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  1. Re: Can please someone tell me what this smell is? Its amazing but I dont know what it is

    +3 for violet
  2. Re: Cartier Roadster VS Dior Homme Sport 2008/2012 (Office use in a hot summer!)

    Roadster for me, but careful with the trigger.
  3. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    This.

    I find OW boring and sans oud.
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    Re: What does Saffron smell like?

    Bang on for me.
  5. Re: Help me! What font does Creed use (for their Royal Exclusives)

    Yes, it is a modified version of Palace, the Creed only 'Royal Palace' :laugh:
  6. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    I have original DHI and DH from 2012 IIRC. To be honest I don't find either of them to be 'feminine'. I'm also in the growing minority that reckons DH is the least feminine of the two, mainly due to...
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    Re: Help!! Is my vintage Dior Homme genuine?

    You seem determined to convince yourself it is fake so just send it back rather than repeatedly ask 'is it ok' or 'but.....'.
  8. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    I get above average longevity and good projection also. Forgot about the chocolate note also - very nice. I just wish it were a bit more oud and saffron-centric, but then that might upset the...
  9. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    I too have just bought Oud Alif. To me the oud is not so prominent and is drowned out by the leather and patchouli. It is very nice though, hence the purchase.
  10. Thread: Advice requested

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    Re: Advice requested

    Manchester - Selfridges and Harvey Nichols

    Trafford centre - Selfridges and John Lewis

    Debenhams also stock a pretty good range in most stores.

    Get in, get sampling and see what you like -...
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    Re: Terre Parfum kit question!

    I agree with this comment. If it is from a reputable seller and smells OK then it is very likely OK. Good choice BTW
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime thoughts

    Love it. Longevity is below average for me. Good projection for 1-2 hours, but I'm never bothered about that - the fragrance is for me.

    No leather for me.
  13. Re: Discounted Creed Himalaya- Should I pull the trigger?

    That is a very good price (by UK standards). As Hednic says, try it first. Even at that price point, I would not buy. It is the least inspiring Creed I've tried and is pretty boring in comparison to...
  14. Thread: PG Coze testing .

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    Re: PG Coze testing .

    It's certainly not a monster in terms of longevity. It feels quite muted for the first 30 minutes or so then comes to life on me. I get 6-7 hours though it is quite light.
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    Sticky: Re: Fake Creeds from a very famous online store?

    Nah, the Golden Unicorns that wrap them are like robots really.............
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    Sticky: Re: Fake Creeds from a very famous online store?

    Completely agree, on all points. Poor QC and no QA whatsoever.
  17. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    Good luck Jondedo, looks like you're in for a great sniff fest based on the many fine suggestions here. Enjoy and keep us updated.
  18. Re: Extremely Hot summer. Leave some suggestions please!

    Roadster is a good choice but be easy on the trigger. Same with New West.

    I would suggest L'eau par Kenzo PH, has a beautiful fresh citrus (yuzu) opening. Certainly available for a good price in...
  19. Re: Eau Savage vs Pour Monsieur in terms of longevity

    Much of a muchness I think. On me I recall ES having better longevity, though very close to the skin after 3-4 hours whereas PM just disappears completely. PM is nicer though.

    Have you considered...
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Very difficult this, for a number of reasons

    Under rated (purely because it does not get much attention on here): Parfumerie Generale

    Over rated (purely because IMO they rely on their name to...
  21. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    If you get to try Intrigant Patchouli, maybe give Coze from the same line a go too. Has everything you're after - dusty/earthy patch, chocolate/coffee, bourbon vanilla, ebony wood, pimento, less...
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    Shay and Blue - Oud Alif

    Anyone tried this? Sounds quite interesting, will have to try it myself. Think the founder is ex SVP at Chanel.

    Shay and Blue

    Top - Oud
    Mid - Dark chocolate, saffron
    Base - Patchouli, leather
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    Re: Parfumarie Generale Yuzu Ab Irato - wow

    It's very nice in L'Eau par Kenzo pH also.
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    Re: Your top 3 Amouage among mens/opus (excl. attars)

    Easy for me

    Epic
    Jubilation XXV
    Interlude

    Probably in that order, but so little between them.

