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    Tom Ford Cafe Rose, 50ml, new bottle (UK)

    As pictured below. New and never sprayed but no box.

    £80, including uk second class post.

    PayPal please and will only post to uk addresses. Thanks for looking.

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  2. Re: Tom Ford private blends in the UK - Where do you guys buy?

    +1 on Scent Samples. They are great and quite reputable. However, they don't have the full range.
  3. Re: Tom Ford private blends in the UK - Where do you guys buy?

    It depends on the individual scent for me, although I have been unimpressed with the range myself.
  4. Thread: The best neroli?

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    Re: The best neroli?

    I recently tried it in Fortnum and Mason in London. It's ok but if I recall correctly very short lived. Not worth it in my opinion...
  5. Poll: Best Summer Night Fragrance (out of these 6 choices)

    Right, made a new thread and merged the two together for you.

    You can make a poll by selecting the options at the bottom of each new post (but not an existing post it seems).

    Hope this helps :)
  6. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/17/14) Round 2: Bleu de Chanel vs Black Aoud

    Dislike both with a passion, but given the option (i.e. gun to the head), I'd probably go for the Chanel.
  7. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/16/14) Round 2: YSL M7 vs Green Irish Tweed

    GIT for me. Only recently began to realise just how good this one really is.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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  9. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/15/14) Round 2: Pure Havane vs Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Vintage (tin can) Rive Gauche for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Creed Millesime Imperial
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    OK that sounds promising then! Let us know how it goes...
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    Jack, have these guys shipped to the UK without any issues?
  13. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/14/14) Round 2: Antaeus vs A*Men

    Antaeus for me too. Can't stand A*Men at the best of times...
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    For me, Homage Attar is the best all-round fragrance. It is comprised of my favourite notes - rose, sandalwood, frankincense and with light hints of jasmine too.

    Found it hard to believe that a...
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    Re: What's your most pleasant unexpected discovery?

    Wouldn't quite say aspirin but it did give both my wife and myself a headache when I sprayed it on in a duty free shop recently...
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release

    I heard about this in Les Senteurs about a week or so ago. I had no idea that it was this close...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Shame though that their site / URL doesn't come up on a standard Google search! Seems like they still have work to do...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    My order arrived yesterday and I'm looking forward to trying my sample out.
    Agree it's going to burn a hole in my pocket in the long run...
  19. Re: Amouage attars pulled from shelves - no longer being sold

    Whatever happens, Amouage will never be the company it was once.

    I suppose I'll have to treat by Homage Attar as my holy grail and use it in extremely small quantities... What a shame. Loved this...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Nice one!!

    I went with Villoresi's Sandalo today
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    Re: Suggest a fragrance- modern fougére/aquatic

    Do let us know what you think when you get your hands (nose?) on it!
  22. Re: Anyone purchased a bottle of Aventus from cheapsmells/allbeauty.com?

    Think I got mine for about £120 or £130.
  23. Re: Anyone purchased a bottle of Aventus from cheapsmells/allbeauty.com?

    I've sourced all my creeds from them for the last few years and I'm now on my second bottle of Aventus from them (fourth overall). I managed to get it for less than the now ridiculous £150 that...
  24. Re: Add Comme des Garcons Wonderwood to the Encre Noire/Sycomore Conversation

    They have similarities in that they all use a combination of these woods: vetiver, sandalwood and cedarwood.

    Wonderwood: all three
    Sycomore: vetiver and sandalwood
    Encre Noire: vetiver and maybe...
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    Re: Suggest a fragrance- modern fougére/aquatic

    Wouldn't know what Barbasol smells like but it's really clean and fresh. The shaving soap or shaving cream analogy is really quite accurate.
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    Re: Best cologne by Ralph Lauren

    It's between Polo Green and Safari for me, in the current formulations as you asked.
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    Re: Suggest a fragrance- modern fougére/aquatic

    Before I even I opened this thread, I thought 'Rive Gauche', but cacio beat me to it by several hours.
    Definitely try this one and make sure you get the vintage (tin can) version, which is still...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 7, 2014

    A well known classic...

