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    Re: I cannot believe this has its own subforum

    What's the point of this thread?

    There are plenty of historical reasons why the management decided to get a sub-forum for Aventus. If you don't like it, there is no need to read the board or to...
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    Re: Common factor between these

    Can anyone chime in?
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    Re: Paging feature ?

    I'm not personally aware that we do, although it's something I would like to have had a long time ago. Not sure what it was called, so thanks for posting this. Will ask the admins.
  4. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    Great idea! I've not been there yet so would be nice to try this place out.



    The one in Elizabeth Street is closing over the summer for refurbishment. Last day of trading is 29th July I think....
  5. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    I wonder if Grant would be willing to grace us with his presence? :D
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I wouldn't know, Chuck. But she did say it was 'nice'. The opening definitely gives this impression.
  7. Re: I've Fallen In Love With Sandalwood! Any Suggestions? The Creamier The Better!

    I am glad this has been called out here. It has a great opening to my nose. Very nutty and pencil-shaving like. But it isn't sandalwood. In fact the nearest note to sandalwood I can detect from this...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    More recently got a really strange one from the wife, who is a big Chanel fan. On vintage Egoiste she said:

    "You smell like cherries".

    She's often really liked Egoiste on me. Vintage only.
  9. Re: I am not a fan of summer fragrances or aquatics, but....

    Diptyque Philosykos for a start - memories of coconut and fig is definitely in the 'tropical' category for most of us
    Acqua di Gio Profumo - Definitely recommend this for the sea/ocean scent. Very...
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    Re: Ever use up a whole bottle of a fragrance?

    I've gone through plenty of whole bottles in my time. I often only had a single bottle before moving on to others.

    In my pre-Basenotes days:
    - CK One
    - Polo Ralph Lauren (green)
    - Aramis Havana...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    "Wow. Get this one."

    From the wife on my sample of Le Labo Rose 31. Ironically I had this scent in 2010 and sold it on the same year. Big mistake.
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    Re: Testing cologne on someone else.

    My wife and eldest boy are my guinnea pigs. My son is not even 3yrs old yet but he recognises certain genres after I explained (multiple times) what citrus is, woods and spices. His favourite note by...
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    Re: Question about where to buy samples

    Will they ship to Portugal from the .com site? I thought they had local sites all over Europe. Do they not have one for Spain/Portugal?
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    Re: Swap list - can't add items

    Ah good point - I experienced this recently.

    You need to 'own' it first before making it available for swap. If you then say you no longer own the scent, it remains in your swap list.
  15. Thread: UK Meet-Up

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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    I could be up for this too. Fortnum, Harrods and Selfridges even are good ones. Maybe even Liberty
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Been a while since I posted here, so thought I'd chime in with a few tips:

    - UK Basenoters need to know that there is a hidden gem in the wet shaving world sold in almost every supermarket in the...
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    Common factor between these

    Hi DIY people,

    I was wondering if you'd be able to give me an idea what is the common factor between these scents that I am picking up. There is definitely a musky/masculine note in the base but...
  18. Thread: 5% Off Notino UK

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    Re: 5% Off Notino UK

    Looks like it has expired now... :(
  19. Re: Important announcement regarding Marketplace, Blogs and News

    There's the Shameless Self Promotion board.
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    Re: Favourite dry perfumes?

    French Lover - easily my no. 1 dry scent

    Chanel Sycomore
    Le Labo Rose 31
    TF Sahara Noir
  21. Re: Expert Vintage Opinions (or even just a discussion) on this.

    These are in high demand over at the fragrance shaving forums and get a lot of respect. People hunt them down all the time so I'm guessing on that basis they don't go off easily.
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    Re: Moderator Communication

    Thank you! :)
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    Re: New Favorite Tom Ford Private Blend?

    You will not be disappointed. It's creeped up to the top of my list and I am no Tom Ford fan.

    With notes like mastic (I love the stuff and not just in perfumes) and ouzo, I had to try it. I really...
  24. Re: Hep!! Diptyque Tam Dao or Tam Dao Eau de Parfum....What's Better?....What's The Difference?

    This is a very valuable and valid observation. I noticed that the EdP atomisers for Diptyque scents gives out a shower, though nothing quite as bad as the Sauvage Very Cool Spray atomiser (or should...
  25. Re: Any fragrance clones that mimic the Creed Ambergris drydown?