    Why? All three are simply stunning fragrances, they knock me dead.
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    Re: Bottega veneta pour homme

    Tried this today. Have to say I'm very impressed and will be investigating further.
  26. Thread: Louis Vuitton

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    Re: Louis Vuitton

    Just because you don't like something why insult others who do like it? It's called personal choice, my friend. I agree it is over-hyped and stupidly expensive but hey that's life.
  27. Thread: Louis Vuitton

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    Re: Louis Vuitton

    I agree, but I did once buy a bag for a GF - never has so little cost so much. They appear to be very successful though and it is an 'iconic' brand.
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    Re: best Amouage Fragrace for men!

    Epic, Jubilation or Interlude.

    Gold if you like florals
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    Re: Need something Aquatic that can last

    My recommendations would be
    Bulgari Aqua
    Fahrenheit Aqua
    Kenzo Homme
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    Re: Newbie to the forum

    Welcome and be prepared for your collection to 'expand' :thumbsup:
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    Though I've never experienced it personally, the Creed batch variation is alleged to be more severe than the Dior reforms. Plus there's a lot of Creed haters on here :grin:
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    Maybe summer vs winter wearing effects?

    Beautiful fragrance :beer:

    edit - have you tried DHI?
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    Re: Offering another option by PM

    Has the market-place disappeared or is it just a glitch on my PC? Used to be splits, for sale and wanted sections........they seem to have disappeared :confused:

    Edit-found it. Having one of those...
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    Re: Niche in Manchester

    Not Manchester, but The Royal Perfumery in Wigan is superb. Has some older/less common designer brands as well as niche.
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    Re: Offering another option by PM

    Surely someone can innocently start a thread as 'Where is the best place to buy X by Y?' which might solicit a response by PM?

    Surely the market place sub-forum caters for the above anyway?
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    Re: OMG!,Chanel Platinum egoiste is majestic

    Pray tell me how so. Genuine question.

    Also what has regular Egoiste to do with this thread? OP is asking about PE.
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    Re: Plastic atomisers ok?

    I have several small plastic atomisers (don't know which plastic). They seem fine. I have bought some glass ones previously and of the 10, I smashed 2 when trying to fill them. I think good quality...
  38. Re: Ever have a significant other bash your love of fragrances?

    Current and previous SO were a bit surprised initially, but no hate. I do get discouraged from buying any more though :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    Nothing like Declaration. Roadster is a beautiful cool mint-patchouli fragrance.

    Have you tried Declaration Essence? Very nice flanker that has some similarity to the original but has a strong...
  40. Re: Please help to make a choice between Creed Royal Oud OR Amouage Memoir Man

    OP surely you should be making this purchase based on your own views? Have you tired one, both or neither of them? Which do you prefer?

    Can never quite understand this type of thread.

    IMO...
  41. Re: I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    This is my experience with these 2 beauties also. Leather Oud tantalises with the civet, takes it to the edge of good taste but never crosses the boundary - very good fragrance. I think the cumin...
  42. Thread: how many empties?

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    Re: how many empties?

    No empties for me.
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    Re: newbiw with hundreds of perfumes

    About 100-110. Cut down my purchases drastically over the last 12 months as I have more than enough to last my lifetime. If there's something I fancy now, I tend to buy a decant rather than full...
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Apologies for drifting off topic...........caferacer, my friend has a project ongoing at the moment to build his cafe racer (from a Ducatti I believe). I had never heard of cafe racers prior to this...
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    Re: Sample smells different from bottle?

    I've never tried a roll on but certainly I have smelled the same fragrances 'differently' when applied by dabber vs atomiser, certainly in the top notes.
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    Not everyone is being condescending to you.
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Amouage is based in Oman IIRC.

    Noses vary and Christopher Chong is the creative director.
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    These do sound good, but don't know how easy it is to get hold of them in the UK. Nothing wrong with being a fanboy when the product is excellent - just don't mention J**h by name though :wink:
    ...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Oh yes! Many people get a strong 'baby powder' vibe; fortunately for me this is only borderlinefleeting and I enjoy Gold very much. It did take maybe 2 years to properly appreciate it and to brave...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Have you tried Gold in the summer (we're talking UK summer here)? Blossoms beautifully (1 spray only as always). I was shocked as I only ever wore it in cold weather previously. Good to see it...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Agree with Dougczar re Tom Ford, some greats there. By Killian is also very highly rated, though I have tried only 3 or 4 of these (v nice).
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Epic is an incredible woody spicy fragrance with great (Epic!!) longevity. Very dry, which I love, without being a powder bomb. Nothing floral about it. Take a look at reviews on here and...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Congrats on the Lutens ownership, that is quite some collection. What are the highlights for you?

