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  1. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Yes.
  2. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Thanks hednic. I will contact him and report back.
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I'm hoping that lpp will chip in at some stage. I sent a sample out to Trebor and he passed some on to her...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Firstly, a huge thanks to Mumsy for miraculously dividng the already miniscule amount of the fond I sent her, to enable others to experience it. Also, a huge thanks to ClaireV for starting this...
  5. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Hi Sam, hardly anything is on the box. No batch code and no printed info such as size etc. It took me ages to find the size...also, nothing written on the Bottle itself !!! I eventually found out the...
  6. Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    I've discovered a perfumery that has a 500cc bottle of vintage Chamade (edt). The box has the classic white background with thin black steps pattern on it. The flacon itself is the same as the...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Aventus.
    Without a doubt the biggest NON-event I have ever encountered.
    ...and what's with all this shit about batch numbers. Can't they even produce it to conform to a reliable standard ???
  8. Ten Greatest Extraits Of All Time. Which Would You Choose ?

    As a collector of classics I am getting more and more into extrait strength formulas. I recently purchased Givenchy III extrait, Metal extrait and Missoni extrait. All are heavenly.
    Which are your...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I'm quoting a young guy called Joaquim from a facebook perfume group. This was his response to the sample of the mystery extrait/ fond I sent him.

    "Hi David The extrait is here, and...wow, just...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Thanks for your interest.
    I actually know very little about it ! The gentleman I bought it off used to work in Grasse as a supplier of raw materials to all the big perfume manufacturers. This...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/de3d65cf-0075-403d-ad64-fefbfcaf5658_zps4pagnilr.jpg

    Thanks Claire, I really love your description of...
  12. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for the description Russlan ! I agree that it's brighter and lighter....and to my nose much livelier than TdH, (think fireworks!)...
  13. Re: Symbiose de Stendhal - Has Anyone Info/ Notes Etc.. ???

    I managed to find out the notes from a member on fragrantica...

    Top Aldehydes/ Ylang-Ylang/ Jasmine/ Gardenia/ Orchid

    Middle Rose/ Iris

    Base Woods/ Musk

    It's classified as a spicy...
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    Poll: Re: Kouros Flankers Poll

    I started this poll partly to find out the differences and preferences between the Eau de Sport 1986 and the Cologne Sport from 2003.They seem to contain very different notes, yet both are called...
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    Poll: Kouros Flankers Poll

    Your favourite and the differences.
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    Re: What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    The perfume did not smell off or rancid at all. It was a bright fruit syrup like Coco Mademoiselle. I am wondering if this is Caron's attempt to jump on the popular mass-market bandwagon like...
  17. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Thanks for your post cacio !
    I will have to try Kerbside Violet and Smuggler's Soul.

    ...I'm looking for Tuca Tuca...(swap for one of my vintages anyone ?)...sorry, slipped out !
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    Re: How Old Is This Caron ? - Help Please !

    Thanks hedonist222
  19. Symbiose de Stendhal - Has Anyone Info/ Notes Etc.. ???

    I did start a thread about this years ago and a couple of members answered. Thanks.
    I'm bringing it up again in the hope that more people can provide info or the notes for it. It's only included in...
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    How Old Is This Caron ? - Help Please !

    I recently spotted a cellophane sealed box of Tabac Blond extrait (7,5ml). It didn't look old and didn't have the old classic star/ snowflake pattern on the box. I think it was white with black...
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    Re: What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    Thanks everyone. What I smelled seemed like a copy of Coco Mademoiselle. I was truly shocked. Perhaps others can try it and give their views. Thanks.
  22. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    No. I do love classic vintage Kouros and love the idea of all these variations on a theme. So I was asking which one is the most interesting/ unique to try and get hold of. It seems that Fraicheur...
  23. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Exactly, I just thought it was totally weird that I had never ever crossed paths with this fragrance. I was trying to establish if it was only sold in certain elitist establishments, which I tend to...
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    What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    When the Perfume Guide came out I was shocked at Luca Turins harsh attitude towards Caron and Tabac Blond. I re-tested it in a couple of shops and hardly noticed a change to the vintage version. Who...
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    Givenchy III - A Dark Horse ?

    I've tried this a few times and can't make up my mind on it.
    Do you find it very complex ?
    Interested to here your views on this one, (preferably the vintage version)... edt/ edp and extrait....
  26. Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    Thanks for your help.
  27. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Thanks for the in depth description ! The reason I am trying to categorise/ classify it is because I am searching for it. I never usually go near niche / elite style perfumeries. I tend to visit more...
  28. Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    It's strange that I have never come across this fragrance. Is it niche or an old classic barber shop style fragrance ?
    Looking at the bottle it's difficult to categorise it...
    Is it only sold in...
  29. Re: HAS ANYONE GOT THESE ???...What About Adam, Tuca Tuca, Domenico Caraceni 1913 etc...