    Answer is to find any fragrance with Ambrox & ISO E Super in the base in similar quantities to Creed. I've got no idea what the quantities are, but it's commonly known that Creed's Ambergris 'note'...
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    Re: Looking for wedding fragrance suggestions

    Congrats on the nuptials and for stepping back here.

    From your list and based on your requirements, I would say Ormonde Jayne Ta'if might be good but I'm not sure how well it projects. I've only...
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    Re: Time to enjoy some new Scents

    Welcome Allan.

    Seems like you are off to a great start already. Just bear in mind that this hobby can become expensive if you are buying full bottles, so my advice is to seek out samples or travel...
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    [EU] Re: Chanel No. 5, Dior Eau Sauvage Extreme, Floris London 1962

    Weekly bump - new items added, including samples.
    Happy to offer these items as swaps as well. Please see swap thread.
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    [UK] Re: Rum's UK swap thread

    Bump - new items added. Please see my sales thread for full pics on items that I might also swap.
  30. Re: Hep!! Diptyque Tam Dao or Tam Dao Eau de Parfum....What's Better?....What's The Difference?

    I may have noticed this almost subconciously a few months back. I think I need to revisit Eau Duelle's EdT. Thanks for this.
  31. Re: Hep!! Diptyque Tam Dao or Tam Dao Eau de Parfum....What's Better?....What's The Difference?

    I think this pretty much nails it.
    EdT is overall closer to the skin, slightly rougher around the edges meaning some notes are more pronounced.
    EdP on the other hand is smoother, more linear and...
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    Re: Question about where to buy samples

    Never seen MPeG on Notino. You will find Villoresi's Sandalo though.

    EDIT: They do stock MPeG, but no sign of Santal Noble. Probably because of their repackaging. There was a thread on that a...
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    Poll: Re: Which of these 8 fragrances is your favorite?

    Same for me as well; I voted TdH.

    I guess 3rd would be Santal 33 but I am no big fan overall.
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    Re: Does anyone do beautiful better than.....

    Do I like FM?

    Well, let's see I've so far gone through bottles of PoAL, Geranium PM, VE and currently own full size bottles of French Lover and Musc Ravageur. Only recently got into the latter....
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    Moderator Communication

    Gents,

    A gentle reminder that politics on BN is not tollerated. Leave it out from now on, or face the mods.

    :dankk2:
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier in London?

    I'm afraid I've had no luck with this either - I too would like to get my hands on and try Santal Noble in its newest form.

    Alas, Les Senteurs was the only place that had them, but I left their...
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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    I quite agree with the above.

    The trail is superb - I love it for a start. But it is easy to get a metalic note of it that is just too much to handle - I think that's where it gets the hate from....
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    Re: Woods of Windsor for Men

    Thanks - I've seen it in quite a few places at around £15 depending on where you go. But I'm not in the habbit of blind buying.
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    Woods of Windsor for Men

    Has anyone got any idea where I can try this one in a store in the UK? I don't fancy going to their flagship store...

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121707.html
  40. Thread: Kouros 2017

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    Re: Kouros 2017

    You make a very good point.
    I just get a very warm citrus-like note in the opening which lasts barely 30mins. By then I'm in heaven going through that dry down.
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    Re: Question about Dior Sauvage

    Me too. It's juice in a bottle and by buying/wearing it I don't think I'm doing Depp any favours.
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    Poll: Re: Cologne at the office: when do you spray?

    Sensible question I guess.

    I like to smell good on the train and my commute is roughly the same as yours door to door (pretty avergae for the UK if you ask me). Smelling something good on a train...
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    Re: Tiffany for Men bites the dust

    They were definitely selling them at store that I visited. They don't have them on display, but if you ask for them they might look to see what they have behind the counter.
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    Tiffany for Men bites the dust

    Following the news that Tiffany & Co. will launch a new fragrance called "Tiffany" for Women (see this thread by hednic in FFD), I cam across this article over on Fragrantica:

    Tiffany for Men:...
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    Re: Why is Creed Royal Mayfair so underrated?

    I've owned Windsor since 2010, so there's no myth for me. I compared my decant to RM when it was released. There was more of a powdery rose in Windsor than RM. All I get from RM is a powdery pine...
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    Re: Question about where to buy samples

    Thanks. Notino is indeed one of your best bets.
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    Re: Newbie Here - Decants from Reputable Members

    Stuigi is absolutely right, decant sales are not permitted on Basenotes.