    I have AS, FenA, MKK, FT and decants of TC and Chene. Love 'em all and want to try ISM.
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    It is a superb line. Epic Man and Jubilation XXV are to die for IMO
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    Re: You gotta love EBAY!!!

    I think you can strike lucky if it's an unwanted gift or similar (xmas anyone?). I would be very wary if the seller had multiple bottles. IMO BIN for $30 is v different from auction ending at $30.
    ...
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Amouage if you want strong. Some stand out florals would be Gold and Lyric. Womens range is also apparently very good.
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    Re: aura cacia chill pill mist

    Ingredients listed

    Ingredients: WATER (AQUA), CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL, MENTHA X PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL,...
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    Re: The Kalemat Scandal

    FWIW I knew what you meant when saying irregardless. As long as I know what someone means I don't feel the need to come across as teacher or criticise the way it is expressed :thumbsup:
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    Re: The Kalemat Scandal

    I couldn't find Wisam on Fragrantica either. There is some on ebay though. May make a bid, starts at 2 or something.
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    Re: The Kalemat Scandal

    No ebay rip-off here??

    Agree with your sentiment though :D
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    Re: The Kalemat Scandal

    Big question.....................are they worth trying? (Well Wisam anyway ;) )

    As JMD says, thanks for the heads up. Piqued my interest now.
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    Re: The Kalemat Scandal

    How certain can you be that the fragrances are identical? One may have a different oud to the other that smells v similar but is 10x the price.
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    Re: The Kalemat Scandal

    I'm struggling to understand the scandal/secret/point of this thread. Sorry.
  64. Thread: Amouage?

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    Re: Amouage?

    My 3 favourites are Epic, Jubilation XXV and interlude.

    You could also consider Reflection along with Silver. I would be amazed if you got many compliments from young ladies when wearing Gold ;)...
  65. Thread: My collection

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    Re: My collection

    Very, very nice collection. Some greats there.
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    Re: What do you think of my small collection?

    I love the first six of your nine, not tried the remainder. Going by your collection I'm guessing you will have tried Mitsouko?

    Have you tried Amouage? How about etat libre d'orange? So many to...
  67. Re: Guerlain Vetiver after shave, with slightly cloudy composition -- is this normal?

    Splash bottles will be more prone to contaminants entering e.g skin flakesdirt from the hands. Going by the fact it is almost full and has a pronounced cloudiness I would not expect it to be this....
  68. Re: Which fragrance has your favorite blend of smoke AND fruit?

    Jubilation XXV
  69. Re: Guerlain Vetiver after shave, with slightly cloudy composition -- is this normal?

    Do you know how old it is? Is it a spray or splash bottle?
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    Re: Vintage or modern perfume

    Perfectly stated
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    Re: Fragrances with Absinthe/Wormwood?

    Beat me to it - Artemis is fantastic.
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    When I first started buying more fragrances I bought back ups of TdH and GIT. I have long since realised that I have more than enough fragrance for my lifetime and beyond (I rotate a lot), so I don't...
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    Re: For Guerlain lovers

    Come on Hednic..........................add it to your collection then tell us what it is like. If you don't like it, I guarantee to buy 0.5 ml from you.
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    Re: For Guerlain lovers

    Yes, the seller has some other interesting items but outrageously priced IMO for body oils, soaps and powders.

    Interesting to hear your opinion on the state of the juice, impossible for me to...
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    For Guerlain lovers

    Stumbled across this on ebay. Anyone have anything similar or hazard a guess as to its age?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    Would love to try it as MdM is a favourite but just too weak/fleeting.
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    Sticky: Re: Weird outer sleeve on Creed... yes, you guessed it... Aventus

    Have a search on here.......I'm sure I've seen that sleeve on a previous query thread.
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    Re: Chanel egoiste made in 2010

    Yes, it did disappear but has recently made a come back. I still remember an SA saying there is no such thing when I asked if they stocked the regular Egoiste lol.
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Aventus Authentication

    There should be a sweepstake to guess the number of 'Is my Creed authentic?' type threads there are floating about.
  79. Re: Chanel Antaeus Pour Homme batch question -- conflict with checkcosmetic.net

    Quite often the checkcosmetic date will be out by 10 years as it seems to take the most recent decade from the batch no. Could yours be from 1998?
  80. Poll: Re: Which one smells more skanky and dirty? Muscs Koublai Khan or Leather Oud?

