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    Re: Selfridges London - Les Exclusifs Price

    A quick phone call to Selfridges Chanel Counter today, August 26th, reveals that the cost of 200 ml is 210.00
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    Barbershop Grail...

    I haven't posted on Basenotes for a long time. I wanted to write today though about a fragrance which I have recently discovered which is just about my own personal perfect example of a quality...
  3. Hallowed, Lost, Longed For..... Revisited...

    Time takes its toll....I wanted to repost an earlier message, eager to hear of new longings. I wonder what is now hallowed but yet lost or longed for since 2006...? Guidion...

    Below a Halloween...
  4. Thread: Jumping ship

    by Guidion
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    Jumping ship

    I have enjoyed Basenotes since I joined. Sadly, for me, Basenotes this past year has progressively lost the integrity which first attracted me to it. As a result of this I am going to quit. Thanks...
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    Re: sweating, any help?

    Learn the powerful relaxation technique of AUTOGENICS....It may ease your tensions and halt your nervy sweating
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    Moved...Moved where?

    Can anyone tell me where censored threads move to.


    I was wondering the fate of ;

    Moved: Fragrances that have made women chase you down
    leor_77
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    Re: sweating, any help?

    If you smoke then if you can.....give up smoking
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    There can never be an 'End' to what is available about anything at all. The reason for this lies in the Questioner. Repetition is ineluctably NOT what it appears to be. Everything is a Birthing...
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    Re: Is There Some Kinda Perfume Booster....?????

    What he said.

    Using Moisturiser to help longevity can be a real boost but often its effectiveness is sabotaged by applying it before spritzing.
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    Re: Is There Some Kinda Perfume Booster....?????

    Unscented Moisturiser applied AFTER and NOT BEFORE spritzing will definitely help with longevity...
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    Re: looking for cedar

    Acca Kappa - Cedro is unbeatable for Lovers of Cedar
  12. Vetyver by Florascent + Other Men's offerings

    I have just bought the Florascent Vetyver. I had never heard of the line before and came across it by accident . I am so glad I did. The Vetyver is a wonderful addition to my collection; a Vetiver...
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    Are you going to Scarborough Fair ?...

    I would be very appreciative of other Basenoters' help in finding a herbal fragrance with a lasting Rosemary note.

    Thanks,

    G.
  14. Re: What scent is for reading Sufi poetry and asking yourself metaphysical questions?

    Something fragrant for reading Sufi poetry; A Fragrance to dance with the subtle Inner Breezes...

    A Perfume that sings while Inner and Outer dissolve...

    A Congratulation of beckoning Perfect...
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    X-Factor, Pop Idol...Frag idol?

    While showering today the thought passed through my head that the current torrent of New Fragrances week in week out are just another type of 'Idol' exercise; It is indeed a Profit Mountain for...
  16. Thread: So weird.

    by Guidion
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    Re: So weird.

    The 'Liker' and 'The Disliker' are Mirages in the Panorama of Experiencing. One can never change into the Other since both are phantom Abstractions. Untouched, Experiencing has no care for transient...
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    Re: Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    Piazzetta di Portofino is worth a look---its a very pleasant EDC.
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    Social Creatures

    http://www.socialcreatures.co.uk/fragrances.html


    Any Feedback........?
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    Re: Roger & Gallet L'Homme Cologne

    Clean, ' Barbershop' type fragrance with a nice Spearmint note..
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    Re: Monsieur Rochas?

    The two Brothers Rochas may both command the title 'Monsieur' but they are definitely not twins. The Golden Elixir is very far away from the Pomegranate Pink Usurper of the title. It is hard to hear...
  21. Looking for the New Carven Vetiver in The UK

    Anybody any ideas of where to look for the latest Carven in the New Flacon?

    Thanks...
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    Re: Comprehensive List of Violet Scents

    http://www.bellabellissima.co.uk/perfectmanalt.htm
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Cuir Fraicheur

    Body Shop Javari with a job in the City...
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    Re: I have a problem: almost nothing pleases me.

    There's nothing final about being in the position where nothing please anymore. The next step requires courage though...

    After that everything is pleasing...
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    Re: Which scent for the mood "hard-boiled"?

    Never has there been a better occasion to wear Iris Silver Mist.....
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    Re: Where to buy Mazzolari in London?

    Selfridges...If my memory serves me well....
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    Re: L'Artisan in the UK?

    There are L'Artisan shops in London ...
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    Le Labo taking a liberty at Liberty...

    It is good to see Le Labo in the UK.

    However.....80 for 50 ml or 120 for 100 ml...