    We are constantly clamping down on offenders and I'd like to use this opportunity to say that if members do spot something...
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    Re: Why is Creed Royal Mayfair so underrated?

    I agree.

    If it were truly Windsor, I would certainly be paying more attention and I guess there would be more excitement from the wider community too.
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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    To me it reminds me of some chemical I was messing around with not long after Aventus came out. I think it was hedione but I could be wrong.
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    Re: Question about where to buy samples

    Hi and welcome to BN!

    You didn't say which country you're based in. I would suggest your best bet to sample those scents are Notino. Have a look in the discounts board to see if there is a...
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    Re: Suggestions for aromatic aquatic

    The OP did technically say:



    ...I suppose he could still get decants of these though.
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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    One you really need to sample is Villoresi's Incensi. I've just ordered a bottle. The opening is just out of this world. The top notes are really authentic and for me one of the best openings you can...
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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    Don't get your hopes up on this one. It's nice, but too strong and overbearing. Plus I don't see the apple as very authentic in the beginning.
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    Re: Suggestions for aromatic aquatic

    Go with Acqua di Gio Profumo.
    I'm wearing this today and after about 10 wears in total, I'm hooked by it! The marine notes have been put together really well. The incense in the base (I think it is...
  55. Re: Villoresi's Sandalo discontinued and relaunched as part of Vintage Collection

    Here's what I'm seeing:

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    Re: Fragrances You Can't Smell No Matter What

    Same here for me. Frustrating in a way, but I can definitely smell it when it's mixed with other notes, such as in Escentric 01 (pencil shavings), Tam Dao (lots of it in there, also a pencil shaving...
  57. Thread: Tapatalk

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    Re: Tapatalk

    Still the same issue for me...
  58. Thread: oak moss question

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    Moderator communication

    Seen as this has already been asked in the Vintage forum (with an identical response by hednic as well!), I'm going to close this thread as cross posting is not permitted on Basenotes.

    Please feel...
  59. Re: Designer Frags that smell like Amouage's Do any come close ?

    Smells similar to Amouage, yes. But by no means a copy:

    I always had the impression that Epic Man was an updated/modernised Polo Ralph Lauren Green.
  60. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Thanks for this, Jack.
    Will have to hunt for the new one as I do remember at least owning one bottle of this back in the good old days.
  61. Re: Villoresi's Sandalo discontinued and relaunched as part of Vintage Collection

    I must say that's what I first thought when I tried Sandalo for the first time. In fact I couldn't detect much sandalwood. But after a whirlwind tour of the note and ending up with a bottle of the...
  62. Re: Villoresi's Sandalo discontinued and relaunched as part of Vintage Collection

    Strange. I tried it again after a browser cache clear and it still comes back as part of the Vintage collection. I've also seen it as so on the NEOS1911 site.



    Yup, definitely it's there on my...
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    Re: Mossy-citrus for the summer

    +1 this was my first thought



    And another very good suggestion



    Pluran makes a good point here. You're probably looking at mostly vintages as they are going to give you the best...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I'm pretty sure my nose picked up a flavour of Philosykos this morning. A pleasant surprise for the UK.
  65. Thread: 5% Off Notino UK

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    Re: 5% Off Notino UK

    Superb - thanks!
  66. Re: Villoresi's Sandalo discontinued and relaunched as part of Vintage Collection

    I think there might be some debate about that :)
    If I'm not mistaken, I may have seen oakmoss listed on my old bottle of Sandalo. Will have to check.
  67. Villoresi's Sandalo discontinued and relaunched as part of Vintage Collection

    As per the subject really.

    Lorenzo Villoresi's iconic Sandalo EdT has been discontinued from the line in the classic blue bottle and has since been relaunched as part of the Vintage Collection...
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    Re: Top 10 new releases of 2017

    Yup, I need to give it a full wear but at first try I wasn't that impressed.
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    Re: Top 10 new releases of 2017

    I got a sample from overseas recently. I was underwhelmed by it. Smells OK-ish from far away, but up close it's an orange flower (neroli) and ambrox bomb. Nothing new really; this has been done time...
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    Sticky: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Nearly 12hrs after putting it on, got home to be greeted by the wife "wow you still smell superb. Never let go of this one"

    Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Can't smell it myself after so long. But not had...
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    Re: Top 10 new releases of 2017

    I don't think they had it when I was last there a couple of months ago. Still not showing on their website.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Very Cool Spray.... what's this?

    I'm beginning to think it's unfair to compare this with the original EdT...

