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    Default I did it - I bought the Dukes of Pall Mall license

    Well, I've spent many sleepless nights over it, but while in London last week I finalized the deal. I've invested what's left of my savings in acquiring the defunct fragrance firm of Dukes of Pall Mall, makers of my beloved Belgravia and Cotswold. The license was held by a guy in Middlesex who fell flat on his face trying to revive the firm in the 1990s as a quasi one-man operation. Hope I will avoid the mistakes he made. An MBA friend of mine helped me set up a business plan (I am totally inexperienced at that side of things) and we plan to offer shares to investors, hoping to acquire about $50,000. That together with my capital should be enough to reinitiate production by autumn 2010, along with some signifcant PR. I can tell you one thing - there are some fantastic treasures among the books. Not just the formulations for Belgravia and Cotswold, but bespoke compositions for several MPs, barristers, publishers and even two prime ministers! No royalty though, I guess Creed got them all . There's pomades and 19th century formulas for the producrtion of shaving soap. And what looks like a fantastic rose-sandalwood fragrance called "Strand." I still have tomns of material to work through, but I promise to keep you updated. And basenoters will be the first to be offered pices of the pie!

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    Jeez! Congratulations TGL !

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    OH my GOODNESS. How exciting!!!

    I literally got goosebumps while reading your thread.

    If anyone deserves to be a business owner of a rich and storied company like this, it's you sir.

    BIG hat's off to you!

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    How courageous, I am duly impressed !
    And I wish you luck, of course !
    'Il mondo dei profumi č un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Fantastic story, I wish you all luck!
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    PHENOMENAL NEWS TGL! Such things only happen in my wildest fantasies!

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    Well done! Keep us informed at every step! I can't wait to try Strand!
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    Wow!! I offer such congratulations to you. What a fabulously bold move. If you ever need any staff people let me know; along with buying stock I would be a wonderful person working with a storied company.
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser ŕ sa source

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    Congratulations! You deserve the support and encouragement of all members. I look forward to patronizing your company.
    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)


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    Congratulations!!!
    That is wonderful. It will be nice to be a business owner in a field you love!
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    What an incredible and exciting venture! Best of luck! Looking forward to my first Dukes of Pall Mall purchase.

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    April Fools?

    But, just in case, best of luck!
    Last edited by TheAttorney; 1st April 2009 at 09:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    April Fools?

    you betcha! Fact is I do not even have any savings. spent it all on perfume .

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    Jeez you're a bitch!
    Pls disregard my last PM, (written with genuine warmth and happiness), and go eat some cold sausage you old bugger!

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    I sent you a PM. congratulations are in order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    you betcha! Fact is I do not even have any savings. spent it all on perfume .
    I am shocked that no one called this before me. Anyway, good one!
    Last edited by TheAttorney; 1st April 2009 at 09:53 PM.

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    I used my entire savings to buy a pack of Pall Malls, nobody congratulated me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    LOL. I am shocked that no one called this one before me. Anyway, good one!
    Lol - no one called this before you because where I grew up, APRIL FOOLS celebrated jokes played BEFORE noon on April 1st. If you play 'em after midday, the joke is on YOU, and you're the fool.

    I still haven't forgiven you TGL!

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    (You got me, too. Hook, line, and sinker!)

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    You got me fooled. Well, you deserve the congratulations anyway, for all your positive contributions to the board and your willingness to share your knowledge.
    Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter. (Keats)


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    Default Re: I did it - I bought the Dukes of Pall Mall license

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    you betcha! Fact is I do not even have any savings. spent it all on perfume .
    haha why do I keep falling for all these April Fools Day pranks, I guesse I'm just gullible like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Lol - no one called this before you because where I grew up, APRIL FOOLS celebrated jokes played BEFORE noon on April 1st. If you play 'em after midday, the joke is on YOU, and you're the fool.

    I still haven't forgiven you TGL!
    Argh, the cultural pitfalls of globalism. Please do forgive me, I'm an American citizen, so I can do this all day . Of course, now nobody will believe me when I REALLY buy the Dukes license.
    Last edited by the_good_life; 1st April 2009 at 10:13 PM.

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    This topic rules
    Current top 10 in no particular order : Malle - Carnal Flower (pre 2008) ; Montale - Black Aoud ; Bond #9 - Silver Factory ; Tauer - L'air du désert marocain ; C&Z - No 88 ; Francis K. - APOM ; Creed - Aventus ; Amouage - Epic ; Profumum - Dulcis In Fundo ; Amouage - Opus V

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    Well, I've spent many sleepless nights over it, but while in London last week I finalized the deal. I've invested what's left of my savings in acquiring the defunct fragrance firm of Dukes of Pall Mall, makers of my beloved Belgravia and Cotswold...
    Excellent setup and presentation, TGL! More plausible than most April Fool jokes.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    Excellent setup and presentation, TGL! More plausible than most April Fool jokes.

    Cheers!
    Thanks. I'm a historian and we're good at this kind of stuff .

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    Jeez TGL :toppie:

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    Well, I guess this is the reason I never understood this holiday. But I assume this is a good joke. That is a shame though, it gave me hope that classic companies could be saved. Guess that is the saddest joke of all.
    Quand on boit l'eau, il faut penser ŕ sa source

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    Default Re: I did it - I bought the Dukes of Pall Mall license

    I bought the story without even thinking twice!

    I'm scrolling down, thinking, "do I even need to read all these congratulations? All I want to do is ask how I can help!" ...glad I kept reading.
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    I was wanting it to be true.

    What a great true story it would be!

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    very exciting news , huge congrats Please do keep us posted on your progress

    Im a dumbass LOL
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