270
    TF TV
    Spicebomb Eau Fraiche
    Spicebomb
  43. Re: Got a 3.4 of Carner barcelona D600 today and...........

    I actually ordered a 50ml bottle of D600 from an Israeli seller on ebay, but I ordered a tester. It was sealed up in so much bubble wrap that you could wrap a full grown human being in it a few...
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    Re: Your Collection.

    Probably around 110 full bottles, ranging from 30ml to 250ml. I've been into this hobby for about two years now, and I'm starting to pull back. There were months that I'd have ten or more...
  45. Re: How long does it take you to finish a bottle of ur signature scent

    Back when I had a 'signature scent', as in using the same scent on a daily basis until the bottle was finished, a 100ml bottle would last anywhere from 1-3 months.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://www.apetogentleman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/christian-dior-homme-ambre-nuit.jpg
  47. Re: Has anyone tried the new "Mahogany Woods" from Bath and Body Works?

    Yea, I got Mahogany Woods in early September when it first came out. It reminded me of Pure Wood when I first tried it, but having tried both today (got another Pure Wood sample with my Pure Coffee...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Just received A*Men Pure Coffee

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.6646.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://www.disneyrollergirl.net/wp-content/uploads/Harrods-Christian-Dior-Gris-Montaigne.jpg
  50. Re: New: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Copper Edition

    As mentioned, Eau Fraiche for Spicebomb means mostly the same thing as the original Spicebomb with some citrus added in to 'brighten' or 'freshen' the overall scent. I have the original but I liked...
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    Re: Vegas trip (shopping)

    When I visited Vegas, about a year and a half ago, I walked away with a bunch of samples, specifically from the Hermes boutique(s), Tom Ford, and Barney's.
  52. Re: Bath & Bodyworks new Men's line: Mahogany Woods, Alpine Suede and Whitewater Rush mini reviews

    Might just be me but Mahogany Woods actually reminded me of A*Men Pure Wood.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Had a very productive vacation in Germany and managed to pick up a few things:

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.28733.jpg

    http://s7d9.scene7.com/is/image/TheBay/3605521991324_main?$PDPLARGE$...
  54. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    It's not controversial, but some are treating it as if they live in an ideal world, while others are happy to take advantage of good fortune.
  55. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    The statement in question did that all on its own. I simply provided some context in addition. The rest of your post contains nothing of worth to address, thanks.
  56. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    I provided one example to show the preposterous nature of a previously made statement. I'm not using it as a template for anyone, simply as an example of the multitude of situations that can be...
  57. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    You paint a black and white picture, as many others here do as well, which I simply don't agree with. Outright theft, greed, dishonesty, and abuse are one matter. A company making a mistake and...
  58. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    So, once more, to be clear, one party will refuse to do business with their customer because of a mistake said party made in the first place? Good luck to that business.
  59. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    I've addressed this when I said that there are two parties to consider here. Unlike your ethics in a vacuum scenario.




    And you can tiptoe around what you said, but it's clear as day. And I...
  60. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    How does one 'fire the customer'? And, more so, how does one 'fire the customer' due to a mistake made originally by the business doing the 'firing'?
  61. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    All you see is the original poster. Take some context into account and maybe the mere words you're seeing will make more sense. I'm advocating for them to do whatever they like, why? Because I...
  62. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    Took words out of context and avoided questions? Sure did.
  63. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    So you are the only one with a right to exercise their agency? Ethics in a vacuum don't mean much.



    Understood, the other person's agency is a higher being's problem. How 'ethical' is...
  64. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    I live in the real world, where ethics in business are little more than a slogan and hardly exercised as companies seek any way they can to earn the most profit in the shortest amount of time. At...
  65. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    It's reality. Business ethics are an oxymoron.
  66. Re: Ordered ONE 75 ml Creed, received TWO bottles. Any advice?

