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    Re: The perfect 10 scent wardrobe???

    Here's my suggsted nine:

    Tom Ford Extreme.
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    Eau Sauvage.
    Creed Green Irish Tweed.
    Creed Aventus.
    Penhaligon Sartorial.
    Dior Vetiver.
    Chanel Sycomore.
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    Re: Le Galion Perfumes

    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Le Galion Perfumes

    If you find out who will be stocking this line in London, please let us know. Cheers!
  4. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | By Kilian, Creed & Tom Ford

    Hi Kron.

    PM sent.
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    Re: I'm coming round on a couple of Diors

    This sums it up for me too.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    I've always interpreted Dior Homme as powdery - more than any other I've come across, I think. This one doesn't do anything for me, but seems to get some good reaction from the ladies!

    I've tested...
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    Re: Buying decants and samples (UK)

    Was the fault with Scentsamples or Royal Mail?
  8. A well written, highly informative and...

    A well written, highly informative and illuminating piece; thanks Alfarom.
  9. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    You're keeping us all in suspense, Kron............:happy:
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    Re: Fragrance rankings?

    This certainly was a very useful function. I hope it'll be re-instated eventually. I always found it very informative to read through threads concerning a fragrance that I'd just read reviews of.
    ...
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    Re: Looking for new Vetiver

    Hednic - this is one that's on my radar, but I'm not finding a great deal of opinions on it. (I realise it's fairly new). I would really appreciate your take on this one. Thanks.

    To the OP - an...
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    Re: S O T D: Monday, March 3, 2014

    Superdry Black.
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    Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    Michael Kors is good stuff - go for that one.
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    Re: Niche help! (London specific)

    Check these out:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/perfume-shopping-in-london/
    http://persolaise.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/london-perfume-shopping-guide.html...
  15. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    Hi Kron, nice to see you're back with us!

    I'd certainly be up for joining in a split of both Sycomore and Coromandel, if you're considering either of those?
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    Re: Scents any fragrance collector MUST have

    This certainly isn't my experience, so I wouldn't discount Creeds.
  17. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    Hi Kron....

    Didn't realise you'd been ill!

    Hope you're ok now - all the best.
  18. Re: What are your thoughts of Commes Des Garcons Series 4 Vettiveru?

    This is one truly excellent vetiver. For an Eau de Cologne, it has real staying power.

    It opens with a nice and fresh citrus, before settling into a very easy to wear vetiver; and it's not badly...
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    Re: Fragrance rankings?

    I daren't even try!!!
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    Re: Fragrance rankings?

    Aha...!!!!

    I'm using Chrome, so that could be it!
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    Re: Fragrance rankings?

    Can you check this function? It doesn't seem to be working properly at the moment; a drop down list opens, but I can't scroll beyond the last entry (AV Eight).
  22. Re: [UK Only] New splits 2014 | Creed & Tom Ford

    He's a great guy to do business with. You won't be disappointed.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    You make it sound like a statement of fact, whereas it's actually only your opinion.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    That's a bold statement.........
  25. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    I agree, but that's another debate...... and some of the flack that Royal Mail has been getting in this and other similar threads might indicate that others think differently.

    In any case,...
  26. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Thanks, lpp.

    Reading the article, it seems a pretty feeble excuse for industrial action to me, though.
  27. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    What industrial action is this?

    I'm not aware of anything in the offing.......
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Herod

    I've not tried it, but it certainly looks interesting! You can get a sample from First in Fragrance, http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/parfums-de-marly-herod.html

    If you've not used these people,...
  29. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    Has anybody in the world of officialdom made any announcement regarding on board/in flight duty free perfume sales??
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    Poll: Re: Try this

    Can I ask where from, Fragmeister?
  31. Re: Recent downtime and the going forward (February 2013)

    Strange post......????
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    Re: Pierre Cardin Cologne

    I'd also be interested to hear comments on this one.