    The house is Joop. The perfume is called, "What about Adam ".

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    I would prefer to swap. Have a look on my wardrobe. (I can get most designer fragrances as testers)..so if...
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    Re: Niki Lauda for Men

    Will try and "dig" my bottle out and give it a wearing...
  31. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for the review Dimitrios ! I didn't know about the Yardley and Byblos in Black. It seems there are lots of TdH clones out there !!!
  32. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for posting. Great to get your intepretation and views on this one !
    I often think that everyone's nose is tuned differently and we all get slightly different readings which makes it all the...
  33. HAS ANYONE GOT THESE ???...What About Adam, Tuca Tuca, Domenico Caraceni 1913 etc...

    I'm also looking for Calligraphy Rose, (Aramis).
  34. Re: Blind bought Havana, on the fence; what other Aramis to try?

    It's so subjective. I personally do not like Havana (reserva) at all. Like the other poster, I find it too sharp and I don't get any tobacco note at all. I find it a disappointing sharp fruity...
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    Re: Shalimar - can a man get away with it?

    If you like L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme then you can certainly wear Shalimar, (make sure it's vintage). Vintage Shalimar, (especially the extrait) is very similar to LIDGE. They both...
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    Re: Shalimar - can a man get away with it?

    Lol !
  37. Third In The Trilogy - Smooth Flowing Patchouli Bomb

    To get the gist of this fragrance you have to read Gattinoni's concept behind it. The word neo refers to neoprene,a type of rubber used in Gattinoni's latest couture...
    To reflect this skin-tight...
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    Thanks to a friend I managed to find out the key notes, (albeit in spanish !)

    You will have to guess some of them...

    Top notes, Junquillo

    Middle notes, Jazmin, Ylang Ylang, Iris, Rosa
    ...
  39. Ebay seller Bragmayer, (Mike) from Paris, France ?

    Does anyone know this ebay seller called Bragmayer . His real name is Mike and he sells from Paris, France ? He has a lot of vintage Guerlain perfumes. I am trying to contact him privately, (outside...
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    Re: Dynamite no2 - THIS ONE

    ....I'm saving it for the weekend. It's a bomb ! :tongue: :)
  41. Re: Roberta di Camerino pour Homme - Mark Buxton ???

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050550_zps03xqjxnk.jpg
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    Re: Dynamite no2 - THIS ONE

    Yes, I agree it's quite old, but I only discovered it recently and think it's worth checking out....especially if you like By, which goes for astronomical prices these days on ebay.
    I believe this...
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    Dynamite no2 - THIS ONE

    Recently I discovered three exceptional italian fragrances. All unique, but sharing certian DNA with other fragrances.Mila Schon Uomo was the first. This is the second....
  44. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Go for it Primrose !!!!
  45. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Have you ordered the Mila Schon Dimitrios ??? I think you will enjoy it.

    It's crazy. When you spray, this ginormous cloud engulfs you...!!!

    By the way, there's a new version of Arrogance...
  46. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Great stuff Russlan !

    ...your'e all going to lynch me if I got this one wrong lol !!!!
  47. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    I'm starting to get nervous. I hope this isn't a phase out of the dear old Kouros we love and know ?
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    There's a certain type of amber that really turns my stomach. It's the amber rendition used in Prada fragrances. Also those ultra dry synthetics such as Bvlgari pour Homme and Issey Miyake's L'Eau...
  49. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    It's not for sugar daddies, it's for twinks. lol !!!
  50. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Nice one !!!
    Can't wait to hear your views.

    When it arrives !!!!!....try doing this.Go outside to spray>> first impressions<<it's amazing on a breeze. One single spray on the neck is enough. Be...
  51. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for posting Rex. Yours is an older Mila Schon fragrance. Perhaps you could give us all a brief description of it !!
    Mila Schon Uomo is a relatively new fragrance... but sadly it's already...
  52. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    @ Renaissance Man. It's funny, I'm often envious when I see online stores. The best deals are always american online stores like strawberrynet and prices are in US $, but the shipping to Europe makes...
  53. Thread: Orange, but...

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    Re: Orange, but...

    Hi badarun,
    I recommend Etiquette Bleue from D'Orsay. To my nose it's a very powdery orange. Gorgeous !
    There are a few others I adore, but they have escaped my memory at the moment. Will report...
  54. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...

