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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    Don't know exactly what you mean by a 'print out', but our very own Basenotes wardrobe might help - you can use the 'private notes' link to write-up your own (private) notes on a each scent, save...
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    Re: Frustrated with naturals and IFRA limitations

    Done!
  3. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    Just to clarify what I am asking is for information on this specific Special Edition:


    162006
  4. Re: Cinnamon Mens Fragrances, Cinnamon Lovers must try

    CK Obsession for Men - in any version, this has one of the nicest openings ever in a fragrance - the cinnamon is key to it and stands out from the other sweet notes
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur -...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes EDT stability/performance

    If you find TdH has performance issues on your skin, I would suggest you try out the scent's newest cousin in 2021. It's called Creed Viking Cologne.
  6. Thread: Autumn scents

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    Re: Autumn scents

    :thumbsup:
    This one has 'bonfire night' written all over it!
  7. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    Does anyone have any experience of a “Special Edition” of Colonia Leather? It came in a 180ml size in the “Eau de Cologne Concentree” strength.

    I think the bottle came with a leather band that was...
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    Re: Latest Amouage - Reflection 45!

    Renaud has posted about this in the 'Official Amouage' Thread. Because I think it might be of relevance to some members in the thread here, I thought I should post a link to his post.
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    Re: Latest Amouage - Reflection 45!

    I would have to agree with you on this as well. And it's not just Amouage that are entertaining this business 'strategy' either: it seems to be the new norm these days.

    Of course the decant sites...
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    Re: Good natural(ish) incense fragrances

    That's cool with me. It's your opinion - which I respect - so I guess we'll have to agree to disagree.



    If this is - as you put it - your 'feeling', that's again your opinion, which you are...
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    Re: Good natural(ish) incense fragrances

    Could we perhaps be overlooking the fact that it might have been changed at least once since it was first released?
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    Re: Good natural(ish) incense fragrances

    I have tried this one and I find it quite 'natural' smelling.

    The only other one I would suggest is Amouage's Jubilation XXV. Even the current bottles are good in my opinion - but you do need to...
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    Re: Good natural(ish) incense fragrances

    Well said, Andy. There's a lot of aromachems in these types of scents, as I found out after a long way to finding one that I could be comfortable wearing.

    The Diptyque you suggest is a really good...
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    Re: Bleu De Chane Parfum vs Chanel AHSEE

    I can see why the OP put the two against each other and I think having one or the other is sensible.

    Following weeks of sampling, I have opted for AHS EdT alongside my BdC Parfum, which I have...
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    Poll: Re: SOTD: why do you use that feature?

    I've always said, only the French truly understand us :laugh::thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd September, 2021

    Love this one, Jon - oh and that pic... I need holiday! :coolold:
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    Poll: Re: SOTD: why do you use that feature?

    I voted for this option as well. It's a great way to keep track of wears, patterns and habits. But ultimately it's a good way to chuck out those that you think you like but don't really wear as much...
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    Poll: Re: SOTD: why do you use that feature?

    You need to politely ask a mod, Andy... and maybe have some coffee and biscuits ready.

    All done for you :thumbsup:
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    [UK] Re: Rum’s Huge Clear-out

    Bump
  20. Re: [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    Further recent updates
  21. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    So it looks like Leather is the most popular in the poll (although only just). It's the one I'm leaning towards as it is such a better interpretation of the accord than anything TF has produced...
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Excellent news, Grant - thanks so much for clarifying!
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Grant, just to clarify, will the new site remain exclusively on the .com domain? Will we need to switch bookmarks over to that, etc? Will the .net domain remain archived in read-only mode?
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    Re: Important: Site Downtime and Changes

    Good luck, Grant :cheesy:

    You know we're all right behind you in this - can't wait for all the exciting new changes to finally happen. It's been way too long, but it finally feels like a reality!
  25. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    I got a sample of it this week and wasn’t inspired by it. I’ve not included it in the poll though.
  26. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    It is indeed quite a unique accord and that’s my favourite part of Ambra as well.



    Yes the opening of Oud quite well crafted but I never got anything interesting from the base. You’re right...
  27. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    Have to agree with you here. It’s an easy to wear scent that doesn’t feel rough at all.