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  29. Thread: The best neroli?

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    Re: The best neroli?

    My favourite is Czech and Speake's Neroli scent in the cologne strength. Wonderful floral summer scent that's really quite unisex.
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    Re: Buying decants and samples (UK)

    I agree. Looks like I'll be putting in an order very soon... They have some good ones there.
  31. Thread: A Box of Boxes

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    Re: A Box of Boxes

    Not only that, but it also means your fragrances stay fresher when compared to being left out of the box.

    Light and humidity are cancer to a fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 4, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed
  33. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    I would also choose LDDM blind-folded in this race. I've never liked Le Male.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    LOL!! I bet not :) Then again, most perfume advertising is a bit like this.

    Lots of Montale and Malle samples for me.
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    London boutiques haven't even heard of this yet...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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    Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    Oh great. Another one for my wallet to feel the weight. Here we go again Mr Ellena...!!

    Guys, please post your thoughts when you've tried it!
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    Re: Revolutionary Fragranced Shoes !

    Yikes!!
    You mean you HAVEN'T seen this year's spoof????? ;)

    Guys, gotta look harder!!!
  39. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    I loved the cheese bit ;)
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    Re: Revolutionary Fragranced Shoes !

    They really do sound great.
    I read about these in today's edition of the London Gazette, a local paper here in the UK,

    If anyone wants to buy an R-Sole, they are going to be available exclusively...
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    Re: What's your most pleasant unexpected discovery?

    YSL (vintage) Rive Gauche, the one in the tin can.

    Light years from the current.... stuff.... to be found in the current glass-bottle version (I'm really hesitating to say 'version' as it really...
  42. Thread: Creed GIT or DHI

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    Re: Creed GIT or DHI

    GIT would be my choice any day as I can't take the vanilla in DHI...
  43. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/1/14): Terre d`Hermes vs Boss Bottled

    Terre as I couldn't stand anything from Boss.
    Loved TdH at first sniff. Wish it hadn't been messed with so much though...
  44. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/31/14): Encre Noire vs Millesime Imperial

    MI for me by a mile
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 31, 2014

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    Re: Which Montale scent?

    Sooner or later you'll realise that most Basenoters have that 'old habit' that you mention ;)

    I like your analogy (a boy amongst men), but I don't buy it! I am certainly no writer, but I have...
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    Re: Which Montale scent?

    yarn, I expect a full report on each of the scents from you when you receive them!
    Have you tried any of these before?
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    Re: Which Montale scent?

    Thanks both. Going to look all of these up and see what I can find out. Think I can rule out White Aoud and Louban as well.
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    Re: S O T D Friday March 28, 2014

    Nice one!! Can't wait to try this one.
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    Re: Which Montale scent?

    I realise this thread is old, but as I started it, thought I'd let you know that I am probably going to go for a small box with three small size ("hand bag" size) scents. So far, I've narrowed it...
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    Re: Creed 250 ml flacon

    I agree with dougczar, get an atomiser.

    Personally I would find it very difficult to get through 250ml of any fragrance, especially given how much I apply these days.
  52. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/28/14): Allure Homme Sport vs Egoiste

    Égoïste by several light years :grin:
  53. Thread: Molecule 01 poll

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    Poll: Re: Molecule 01 poll

    I can get more of an aroma from tap water, so I voted for the last option, no. 5
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    Re: S O T D Friday March 28, 2014

    Creed Aventus forms as well today
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    Re: Zino Davidoff blind buy?

    Basenoters are reminded that insulting one another is simply not acceptable on these forums. Let's argue our points without personally attacking one another.

    I'll now remove the offending post....
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    I've noticed that too for Uomo. Longevity on me was poor if anything.



