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    Re: Plastic vs. glass atomizer?

    There is no problem at all in using plastic, especially for low volumes that will be used quickly or with a few weeks/months. I used to work in the packaging industry and our technician used to swear...
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    Re: scent samples uk dissapeared?

    To be fair, its easily done. I often forget to put my out of office on when going on holiday.
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    Re: Atomizers: roll ons vs. spray

    Spray everytime.
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    Le Labo City Exclusives

    Its that time of year again when all the city exclusives are available world wide, are any of them actually worth paying the premium for over their regular range?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Likewise. I wore it today for work (2/3 blasts from an atomiser) and my work colleagues said it was really strong for the first 2-3 hours.
  6. Re: Creed Carded Samples - International Sales

    Yeah, might give that a go. I was just wondering if anyone knew any other online stores that sold samples other than fragrancenet, fragrancex or beauty encounter.
  7. Re: Creed Carded Samples - International Sales

    Thanks but its some of the rarer ones that I'm looking for such as the Les Royale editions. eBay isnt really an option as people tend to want 4-5 for each one. Fragrancenet etc charge half that...
  8. Creed Carded Samples - International Sales

    I've been using Fragrancenet to order official samples but their range is somewhat limited. Beauty Encounter have a better range but their postage costs are stupid ($25 flat + $3 per item). Does...
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    I prefer Tuscan Leather to Tobacco Vanille to be honest.
  10. Re: Looking for a good atomizer in the UK

    Who does Kron use? There is also this company, not used them and they're quite expensive for what probably costs a couple of in china.

    http://www.essentialatomizer.com/

    I'm currently looking...
  11. Re: Looking for a good atomizer in the UK

    Ampulla do very good quality glass and metal atomizers (the aluminium bottle style)
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    Sorry, I meant from the likes of Urban Retreat Beautique or House of Fraser
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    Re: Tom Ford atomisers

    I asked the sales assistant the last time I bought a 250ml bottle (last week) and she said they're meant to give you one if you ask for it and if they have stock but only from the Tom Ford counters,...
  14. Re: Call me crazy... but.. I prefer Original Santal over Aventus..

    Nothing wrong with that if it works for you. Personally, I think GIT is still the best
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    Re: Buying decants and samples (UK)

    Hi Matt,

    Glad they arrived safely. Without want to be too much of a plug, I'm trying to foster a 'testing club' approach to the site and only intend to add a few each month. I like the idea of...
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    Re: Creed Price Rises in the UK

    Because as I say, I tend to buy the 500ml flacons which are rarely available on the web at discounted price. Theres one on ebay at the minute in italy but the seller hasnt got back to me when I asked...
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    Re: Creed Price Rises in the UK

    Thats true for 120ml and smaller bottles but please show me where I can get a 500ml bottle lower than RRP?
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    Re: Creed Price Rises in the UK

    Really dont see how they can justify them to be honest, certainly not so much so above the rate of inflation.
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    Creed Price Rises in the UK

    I noticed today that Creed have increased their website prices in the UK. A 500ml bottle of Aventus now goes for 495 which is an extra 30 on the previous price and 60 on what they were charging 12...
  20. Re: Obscure Question of the Day - Perfume Sample Strips, what are they made?

    That actually wouldn't surprise me one bit
  21. Re: Obscure Question of the Day - Perfume Sample Strips, what are they made?

    Cool. So it is blotting paper then.
  22. Re: Obscure Question of the Day - Perfume Sample Strips, what are they made?

    Are you sure? I thought it would be an absorbent type of card or blotting paper
  23. Obscure Question of the Day - Perfume Sample Strips, what are they made?

    I'm talking about those strips of card that you spray the perfume on. I picked up a sample from Penhaligons on Friday and I can still smell it. Are they a special type of card or is it just blotting...
  24. Re: Perfumes which smell like BRUT classic but also last long...

    Penhaligons Sartorial is very similar.
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    Re: Glass vs Plastic samples

    For the purpose of samples, PET is perfectly fine and wont taint the liquid it contains. If it was for a collection and likely to sit on a shelf for years I'd use glass.
  26. Dior La Collection Privee - New No Box

    I've noticed a fair few of these appearing on eBay of late. As afar as I'm aware the range hasn't been subjected to fakes so does anyone know where they're all coming from?
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    Re: No decant samples on eBay UK

    Thanks for the custom, it really is appreciated.
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    Re: No decant samples on eBay UK

    eBay had a big clamp down just before christmas and they pulled virtually all the listings, banned a few sellers and warned others. They'll probably recover slowly and I've noticed there are a few...
  29. Re: UK Question - Are Decants Legal ????

    Well, I deal with litigation of a different nature in the UK and increasingly notice the UK going the way of the US though efforts are being made here to try and steer it in a different direction.
  30. Re: UK Question - Are Decants Legal ????

    True and perhaps a bad example to use. Obviously The Perfumed Court et al aren't official distributors and are based on the US but I would have thought if they're legal in the US, due to their...
  31. UK Question - Are Decants Legal ????

