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    I tried this yesterday and it seemed nice enough. Woody citrus version of the original....I thought longevity and sillage were just barely average. This morning at work I smelled the most amazing elusive wiffs of something beautiful. It was not my SOTD: Boucheron PH EDP, although it is beautiful also.
    What I was smelling was the base of Burberry London Special Edition. It is relentless and sneaky and beautiful. Must be the ambrofix (ambroxan) mixing with the floral notes of freesia and violet.

    DO NOT discount this one as having poor longevity...it is a sneeky little thing that weaves in and out forever. Very nicely done IMO. Over 16 hours later and a shower it is still tickling my nose. Smell it up close? Nothing much, From a distance however, you get the beauty. Tricky one to be sure.

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    I've been dying to find this one as the original London is one of my favourites for sure, but I haven't seen a bottle anywhere and don't want to pull Ebay on this in case I accidentally buy a limited edition bottle instead of the special edition scent. I might just have to dive in anyway though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Royal View Post
    I've been dying to find this one as the original London is one of my favourites for sure, but I haven't seen a bottle anywhere and don't want to pull Ebay on this in case I accidentally buy a limited edition bottle instead of the special edition scent. I might just have to dive in anyway though.
    My Macys had 3 bottles they got in yesterday. The SA made one a tester. One may be mine this afternoon.
    A play on the original, but the florals and longevity make it stand out as different to me. I am just shaking my head at this one. What a sly little devil it is for sure.

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    It's probably at Nordstroms - since it's been on their website for a few weeks.

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    Hey JWS, I sampled this one yesterday too. I didn't like it upon first spray and I was actually kind of pissed that Burb put the "London" moniker on it. London is so good compared to most of their others so I hold it to a high regard. But you are right, it is a tricky little one. After some of the topnotes disappeared, I was quite taken by it. I kept sniffing all day and it kept getting better. I only used one spray to the back of my hand and I 'm a frequent hand washer so I didn't get the longevity you got. It just might be bottle worthy.

    BTW, I sampled mine at Ulta, which is a Sephora-like chain in FL. I'm not sure if they are located in other states. I like them because they put everything out and leave you alone. They had several bottles, if anyone's looking for it.
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    So finaly someone with same expirience .... Great review , I'm in love with this one ...

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    I tried this at Ulta a couple of nights ago. It defintely was a lighter, more citrus version of the classic London. I'll have to go back for a more concentrated effort. I was sampling way too much that night!
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
    (From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)

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    I didn't think much of the first 10 minutes or so either...just OK...but after, that the florals kick in.
    The wiffs I get are the unmistaken signature of the original London, but it has been uplifted with amber and florals. Very nice indeed at least to me. It almost has that same behavior as Molecule 01. It plays hide and seek with my nose. I guess the ambroxan is made up of some fairly big molecules like that of ISO E Super. Whatever is happening it is fun, unexpected, and a delight to experience.
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    Default Re: Burberry London for Men Special Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by brrrry View Post
    BTW, I sampled mine at Ulta, which is a Sephora-like chain in FL. I'm not sure if they are located in other states. I like them because they put everything out and leave you alone. They had several bottles, if anyone's looking for it.
    There's an Ulta about 15 minutes away from my school that I never knew about! I'm an inch away from skipping statistics to see if I can sample this one.

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    I love scents that play hide-n-seek. It's a tiny little detail, that makes this hobby a little special to aficionados like us.

    Yes gupts, I think that is the one J_W_S is speaking about. Here's a better picture, showing the detail on the bottle a little better:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    Are we talking about this bottle?
    Gupts - have you seen this in Oz? If so, which store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Yes gupts, I think that is the one J_W_S is speaking about. Here's a better picture, showing the detail on the bottle a little better:
    Thanks Mike. That picture most certainly gives me a better idea.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi View Post
    Gupts - have you seen this in Oz? If so, which store?
    Nah mate.....I got that pic from eBay.
    There are plenty of cheap bottles there, if you are keen to buy it blind.

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    I ran into it randomly at Ulta and didn't even know that it was on the shelves until I picked it up.
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
    (From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I love scents that play hide-n-seek. It's a tiny little detail, that makes this hobby a little special to aficionados like us.