    Agree with you on the Leather scent but I thought Oud was blended really well with the colonia fresh...
  28. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    Cheers, Brooks.

    I have to say I am a little surprised Oud hasn't even had a mention yet or a vote. I thought it might come out on top, but I suppose it's still early days.
  29. Poll: Re: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    Thanks for your thoughts, Andy. Always appreciated.

    I suppose another plus point of Ambra is the lack of any distinct ambrox note. If there is any in it, they've managed to disguise it in there...
  30. Poll: Acqua di Parma Ingredients Collection/Signatures of the Sun

    I've been meaning to start a thread and a poll with this topic for some time.

    As part of the Ingredients Collection, the scents were previously named with the word 'Colonia' in front of them, came...
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    Re: Original Creed Viking

    Only you can deduce which one (if any) is truly worth splashing out on and that depends on many factors (some of them personal to you) that we couldn't possibly know.

    For me personally, I have a...
  32. Re: Your current favorite dark mysterious smoky fragrances?

    It could well be IBQ - Noir Anthracite supposedly has loads of it and I note that it too has been mentioned in the thread.
  33. Re: Your current favorite dark mysterious smoky fragrances?

    I agree on the Jacomo as being dark and ashy. I don't know whether it's intentional or not, but I do detect a slight smokiness in it. It could be an olfactory illusion, but regardless it's a great...
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    Re: I peeled the label off of a Creed bottle

    The analogy with the sushi wrap/algae made me laugh a lot - and I know this post is quite old, but it still stands today.

    I much prefer Creed's flacons. Better for splitting/decanting into...
  35. Re: Your current favorite dark mysterious smoky fragrances?

    Trumper's Eucris EdP - superb performance all round and not that expensive given how strong this stuff is
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    Re: You favorite Hermes fragrance and why?

    Bel Ami for me by a country mile. Love how versatile and masculine this is. Birch tar and leathery/chypre, with the added freshness in the opening.

    Terre d' Hermes has a special place in my heart...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Yesterday - Sauvage (again), whilst on the school run

    ...but I feel better today as some dude was wearing an overdose of current version Polo RL.
  38. Thread: Best almond scent

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    Re: Best almond scent

    BR 540 Extrait
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    Escentual 25% until 21st September

    Escentual in the UK has a 25% discount on fragrances from today until 11:59pm on 21st September 2021. Discount excludes sample sets. Use code FRAGRANCE25
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    Moderator Message

    OP has already started a couple of threads in the DIY section, so this thread is being locked. Please continue the conversation in the DIY to avoid duplicating threads. Thanks.

    Links:...
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    Re: Sauvage Elixir vs Bleu de CHANEL Parfum?

    The difference between them is night and day.

    Bleu Parfum is a woodier (read amberwoods) play on the original BdC theme, whereas Dior's offering is a much woodier and smokier theme than the...
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    Moderator Message

    Members are kindly reminded that the open forums are not a platform for selling - that applies to eBay links and other online sales sites.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Good point, Grant. They are due a major overhaul.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    :tekst-toppie: :2vrolijk_08:

    I already have the champagne on ice :thumbsup:
  45. Re: [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    Plenty of updates and new additions
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    Re: Sandalwood, Vetiver, lime, eucalyptus...

    Another good suggestion! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Sandalwood, Vetiver, lime, eucalyptus...

    Royal Mayfair is a good suggestion.

    Then there is also Chanel Paris-Edimbourg which is a more refined theme of the same accord in a typical Chanel style.
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    Re: Best fresh mint fragrance.

    I thought Royal Mayfair was more eucalyptus than mint?
  49. Re: Égoïste - other scents with a similarly evocative dry down?

    Definitely. The way the woods and cinnamon work together in both had me thinking the same thing. There is definitely some sort of correlation.
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    Re: The Inspiration For Miss Dior

    I hate it when they do that, but yippee for competition! :thumbsup:



    Lol :laugh: :lolk: oh yes!!

