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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I have been back and forth with Sjorn on this. They do have German Post, but the problem with that option, the maximum insurance is something like €100, whereas with DHL, they can insure for complete...
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    Re: Rate these Frederic Malle fragrances

    Funny, most FB groups I belong to, like a good majority of their perfumes.
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    Actually, they are correct. Ex-Idolo is also bottling in Canada. Makes it easier for them to service North America. This way they do not have to deal with having to send from the UK with their arcane...
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    Re: waiting is the hardest part...

    Try this link . . . http://www.dhl.de/en.html
  5. Thread: Baruti

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    Re: Baruti

    Available at Indiescents on this side of the Atlantic.
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Be more than happy to after I have a chance to eat dinner and relax a little. I will say, that most tend to be pretty accurate, but there are some that overfill by 5-10ml.

    If it were off 1 or 2ml,...
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    As I noted above, yes I contact Linda Pilkington (owner of OJ) about the shortages. Obviously, they stood behind the product, but in very quick order, she had taken care of the missing juice in short...
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/72express/OJ%20Lady.jpg
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Maybe the item he used to measure may not be the most accurate, but I have had issues on a couple of occasions with Ormonde Jayne fills. When I do my splits I use BD 10cc medical syringes, so I would...
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Some people may remember my thread from last year on some of the Four Corners perfumes I had split and came up with the same discrepancy. I had emailed Linda about this. They made good on the...
  11. Re: New in the Oud Mood Collection from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Satin Mood!!

    Interesting, it is listed as an EDP and being sold for less than the other Mood's.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Clice from Euphorium Brooklyn

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/72express/CILICE_Olga.jpg
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    Re: Good Price for Frederic Malle

    That will be for anything other than fragrances.
  14. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Don't feel bad, they had done the same with me in the US. The last couple of times I had ordered, I specifically requested samples which they kindly obliged.
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    Re: New!! - 3 Extraits De Parfums from Jovoy

    Sorry sir, did not see it. As you have close to 91,000 posts, I must have missed it :sad:.

    As someone who has responded many times to questions from members about you adding to your vast...
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    Re: New!! - 3 Extraits De Parfums from Jovoy

    What a shame, only 50ml. Will you be making an exception for adding these to your collection?
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    Re: Dior Gris Montaigne: A beautiful chypre

    Not sure if I would consider it a chypre. It is a very nice scent, but to me, it leans more feminine. It is one I bought my GF a large bottle for the holidays as she drained the small bottle in...
  18. Re: Rancé soaps and scents; do you know these?

    I have tried a few. The only one I enjoyed was L’Aigle de la Victoire. Unfortunately, it is one of the few that is very hard to come by in the US and when I have been able to find it, they wanted way...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian discount codes?

    Won't you have to pay sales tax to Parfum1 living in NY?
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    You named two that are no longer in production, one of which is going to cost a both arms and leg to get. Makes no sense to suggest these.
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    Re: La Collection des Essences by Elie Saab

    It appears they are only available in their own stores, none of which are in the US.
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    Ordered 15ml bottle today. Will try and review once received.
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    Re: Nio or Vetiver

    Of the three vestiver's, VE would be my choice.
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    Re: First in Fragrance

    It is economics 101.

    In 2014 the dollar to euro was as high as $1.40 to the euro. It is now at $1.12 to the euro, almost 20% less than same time last year.

    If/when the euro reverse's it...
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    Re: Decanting supplies?

    You can try bestbottles.com

    There is a $50.00 minimum.

    If you do purchase from them, recommend you choosing the USPS Priority Mail option, as you will get it quicker since they ship from Cali.
  26. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Unfortunately, everywhere I looked, it is gone. Only came in 50ml bottle.
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    Re: Florentine Iris by Ermenegildo Zenga.

    Neimans or Bergdorf.
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    Re: Why did Frapin get more expensive

    While MiN may still show this on the website, I would take that with a hill of beans. Their website is full of inaccuracies, and always has been that way.
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    Re: Why did Frapin get more expensive

    Not Luckyscent, as Beauty Habit also shows the same price. MiN used to be the sole US distributor for Frapin, don't know if they still are, but the rrp is set by the distributor, so if anyone is to...
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    Re: JAR Jardenia - I've Found Gardenia Heaven!

    When I visited the JAR boutique in Goodmans a little over a year ago, don't remember anything under $500.00 an ounce.

    The one I enjoyed the most was unfortunately no longer available, "Bed of...
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    Re: PHI Une Rose de Kandahar

    Indigo Perfumery shows in stock. May want to contact Ann to see if she has it, if you don't want to wait till the fall.
  32. Re: Reminiscence Oud...............Yay ......or.........nay

    Nay for me. Found it pedestrian at best.
  33. Re: Ormonde Man Made to Measure Parfum 50% Concentration

    I wouldn't count on it. They haven't had OJ Man in stock for quite some time.
  34. Re: Ormonde Man Made to Measure Parfum 50% Concentration

    Actually just the U.S. other counties, including Canada can still pay in £. If you place it into the cart using £, there is no shipping option to the U.S.