    Yes gupts, I think that is the one J_W_S is speaking about. Here's a better picture, showing the detail on the bottle a little better:

    i saw them last monday on a store but i couldnt test them, really cute bottles ... is really a variation to the original ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Rudi View Post
    Gupts - have you seen this in Oz? If so, which store?
    Dr_Rudi, I first saw this in Myer over 1 year ago.

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    BL Special edition really seems to be a lighter, less thick version of BL. I'm BL owner and somehow I find it pointless in owning Special Edition. My wardrobe lacked strong orientals so I chose BL, even though BL does not strike me as invasivly thick warm oriental, but this is just personal, subjective point of view. It is sweet, but it retained some kind of arrogance and distance, not to say coldness. That's why I love BL. If stocks were depleted and no BL left to buy, I'd be very happy with Special Edition too!

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    I was thinking of getting the original London, but now i find there's a special edition. Any comments on which one to get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique View Post
    I was thinking of getting the original London, but now i find there's a special edition. Any comments on which one to get?
    I'd say stick with the original

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    I'd go to your local store that has both and spray both, one on each wrist and decide for your self after a decent amount of time for drydown. Or if you have the time and the sotre is close. Try one out one day by itself, the try the other the next day if you can. I have the original London and love it. The special Edition smells great too, but I won't be buying it now. Give 'em both a try.
    Your nostrils, which will dilate immesurably in unspeakable contentment, in motionless ecstasy, will ask nothing better for space, for they will be full of fragrance, as if perfumes and incense; for they will be glutted with complete happiness, like angels who dwell in the peace and magnificence of pleasent heaven.
    (From Maldoror by Comte de Lautreamont)

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    I just heard about this, I'll have to try and find it I love London
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pique View Post
    I was thinking of getting the original London, but now i find there's a special edition. Any comments on which one to get?

    I did a side-by-side test of these fragrances on paper and on my skin, complete with coffee beans in between. I like them both.

    As a matter of personal taste, I prefer the thick boozy essence of the original (which I already own) over the citrus of the special edition.

    Look how inexpensive the 3.3 oz original is here: (and no ground shipping charges if you're in the U.S.)

    http://www.scentmonkey.com/product.php?code=M-2470


    In fact, I just ordered a back-up.
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    Ooh. If anyone can find out around you area I am willing to swap a couple of the bottles below in my signature(or just the Creed) if you could get it for me! I'll pay shipping!
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    I find regular Burberry London to be a great cold/winter sent.

    Burberry London Limited/Special Edition is more a Autumn scent. It’s nice, a slightly fresher version of regular London.

    But since I like heavy scents, I’m selling my Special edition version - check the classifieds if your interested!

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    has anyone smelled the lighter floral special edition wrapped in dark brown leather:



    as well as the newer black leather-wrapped special edition:



    I realize they are different formulas, but I have only tried the earlier brownish-copper (men's) special edition.
    Wondering how prominent the pineapple/apple are in the black version, as well as if the tobacco has been pulled back...

    ...any comparison between the 2009 black leather sp. ed. and the 2008 brown leather sp. ed. is appreciated.
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    Wow, I didn't know there were different versions of the Special Edition, Dullah. Interesting-- I tried one a while back at an Ulta store and really loved it. I was thinking about picking it up but I don't remember for certain which version it was-- I think it was the black version-- I do remember a nice prominent pineapple note. Now, I'm curious about the "floral" edition that you mentioned. I'll have to seek that one out.

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    the one i'm selling is the black/dark grey wrapped one. thats the only one i ever saw on shelves for that matter...

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    I'm looking at my bottle. I can't tell if it's the brown or the "black" version. It looks like more of a dull gray / off-purple / vaguely brown color. It could pass as either gray or brown. Is there any other way of knowing which is which? Whichever it is, I like it much better than the original Burberry London.

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    I just picked up the 3.3 oz brown wrapped 2008 special edition at Ross for 29.99. I love it even more than the original and the original is one of my top 5 designer types. I would be curious if its different from the black wrapped special edition as well.

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    I bought this one last year,found it a very weak,,London with some citrus" smell and gived the almost full bottle to my son,and he is very glad with it.Everybody happy!

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