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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    New bottle arrived today.
    Hi Ruff, where did you buy it from? I'm asking because I see you have a new join date and a lot of people aren't aware that Chanel is MASSIVELY faked out there. Pretty much never ever ever buy Chanel from eBay or anywhere second hand, not even FragranceNet/FragranceX. Chanel is one of the primary houses to ONLY buy retail, unless it's something rare/discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Hi Ruff, where did you buy it from? I'm asking because I see you have a new join date and a lot of people aren't aware that Chanel is MASSIVELY faked out there. Pretty much never ever ever buy Chanel from eBay or anywhere second hand, not even FragranceNet/FragranceX. Chanel is one of the primary houses to ONLY buy retail, unless it's something rare/discontinued.
    My thoughts exactly. The font and lettering look wonky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    New bottle arrived today.
    Oooh...

    The font looks like it was made on a dot matrix printer.

    I hate to second Peeps' concern, but unless you passed your picture through some sort of filter that box looks very off. I would inspect it very carefully when you get it and post some pics here at Basenotes so people can help you assess it (there's an "appraisal" forum for that). If it's fake, eBay will support you in getting a refund, and you might even be able to get one hassle free from the seller once you explain everything to him. The problem is that fake Chanels are so widespread and prolific on eBay that a lot of times the sellers don't even realize it. Even here on Basenotes I was once sold a fake Chanel years ago, didn't know it (but thought the fragrance just sucked), and sold it to someone else who eventually pointed it out to me. The fakes are incredibly real looking many times. I only use retail and Chanel.com to buy any Chanel fragrances now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My thoughts exactly. The font and lettering look wonky.
    Pic looked fine when I took it. Not sure why it looks blocky after being posted. Hopefully this one looks better. If not then I'm blaming my phone.

    Bought it from The Fragrance Shop here in the UK. They are reasonably established here with numerous stores around the country and also retail online.

    Appreciate your concerns Chuck. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Oooh...

    The font looks like it was made on a dot matrix printer.

    I hate to second Peeps' concern, but unless you passed your picture through some sort of filter that box looks very off. I would inspect it very carefully when you get it and post some pics here at Basenotes so people can help you assess it (there's an "appraisal" forum for that). If it's fake, eBay will support you in getting a refund, and you might even be able to get one hassle free from the seller once you explain everything to him. The problem is that fake Chanels are so widespread and prolific on eBay that a lot of times the sellers don't even realize it. Even here on Basenotes I was once sold a fake Chanel years ago, didn't know it (but thought the fragrance just sucked), and sold it to someone else who eventually pointed it out to me. The fakes are incredibly real looking many times. I only use retail and Chanel.com to buy any Chanel fragrances now.
    This one should look better as I took it with my phone camera and then selected it from my gallery whereas last time I took the photo through Tapatalk. Thanks for your concerns and appreciate your post Buysblind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Hi Ruff, where did you buy it from? I'm asking because I see you have a new join date and a lot of people aren't aware that Chanel is MASSIVELY faked out there. Pretty much never ever ever buy Chanel from eBay or anywhere second hand, not even FragranceNet/FragranceX. Chanel is one of the primary houses to ONLY buy retail, unless it's something rare/discontinued.
    The Fragrance Shop, established retailer here in the UK. The poor picture can only be a result of a taking the photo through Tapatalk. My last photo taken direct through my phone camera is much better. Appreciate your reply ILikePeeps. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    This one should look better as I took it with my phone camera and then selected it from my gallery whereas last time I took the photo through Tapatalk. Thanks for your concerns and appreciate your post Buysblind.
    That looks much better! I think you'll be fine.
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    Although marketed for women, today I purchased Shalimar Souffle De Parfum & Shalimar Souffle Lumiere for my use.

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    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Essenza de Zegna, Zegna Essenze Amber Gold, Armani Privé Sable Or, Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone, Mancera Cedrat Bois, Acqua di Giò Profumo, Amouage Dia Man, L'Artisan Explosions d’Emotions: Amour Nocturne, Zegna Essenze Italian Bergamot/Acqua di Bergamotto

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Davidoff Cool Water 4.2oz - vintage, but no idea if OG or Lancaster. Apparently this was received from a closed down dept. store in Michigan.

    I wonder how the earlier bottle smells to the current one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonr23 View Post
    Creed pure white cologne.
    Hope you enjoy this Creed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ILikePeeps View Post
    Polo Blue - partial 4.2oz (2003 batch code)


    AdP Fico di Amalfi 4oz in older style box.


    AdP Mandorlo di Sicilia 2oz (two bottles) in older style box.


    Not sure how old the Mandorlo's are, seems there's at least THREE variations of the older presentation styles. Interesting. The type I bought (above), and then these two:

    Says 'Eau de Toilette' on box, whereas mine doesn't. Unless it's just on the other side...


    and then this one (very first?):


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    Quote Originally Posted by MELVCMS01 View Post
    Vintage Creed - Cuir De Russie
    Roja Dove - Sultanate of Oman
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    Guys, this is something.

