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  1. [CONUS] Re: FS: Diptyque Volutes EdT, Alkemi by Laboratorio Olfattivo and Samples

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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    They are excellent, but without a doubt overpriced. I only have two in my collection, the others were either too much (Diaghilev) or just not my style. If you find one you like, sign up for Neiman...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Thank you :). The closest I found, if you're interested, was Nero Emiro by Moresque, which goes for $275 at Osswald NYC (but it doesn't last as long as Amber Aoud).
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Took me a bit to save up for this, and as overpriced as I think it is, I couldn't find an equivalent:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17931.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    http://c.mobofree.com/m/5/53e0f0e85665ed8d2f8b4568_1024x768/Van-Cleef-Arpels-Midnight-in-Paris-EDP-125ml-Health-and-Beauty-For-sale-at-All-Nigeria.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    Ex Nihilo Musc Infini

    http://aroma-bar.ru/image/catalog/photo/4369.ashx?profile=good_b
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    This is true. Living in Moscow for an extended period of time I saw what Kilian's fragrances were going for. But Russia, or better yet, Moscow, has a thriving grey market where Kilians can be...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    That's the story I'm seeing and, without evidence to the contrary, I'm more than willing to believe it. Creed is known for many things, and in some ways I wouldn't be surprised if they really are...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    I do feel the same way. But you're the one going off on generalizations claiming, without evidence, that other companies do the same. But yes, I would appreciate it if some factual evidence was...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Car companies will stop you from importing or exporting cars just for the sake of saving money for numerous reasons (including that standards for a car in one country will differ for the same...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Your evidence is where?

    A few more examples. Guerlain orders were placed by US residents to their Canadian boutique to get LIDGE without any issues. Roja Dove seemed fine shipping to the US and...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    And somehow this simple concept is impossible for some to grasp. Yes, price differences are evident with many perfume companies. Lets take one example. MFK sells Ciel de Gum in Moscow for around...
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    Re: D&G The One EDT VS The One EDP

    I haven't smelled the EDT version in a long time but the EDP readily reminded me of it. I think there's some difference between the two in terms of the scent itself but with respect to longevity I...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Apparently not.



    And I was addressing your lack of context or understanding for why a price difference exists in the first place, especially when it comes to German made cars being sold in the...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Yes, the problem is you ignore why said car costs more in Germany than in the US. More so, you ignore my example of a comparison that's actually valid, i.e. designer accessories under the $1,000...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    The math adds up just fine. First, we have you offering a price comparison that excludes tax for one side but includes tax for the other. Secondly, we have a comparison of luxury cars that...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Indeed, if the car prices you provided include VAT, at around 20%, then taking VAT away makes the cars cheaper than their US counterparts, and that's before US taxes. Thus your comparison is flawed....
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    I never said they could. The point was that US prices are even cheaper in Germany, hence the question about VAT. What do German vehicles in Germany cost before VAT? Feel free to ignore the rest of...
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    Re: Creed - A Bunch of Scumbags.

    Are you accounting for VAT in these examples? Or does VAT not apply to vehicles? If I get a BMW and do Euro delivery in Germany it's quite a bit cheaper than in the states. In either case, this...
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    Re: The One Edp on Lilydirect next week!

    Same here when I received my 5.0oz of the EDP. I was afraid it was a returned item until I tried the sprayer, but it was never sprayed before so I just decided to keep it.
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    Re: The One Edp on Lilydirect next week!

    I think they might take it back if you complain. I once got a fragrance that had the plastic outside the box already opened on the bottom and it was intended to be a gift, so I complained and they...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://www.heinemann-dutyfree.com/media/catalog/product/cache/35/image/300x400/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/1/1/1153361.jpg
  23. [CONUS] Re: FS: Phaedon Tabac Rouge, Diptyque Volutes EdT, Alkemi by Laboratorio Olfattivo and Samples

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    Re: The One Edp on Lilydirect next week!