    I tried PN too but decided that it wasn't my cup of tea. The whole range is worth sampling in my opinion.
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    Re: Anyone own any Lorenzo Villoresi fragrances?

    I own Sandalo too and it is my SOTD today.

    I would definitely try that along with Acqua di Colonia and Uomo. I tried Vetiver but I am not that into this note now, so I'm probably biased.
  58. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/25/14): Black Aoud vs Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    This. I voted for D&G because I didn't like the new plaster scent from the opening of Black Aoud.
  59. Re: My GF dislikes all of my stronger fragrances, should I get rid of them ?

    When I read the first few lines of this post, I thought maybe I'll just recommend less sprays and maybe reduce the volume of strong fragrances that you own as you will need less (e.g. get 50ml...
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Had a sandalwood bath today in Villoresi's masterful Sandalo. What a scent this is!!
  61. Re: "Basenotes members aren't qualified to give their opinion on fragrances."

    Ha!!! What a joke. Just goes to show what Creed SA know about their own fragrances.
    This post should go in the hall of fame on the Sales Assistants thread!!
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    Re: Traveling to London and Paris!

    Had never heard of that before, although I know where Dover St is and have been there before. Quick google search though, and I see what you mean about CdG.

    Thanks a lot for that!
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    Re: Traveling to London and Paris!

    +1 on Rick's advice, but also head to the fifth (??) floor for Roja Dove's Haut Perfumery. You'll find many hidden treasures there and the staff are also very helpful and can recommend things to try....
  64. Re: GIT or MI or SMW? What to add to my small collection?

    I can totally see where you are coming from here. You get some smokiness mixed with the patchouli here and that creates the same effect as the vetiver and smoke in LADDM's dry-down. They both have...
  65. Re: GIT or MI or SMW? What to add to my small collection?

    Welcome, newbie! Here, you will find a vast amount of information relating to all sort of fragrances and all things that smell good.

    In answer to your question, I think you are definitely leaning...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 24, 2014

    Me too. Except mine is a full bottle :)
  67. Re: What's going on with Givenchy Vetyver / Givenchy Les Parfums Mythiques?

    It's definitely available here in the UK / Europe. I've seen it in Harrods most recently but also at Heathrow Airport before that.
  68. Thread: Elusive perfume...

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    Re: Elusive perfume...

    You're welcome. Our directory should be able to list all fragrances by that designer. Here's the link to the directory for this brand:
    ...
  69. Re: Article: Creed showing new 'Acqua Originale' line at Esxence

    Thanks, Grant!
    Looks like some new bottle designs and some new and imaginative scent names.
  70. Thread: Elusive perfume...

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    Re: Elusive perfume...

    Welcome to Basenotes, newbie.

    Maybe you'll have more luck by searching for the well-known Japanese designer/perfumer using the correct spelling of his name: Issey Miyake. Good luck.
  71. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    No one blends oud like Amouage in my opinion (and remember, we have no Montale scents in the UK).
    But you could also look at the less well known Indonesian Oud by Zegna Essenze, a really unique oud...
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    Re: What is the worst Dior fragrance

    Difficult one for me, given that I am not a fan of this line at all...

    I would say it's between one of the non-original Fahrenheits (Absolute, 32, etc), Dune or Dior Homme Sport.
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    Re: Why are so many people marked as "banned"?

    Kagey, Red and lpp - you all hit a lot of nails right on the head.

    There is indeed a very fine line between ensuring the conversation continues in a civilised manner and putting a stop to when...
  74. Thread: Aoud Curiosity

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    Re: Aoud Curiosity

    My thoughts exactly! I thought 'here we go again'!
  75. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/21/14): Hanae Mori H.M. vs YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Rive Gauche for me too, but only the vintage type
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 21, 2014

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  77. Thread: Montale coffret

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    Re: Montale coffret

    Wow now I'm really keen on trying this!! Thanks for the feedback.
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    Re: Stuck with smoky Aventus? Upgrade it!

