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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 13th, 2013

    Profumum Roma Arso.
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    New UK Fragrance Swap Shop

    There's a new Facebook group for UK fragrance-lovers to buy, sell and split fragrances: https://www.facebook.com/groups/385470054901894/

    Quite a few Basenoters on there now, it seems.
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    Re: KINSKI - Love and hate baby

    Great actor. Bad fragrance.
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    Thanks

    Thanks! I'll give them a try.
  5. Various desirable niche fragrances for sale UK

    I've decided to sell of most of my niche fragrance collection. All of the listed fragrances are in original bottle/box. Postage for each item is 3.70 recorded delivery.

    Black Afgano 30ml, approx...
  6. Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Celeb frags with vanilla overdose.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 10th, 2013

    Nothing today as I have a cold and can't smell a thing!
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    Re: Citrusy summer (hotter weather) frags?

    Acqua di Palma Colonia, Crabtree and Evelyn West Indian Lime cologne, 4711 and Chanel Pour Monsieur are all great citrus frags.
  9. Re: Favorite Sandalwood Scent with good longevity?

    Etro's sandalwood is the best I've found so far.
  10. Wanted: Jovoy La Liturgie des Heures (from UK or EU)

    I'm looking for a bottle or decant of La Liturgie des Heures by Jovoy. Please PM me.
  11. Re: I have 38 x Niche Decants and only 6 are 'Bottle Worthy' for my tastes

    +1 Unless you want other people to also have to acquire your taste in fragrance - a luxury we don't have.
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    Reformulation

    Perhaps due to IFRA regulations? That's the fragrance industry body.
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    Firewood

    Bois d'ascese by Naomi Goodsir
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    I suppose the question is, how much evidence is enough, if one's heart is set on wearing fragrances anyway? I love this hobby but I'm also aware that big companies don't really care if their...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    Don't tell me it's crap. I've just ordered some!
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    Re: Reducing my collection

    Pour Monsieur is a timeless classic and should never get the chop, so you're right to keep it. I didn't think much of the Chanel exclusives when I tried them in London, but many people rate them. I...
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    Small atomiser bottles in the UK?

    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a good supplier of small (5-10ml) plastic atomiser bottles here in the UK. Can anyone suggest a good place to buy them, Ebay included? Have done a search but it's always...
  18. Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain stockists in the uk?

    Here's the link: http://shop.lessenteurs.com/category/2124/LAir_Du_Desert_Marocain

    They're also selling the new Noontide Petals.
  19. Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    Lorenzo Villoresi's Vetiver is fantastic. I prefer it even to the classic Givenchy Eau d'Vetyver.
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    Re: Kiehls Musk Question

    The roll-on oil isn't much better than the EDT.
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Am I right in thinking that aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils in a carrier oil? Yes, prolonged skin exposure to these oils is harmful.

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    I experienced the same...
  22. Re: Today I had my lucky day - My purchases were unbelievable!

    Nice haul!
  23. Re: My fragrance journey has come to and end. My last bottle.

    I'm starting to feel the same way but still need that ultimate incense fragrance. Oh yes, and Frapin 1697. And maybe some more Profumum Roma...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 9th, 2013

    Ambra Mediterranea.
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    Unisex

    CK One
    Ambra Mediterranea
    Les Liturgies des Heures
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    Jovoy's Les Liturgies des Heures.
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    Re: Kiehls Musk Question

    I was surprised by Kiehl's Musk, too. Not as potent as I thought it would be but not unpleasantly floral. It just didn't last on me, though.
  28. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    Revolting? Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is revolting. Aventus is innocuous.
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    Re: TF Bois Marocain discontinued?

    I found 2 bottles on Ebay, plus another of Amber Absolute, and bought them all!
  30. Re: If you like Profumum Roma Arso, you'll also like...

    I've got to try this one out. Wonder if First in Fragrance is doing samples?

