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    These are just for starters!

    Les Senteurs, 71 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PJ, tel: 020 7730 2322, fax: 020 7259 9145, e-mail: [email protected] [Nearest tube: Sloane Square / Circle Line]
    http://www.lessenteurs.com/

    Les Senteurs has a most impressive selection: Caron (also the urn fragrances!), Serge Lutens, Etro, Gobin DaudŽ, Knize, Annick Goutal, de Nicola•, Rosine, Creed, The Different Company etc etc etc.
    Phone or e-mail for their catalogue!

    Ormonde Jayne, The Royal Arcade, 28 Old Bond Street, London W1S 4SL, tel: 0207 499 1100 http://www.ormondejayne.com [Nearest Tube: Green Park / Jubilee & Picadilly & Victoria Lines]

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    Diptyqye
    195 Westbourne Grove, W11 2SB. [Nearest Tube: Notting Hill Gate/ Central Line]

    A very friendly small store in Notting Hill. It's at the 'less busy' end of Westbourne Grove, but well worth a diversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka
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    Many thanks, Grant!
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    Penhaligon's
    41 Wellington Street
    Covent Garden
    London WC2E 7BN

    020 7836 2150
    Nearest tube
    Covent Garden

    also
    16 Burlington Arcade
    Piccadilly ÊW1J 0PL

    020 7629 1416
    www.penhaligons.com

    Geo F Trumper
    Original Mayfair shop
    9 Curzon Street
    W1J 5HQ

    020 7499 1850

    also in St James's
    20 Jermyn Street
    SW1Y 6HP

    020 7734 6553
    www.trumpers.com

    nearest tubes
    Piccadilly Circus and Green Park

    Last visited Penhaligon's in Feb 04 and Trumpers May 04. Good service, samples readily available

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    Default Re: London, UK

    I'd like to add

    1. Browns London
    http://brownsfashion.com

    23 - 27 South Molton Street London W1K 5RD

    They stocks Gobin Daude, The Different Company, Dior Homme Cologne, Le Costes, Diptyque and Red Flowers candles...



    2. The Dover Street Market
    17-18 Dover Street, Mayfair

    All Comme perfumes.
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    Farmacia Santa Maria Novella

    117 Walton Street,
    London SW3 2HP

    Phone: 020 7460 6600

    (Near Harrods, which has an excellent selection of perfumes under one roof).

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    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    17 Cale Street,
    London SW3 3QR
    Phone: 020 7352 4196

    (off the King's Road)

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    Parfums de Nicolai
    101a Fulham Road,
    London SW3 6RH

    Phone: 020 7581 0922



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    Floris
    89 Jermyn Street,
    London SW1Y 6JH

    Phone: 020 7930 2885

    http://www.florislondon.com

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    Czech and Speake
    39c Jermyn Street,
    London SW1Y 6DN

    Phone: 020 7439 0216

    http://www.czechspeake.com/


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    D R Harris
    29 St James's Street,
    London ÊSW!A 1HB

    Phone: 020 7930 3915

    http://www.drharris.co.uk

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    Taylor's of Old Bond Street
    74 Jermyn Street,
    London SWIY 6NP

    Phone: 020 7930 5544

    http://www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk/


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    Truefitt & Hill
    71 St. James Street,
    London SW1A 1PH

    Phone: 020 7493 8496

    http://www.truefittandhill.com/

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    Department stores, with interesting range of perfumes:

    Harrods, Knightbridge (Phone: 020 7730 1234)

    Liberty's, 214 Regent Street, London W1 (Phone: 020 7734 1234)

    Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1 (Phone: 020 7734 8040)



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    Update
    Fortnum & Mason (as above) now have Floris No 89 in the Classics range. Spotted today (22 Nov)

    Fortnums also have a very good range of Guerlain including Mouchoir de Monsieur. Sampled today.

    Also do not miss small traditional Chemist shop in Piccadilly (opposite Burlington Arcade) called Maitlands. Selling big range of Roget & Gallet for men and complete range of Balmain for ladies. Also Kent accessories, etc.

    (nearest tubes Green Park and Piccadilly Circus).