    Getting back on topic, I think there's a certain 'feel good' factor about these type of...
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    Re: The Inspiration For Miss Dior

    Interesting, Donna - thanks for this.
    It's also the first time in quite a while that I've opened the Daily Mail's website!
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    Re: How and where to Wear Gourmands

    It's good to see that it's not just me that associates gourmands with cooler/cold weather. For me, it's a time of year that I really look forward to for this reason alone.
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    Re: Best fresh mint fragrance.

    I get surprisingly long longevity from Creed's Selection Verte. It is getting really hard to find it now though.

    A bit of a different take on the mint theme is Diptyque's recent Eau de Minthe,...
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    Moderator Message

    Welcome to Basenotes!
    Just as an FYI, we have updated the thread title to something more meaningful. It will help other members find your thread more easily. We are also aware that some browsers do...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Sounds like a form of abuse if you ask me!
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    You've cross-posted the same thread twice in two different forums which is not permitted under the Code of Conduct here.

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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Another day, another typical sniff of Ombre Leather and.... yes, Sauvage.

    I need to move!
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Synthetic Jungle!

    I can't believe how a word like 'synthetic' is allowed to be used in the name of a perfume. Another case of the marketing department smoking... a tree or something.

    As recently as 2015, Dior's...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo Thread

    I think you put this quite nicely, VR. I have no information as to whether it is getting chopped or not, but I can say that it is quite well stocked in the UK, both online and in stores.

    If...
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    Re: Most worn in August 2021

    1 Millésime Impérial by Creed 8 wears
    2 Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior 6 wears
    3 Déclaration by Cartier 6 wears
    4 Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent 5 wears
    5 Dior Homme Eau de Toilette...
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    Re: Fruit fragrance for men.

    These are all excellent suggestions to me and fit the OP's requirements nicely.
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    I wore this again in really hot weather and it was just sublime. Once it hits the dry down, this stuff is just out of this world. Really good lasting trail on clothes as well which doesn't require...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Another day, another bucket load of Sauvage in the air. Are people paid to wear this stuff??? :huh:
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    Interesting that it's over two years ago since I suggested Cartier's wonderful Declaration EdT and happy to say that my opinion about it has not changed.

    YSL La Nuit de L'Homme EdT is also up...
  65. Thread: Alain Delon

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    Moderator Message

    The thread in the Vintage forum with the same title has more relevant responses. As cross-posting is not permitted on Basenotes (see 2.3), this thread is being closed.

    Please continue the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most compliments? Pt.2

    I'm so glad someone finally said what is in essence the undeniable reality :thumbsup:
    You could of course replace "YouTuber" with "sales rep" any day.
  67. Re: [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    End of the month bump
  68. Thread: Fougeres

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    Re: Fougeres

    I like Fougere d'Argent as well. It works really well and the spices and ginger really give it an uplifting oomph. A modern take on an otherwise traditional accord, long lasting, but more on clothes...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Guy sat next to me on a recent flight had bathed in Ombré Leather. I arrived never wanting to smell this God awful overload ever again. Yuck!!
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    Re: Coromandel or Musc Ravageur?

    For me personally, it's a no contest win for Musc Ravageur with the Chanel left behind in the distance.
  71. Thread: Vetiver chit-chat

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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    It is a good place to start. I am not entirely comfortable with some of the synthetics in it, but the heart makes use of a really nice nutmeg note and the opening is quite fresh and citrusy. Not half...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th August, 2021

    Wow! A great shaving soap, a proper razor and matched up with a superb scent as well! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrance?

    I know I have been a big fan of this one for some time on the site. I first heard of it in 2013 and managed to buy my first bottle in January 2014. I still remember going to Les Senteurs to get a...
  74. Thread: Vetiver chit-chat

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    Re: Vetiver chit-chat

    The Guerlain is a good place to start, as is Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver.
    Creed's Original Vetiver isn't a bad one either, though I prefer the older batches. Then there are other more niche offerings...
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    Re: Why am I locked out?

    Sounds like a few questions for the admin team there, so I'll let them respond accordingly.

    But I will add that as the forum software is *finally* on its way out (Grant has provided a full list of...
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    Re: Why am I locked out?

    I think you may have missed this thread from Grant:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/490075-The-future-of-Groups-on-BN
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme performance

    Thanks for clarifying - and really appreciate you following up!
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    Re: Best green/citrus/fresh/aquatic fragrance?!