    A bit of background to my question..

    I'd been selling decants on ebay for about two years without issue and doing quite well in terms of sales. At this point I was oblivious to ebays previous ban...
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    Re: Sample Service in the UK

    One thing that has come out of my conversations with eBay is that they keep referring to their ban on decants due to 'an EU regulation on the subject'. They refuse to specify which one when pushed....
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    Re: Sample Service in the UK

    I'll definitely bear that in mind.as I'm currently working out the mechanics of if I do it, how will I do it. I've tried using ebid but the traffic there is virtually nothing in comparison to eBay. ...
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    Re: Sample Service in the UK

    I hate eBay with a passion. Not the sellers/buyers on there but the company itself. They're useless, they really are. Its only due to the fact that there's no credible alternative that people still...
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    Re: Sample Service in the UK

    Yes they do. Its an ID8000 label which is what I used. It doesn't ask for the volume but I'd never be doing anything greater than 30ml anyway.
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    Re: Sample Service in the UK

    That is true, The way I worked around it before was by using a cardboard mailing box with the item placed inside between packing foam and inside a resealable bag and the appropriate hazardous...
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    Re: Sample Service in the UK

    I had been selling on ebay for the last 18 months with a good level of success but they recently pulled all my listings. I knew decants/samples were a restricted item but given the amount of sellers,...
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    Sample Service in the UK

    I've been toying with the idea of setting up a samples service in the UK, something along the lines of The Perfumed Court in the US and have to ask the obvious question of why has nobody done it...
  39. Re: Tuscan Leather or Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford

    I own both and for me I prefer Tuscan Leather. I like the occasional raspberry that it puts out.
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    Re: Quick stop in Paris, new Diptique?

    Did they give any indication on how it would be structured?
  41. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    I though the checks were more on outgoing items than incoming? Royal Mail has a duty to comply with the regulations on all outgoing items as it places other carriers at risk. For items coming in to...
  42. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Yes, I've seen the PDF but was interested in the adhesive pre-printed ones. Is that what Royal Mail provide at the PO?
  43. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Does anyone know where you can buy the ID8000 labels from? I had a delivery from Escentual today with one on the back as an adhesive label but I can only find the sample design as the pdf from RM.
  44. Re: Need a New Fragrance - Whats Hot Right Now?

    I bought la Fille de Berlin first. Not quite my cup of tea. The rose is very bright and almost 'turkish delight' in sweetness and scent but it doesnt have the dark edge of say, Noir de Noir. I think...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    You see I've never had a problem with the bottles or the atomisers they use. I find them pretty good and I must have had about 20 bottles over the last few years of different sizes and varieties
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    This.

    They make some very good fragrances, there are some that are middling and there are some which are just a bit poor. I've worked my way through most of the Creed products over the years and...
  47. Re: Need a New Fragrance - Whats Hot Right Now?

    Looks like I'm going to be broke this month as I can see me getting both! Though I may stagger it so as not to be spoiled for choice.
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    Re: Dior Collection Privee in the UK

    I think the Leeds one would be closest to me although a trip to the land of eternal rain isnt out the question. I wish more of the private collections (dior, channel et al) were available to order...
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    Dior Collection Privee in the UK

    Anyone know what stores or websites stock the range, I cant seem to find much info.
  50. Re: Need a New Fragrance - Whats Hot Right Now?

    I cant find anywhere selling Beloved man at the moment, I dont suppose you have a link do you? I do like Lyric and always willing to try a new one. Having said that, I've also been keen to try some...
  51. Need a New Fragrance - Whats Hot Right Now?

    I get paid this week (hurrah!) and so that means a new fragrance for the collection, only I'm not sure what to get. So I was wondering whats the current flavour of the month? Failing that, I'm...
  52. Cheapest Place for L'Artisan in the UK??

    As per the title really. I was wondering if there was anywhere in the UK either phyiscal stores or online that do good deals on L'Artisan stuff? Fancy trying a few of there's and every few pounds...
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    Re: Duty Free at the Reykjavik airport

    I have family living in Iceland and go out there a few times a year. I've never really bothered checking out their duty free section. Must do so next time.
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    Layering Combinations.

    I was talking to a Creed sales rep the other day, just chatting about fragrances and she was telling me how she likes to layer Millesime Imperial with Royal Oud. Now I'm not sure in my mind what that...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I dont even think there is that much of a variance between batches since 2011 either.
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    Re: Collection Cornerstones?

    I did think some of the designer fragrances might be easier but I dont really have much experience with them. The only one I could think of would be Dior Eau Sauvage or maybe some of the Chanel...
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    Collection Cornerstones?