    Seen as this thread is now going the same way as the Aventus batch variation thread, we'll put this to bed now.
  79. Thread: Montale coffret

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    Re: Montale coffret

    Is the Sandalwood too strong or not creamy enough for you, Lloyd? What is so bad about it?
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    Re: What was/would be your wedding fragrance?

    I held a poll for my website too... http://www.basenotes.net/threads/364992-What-to-wear-for-my-upcoming-wedding

    But I ignored the result and in the end just went with Aventus. I have to say - I'd...
  81. Thread: Montale coffret

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    Re: Montale coffret

    Good to hear! I think I'm hooked :grin:
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    Re: Creed Leather Atomizers

    mystickid, you are responding to a post that dates back to 2008. Do you really think that person is going to respond to you, given they haven't logged in here since May 2013? Look at the profile page...
  83. Re: Just bought my first Creed Flacon need a solid atomizer and advice.

    Pass. I'm not in the US so can't really say. I would hazard a guess though that the Hermes boutiques should have them. I found them whilst on a trip to France, so I wonder if they are exclusive to...
  84. Thread: Montale coffret

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    Re: Montale coffret

    Thanks, Jon. I take it you rate all of them quite highly?
    I'm intrigued by White Aoud and Sandalflowers. Might also be tempted for Attar.
  85. Re: Just bought my first Creed Flacon need a solid atomizer and advice.

    +1 on this. I tried them when I was out in France and they were miles better than the flimsy Creed atomisers. Crazy prices for them though...
  86. Thread: Montale coffret

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    Re: Montale coffret

    Thanks for sharing that, Jon. Looks quite good. I'm tempted, but haven't a clue where to start and which scents to order. Which did you go for?

    Also, did you get any pouches with these?
  87. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/18/14): Silver Mountain Water vs Antaeus

    Good to see your thoughts on these two Jack are similar with my experience too. I can't take SMW either. It could be the blackcurrant note or the tea, but I just can't cope with it on me, even with...
  88. Thread: Montale coffret

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    Re: Montale coffret

    I noticed this too when I was last on their site. For me though, it could be better - e.g. perhaps they could provide sample sets (at a cost of course) for the vast majority of us in the UK that...
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    Poll: Re: Pick my Wedding Scent!

    I wore Aventus for my wedding last year in similar weather (that's what an English summer is like). Worked quite well I have to say.
    Others suggested I wear what my fiancée at the time smelt on me...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

    Villoresi Sandalo
  91. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.13)

    Italian Cypress for me too
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    Re: Anything Similar to Sycomore?

    It could be that you are anosmic to the sandalwood, OP. The base of Sycomore has a lovely sandalwood/vetiver mixture, maybe even with a bit of cypress in there too. I find EN dries down to a similar...
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    Re: Roja Dove Harrods - Unbelievable!

    Great post, Odilon. I also had the pleasure of visiting this hidden paradise recently. The staff are really quite knowledgeable which is always good and the increasing amount of good quality scents...
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    Re: My first Czech & a Speake, which should it be?

    I love the Oxford & Cambridge scent too, but it doesn't last on me at all. I recently managed to get hold of the equivalent shaving soap and it too smells very good. Wonderful spicy Lavender scent...
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    Re: S O T D Monday March 17, 2014

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    Happy St Paddy's Day to all that celebrate!
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    Pfff, there goes another one off the cliff. A shame, but can we lay people do?
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    Re: Acqua di Parma or other???

    AdP Colonia got reformulated recently? I've worn it / owned it since 2009, but finally went off it late last year. It was a gem.

    I do find it changes quite a bit after not being used for about a...
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    Re: What would Xerxes wear?

    Nice one, zatarain! Good find and an interesting read.
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    Re: What would Xerxes wear?

    I've always thought Xeryus Rouge :)
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    Re: S O T D: Friday, March 14, 2014

    The mighty Aventus today.
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