    You can only use this option if...
  35. Re: Ormonde Man Made to Measure Parfum 50% Concentration

    Ormonde Man (not made to order) from their website . . .


    Ormonde Man Eau de Parfum
    Ormonde Man Eau de Parfum is infused with Oudh oil and includes notes of black hemlock, musk, vetiver,...
  36. Re: Ormonde Man Made to Measure Parfum 50% Concentration

    They are ripping off US customers.

    If you look at pound sterling prices . . .

    30% @ £184.00 at current conversion is $282.60 USD.
    40% @ £194.00 at current conversion is $298.00 USD.
    50% @...
  37. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    Found the documents from the last two packages mailed via Colissimo from France.

    One is listed as Press Kit. The second was just marked as sample.
  38. Re: What are some scents you ONLY wear for others?

    None for me.
  39. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    Unfortunately David, you cannot guarantee delivery. Even in the best of times, when you could legitimately mail perfume, how can you guarantee delivery abroad. Stuff happens that is out of your...
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Some very good ones.

    Add to this list, Tom Ford Sahara Noir. Also a relative unknown around BN, Ramón Béjar Sanctum Perfume.
  41. Re: Where to buy Tom Ford 250ml flacon at a discount?

    My personal opinion, none. While an SA may throw some samples at you, the reality is, they are doing their job, and that job is to sell you more.

    If you plan on purchasing several Flancons, at a...
  42. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    Nope, have received numerous packages from France via Colissimo. Last package received about 10 days ago, and very speedily I might add.
  43. Re: Where to buy Tom Ford 250ml flacon at a discount?

    You could always purchase out of Europe if you are so inclined. Right now, at Premier Avenue out of France, pricing is 371,67 euro which is about $425.00 USD. There is a $38,00 euro shipping charge...
  44. Re: Where to buy Tom Ford 250ml flacon at a discount?

    Not sure why you find it odd. They are on top of their distribution chanels, making sure the Private Blends do not make it to discounters. You may find from time-to-time a place like Fragrancenet may...
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    Re: First in Fragrance - US Shipping

    US Customs, depending on which center it goes through is normally a speedy process. If the package goes through Miami, it takes less than 24 hours before it is on the way. The problem is with DHL. It...
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    My understanding it started with batch codes CH2xxxx. What the differences are, I cannot say, as I have not compared to the bottle I got in 2010.
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    My understanding from a few aficionados of this one, it has gone through a recent reformulation, and in their eyes, not for the better.

    It is still worth it to try and see if it meets your...
  48. Re: Hermes Cuir d'Ange/Mohur Extrait/Aedes Copal Azur/Tauer/Mona di Orio

    Will list in a little bit.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Remik, unless customs is really good at resealing the package, I can honestly say, I have never detected any of my packages arriving from overseas had been opened. There was a short time last year,...
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    Re: The Aramis range

    No Calligraphy Rose on your list?
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I generally lump both EN and FIF into the same conversation when it comes to delivery, as they both use DHL Paket to send overseas.

    Personally have purchased from both of these places...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Next step after what you see will look something like this:

    IPZ-Ffm, Germany:

    The shipment will be transported to the destination country and, from there, handed over to the delivery...
  53. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Remik is splitting Sel Marin.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/380646-Roja-Dove-Creed-Dior-Privee-Tom-Ford-Private-Blend-Amouage-Armani-Prive-Chanel-Les-Exclusifs
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    New from Olfactive Studio - Panorama

    Olfactive Studio - Panorama

    The Sheats House is an architectural masterpiece of glass and concrete. Seemingly floating, it seems to lie over an ocean of green - tenderly bedded in the hills of Los...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    I received a bottle for a split yesterday. One spray to test it, 2500 sq ft warehouse, and you could smell it in the air for 2 hours. Haven't had a chance to give it a proper wearing, but given you...
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    SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    Will probably be wearing Roja Fetish PH.
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    Will this also not be available on this side of the Atlantic like Absolute?
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Unfortunately, since the holiday season, DHL has been painfully slow. The last order took a little over three weeks. Hopefully your package will go through Miami Customs and not New York. If it is...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Basically, still in Germany. Do you see a USPS tracking number at the top. You can track through USPS once they assign a number. I generally sign up for email updates on the USPS website.
  60. Re: Chanel Misia/Ultra Zest/MFK A La Rose/MAAI/Roja Aoud's & Diaghilev/Le Labo

    Added:

    O'Driu:
    Capitivus

    Amouage:
    Sunshine
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    Re: Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental - A COMEBACK

    Mine arrived today from FragranceX. Old label, so I am guessing this is NOS and not reissue.
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Atomizers

    Yes, they can be removed, but won't be able to put them back on.
  63. Re: Parfumerie Du Soleil D'or Lille. Online Store

    Do they supress the VAT to the U.S.?
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    Re: NEW Jo Malone - Incense & Cedrat

    The problem with Jo Malone, while they have some nice fragrances, after 10 minutes . . . Pfffftttt, they're gone.
  65. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    How about Saks? They do in my area.
  66. Re: Chanel Misia/Ultra Zest/MFK A La Rose/MAAI/Roja Aoud's & Diaghilev/Le Labo

    Added:

    Chanel Les Exclusifs:
    Misia
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    Re: Captivus-New from O'Driu

    I'll give it a shot. Don't know price yet. My understanding, there are only 10 bottles, then done.
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    Re: Captivus-New from O'Driu

    Notes . . .