    If it is the same one, I used to wear this as my signature scent many, many years ago (35+) - brilliant stuff then..... wonder what I'd feel...
  33. Re: Super cheap bargain basement fragrance recommendations please

    and it's not bad either......
  34. Re: Recent downtime and the going forward (February 2013)

    Thanks for the update, Grant - much appreciated.

    Keep up the good work!

    Still the best!! (When it works!!).:thumbsup:
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    Re: Help - Costume National Homme or Scent 21?

    Eeee by gum.... you've dug this one up....

    Yes, I've now got a bottle of each in my collection - both really good, in my opinion. Even bought a bottle of "Homme" for my son for Christmas - he...
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    Re: Old spice - to decant or not?

    Go on... be a devil!!!!

    Live a bit!!!
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    Re: A greener John Varvatos?

    Why don't you experiment a little.....

    Apply your Varvatos as usual, and give it a couple of minutes to dry, then apply a very light touch of one of your green/fougere scents on top, and see what...
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    Re: Completely blown away by Halston Man Amber

    It's one of my favourites, but it's powerful stuff - to be used carefully!!
  39. Re: Costume National -Scent Intense vs CN Pour Homme?

    I have CN Homme - it's great!! But it's STRONG!!!!!!

    I can't comment on Scent Intense.

    DO NOT BLIND BUY!!
    Find some samples.

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    I have CN Homme - it's great!! But it's...
  40. Re: Thoughts on the new formulation of Fougere Royale

    Ah yes... I forgot about les senteurs!!
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    Re: Heeley's Menthe Fraiche

    Check out Kron's off site sales:

    http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?p=673

    You can buy with confidence from Kron - he's a top bloke and you'll find countless testimonials to him here on...
  42. Re: Thoughts on the new formulation of Fougere Royale

    It's cracking stuff, IMO, but I wouldn't advise a blind buy of anything with this kind of price tag. You can get a sample from First in Fragrance.
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    Re: thebeck is signing off

    I just want to join in with everyone wishing you all the best for the future. I've always enjoyed and benefited from your contributions here on BN. Thank you.
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    Re: The Eau Sauvage Trio

    Methinks you may be confusing ES Extreme (easy to procure in UK), with ES Parfum (aka Extrait) which is - presently - not so easy to find in UK.
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    Re: Your favourite traditional British perfume house

    Now now...... we're all part of a united Europe now....:coolold:
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    Re: I'm not Cary Grant...

    I just knew you'd like Sartorial!!! I love it - and I've not come across anything at all similar up to now.
  47. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    In the UK, the further north you are, the more sociable people are.

    I live in the Midlands and can quite easily pass the time of day with complete strangers.... but whenever I visit London, most...
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    Re: £300 to spend, care to help me?

    Jack Hunter's list is excellent.......you should aim to get ALL of those over time.... you can't go wrong with any of them. Good Luck!
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    Re: I'm not Cary Grant...

    I'm sure there'll be 2 or 3 from the Penhaligon's set that'll suit you fine.....

    If you want to try a good lavender scent, go for Serge Lutens Gris Clair.

    Looks like you're going to enjoy...
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    Re: D and G The One Gentleman vs Terre d'Hermes

    If that's not a typo, then that comment would be what we call a back-handed compliment. :wink:

    If it was a typo - and should read DOG rather than GOD - then it's a bit of an insult.

    For what...
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    Re: Reformulated Eau Sauvage is a Masterpiece!

    I've gotta get hold of the Parfum sometime soon. There's so much divided opinion on this, I need to try it out myself!
  52. Re: John Varvatos for men (the original) availability in the UK/London

    I've bought this in the (distant) past from Selfridges in London - can't remember the price though! You can also get it online from here:
    http://www.mankind.co.uk/brands/john-varvatos.list
    I've...
  53. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Hi... check out this link for the Guerlains:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/308676-Guerlain-Complete-Les-Collections-Exclusives-Jicky-EdP-Mouchoir-De-Monsieur
  54. Re: Jil Sander relaunces four scents: Bath & Beauty, Woman III Scent 79 Man, Pure Man

    Jil Sander Pure Man sounds very much up my street - looks like I'll have to keep an eye out for this one!
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    Poll: Re: cologne at a job interview

    If I was doing the interviewing, I most certainly wouldn't take on someone with even the slightest BO.... much more likely to go for someone with a low key, pleasant odour.