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    Hello,
    First, I wanted to thank you all for the excellent suggestions. I took advantage of them during my first visit to London last week. I picked up a sample set from Ormonde Jayne (and promptly lost it on the underground, so it was repurchased). I also visited Czech & Speake (although they only had the Neroli, Mimosa and lavender that I could see), Penhaligon's, Liberty's, Harrod's, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum and Mason's. I'm editorializing a lot, but here's the info I thought might be of use...

    Harvey Nichols has the Bond No. 9 line (for a price that the SA told me she found shocking) and touts itself as the exclusive UK distributor. Said SA also revealed she found Bandit disgusting.

    The Chanel counter also carries the limited scents (No. 22, Gardenia, Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie), at least in the EDT. The SA said they were the only non-Chanel shop to carry them.

    One thing I didn't realize is they have two locations of perfumes--the downstairs cosmetics area and then, much further up, a "French boudoir"-style space (according to the SA) which carries lines like The Different Company, Parfums de Rosine, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (I think--none of these were lines I was terribly familiar with so I might be screwing them up).

    Liberty's carries, from what I could tell, the vast majority of the Comme de Garcons line, which I got to try in peace since the SAs there avoided me like the plague in favor of better-heeled customers (I understand but it still stung a bit) and seemed rather put out when I had a question. I know I'm a scrappy college student, but still! They also berated a British woman who was wanting to try Green Irish Tweed since it was a man's fragrance.

    I'll put in a good word for the SAs at Fortnum and Mason's, Harrods, and Ormonde Jayne. All very nice and helpful.

    Cheers!

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    previously i visited such shops as harrods, liberty, shops in oxford street. but i read here this information and i want to say many thanks to you all. now i know where to go and try unknown scents to me.i always wanted to smell chanel exlusive line, but thought that they don' t have them in london; also bond no 9; l artisan.
    thank you *
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    Give the SAs at Liberty a chance - they're not pushy at all as in the other dept stores, they allow you to browse quite happily for a long time, and are quite charming if you are to them. I was wearing jeans that could've done with a wash the last time I was in there, and I had the pants (almost) charmed off me. It's my fave London dept store.

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    I visited the Thierry Mugler-corner in Harrods, and asked about if they had A*Men refillable in 30ml, and the SA then tried to trick me, by saying it was discontinued, so they did only have the 100ml. I then said I had seen it several other places in 30ml size, and then he "miraculousely" found a bottle in a shelve... When I asked about samples, he also said they didn't have any... Good service

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    Does anyone happen to know if there is anywhere in London that sells either Geir or Hanae Mori? :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fashion_geek
    Does anyone happen to know if there is anywhere in London that sells either Geir or Hanae Mori? *:-/
    http://www.beautybase.com/cgi-bin/in...p;session=list

    They have Hanae Mori and many other fragrances you would not find in other stores, they do not list all their fragrances on their websites, but the Whiteleys Bayswater store has Hanae Mori as I got one from there my self. Sadly they do not have Geir, I my self orderd Geir from www.luckyscent.com personaly I do not find it that great at all I am even thinking of selling it.
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    After recent bad experiences (see comments here http://www.basenotes.net/community/Y...num=1133949574) I will not use les senteurs again and cannot recommend them to anyone else.
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    Default Need help in finding a shop in London

    Hello to everybody: is there a kind soul who can give me the address of a London shop which stocks Demeter fragrances? I'm going there shortly and really would like to try them...
    Thank you ever so much for taking the time to reply to my enquiry.

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    Liberty in London stock Demeter. Not the whole range, but the popular ones like Dirt and Rain were there last time I looked (a month ago or so).

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    The Hermès boutique in Bond St is well worth a visit. The sales staff are lovely and helpful and generous with samples. It is the only place in London, as far as I know, where you can get the exclusive Hermèssence range that includes Ambre Narguilé; they do a "discovery" set of those with four little bottles.

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    i would sugest to visit fortnum and mason in piccadily street. (picadilly Circus station).you can test here perfumes as long as you like. a few people , earthy surrounding, without SA pressure.

    here you can find Clive Christian . very interesting experience. NR 1- the most expensive perfume in the world. well. nothing special - classy flowery good quality women scent.
    also creed, l'artisan scents. it was interesting to me that in l'artisan shops scents are more expencive than here. 100 ml in l'artisan schop cost 70£; and in Fortnum Mason - 60£.
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    Also there is a Middle eastern shop opened on oxford street selling lots of oils and ouds. Some very special frags in there.