    Top: grass - escape - freedom - super lavender.

    Middle: to be sad for creativity - jasmine - salt.

    Base: the dried seaweed - people under the sun – sunset.

    I kid you not, as...
  69. Re: Anyone tried the Amouage Library Collection?

    Parlez-vous français? :)
  70. Re: Awaiting a $$ shipment from Canada (to the US)

    Is the info you are getting from Canadian Post tracking, or are you tracking via USPS?
  71. Re: Ultra Zest/MFK A La Rose/MAAI/Roja Aoud's & Diaghilev/Le Labo/Zegna/Santal Royal

    Added:

    Mugler:
    Ultra Zest

    Maison Francis Kirkdjian:
    A La Rose

    Lancome:
    L'autre Ôud
  72. Re: Real or Counterfeit, Roja Creation-E on ebay

    As there is no picture of the bottle, but as I mentioned in my previous post, the box looks real.
  73. Re: Real or Counterfeit, Roja Creation-E on ebay

    Box looks real. Surprised it is showing up at a discounter, seeing how tight their distribution is.

    Would be surprised if it is being faked. If you purchase and pay with PayPal, you can feel...
  74. Re: Real or Counterfeit, Roja Creation-E on ebay

    Can you post a link?
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    Re: Compliments ... and hooking up afterwards

    Sorry, but what a waste of bandwidth.
  76. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    When I send splits, I generally declare them as Decorative Glass Bottles. I just don't say what is in the bottles. :)
  77. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    David, most of the stuff I purchase from France is sent via Colissimo. Gets here rather quickly, without any issues. I receive most packages in 10 days or less. Last package sent by MFK arrived in 4...
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    New: Puredistance White

    To be released April 2015:

    NEW for 2015: Puredistance WHITE Perfume (38%)
    by Antoine Lie - to be launched in April 2015

    The main idea behind the creation of WHITE was to create a perfume
    so...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Auguste Espitir de Cuir

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/72express/2782116037_3da0e80e88.jpg
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    Re: Clive Christian Pure Perfume

    While I do not get much ISO-E for either of these two, it would not surprise me you are picking up ISO-E seeing that Geza Schoen is the nose behind these two, as he is the king of using it.
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    Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    I don't get much in the way of florals either.

    In all due respect to some members, as this is not a French line, would not expect it to appeal to some.

    If someone is looking for a nice Churchy...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Nope, you'll be fine. No duties.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Not for me, but for my wonderful girlfriend.

    http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h157/72express/ALaRose.jpg
  84. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    Tell me about it.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental - A COMEBACK

    One would think if it is a re-release, it would be on the official SL website. Just checked and did not see it.

    My gut tells me someone found these in the back of a warehouse, ala Creed with...
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    Re: compliments - again

    That's why I was confused whe the OP responded to me, that is not what I was looking for.

    To me, now call me naive, but i would have thought, the sticky thread would have given him the answer he...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental - A COMEBACK

    Funny thing is, they are getting the same $5.00/ml that Serge is ripping us off in the US for on the Bell Jar's. I was surprised by the $200.00. Capitalism at it's finest.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental - A COMEBACK

    Wonder if these are old stock as noted above, as FragranceX has them for $113.00.
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    MAAI is worth the price.
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    Re: compliments - again

    Honestly, there is a sticky at the top of this forum that has 108 pages and over 6,000 replies. I am sure you should be able to read through there to find your holy grail compliment getter.
  91. Re: Has anyone tested Boadicea The Victorious fragrances?

    I found most of the line underwhelming, except for Nemer, but of course I would like the most expensive one.

    Was hoping to pick it up when Bendels was selling off thief stock at 60% off, but they...
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    See if you can sample the re introduced Richard James Saville Row.
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    Highly doubt he sold because of the IFRA. Probably had more to do with EL putting a boatload of cash on the table.
  94. Re: Is there any fragrance you use exclusively at home?

    :lolk:
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    Re: Parfums de Marly - Nordstrom exclusives

    Yup.
  96. Re: Tea for Two was on the US L'Artisan website...

    This may be the result of Cradle Holdings, owner of both L'Artisian and Penhaligons had recently spun off L'Artisian as of January 6th into an independent, privately-held company.

    You can read...
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    I order from them quite often. they are very good and they will give you nice sized samples of your request. I do however recommend contacting them to verify stock before ordering.

    The other...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    LOL, 4 PM your time on the 17th and you already know what you are going to wear when you wake up tomorrow morning. Heck, I don't even know what I am going to eat for breakfast, let alone what...
  99. Re: Tea for Two was on the US L'Artisan website...

    I happen to agree with your assessment. I prefer this to Tea For Two, whether it be the new one or vintage.
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    Re: O Hira by Stephane Humbert Lucas

    While it was good, as someone who generally does not equate fragrance to its cost, this is one I find way overpriced. To me, there are much better Amber fragrances for quite a bit less.
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