    ...I'm not rubbing it in, I'm spraying it on !!! lol !
    Seriously, you should be able to find these online easily and at incredibly low prices. I just found Bronze Age online for €10.
  55. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...

    Bronze Age is from a company called NU Parfums. It is regarded by some as a superior take on Terre d'Hermes even though it's a cheapie, (€10 !). Don't let the price put you off. It's now attained...
  56. Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050558_zpsakj3hsxp.jpg

    This fragrance is amazing and tells a weird tale... I was in a tiny perfumery looking for something special/ unusual....
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    Great to see an old friend back !!
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    It's funny that you mention this,(type of) fragrance because I have the same experience with "Fraicheur Intense Eau de Cologne" from Mont St.Michel. It's incredibly uplifting. Fraicheur Intense...
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    Re: What's your "happiest" fragrances?

    Oh hednic! That's tragic. I don't know what to say, except to say that your son must have been very proud to have such a sovereign father.
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    Thanks for the interest and posts. This is really gorgeous....I thought I might be imagining the deep danish pastry accord that keeps surfacing and floating above the lily-of-the-Valley, but a friend...
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    Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/9e33fd73-835a-4d3e-806d-72c84ee8a1cd_zpsppkuqfw6.jpg

    Today I went back to the shop that had this for sale, (but no tester). I'm so glad I took...
  62. Re: Roberta di Camerino pour Homme - Mark Buxton ???

    I Bought this one last week and I'm glad I did, (no tester in shop).
    I hate to use the term masterpiece too often, (I've been doing it a lot lately) but this is definitely one !
    It's difficult to...
  63. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    I don't think so hednic. The white box I saw was for a 4ml miniature flacon. It was not a refill bottle of any sort inside. It was a black mini flacon inside the white packaging. I bought it, so I'll...
  64. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Andre,
    Thanks so much for all the hard work, research and attention to detail that has gone into this. I never noticed these subtle changes to packaging and writing/ codes on the bottles !
    ...like...
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    Re: Parfum Rare/ Coeur de Parfum - Jacomo !!!

    You're right about the aldehydes in Parfum Rare. I find it quite similar to the first womens Armani release, (black box). When the Armani was discontinued I couldn't understand what all the fuss was...
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    Guerlain Oil Based Perfumes ! Excellent.

    I recently found these discontinued, (I think ?) bath oils from Guerlain and bought Chamade and Samsara.
    They are excellent. Very strong...almost extrait strength. I tried them in a bath, (just 4...
  67. Re: Vintage Loewe 2 ??? - No Info On This One At All !

    I'm guessing that the newer 2011 release from the "coleccion" series, called "La Coleccion 2" (womens) could be an attempt to resurrect the original fragrance (?) I'm saying that because of the...
  68. Re: Vintage Loewe 2 ??? - No Info On This One At All !

    Yes noggs, it's definitely a female fragrance and has nothing to do with Loewe para Hombre / Loewe pour Homme. It's stange that there's hardly any info on it. ...
  69. Re: Vintage Loewe 2 ??? - No Info On This One At All !

    No. It's cheap.
  70. Vintage Loewe 2 ??? - No Info On This One At All !

    I have found a shop that carries this. It's definitely vintage stuff, (not to be confused with the newer "La Coleccion 2") but unfortunately they don't have a tester. I can find no information on...
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    Re: Parfum Rare/ Coeur de Parfum - Jacomo !!!

    Thanks Jardanel, I do have a miniature of Chicane so I will dig it out and give it a try !
    Votre from Charles Jourdan is my all time favourite jasmine. The sheer quality of the ingredients in all...
  72. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    One guy suggested it is probably a tester, but I know it isn't because I've seen a boxed miniature with an identical white box.
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    Parfum Rare/ Coeur de Parfum - Jacomo !!!

    I've just started wearing this/ testing this discontinued classic and find it has masterpiece status. It has to be said that this is a womens fragrance and it is floral, but it is so incredibly...
  74. Re: Jean-Marc Sinan V.O. - Rave Reviews on basenotes !

    Thanks for the wonderful photo's cytherian !!
    Did anyone work out what the white box with the different style of writing on it was ? (see nogg's photo's further up the thread). To me it looks like...
  75. Does Anyone Own The Classic (200ml) Guerlain Parfum de Toilette Aluminum Can/ Tester Bottles ?

    I'm almost certain they were specially manufactured as tester bottles. The one I have is for Nahema and is black with a white label on the front.
    I'm trying to determine the weight of the aluminum...
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    Re: Rancé soaps and scents; do you know these?