    Also off bond street, Jo malone, versace, lauren, hermes, etc too many!
    coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markinlondon
    Also there is a Middle eastern shop opened on oxford street selling lots of oils and ouds. Some very special frags in there.

    Also off bond street, Jo malone, versace, lauren, hermes, etc too many!
    Mark-
    What is the name of the shop on Oxford Street. I would love to see it when I visit next month. Thanks!
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    I used to go to Sephora when I travelled in continental Europe and the US, so I'm looking for something similar in London - I gather that Fortnum & Mason has the widest range of perfumes? At this point I'm not looking for specialized stores with few fragrances, just somewhere to test stuff without being disturbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aubrgene
    Mark-
    What is the name of the shop on Oxford Street. I would love to see it when I visit next month. Thanks!
    Here are the details for the shop on Oxford Street from 'streetsensation'.

    http://www.streetsensation.co.uk/oxford/os_s17.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marritza
    I used to go to Sephora when I travelled in continental Europe and the US, so I'm looking for something similar in London - I gather that Fortnum & Mason has the widest range of perfumes? At this point I'm not looking for specialized stores with few fragrances, just somewhere to test stuff without being disturbed.
    Fortnum and Mason does have nice range of perfumes, also it's very 'non pushy' and quite quiet. If you visit on Fridays, you can say hello to my friend James on the Caron counter.

    For an even larger selection, I would suggest Harrods and of course for something really special, go up to the 5th floor Urban Retret by the Egyptian escalator and visit Roja Dove's Haute Parfumery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Barry
    Fortnum and Mason does have nice range of perfumes, also it's very 'non pushy' and quite quiet. If you visit on Fridays, you can say hello to my friend James on the Caron counter.

    For an even larger selection, I would suggest Harrods and of course for something really special, go up to the 5th floor Urban Retret by the Egyptian escalator and visit Roja Dove's Haute Parfumery.
    I've read so much about both of these venues and really ought to try to get to them sometime soon, especially Roja Dove:

    http://www.urbanretreat-harrods.co.u...fumerie&pg=156

    I reckon I need to go there with a reasonable spending budget though, so might need to wait a month or so and try to save ie: not buy any frags in the meantime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    I've read so much about both of these venues and really ought to try to get to them sometime soon, especially Roja Dove:

    http://www.urbanretreat-harrods.co.u...fumerie&pg=156

    I reckon I need to go there with a reasonable spending budget though, so might need to wait a month or so and try to save ie: not buy any frags in the meantime!

    Being that you mentioned spending budget, are there any shops in London that are similar to shops in New York or Los Angeles that sell fragrances for less than retail price? I apologize if this is a silly question, but are there discount stores in London?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fashion_geek View Post
    Does anyone happen to know if there is anywhere in London that sells either Geir or Hanae Mori? :-/
    You can find Hanae in 'Beauty Base' in Whiteley's in Bayswater. Just as you go into the shop it is on your right....

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    Default Parfums de Nicolai---London

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

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    Arrow London

    There's a great perfumery in London called 'Floris' it can be found just down the road from Trumpers, on Jermyn Street.

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    Default kenzo p.h. , guerlain vetiver , creed g.i.t. in London

    Greeting fellow Basenotes,
    I seek your wisdom in solving a little problem.
    I'm looking for Kenzo pour Homme, Guerlain Vetiver & Creed Green Irish Tweed
    in London and here's the catch. I must get matching deodorant sticks for each.
    I'm in Sydney myself, and it's been almost 30 years since I've been to England
    so I've really got no idea where to get the above products. I'll be passing
    any suggestions to a colleague who is in London now and flying to Sydney on
    the 22nd of April.

    Kind regards, Vilas
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    Wasn't too sure where to post this so feel free to move it if it's in the wrong place. Anyways, my friend and I are going to London on Saturday so that we can go try and find some niche fragrances so I have a few questions to ask you guys. What type of fragrances do Harrods sell, and do they sell Creed? Where is good to go for Creed and nice fragrances? and finally, Are these places 'snobby'? Random question I know but when you're only 19 people do tend to look down on you as if you are a paupar lol. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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