    One spray from the EdT gives a good 1-2ml of juice which is quite adequate. One spray from the Very Cool Spray is like...
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    Re: 20% Off Summer Steal At Twisted Lily!

    I have to say Twisted Lily is not a place I'd like to order from, given that they are outside the EU. I thought posting to the UK would be bad. But their service is just awesome by any standards. For...
  74. Moderator communication

    Hello neewbie,

    You've already posted this once here before which has been moved to the Aventus Sub-Forum. The right place for this sort of post is the Aventus Sub-Forum or Perfume Appraisals.
    ...
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    Re: Trumpers Wild fern vs Penhaligans English fern

    Thanks. I had definitely tried it long before then and my feelings about it are the same as above.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Terre d'Hermes this morning. I knew it was popular here (given how quickly gift sets disappear in the shops at Christmas, Valentines, Father's Day, etc) but have never smelt it on anyone else apart...
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    Re: Trumpers Wild fern vs Penhaligans English fern

    When did the change to English Fern roughly take place?
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    Re: Trumpers Wild fern vs Penhaligans English fern

    I agree with this. Trumper's have some good - not astounding - just good offerings. Penhaligon's on the other hand have been one disappointment after another.

    I tried Wil Fern a while ago. Too...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme

    I'd be surprised if it were sold in the discounters. I'm guessing the distribution of this one is restricted to a select few places, but I could be wrong.

    The extreme has some more pronounced...
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    Re: "Winter" fragrances you wear in the summer

    Wearing this today in 27-28C heat. Works a treat.
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    Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    AdP's Ambra (from the single-note concentree line) has a gorgeous rose note in between the leathery-amber explosion. It's such a shame it is short-lived.
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    I was taken back by Vert de Fleurs as well. I find florals not for me, but there is a beautiful jasmine in that one.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme

    It's definitely available in Europe at least. Most department store in the UK will have it or at least are able to order it in for you.
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    Lol, good one! It should carry a warning to only pick the bottle up whilst wearing gardening gloves :P
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    Re: pheromones perfumes

    This is in line with what I've read about it too. To my nose though all I get is pencil shavings (cedar?) and that's on the few occasions that I can actually smell it.

    I totally agree though with...
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    Re: Recommendations for a teenager

    Think you should drop Egoiste and Fahrenheit from your list as they're not based on citrus nor are they anything new.

    Bleu and Burberry London are great ideas though. I would also suggest you try...
  87. Re: Sharing a small UK secret for picking up fragrance occasionally

    Wow, just seen this. Signed up and set up a few alerts. It might just bring something good back!
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    Re: Tauer L'EAU is wonderful

    Eager to try this one, so I've got a sample on order.
  89. Re: Any disadvantage to storing fragrances in a refrigerator?

    Perhaps your electricity bill going up?
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    Re: "Winter" fragrances you wear in the summer

    +1 on Musc Ravageur. It's what made me get a bottle just last week. Thought it was great in the heat.

    As for Interlude, this is very representative of current fashions in the Middle East. Citrus...
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    I tried blue santal yesterday. It was almost an immediate scrubber but I let it settle. After a while couldn't see it as anything different to wonderwood. Black pepper note mixed ISO E Super (aka...
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    Interesting - thanks for that!
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    Re: Best of Tom Ford Private Blend?

    Totally recommend that you do! The vert range is definitely an improvement over recent PB releases. Just try it before TF drops it from their line.
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    Everyone seems to be on a Javanol overload recently!



    I haven't properly tried the blue range, but a sales rep did get me to try Santal. Wasn't that impressed given my like of real/vintage...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Despite all the major compliment-getters that I've been wearing recently, the best I could get this past week was a mere:

    "wow, that is an extremely well-ironed shirt you're wearing"

    ...and of...
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    Re: Concrete by Comme des Garçons

    Me too. Will also compare to Wonderwood.
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    Site painfully slow

    Is it just me or is the site really slow? I first experienced this yesterday (Tuesday).
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    Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    Welcome to Basenotes.
    The best place for this sort of question is the DIY forum or Just Starting Out.
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs - price by location?

    :)
    Welcome.



    Interesting that you mention this, Sea Roses. There are plenty of neat tricks to use at Heathrow; my favourite is the excellent Heathrow Rewards program. Sign up for free and...
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    Re: Happy 4th of July !!!

    I'm sure the whole membership here is also keen to share their own wishes, but this will have to be done in the off topic thread; not here. Thank you.
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