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    Default Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Russlan View Post
    Guys, this is something.

    Congrats on your acquisition!
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    Polo Crest 2oz. Blind buy I guess!



    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post


    Grats. Don't recall trying Telegram - how is it? Or is it a ... blind buy? lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovescully View Post
    Although marketed for women, today I purchased Shalimar Souffle De Parfum & Shalimar Souffle Lumiere for my use.

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    Grats. Do you have the original in any form?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    I wonder how the earlier bottle smells to the current one.
    I had a Lancaster a while back, it smelled good and close to a ~2010-2012 bottle I had before, except the latter didn't seem to last for crap. Who knows, maybe anosmia.

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Congrats on your early ADP bottles
    Thanks . I already know I love Mandorlo di Sicilia, but I haven't smelled from the older style bottle yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Russlan View Post
    Guys, this is something.

    Okay okay, I've been curious about this one. What's it smell like? Performance? I love vetiver in general..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    New bottle arrived today.
    Congrats on Chanel Allure Homme Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xhatann View Post
    A lot of samples:

    Versace Eros & Dylan Blue -> I want to get an idea of what a clubbing fragrance is, wanted to get a sample of D&G The One or Eros, well I found Eros (and it was sold by the same seller I got Dylan Blue, YSL and Acqua di Gio)

    YSL Y Live Wanted to understand what blue fragrances are, so why not try one of the big three (Blue de Chanel, Sauvage and Y)0

    Creed Aventus/Green Irish Tweed -> Do I need a reason to try Aventus? I'm wearing it for the first time right now and holy sh!t, I get why this has its sub-forum here. It's incredible! GIT was inspired because cool water was my first fragrance. I didn't like it that much but wanted to know how the "big brother" smells.

    Armani acqua di gio perfumo ->one of those fragrances I read/heard a lot about, just wanted to try it, I think it's somewhat similar to a blue fragrance? "widening the horizon."

    Lalique Encre Noir + Encre Noir Sport Those two have an intresting composition, not much more I can say about them. Especially since they're at the dailyable budget level.

    1969 - Purple Haze -> super stoked for this one. This era, vietnam//the music/the liberation movements got me into history, one of the two subjects I'm studying. When I stumbled upon a fragrance that was named after LSD (probably the most important drug of that time/inspiration for a lot of my favourite musicians) that tries to smell like this era, I couldn't resist.
    Very nice. Hope you find something to your liking and perhaps bottle worthy.
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    Hope you enjoy
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    Dropped into Scent bar today--always dangerous--and bought a bottle of HdP's 1828 Jules Verne (a favorite of mine). Like I need another bottle of anything. Sniffed around a bit--as one does--and really liked J-Scent's Wood Flake so will probably end up with that as well. I had not tried that house before--very interesting.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffdiamond View Post
    New bottle arrived today.
    Congrats on your pickup of AHS!
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    Today's haul...

    Midnight Poison EDP 100ml spray.

    Drakkar Noir 25ml spray

    Polo Explorer 75ml spray

    Polo Crest - 2 of 15ml splash gift set like the below.
    Currently wearing: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovescully View Post
    Although marketed for women, today I purchased Shalimar Souffle De Parfum & Shalimar Souffle Lumiere for my use.

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    Congrats on the Shalimar flankers. I'd like to hear your thoughts on these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Today's haul...


    Drakkar Noir 25ml spray
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russlan View Post
    Guys, this is something.

    Congrats
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    This was delivered today. It's kind of very nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    Dropped into Scent bar today--always dangerous--and bought a bottle of HdP's 1828 Jules Verne (a favorite of mine). Like I need another bottle of anything. Sniffed around a bit--as one does--and really liked J-Scent's Wood Flake so will probably end up with that as well. I had not tried that house before--very interesting.
    Which Scent Bar did you go to, DTLA or the original one? I haven’t been to DTLA yet and I’m wondering how it compares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russlan View Post
    Guys, this is something.

    Congratulations, it sounds great!. I've been considering getting a pure vetiver lately and after seeing this and reading about it, I've decided to give it a blind buy. I'd never even heard of it until right now. But the fact that it gets some comparisons to Haitian Vetiver makes me confident that I'll like it.
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    Creed Cedre Blanc as a blind buy. From its description and my existing perfumes, I’m confident I’ll like it- and hopefully it is different from the rest I own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Congratulations, it sounds great!. I've been considering getting a pure vetiver lately and after seeing this and reading about it, I've decided to give it a blind buy. I'd never even heard of it until right now. But the fact that it gets some comparisons to Haitian Vetiver makes me confident that I'll like it.
    Francis Kurkjian - the MFK founder, Baccarat Rouge 540, Grand Soir, et al - is the perfumer for whole Elie Saab Essences line, so this Essence #6 may as well exist somewhere in a parallel universe as MFK Grand Vetiver or something - the quality of materials here, the composition and execution is what we come to expect from Kurkjian and his works for MFK. Outstanding piece of perfumery and a must for all vetiver lovers in my opinion
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