    At least Dick Turpin wore a mask...
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    Re: Any good Violet scents for men out there

    Bella Bellissima; PERFECT MAN ALTERNATIVE
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    Lorenzo Dante Ferro---Hot Brand?

    Though not 100% sure, it seems to me that Lorenzo Dante Ferro products never get a mention at Basenotes. I am curious though. Ferro products look interesting though worryingly cheap, with cheaply...
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    Re: The 6 months market

    It really is all one sad, mad rush isn't it. The World is going mad in it's frantic search for It knows not what. This lunacy is appearing as more and more of 'Everything' and that 'Everything' has...
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    Re: Are we ever satisfied?

    Maybe it is the Looking and not the Finding which is the supposed satisfying element....
  33. Re: Contemplation on Aesthetics and the Art of Perfume

    Rare; " The Olfactory Haiku "...
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    Re: Montale montale montale montale

    Maybe here at the Paris End there might be several other hypnotising Offerings to entrance...

    http://www.montaleparfums.com/nouveautes.htm
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    Re: Montale pricing...

    For Info; The Swiss End of the Montale Operation is closing down. This is the reason for the current sale prices. Montale Switzerland told me this when I ordered from them by phone this week. Now all...
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    # 1. Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon

    # 2. Colonia Intensa

    # 3. Cipresso di Toscana

    # 4. Chevalier D 'Orsay

    # 5. Vetiver Sport
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    Re: Encre Noir or L'Anarchiste

    L' Anarchiste;The thriving of a Beloved Purpose.

    Encre Noir; The Self Congratulation of the Purpose's success.
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    Re: In search of Haitian vetiver

    http://www.millerharris.com/products/vetiver_bourbon/
  39. Re: HA! New Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta Intenza!

    Intensa is a 21st Century version of Aramis in my opinion; refined, with all the best qualities of the Original Aramis but without the '70's ' in your face' clout. Intensa wears easy, like a...
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    Re: Which one for an interview

    A chunk of gold is nice, but even though nothing is added to it it can be made more appealing by being formed into a ring or whatever. Such is the case here I think, with one difference; Employers...
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    Re: French Lover...why did FM bother

    Maybe without realizing it Basenotes has fostered a respect for Frederic Malle and his Creations to such an extent that a Poster may feel 'Odd One Out' in coming out of the closet simply by openly...
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    Re: Richard James Cologne.

    The Vetiver is Paul Smith 'Story' only with a much more 'Streetwise' grapefruit note
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    Re: "Barber-shop" smell,any niche?

    Although it might seem an unusual suggestion within a 'Barber Shop' stream of Consciousness I think Cipresso di Toscana by Acqua di Parma, athough described as 'Unisex', is a fitting contender for...
  44. Re: What is new in your wardrobe after BN was down?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa
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    Re: Piazzetta di Portofino

    Here is a link to the Website;

    http://www.farmaciaportofino.com/

    The Fragrance can be bought from;

    ...
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    Piazzetta di Portofino

    Piazzetta Di Portofino needs to be mentioned a little more here on Basenotes. PdiP is a wonderful traditional EDC with such refinement and charm which does not have an evanescent gene in its make...
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    Re: Scentless deodrants - UK

    Pitrok is available all over as a crystal or a liquid spray.Totally deodorant without the anti perspirant factor.

    http://www.pitrok.co.uk/
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    Re: Knize Forest: Where to get?

    I bought Knize Forest at Les Senteurs;

    LES SENTEURS

    71 Elizabeth Street

    Belgravia

    London SW1W 9PJ
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    Re: Geranium... any suggestions?

    Miller Harris Nouvelle Edition offer 'Geranium Bourbon'
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    Re: Masculine Rose!

    Twill Rose by Rosine, roses from a sudden summer shower--Green Stemmed Rosiness and Light Woodiness... some roses are good but... summer perfect--Twill Rose is such a one
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    Re: Monsieur Rochas?

    BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE---The product now sold under the name 'Monsieur Rochas' is not the original formulation of the Original version. The newer formulation in the maroon metallic box does not even...
  52. Thread: London

    by Guidion
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    Parfums de Nicolai---London

    Parfums de Nicolai
    101a Fulham Road, Kensington and Chelsea, SW3 6RH
    Telephone: 020 7581 0922
  53. Thread: London

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    Re: London, UK

    You can find Hanae in 'Beauty Base' in Whiteley's in Bayswater. Just as you go into the shop it is on your right....
  54. Re: Encre Noir---Inkling Vetiver---Nothing written..

    Thanks for all the feedback. Encre Noir is definitely coming into the Wardrobe this month.

    G.
  55. Encre Noir---Inkling Vetiver---Nothing written..

    Though I have searched a little for info on Encre Noire at Basenotes I haven't found much from anyone who has tried it.