    I was talking to a guy at work today about fragrances (I was wearing Aventus and he asked me about it) and he asked me for some good suggestions for fragrances to form the bedrock of an aspiring...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I'd say 6-8 hours is actually pretty good. How about on skin?
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    Re: Storing your aftershaves/perfumes

    I store mine in the boxes in a dark cupboard away from any heat. There's a lot of debate about the use of mini fridges and the general view is that they're not suitable due to the fact that some...
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    Re: Serge Lutens - Recommendations?

    My Chergui arrived this morning - love it!

    Definately going to try some of the others from the range.
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    Serge Lutens - Recommendations?

    I've just ordered a bottle of Cherqui as it seems to come quite well recommended and the description sounds like its something that would appeal to me. I was just wondering if there were particular...
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    Re: Virgin Island Water

    I've had two or three bottles of VIW from different batches and I've found they're pretty consistent between batches.
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    Re: any fans of creed himalaya?

    Not sure about clothing, its been a while since I last wore it, but on skin I get a couple of hours max
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    I've had several batches of Aventus through the 2011 and 12 batches and with the exception of the C42B11Z01 which IS very pineapple heavy, I've found all the others to be relatively similar. The...
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    Re: Another Aventus question

    Thats all pretty standard for grey market Creeds. It probably was genuine but as described above, the easiest way to check is on the atomizer neck. Creeds are white.
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    Re: any fans of creed himalaya?

    Its a decent enough scent on its own merit and has great longevity for me but for my money, silver mountain water is the better of the two but its longevity is poor.
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    Re: Change in eBay policy?

    I am beginning to wonder if one of the other people selling decants hasn't made a spurious complain against me as nobody else seems to have been affected either on ebay.com or ebay.co.uk. I had...
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    Re: Iso E Super in the UK?

    Hi Chris. Thanks for that, just let me know how to send payment.

    I deal with various solvents and chemicals in my day job so have a decent grounding.
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    Re: Iso E Super in the UK?

    Thanks! If my maths is correct though that works out dearer than buying from PA. PA will sell 250ml for 23.75 including shipping. Assuming 1ml = 1g it would be about 42.50+ postage.
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    Iso E Super in the UK?

    Does anyone know of a supplier in the UK that's cheaper than shipping it over from PA? For that matter, are there any decent ingredient suppliers in the UK at all? I'd like to have a go at making my...
  71. Re: Fragrancenet.com - VAT Tax for UK shipping !! Disaster

    Well, I had a bottle of Neroli Sauvage shipped over from Fragrancenet by DHL in August and was presented with a customs bill on delivery. I've not paid it yet and dare say I'm not the only which...
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    I've had a few different batches of Aventus now and I dont think there is a 'bad' batch, just different batches. The 2011 batches seemed to have more prominent opening notes of the pineapple whereas...
  73. Tried a sample of this today. Pleasantly...

    Tried a sample of this today. Pleasantly surprised.
  74. Re: Fragrancenet.com - VAT Tax for UK shipping !! Disaster

    I dare say DHL and the like have pressured them in to doing so. At the moment I get an invoice from DHL for the customs charge that they've paid in advance. I cant see them being happy to do this.
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    Re: Best batch of aventus?

    The problem is really going to arise once a persons favorite batch is no longer available.
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    Re: which creed to buy

    I own 250ml flacons of the three you mention and can appreciate the problem. For me personally, SMW is my favorite but it has virtually no projection or longevity for me. If you wear GIT most people...
  77. Re: Fragrancenet.com - VAT Tax for UK shipping !! Disaster

    I've ordered recently from both Fragrancex and Beauty Encounter and have been stung by customs for VAT upon arrival. Didnt know Fragrancenet had started adding it before dispatch though.
  78. Re: The search for the ultimate lemony woody fragrance...

    I was quite disappointed by Acqua di Palma. I also like lemon/wood combo and with it being relatively inexpensive I was hoping I could use it as my daily scent. The opening is brilliant but it soon...
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    Re: This is driving me crazy...

    As said above, it could be old stock or even a different design for a different market. I've used Fragrancex a few times and never really had any problems with them.
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    Re: What is the best TOM FORD fragrance?

    Noir de Noir layered with either oud or tobacco vanille. I find both work well.
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    Re: Tom Ford Seller on ebay - very cheap

    I think for the extra 24 I'd go to HoF. Probably genuine but stolen as above. There was a program on TV not so long ago stating how ebay was a haven for shop lifters as its virtually untraceable...
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    Re: Where to after Creed?

    Arent most Bonds just seen as Creed 'clones' though?
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    Re: Where to after Creed?

    okay, I think Im being spoilt for choice. Im fortunate enough in that I can usually add a new bottle of something each month. Im leaning towards the Amouage as reading some of the descriptions they...
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    Re: Where to after Creed?

    Thanks for the replies. Certainly food for thought. I did have Guerlain and L'artisan on my list of options too but I take the point about Tom Ford being the new Creed. I chose Creed as my starter...
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    Where to after Creed?

    Hi, I started out with Creed as I felt they're a good introduction to the world of Niche fragrances. Having tried virtually all of them there's some I love, some Im not so keen on. However, I'm the...
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