    Just did the same. Glad fragrancenet got it so quickly, and I don't think we'll need to worry about it being 'old stock' at this point :). Since I sold the EDT a while back I'll be interested to see...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/70902.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Tauer-Vanilla-Flash-30-ml.jpg

    and

    http://twistedlily.com/wp-content/uploads/Pas%C4%B1on-Choco.jpg
  27. [CONUS] Re: FS: Fueguia Xocolatl, Diptyque Volutes EdT, Alkemi by Laboratorio Olfattivo and Samples

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  28. [CONUS] Re: FS: Fueguia Xocolatl, Diptyque Volutes EdT and Samples

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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    I've still got it in the box, haven't had a chance to try it out yet :). No discount code. Just e-mail the boutique and they'll take care of you. I asked if the shipping was free and they...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    As hednic said, mine arrived from Paris a little while ago. Great service from MFK boutique.
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    Re: Four Seasons Products - AVOID AVOID AVOID

    Refund came through after my last phone call to them threatening to file a dispute. The next day I received an e-mail with a 'refund'. Credit Card bill recently arrived and it showed the refund. ...
  32. Re: Zabelbeauty (ebay) is a trustable store?

    Yes, I've purchased two or three bottles from them and have never had an issue. In fact recently I purchased what was supposed to be a tester and received a sealed bottle with box. They sell...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend on eBay?

    I'd follow most of the above mentioned advice. I have 3 Tom Ford's but only one came from eBay, a tester of Tuscan Leather, and it was the real deal for a great price. I've continued to follow the...
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    Thanks! It's been almost two years since I first tried it :).
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    Just arrived:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.21775.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    http://montaleparfums.com/img/p/3/4/3/343.jpg

    and

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.7129.jpg
  37. Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    Four out of five designer, I guess mass marketed scents are still doing their job.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    I tried it a few times when I was in Moscow, and I'd say like most of the offerings from MFK (aside from the Oud line) it's somewhat tame and will probably be easy enough to wear. I liked it enough...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25297.jpg
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    Re: Four Seasons Products - AVOID AVOID AVOID

    Called twice more, left two messages and the last threatened to file a dispute with my credit card unless they got in touch before the end of the day. Two days later I received an e-mail showing a...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Both from Beautyspin. Quick delivery, would definitely buy from again.

    http://g.nordstromimage.com/imagegallery/store/product/Large/11/_6633931.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Four Seasons Products - AVOID AVOID AVOID

    This was my second time dealing with them. First time there were no issues and 50% was a good buy. But after this latest experience, no sale in the world will get me back to their website.
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    Re: Four Seasons Products - AVOID AVOID AVOID

    That's more or less, aside from the refund, what's happened here. No communication to speak of, at all, has been initiated by them to keep me updated about the order.
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    Four Seasons Products - AVOID AVOID AVOID

    I am absolutely livid as I sit here to type this. I heard the the utter horror show that was customer service with this merchant but until I experienced it myself I would have never believed such...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Got it a few days ago:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.24060.jpg
  46. Re: Four Seasons 4th of July 20% OFF 5 Day Sale!!

    Oh I'm good either way, I'll try to find out tomorrow :). Thanks for the help.

    - - - Updated - - -

    It's now been 10 days since I placed my order. I've sent an e-mail, called and left a...
  47. Re: Four Seasons 4th of July 20% OFF 5 Day Sale!!

    I'm sad to say I did not. I placed an order with them previously that went through smoothly without my ever having to call them, so I figured they resolved those issues.
  48. Re: Four Seasons 4th of July 20% OFF 5 Day Sale!!

    Anyone place an order? It's been more than three days since I placed mine and no updates aside from order confirmation...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.23083.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.28054.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Got a great deal on this from Duty Free while in Europe.

    http://laroshe.ru/upload/iblock/746/74f71a75-0bbc-11e0-abc2-0030486260e3.jpeg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://www.aedes.com/assets/images/productimages/tdc/675.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.21548.jpg

    Definitely a similar vibe to Ambre Narguile and Dolcelisir.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    That was just a random picture I found online. But the tester I have of ressurextion comes with a different top, they changed them at some point. The two I received from Hautelook are exactly like...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Glad you like them! :)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Which ones did you get from X-Ray? And how are you liking them??