    Of course, that...
  56. Re: New splits for 2012! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | MDCI | Tom Ford

    Got my box of goodies today - wonderful!!!!

    Top marks to Kron!!!
  57. Re: The 2nd Annual, 2012 BLIND Sampling Tournament Will Begin!

    Hi Buysblind....

    I remember following your blind sampling exercise last year. I found it interesting, informative, and fun.

    I'm looking forward to following this year's journey.......
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    Re: http://www.cheapsmells.com/ OUTSTANDING!!

    Sorry... my mistake..... I was responding to randomuser's question about FRAGRANCEDIRECT, but typed fragrancenet in error!!!

    I can't comment on fragrancenet, as I've never used them.

    Ooooops!!
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    Re: http://www.cheapsmells.com/ OUTSTANDING!!

    I've used fragrancenet on occasions, and I'll use them again in the future. They are another excellent and trustworthy company that I don't think you'll need to worry about.
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    Re: http://www.cheapsmells.com/ OUTSTANDING!!

    I don't think Cheapsmells will offer fakes for sale.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    I recently contacted Dior, to enquire about UK availability. They tell me that Harrods have it in stock.
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    Re: Help! pick out 2-3 bottles for me

    Avoid spraying onto your suit(s).
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    Re: Help! pick out 2-3 bottles for me

    Some great suggestions...!!

    Certainly go with the fragrance free deodorant!!

    Have fun....
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    Re: Creed fragrances in the UK

    This is good advice......I've got a number of Creeds - superb scents - but there are 1 or 2 that are well thought of, that I just can't get on with!! (So glad I didn't go down the blind buy route...
  65. Re: Two new from Korres: Tonka Purple and Tonka Brown

    I contacted Korres direct, after reading about these two fragrances here on BN, and was informed that Tonka Purple and Tonka Brown are both only going to be available in Greece.:cry:

    They've said...
  66. Re: Two new from Korres: Tonka Purple and Tonka Brown

    This sounds interesting.... any idea where it can be found?
  67. Thread: Trumper's Eucris

    by HDD8
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    Re: Trumper's Eucris

    He's not real, you know.....

    Or is he............??????????
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    Re: Paul Smith London for Men

    Ooooops....

    Double post!!!
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    Re: Paul Smith London for Men

    This used to be my signature scent, and I can tell you that pretty much all of the comments above are correct.

    At present, the 30ml size is quite readily available in the UK - and not just at Paul...
  70. Re: Possibility for january sale on niche perfume in London

    I visited the January sales in London a couple of years ago and got some real bargains. Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Harrods had some cracking discounts. Harrods was sheer hell though...!!!.....so...
  71. Re: New splits for 2012! Amouage | Armani/Prive | Creed | F Malle | Guerlain | MDCI | Tom Ford

    I can't argue with this statement. You can buy with the utmost confidence from Kron.
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    Re: Age restrictions in male fragrances

    Be your own man - wear whatever you like!!
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    I'm also keen to find this in the UK - as yet without any luck!!

    I think I recollect reading here on BN that somebody came across it at Manchester Airport Duty Free. I've also spoken about it...
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    Re: Spicebomb Reversal

    I'm not 42, but I agree - this is a a scent for young or old(er), male or female.
  75. Re: lavender,Mens edt any suggestions with good sillage

    +1

    You really can't go wrong with this one if you want a good lavender fragrance.
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    Re: Spicebomb Reversal

    I'll be 29 and a half next week.... should I chance it or not...????
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well, Gucci pour Homme II wasn't a roaring success..... so I've been wearing Aventus for the last couple of days. Now that really has garnered some positive comments.....!!!