    I would suggest Chanel Platinum Egoiste is a good one. Current version is superb and lasts quite a long time on me.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme performance

    I think there is an element of olfactory fatigue with it. I put some on my chest/neck area in store and couldn't smell it after 2 mins. The next morning the shirt I was wearing when I sprayed the...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme performance

    My tester card is still smelling really strong and I can smell it quite distinctively when i enter the room.

    Am I the only one to notice the excessive amount of cashmeran in this one? At first I...
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    Re: Déclaration or Déclaration d'un soir ?

    It's taken me a good decade in this 'hobby' to come to the same conclusion as above. Synthetics are not a bad thing as such, so long as they blend well with other notes/ingredients.
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    Re: Déclaration or Déclaration d'un soir ?

    Declaration original for me any day. Easily one of my top 5 scents of all time.

    Declaration Essence is quite good as well as it's still a play on the same theme of the original. As Andy says, d'Un...
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    Re: what are your favorite, best immortelle scents?

    For an almost pure immortelle experience, Fate Man is as good as it gets.



    If too much immortelle is too much though, I suggest Declaration Essence or Amouage Jubilation XXV which uses the note...
  84. Re: Tabac Original EDC, ETD or Aftershave Splash ?

    I'm with you on this - classic Eau de Cologne is where all magic is. The EdT has a lot of the spice turned right down, which for me was a bit of an anti climax, having owned and worn the EdC from...
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    Re: The A&F Fierce DNA Family

    You missed out Platinum Egoiste which others have since mentioned.



    It's my favourite from the whole lot as well. Very under-rated scent and over-shadowed by it's equally classy sibling.

    I...
  86. Re: Current Santos EDT vs Santos Concentree ( which one is close to Van Cleef Pour Homme )

    Couldn't agree more. Both Cartiers are incredibly dry and woody - especially the Concentree. And I'm referring to current versions for both.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme performance

    I had tried it many years ago and dismissed it as being too strong.

    But since your previous post (quoted above), I decided to go out and try it. Tried some on skin and at first it felt muted. But...
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    Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    You mean the ethos of Estee Lauder :sad:
  89. Re: [UK] Affordable Splits: Amouage, Chanel, Creed, Dior, Hermes, MFK, Tom Ford, YSL

    Multiple updates once again
  90. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I have given this a lot of thought, so here goes:

    Bavard - Antaeus Sport and just about anything vintage Chanel under the sun

    ClaireV - MFK Absolue Pour Le Soir & Grand Soir

    Ifti - Oscar de...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme performance

    This one singed my nostrils when I tried it. I didn't buy it as it was too powerful for me but I have tested it extensively over the years. So, to answer your question it is quite strong,...
  92. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Yikes - why have I only noticed this thread now?

    I'm flattered!! :dankk2:
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    Re: Floris Summer Sale - UK only

    Thanks for this!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added Penhaligon's Constantinople via the form

    158598



    Sources:
    https://nstperfume.com/2021/07/02/penhaligons-constantinople-new-fragrance/...
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    Re: Creed - if you’re listening

    Is it just me, or did I read the words 'Creed' and the phrase 'at a lower price point(s)' being used in a positive sense in the same sentence? That must surely be a first for the site! :laugh:
  96. Re: SA at Saks (Cartier Brand Ambassador) told me Eau de Cartier has been officially disco'd

    More flankers than for Declaration?
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    Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    Thank you!
    Quick search seems to suggest it is exclusive to Harrods for the time being :cry:
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    Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    :huh: How comes I never heard about this one? Would be keen to test this for sure :happy:
  99. Re: Shophisticated and Refined, which one ? Quorum, One Man Show , Jaguar for men

    I would be seriously in trouble if I had to choose signature out of all these wonderful scents. I think a lot of them are superb in their own right - some a little different from the rest. One Man...
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    Re: Guerlain, Frederic Malle, & Other Recent News

    I wonder if that has anything to do with the extreme lack of Hermes stock here in the UK for Bel Ami, Equipage and all their flankers. No offence to our American members, but it if it's just the...
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