    This. On me MKK is sometimes nice and dirty other times it is like a box of turkish delight; I much prefer the former. LO is just a very nice scent with a a strong (though not dirty to me) civet...
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    Re: D&G pour homme help!

    I think it is difficult for anyone to answer with any certainty. My understanding is that made in the UK is the current formulation, so unless you are buying from a 'private' seller or similar...
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    Re: Himalaya for $86. Worth it?

    You got a good deal and you can always sell on if you don't like, perhaps at a pofit.

    I agree with a previous post stating that full retail price is a joke for a fragrance that is dull,...
  83. Thread: BDP vs Derby

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    Re: BDP vs Derby

    I know what you mean about the lavender. Many say BdP has a very harsh opening but I don't subscribe to this and it is actually my favourite phase of the scent.

    Good luck.
  84. Thread: Myth ??

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    Re: Myth ??

    I'm with teardrop on this one.

    BTW where id you hear this nonsense? Never heard it myself.
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    Re: A couple of Guerlain related questions.

    For the homme line, I would recommend L'eau for summer use. Superb grapefuit.

    Mouchoir de Monsieur is stunning but is an aquired taste (for me anyway) and is also a bit weak. Jicky (EdT) is smilar...
  86. Thread: BDP vs Derby

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    Re: BDP vs Derby

    It sounds as if you have tried both; which do you prefer?

    Derby is a fine fragrance, but I do have longevity issues with it (non-vintage formulation). BdP truly is one of my favourites and has no...
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    Re: Help narrow down between four Creeds

    Have you considered Bois du Portugal or Tabarome millesime?

    Heperd is a good source for splits (assuming you are in USA).

    Good luck

    Edit - how about Green Valley? Not tried it but it is...
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    Re: I am stuck in a rut. A rut of Epic proportions.

    Epic Man is a fantastic scent.
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    Re: Most renowened perfumers

    Some great names here. I would add Olivier Polge and Mona Di Orio to this list (unless I missed them earlier).
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    Re: Possible Ambergris Find

    I'm sure they will be only too happy to help if they can. There is mumsy, Chris Bartlett (both UK based) and another guy from USA who has written a book (apologies, forgotten his name, but it will...
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    Re: Possible Ambergris Find

    I can understand your mother's nagging as I imagine it would be quite valuable if it is ambergris. I would recommend a search on here and you will find several threads. I recall there is a poster on...
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    Re: Is my Creed Royal Oud real or fake?

    Of course you are right, there is no harm. However a quick search of the forum, using the function provided, will reveal a multitude of threads on this subject and a whole library of information,...
  93. Re: Perhaps the worst Grey Vetiver eBay fake of all time

    Appears to have one still available if anyone wants to jump in.
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    Re: Is my Creed Royal Oud real or fake?

    .......
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    Re: Sandalwood and Oud?

    I don't think the OP is asking for fragrances that have just sandalwood and oud per se, more like something having the same vibe as DA. Think OP has already discounted Wonderwood, which I would have...
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    Re: Is my Creed Royal Oud real or fake?

    There is a sticky, specifically for Creed bottles, created recently. Does get a bit tiresome, same old things over and over. Hopefully a mod will move it.
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    Re: Where to buy PG's Aomassai?

    I own and love Aomassai, Coze and Cedre Sandaraque. L'eau guerriere is v nice also but too fleeting for me. I would like to try several others - Cuir d'iris, Hyperescence Matale and L'ombre Fauve...
  98. Re: Possible Fake Terre D'Hermes Flacon H Limited Edition

    I am not saying his bottle is not fake, merely that the bottle design is an authentic one. I have exactly the same bottle, bought in person from a bricks and mortar dept store authorised to sell...
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    Re: Where to buy PG's Aomassai?

    Good choice, have you tried any other PG?
  100. Re: Possible Fake Terre D'Hermes Flacon H Limited Edition

    Err................did you read the post immediately above yours?

    OPs bottle has a genuine design 100%. Just google 'Terre d'Hermes ltd edition bottle 2010' and all will be revealed.

    See this...
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