    Nope, and the L'Antichambre site doesn't seem to offer samples either.
  31. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    How did the date go, and what did you wear?
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    Sorry, that can't be correct. Otherwise, why would masks need to be worn in enclosed spaces when working with chemicals that could harm us if inhaled, but without the need for gloves? Or why would...
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    Re: male bar soap

    There is another simple, long-established and fragrance soap from the UK called Wrights. Very nice.
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    Re: Skin/health issue , anyone care?

    The OP has a point. Anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of propyls knows that many of them are not good for the body. Trying to find a toiletry product that doesn't contain them is the hard part! If...
  35. Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    Absolutely!
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    Re: I can't wait to open these up!

    I own Allure Blanche which is lovely. Let us know what you think of Allure Sport.
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    Re: GQ's Vetiver recs

    No mention of Lorenzo Villoresi's Vetiver.
  38. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    Chanel Pour Monsieur.
  39. Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    Yes, LR's Vetiver is wonderful stuff. Just about to receive a bottle through the mail!
  40. Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    I should add that Acqua di Palma Colonia is a very pleasant summer fragrance, but not in the same league as the Profumum frags.
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    Re: Use by dates on fragrances

    I guess fragrances don't age as well as good wines!
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    Many Montales would go. But I'd keep Dark Aoud and Full Incense.
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    Re: male bar soap

    We have a lovely, old-fashioned soap called 'Pears' here in England, which has been made for over 100 years. I can't tell you what the scent is because I cannot identify it, but it's a glycerine soap.
  44. Re: Faithful No Longer: Newbie Looking for New Fragrances

    Have you tried Chanel Allure Homme Blanche?
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    Re: I can't wait to open these up!

    Yes, there's something about the anticipation of an unopened gift, even when you know what it is! :)
  46. Re: Best italian fragrance for men (resurrected)

    Profumum Roma - my favourite Italian house. Try Arso or Fumidus. Profumi del Forte also makes great scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

    Puig's Quorum.
  48. Re: If you like Profumum Roma Arso, you'll also like...

    I was close to buying this a month ago. I love it, but I'm not sure I could stand it. I love to smell it after a few hours, but those first few hours would be unpleasant. Much too much smoke for me....
  49. Re: help choosing a fragrance (yep another one of these threads)

    Why not sample the others? Go to a shop that sells them or send off for samples. Otherwise you'll go with the Frapin or blind buy - which you might regret.

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    Cloud9, did you...
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    Re: Use by dates on fragrances

    One thing I might add: I bought a vintage bottle of Pour Monsieur (1980s) and despite smelling better than my current, recently-bought bottle, it's longevity was awful. I don't remember the original...
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    Lasting

    Jo Malone. It's gone in ten minutes.
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    Re: Use by dates on fragrances

    Mine are kept upright in a dark cupboard, hopefully at a constant room temperature. I hope this is good enough.
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    Re: Use by dates on fragrances

    I wondered if it was a gimmick.
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    Use by dates on fragrances

    I notice that fragrances have the use by symbol and a date in months on them. But many fragrances which are deemed 'vintage' sell for high prices and must be well beyond this date. What's the real...
  55. Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    And I thought trans-Atlantic was risky. :(
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

    Currently wearing Sonoma Scent Studios' Winter Woods.
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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    I tried the reformulation at the Dunhill stand at Selfridges. It's not a patch on the original. Can't find any vintage bottles on Ebay these days.
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    Re: Job Interview

    Hermes and Bleu would be safe, I think.
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    Bleu would be nice. Mixed with Boots Factor 30.
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    Re: Dunhill Edition

    I love this. It was one of my first fragrances back in the 80s. You can still buy the reformulated version from Dunhill at Selfridges, London.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

    Chanel Allure Blanche
  62. Re: Perfume that gives you a sense of well being

    Profumum Roma Arso, Frapin 1697 or perhaps that Creed fragrance starting with an 'A'.
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    Aventus

    Aventus.
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    british

    :-)
  65. Thread: Hi All

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    Welcome

    Welcome, Abida!
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Profumum Roma Arso and 3 bottles of Bois Marocain.
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    Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    You could adopt the nuclear approach and use Black Afgano on your fingers, then spritz on my torso.
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    You won't find a beach in London ;) In any case, in the UK you need to be fortunate with the year. Cornwall is better for a warm or hot day in the summer.