    I would have thought the Vetiver crowd would have tracked it a little and...
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    Re: Why do they have Non-Export SL scents?

    This quoted post is GROSSLY offensive and RACIST.
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    Re: Where can you get Cannabis Santal in the UK?

    There is a Fresh shop in Marylebone High Street, London which sells Cannabis Santal...
  58. Re: Rosine Twill Rose vs. C&S No. 88 vs. Malle Une Rose

    Twill Rose, as green as it is in the beginning, has a really nice woody drydown. As this frag becomes more widely available I'm sure it is going to be much loved.
  59. Re: Only for perfume lovers....What sensation is better....to begin or to end a perfu

    Beginnings and Endings are merely wake-up calls, a kind of existential alarm clock and it feels nice to wake up. In between the two one finds conclusions which are always sedative, demonstrating why...
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    Re: What's your scent for gym or after gym?

    Kiehls Musk shower gel is a brilliant after gym choice since it radiates like a nice EDT long after the lactic acid is forgotten...
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    Re: Pay Day arriving.. What will you be buying??!

    Having too much month left at the end of the money is always softened by a newly purchased frag...

    so...after my earlier note re Twill Rose....March will be also be welcoming ;

    Parfum d'Empire...
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    Re: Pay Day arriving.. What will you be buying??!

    Probably the best thing about the object of my next Fragrance Spend is the anticipation of buying it which will be sadly lost on purchase.

    Twill Rose is slow taking off in people's minds but it...
  63. Thread: Ode to Cologne

    by Guidion
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    Ode to Cologne

    Such wonderful posts have been written in Basenotes about specific notes and the confections which capture them.

    In my time on Basenotes I've yet to see a thread comparing and extolling the many...
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    Best fragrance for Gay Men......yes......and all the people that live in Australia know each other...
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    Re: The image in the ad vs. the scent itself

    I remember a conversation I once had with a local barber who recounted how sometimes, the reason that some of his customers complained about their haircut was not that their haircut didn't look like...
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    Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    Montale Fougeres Marine...
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    Re: Domenico Caraceni- - Tell Me More!

    Although I have never ordered from the Outfit myself this frag can be puchased from them quite a bit cheaper than from Aus Liebe Zum Duft.


    Take a look...
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    Re: Anyone tried Twill Rose (Rosine)?

    Twill Rose to Suit
    As I was ordering my Iris Bleu Gris from Aus Liebe Zum Duft some days ago my eye was caught by the new Rose frag from Rosine-Twill Rose.

    I ordered a sample and now that it has...
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    Re: Wasted Effort in Decision Making.

    Choice always seems like a good option in the search for Identity, (I'll choose...I'll wear...) which is why it never reliably works...
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    Lovesick The Wind That Carries It

    True Love bears an unequivocal hallmark in that it is timeless and formless. There is no room for a relationship in Love, since, being authentic, genuine Love is an intimacy which harbours no poles,...
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    Twill Rose to Suit

    As I was ordering my Iris Bleu Gris from Aus Liebe Zum Duft some days ago my eye was caught by the new Rose frag from Rosine-Twill Rose.

    I ordered a sample and now that it has arrived I feel both...
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    Re: L'aromarine how is it    ???

    for fullest info here is my first post about L'aromarine which I wrote in May 2006;

    All at sea about L'Aromarine?
    In the Fragrance doldrums? Well that wasn't exactly my predicament but taking the...
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    Re: L'aromarine how is it    ???

    strange..I posted about L'Aromarine last year. Bohobelle here in the UK import from them where they have a place in Montmartre...Here is what I posted May 4th Last year;

    Today my second purchase...
  74. Re: Iris choices not just Black or White but possibly Bleu Gris

    Yes, very helpful --Thanks to all. I'm going to order it tonight.

    g.
  75. Iris choices not just Black or White but possibly Bleu Gris

    I don't think I have seen MPG IRIS BLEU GRIS discussed much here on Basenotes and I wonder why. It seems an interesting proposition but may be a dangerous Blind Choice.

    If there are Basenoters...
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    Re: My visit to LES SENTEURS (London)

    Les Senteurs are always generous--Officially they say they charge 2.00 for a sample but, as far as Visiting Customers go they never ever do. This alone is a worthy inducement to visit.

    I was all...
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    Re: Aramis - just love it!

    http://www.mankind.co.uk/ProductDetails.asp?ProductID=22959&IWCAMEFROM=AFW1
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    Re: What's up with shower gels?