    Personally I was a litle disappointed in most of them. I gave them a really good testing because I had the opportunity to buy them all very cheap as testers, but even at the low price I found none...
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    Re: Guerlain Royal Extrait ???

    I just found it in the fragrance directory (2014 release).
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    Re: Guerlain Royal Extrait ???

    ....sorry, I think it's called Royal Extract (not extrait) and it was exclusive to Harrods. I would love to know the notes !
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    Re: How Special Do You Find Theorema Uomo ?

    Thanks for your views.
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    Guerlain Royal Extrait ???

    Has anyone tried this ?
    It may have been a special Harrods release. I've searched basenotes and can't find info or threads on it...
    Thanks for any help.
  81. Re: Advice please on the numerous Lolita Lempicka Minuit/Midnight/Noir versions ?

    Thanks Donna255 and Scarce for taking the time to reply. Much appreciated !!
  82. Advice please on the numerous Lolita Lempicka Minuit/Midnight/Noir versions ?

    I'm really confused by all these limited editions based around minuit/midnight/noir.
    Does anyone collect these and have experience as to the differences and which are the most interesting from the...
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    How Special Do You Find Theorema Uomo ?

    I am on the fence about this one. About a year ago I came across a shop that had the deo stick and bought it. Now I have found a shop that has the edt. I tested it on a card and on my skin. I find it...
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    Re: Three Amazing Italians Discovered Today !

    Hi, I think you are referring to a different fragrance ? The one I have is definitely called Mila Schon Uomo, (same as the picture in the fragrantica directory).
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    Three Amazing Italians Discovered Today !

    Neo Gattinoni (womens). Red cylindrical metal bottle. Incredible patchouli with a wonderful development and drydown ! (sadly discontinued).
    Breil - Complicity (mens). Starts off spicy with a lot of...
  86. Thread: Tutti

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    Re: Tutti

    Update. Today I bought the amber fragrance from the series, called Tutti Ambre. Although I love strong orientals amber is a difficult note for me. Often cloying and sometimes for my nose even...
  87. "Tobacco's essence in a bottle"...Slam in Black for men edp - Christine Darvin

    The description for this sounds promising....but then they always do lol !
    Have a look at the website and notes.

    Has anyone come across this fragrance ?
  88. Roberta di Camerino pour Homme - Mark Buxton ???

    Has anyone tried this 1998 release ?
    I'm intrigued by this because of the nose behind it and the fact, (although only 2 people voted) it gets huge love on the fragrantica directory.
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    Re: Solid wine cooler for fragrances?

    I've heard that cooling can actually damage some of the modern fragrances. If you have a look, (one of the threads re. Eau Sauvage parfum/ perfume) one member complained that cooling ruined this...
  90. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    I have recently heard, (through reviewers on fragrantica) that L de Lolita Lempicka has been discontinued. I cannot confirm this, but I have noticed it reduced in price in the Winter sales here in...
  91. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    Thanks for posting RCavs. I will ask Colissimo if they can "officially" ship fragrance and let you know what they say. Did the sender declare on your package that it was fragrance ? ...and was this...
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Many people consider the indian Nag Champa incense sticks to be among the finest. Nag Champa in inadian means "snake tree", (indian magnolia tree).
    If you like the special fragrance of Nag Champa...
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    ...many ! lol.
  94. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    You are right, although I have been shipping perfumes for years without a single thing going missing, but approximately 2 years ago things did change radically with these new regulations. Since then...
  95. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    Thanks hednic and PalmBeach. Obviously, I'm presuming that online perfume retailers have long-term contracts with Colissimo, Chronopost etc.and special agreements/ exceptions have been made regarding...
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    Re: L de Lolita Lempicka ?

    Thanks.
  97. Re: Aqualambara - Diego Della Palma

    I would not describe it as sweet, (certainly not compared to todays offernings). The opening is slightly cool, metallic...but in a subtle way - unlike Egoiste Platinum and those others. It evolves...
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    L de Lolita Lempicka ?

    I really love the nag champa note in this perfume that a lot of people get and I rate the fragrance very highly....

    so I was alarmed upon reading on fragrantica,( by a reviewer) that it has been...
  99. Re: Advice On International/US Shipping ? Updates Please !

    Thanks for the advice. Just an update here..... I happened to see a delivery van from Chronopost and spoke to the driver, initially asking him where the nearest depot was to drop off parcels. I asked...
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    Re: PerfumeMaster Fragrance Directory ?

    I'm not sure how new the site is hednic. I stumbled upon it accidentally. Agree, there are a lot missing, but there's a lot of old discontinued classics on there - some I have been searching for for...
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