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  78. Re: Should I get Dior Homme Intense (the curret one)?

    Don't blind buy - you REALLY should try this one out beforehand!
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    Re: Strawberrynet UK ordering

    Still available in the UK, from a reputable company, but don't know how the prices compare with what you've found elsewhere:
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Last week I wore Thallium Black and got six compliments, on six different days, from 6 different ladies.

    This week I've been wearing Liz Claiborne's Curve - with very similar results......

    Next...
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    Re: Thoughts on Black Tea by Murdock

    You'll probably be able to test it in-store in John Lewis, before buying it.
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    Re: Bond No 9 heavily discounted.

    Any chance you can point me in the direction of these cheaper online sites? Cheers.
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    Re: London Fragrance boutiques

    Hope I'm not breaking any rules, or stepping on anyone's toes, but check out this link for some superb info:

    http://persolaise.blogspot.nl/2011/07/london-perfume-shopping-guide.html

    Certainly...
  84. Thread: Bubblegum

    by HDD8
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    Re: Bubblegum

    Check this out: http://www.demeterfragrance.com/704045/products/Bubble-Gum.html

    Here's something else you could explore:

    The flowers of the shrub Philadelphus, aka "Mock Orange", are often...
  85. Re: Eau Sauvage: packaging versions and (alleged) reformulations

    I was a regular user of ES some 35 years ago - it was probably my signature scent for a while. (EDT, not aftershave).

    I've come back to it more recently, after a long, long break. I don't think...
  86. Re: Creed actual price vs discount stores price....LOL

    I've noticed a number of threads on BN complaining about Creed, regarding price, quality, meeting expectation, etc. More often than not, it turns out that the Creed in question has been bought on...
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    Re: Bond No 9 heavily discounted.

    No problem Foustie.

    Pretty generous discount, if there's anything there to tempt you!
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    Bond No 9 heavily discounted.

    Just in case anyone is interested:

    There's a UK online retailer offering a good selection of Bond No 9 EDP's (100ml) with at least £60 (33%) off full retail price.

    They also ship overseas.
    ...
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    Re: Lyn Harris Collection For M&S.

    It's to be hoped that M&S don't compromise on quality for the sake of cost/maximum profit in the way they did a while back with their clothing lines.

    At least, if you don't like the stuff, you'll...
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    Re: Need help narrowing a list of niche samples

    Tea for Two has been discontinued, so I'd try that one fairly soon. If you like it, it'll be easier to find a bottle now rather than in the future.
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    Re: Hype A Fragrance Thread

    If you have a John Lewis anywhere near you, pop in there. They've got testers you can try out.

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    Jack - you can test these at John Lewis, if you have a branch not too far...
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    Re: I Have a Few Questions about Eau Sauvage Parfum.

    Davem81 -

    ES Intense is one of my favourites. I'm looking out for the new ES Extrait.......have you seen any yet in this part of the world??
  93. Re: Thierry Mugler knew what he was doing. Evil antics lol

    Pure Havane is available; Pure Malt, although it's on the site, is listed as "currently not available".
  94. Thread: Dorin

    by HDD8
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    Re: Dorin

    Any chance you could give us some feedback on this one?

    I'm off to London for a few days next month, and I'll be checking out some fragrances, but I need to discipline myself and just check out...
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    Re: Kokorico: very underrated/overlooked?

    Nice one! :smiley:
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    It's certainly a good starting point. There's a surprisingly high proportion of the population that need tips on personal hygiene!
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Now then, now then.......

    Time out, I think........
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    Re: Hello...Terre D'Hermes vs Aramis Tuscany.

    I just don't seem able to get along with Aramis Tuscany.

    TdH, on the other hand, is superb!!
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    Re: debenhams selling creeds

    John Lewis Nottingham also stock a selection of Creeds - have done for ages....
  100. Thread: test

    by HDD8
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    Re: test

    Testing to see which fools respond.

    DOHHHHHHHHH..............!!:tongue::rolleyes:
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