    Just received:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25967.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Back up bottles of X-Ray Profumo Resurrextion and Morphine arrived today :)

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15162.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Found myself by Barney's and Bergdorf and did some shopping. I have to say, I was more or less disgusted by my experience in NYC Barney's. The few times I've visited and purchased something have...
  59. Re: NEW: Byredo Oliver Peoples EDP (Byredo + Oliver Peoples Collab)

    I've stepped a bit away from Oliver Peoples for the moment. The two latest purchases were from Cartier and Mykita. Really impressed with both.
  60. Re: NEW: Byredo Oliver Peoples EDP (Byredo + Oliver Peoples Collab)

    I'm a big fan of a few Oliver Peoples (although not the design that comes with this Byredo). I only prefer a few of their styles and I think 'Oliver Peoples West' is a big let down. But I haven't...
  61. Re: RXR Porfumo on Sale at Hautelook until April 18

    In regards to international orders only Canada and Australia are mentioned:
    Q: What are the international shipping rates?

    A: Shipping rates start at $10.95 for Canada and $22.95 for Australia....
  62. Re: RXR Porfumo on Sale at Hautelook until April 18

    I tried them all at one point but the only two that resonated with me were Morphine and Resurrextion. I paid full price for Morphine and got a tester of Resurrextion for a good deal on Ebay. But...
  63. RXR Porfumo on Sale at Hautelook until April 18

    All six of the original collection (I believe) are on sale for $89. I'm a big fan of Morphine and Resurrextion, got back ups of both. Both are no longer available at Barneys.com it seems and a new...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Lucky you :). Wish my skin did the same. I usually pick up pure malt from the scarf I'm wearing.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Wear it a few times if you can. I've had it on for 3 or 4 days and my mind has somewhat changed, to be honest. I'm starting to enjoy it more but for me I could instantly recognize A*Men in this...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    On my skin the dry-down (which can begin probably an hour after applying) screams A*Men. Missing a tar note doesn't negate the comparison; Pure Leather is similar in its dry down as well, and it's...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Just got it today at Macy's. Put some on my forearm and I'm trying to figure out how I feel about it. I've tried most of what Mugler offers, I currently own Pure Havane, Malt, Coffee and A*Men and...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    http://parfum-homme.prime-beaute.com/files/2015/01/Amen-ultra-zest-pub.jpg
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian- Ciel de Gum

    Considering it was around the same price a year ago, this is a much better deal with the low ruble :)
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    I noticed the same. The large bottle of L'homme was going for around $50 and a day or so after I purchased mine, the remaining bottle was listed at over $70.
  71. Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    That's probably the best description. They're somewhat simple offerings but they're nice. Problem is, when you get as far into 'fragrances' as most on this forum are, Jo Malone is inevitably...
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    I have to be honest and say I mistook the LP. No. 9 for the men's, but I'll take the women's and give someone a nice gift :).
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Thank you :). I had my fingers crossed for another sample of Exceptional...because, I am :)
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Wasn't included :(
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Showed up today:

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.7053.jpg

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.14302.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Mine showed up today as well. Two out of three pretty much full, the L'Homme was the worst, I'd say 90-95%. Still, not bad for about $50.

    http://i.imgur.com/8ABrcjB.jpg
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    I was doing so well not buying more fragrances for about a month or so and this pulled me back in. Thanks a lot guys. Got a back up of L'Homme, 6.7oz, back up of Eau Sauvage Parfum, and...
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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. ...
  82. 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 :(.
  83. 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
  88. Re: Four Seasons has some things marked down 50% in limited quantities.

    Yup, all good over here, great service this time around it seems.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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...
  92. 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 :).
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    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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