    I don't really see a reason for the making of this thread. If you got a free bottle, keep it and enjoy it. Maybe it's Creed's way of saying 'sorry' for the price increases they just went through. ...
  67. [USA] Re: CONUS Swap - Guerlain SDV, Tiziana Terenzi XIX March, Montale Wood & Spices, and Samples

    Bump.
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    Re: Overstock.com MIP 4.2oz for cheap

    It's EdT and it does come with a cap. I placed my order a while back, the deal has been around for a while now.
  69. Re: A New York story (and a fragrance newbie in The Big Apple)

    Living in NY I've shopped at Barney's at least three times, service was good enough but they were somewhat stingy with samples and their display is definitely sub-par, for both the men's and women's...
  70. Re: Profumi del Forte Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    Bergdorf has it listed online, although back ordered, might want to give them a call and see if they have a tester available at their NYC location.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Received a few days ago:

    http://nightytonight.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/VAAN.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    Picked up a 250ml bottle yesterday of Tobacco Vanille at a Long Island Bloomingdale's here in NY. Asked for an atomizer and for the SA to fill it up with 20ml more of TV. She had the atomizer...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Very nice! Last night I gave in to temptation and picked up a 250ml Flacon of Tobacco Vanille.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1825.jpg
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Reviews

    Looks promising, I'll have to stop by Twisted Lily at some point and give it a try.
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    Re: Imaginary Authors - Reviews

    I recently tried Cape Heartache and I really enjoyed the Pine note in the dry down. That would probably be the first scent I'd get from the line.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    X-Ray Profumo Resurrextion

    http://www.saci-florence.edu/files/image/XRAYpack_bis-20120719-124911.jpg
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi.. Woahh

    If you get lucky enough, every now and then various Creed retailers will do a special in which you buy a 50ml travel atomizer and they'll fill it up with whatever you like for free (some will have...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    I just follow my nose :)
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Christopher Street by Charenton Macerations

    http://www.charentonmacerations.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/BW-Christopher-Street-Bottle_960-580x373.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Wasn't too thrilled with This Weekend by Roads so I exchanged it for D & G Velvet Desert Oud:
    ...
  81. Re: Need help wading through all the YSL L'Homme flankers

    I've got L'Homme and La Nuit, the others I've tried and passed on.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Roads - This Weekend

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.24690.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Thanks :D. Congrats to you, those three look very promising!
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/62002.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Serge Lutens - Un Bois Vanille

    http://www.starstore.ru/images/serge-lutens/serge-lutens_un-bois-vanille_parfumernaya-voda_001015443.jpg_big.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.8282.jpg
    http://thescentualist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Chanel-Egoiste_125ml-700x579.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    http://slimages.macys.com/is/image/MCY/products/4/optimized/281644_fpx.tif?01AD=30EAHHGjksEJEtSKKCnCXGgrChkO2-3mwSmzuK-4lOaJ4PjMh9kbl0A&01RI=E41FFF7DC5867C6&01NA=na&$filterlrg$&wid=370
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Glad I could help :). Hope you enjoy them!
  89. Re: Anyone ever get sent 2 fragrances instead of one?

    Happened once. Ordered one item but two of the same showed up, was only charged for one.
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    I sent in my 'application' weeks ago, and even stopped by recently and mentioned that I hadn't heard back, they said they'd look into it...but nothing so far. That 'membership' just gives you the...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.4493.jpg

    http://olfactoria.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/hdp-1725.jpg

    http://www.libertineparfumerie.com.au/www/683/files/lubin_akkad.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    This one is on my list, along with This Weekend. Might pick it up on Saturday :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Krigler - Established Cognac 66

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.8174.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://akafkaesquelife.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/agonist-the-infidels-refill-bottle.jpg

    http://www.stormfashion.dk/uploads/products/storm/dark-andrea-maack_andrea-maack_perfume_storm_1.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/1/product_assets/C/1/L/D/8/NMC1LD8_mx.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/5/3/2530_4fc784de197f71d89a8cb7146895f476.jpg

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/agonist-isis.jpg
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    Re: Moscow airport - advice please

    I went through Sheremetyevo twice, never purchased anything. Their prices were too high, from what I recall, even without tax.
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    In terms of exclusives, I've tried Apple Brandy and prefer Vodka on the Rocks. Although I enjoy my heavier scents, this one is more fall/summer/spring. Although I'm pretty horrible at breaking down...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    By Kilian - Vodka on the Rocks

    http://vash-aromat.ru/_nw/3/29288656.jpg
  100. Poll: Re: Your favoite Guerlain - L'Art et la Matière?

    Cuir Beluga, followed by TI and SDV.
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