    Molton Brown Black Pepper is an exception to the evanescent post shower experience. It is a juice which carries on its conversation long after the towel is hung up to dry.
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    Re: New support for Turin theory

    Vibration...aah Olefactory Music

    Well it makes things a little clearer, though not to anyone in particular. That way its clear that the act of smelling a rose is merely an act of vibrating as a...
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    Re: Classic Eau De Cologne type frags

    Acqua Di Biella Number 1 is a very nice EDC but it certainly has longevity issues.
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    Re: Fragrance in Hamburg?

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    g
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    Fragrance in Hamburg?

    I am hoping that a friend visiting Hamburg this week might pick up a few bits and pieces for me but I have no idea about where is the best place for shopping there. Can any Basenoter help with info?...
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    Re: YOU'LL BURN ME FOR HERESY, BUT ...

    In the first instance I don't think it is the aim of those who buy fragrances to buy 'Enough' and even if it was there is no reliable guide on Earth which can be used to define 'Enough'.

    Give up...
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    Re: Paul Smith Story

    Save your money. This juice seems to disappear before it hits the skin even. To me, not so much a 'Story' as a rumour without susbstance. The vetiver note in it is nice but no more than a...
  85. Re: Discussion of good/bad experiences with vendors

    In the interests of providing the most reliable feedback whether positive or negative I think it would be both a courtesy and a great help to others here on the board to make clear the date that any...
  86. Re: Discussion of good/bad experiences with vendors

    It is interesting to read the posts on this thread and to see how much effort has been unwittingly put into distorting the message of my original post.

    The way this thread has evolved it looks...
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    Acca Kappa 1869

    I quite like the Cedro by Acca Kappa that I already own but I don't recall seeing any comment about 1869 by Acca Kappa on Basenotes. I am curious that it may be either completely unmemorable or just...
  88. Re: Bending the Knize to new Frags at Les Senteurs

    Hirch- Please be polite enough to refrain from telling me how and what to post-It is offensive. If you don't like what I write then feel free to ignore me-I won't be at all upset.

    Your...
  89. Re: Bending the Knize to new Frags at Les Senteurs

    The aim of my original post on this thread was to alert other London Basenoters and UK Basenoters of the soon to appear Knize Two Fragrance at Les Senteurs. As far as I know, it is not available, nor...
  90. Bending the Knize to new Frags at Les Senteurs

    " Come in, welcome, enjoy yourself. "--Those were the first words I heard yesterday as I walked into Les Senteurs out of the Bright Clear of a London November Afternoon. It was a much appreciated...
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    Hallowed, Lost, Longed for...

    It is said that Ghosts have no Self Consciousness whatsoever, that they are so bereft of awareness that they can't even see themselves in a mirror.

    I think tonight as Halloween is an appropriate...
  92. Re: Vetiver comparison: Creed vs. Guerlain vs. Extraordinaire

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is The Author of the Poem- The Creed OV is an accomplished, though accented, recitation of The Same, while GV is a the well placed Borrowed Line in a High End Hallmark...
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    Re: New Concentration for Caron's Pour un Homme.

    I think L'Impact is a welcome improvement upon the Original. The lavender in L'Impact is slightly dryer than in PUH and this gives it a much more 'chamfered' , more 'controlled' quality, making it...
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    Frags to Recog-Knize?

    Although Knize Ten is mentioned with reasonable regularity on the Board there is hardly any mention of appreciation or lack of same in relation to the other Offerrings in this line. I am considering...
  95. Re: Name Ideas - Basenoters Mindpower and Expertise would be much appreciated!

    'Aurigon' from the Latin for 'Charioteer'. To me at least that fits.
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    Re: How to use mineral deodorant (alum stone)

    To get the mineral 'stone' wet enough to apply properly is quite difficult and it is not always convenient to apply the stone to the underarm while still dripping wet after a shower.

    By far the...
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    Paul Smith Story- A Work of Fiction

    I bought this blind on the strength of the Vetiver note and came away with a handful of samples of it too. I am glad that I still have the receipt since it will be going back to the shop as soon as I...
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    Re: Vetiver Des Sables by Montale

    There is an iodine note in this frag which ,to me anyway, if the frag is not judiciously applied, can be quite stomach turning- which is a shame since in every other respect it is pleasant. The...
  99. Re: Users of Bigarade Concentree Jean Claude Ellena

    I agree with every post here regarding the seeming longevity of Bigarade Concentree but there IS a subtle alchemy about this fragrance which causes it to completely reappear AND LAST when the body...
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    Re: Creed samples in the UK

    Les Senteurs in London can provide samples of Creed at 2.00 per sample.

    http://www.lessenteurs.com/

    LES SENTEURS

    71 Elizabeth Street

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