    I travel, so this explains how I know...
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    Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    I agree: this one also works.
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    Not trying to offend, but why wear a fragrance at a beach? When I go to the beach I a) sweat, b) apply sun block and c) go swimming. Any fragrance would wash off pretty quickly. Or do you sit in the...
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    Re: Do as I say, not as I do.

    Trying samples was how I was introduced to niche frags. I always advise others to sample, not to buy blind. It's great when you find a niche perfume shop locally. You can sample for free or buy...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 6th, 2013

    Hermes Eau d'Orange Verte.
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    Re: Help a 33 year old with a signature scent

    Hermes Voyage. The spiciness disguises the smell of smoke.
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    Re: Best 'designer' beach scents for men...

    CK One. Light and cheap. Or 4711. In any case, you're going to sweat it or swim it off.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    One more that impressed me recently: Terryfic Oud by Terry de Gunzburg.
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    Norma Kamali Incense is a name I keep hearing. I've never come across this brand before. I suppose this is one of the joys of fragrance collecting! There's always something you haven't tried.
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    Re: TF Bois Marocain discontinued?

    Good to know it's still available. :)
  78. Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    Which discontinued or rare fragrance do you wish you could have? :)
  79. Re: Frag

    Thanks. Found them. :)
  80. Re: Frag

    Thanks, I'll look them up. Cheers!

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    Do you know what the manufacturer is called?
  81. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Forgot to say: Marc Jacob's Bang. I love pepper, but what made this purchase better was the powdery drydown.
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    Re: The ultimate incense war

    Thank you. That's extremely useful!
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    Re: TF Bois Marocain vs CdG Kyoto

    I own Bois Marocain and it's nothing like Kyoto! BM is a great scent, isn't it?
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    Re: recommend a green and leafy scent

    Lorenzo Villoresi's Vetiver is very green.
  85. Re: Please review my collection (started 2 months ago)!

    You've got a good mixture including incense and amber fragrances. If you like oud, I agree that Creed Royal Oud is the acceptable face of oud. I think I've just found my ideal incense, and Royal...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 5, 2013

    Quorum by Puig.
  87. Re: New splits for 2013! Creed - Aventus | Tom Ford - Noir de Noir & Tobacco Vanille [UK only]

    Let's split some Profumum Roma!
  88. Re: EU decant swap PG,Villoresi,Amouage,Xerjoff,Lutens CDG, Chanel etc

    Have PM'd you.
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    Incense

    Cool. Didn't know many of those ones.
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    The ultimate incense war

    Apart from Comme de Garcon's range of incenses, which incense do you highly rate? I love Liturgie des Heures and like Montale's Fill Incense. Which do you like?
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Wow, I had no idea Ted Lapidus pour Homme was discontinued. I see it online for sale. Was this reformulated?

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    I didn't say it was on sale. This is what I found when...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille or Back to Black?

    Thank you for the comments. It seems both of them have a lot of happy fans. I can't remember B2B. I'll have to try some again soon.
  93. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Ambra Mediterranea by Profumi del Forte.
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    I really like Avignon but I discovered the best incense frag a few days ago: Les Liturgie des Heures. Try it if you can get a sample.
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    I love this stuff. If only I can find someone in the UK to split it with.

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    Love it. Wish it wasn't so expensive and that you got more of it in the bottle.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Les Litergie des Heures: a wonderful incense frag I tried at Bloom, London.
  97. Frag

    Les message sounds interesting. Wonder where I can get a sample...
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    Liturgies des Heures
  99. black

    I've got to try this stuff!
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    Scent

    AdP Colonia
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