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Grey market Blues
WildGardener 24.01.2015 | Miscellaneous
...After checking the batch code on a Calandre I picked up from a perfume outlet franchise, I've begun to wonder if its real - because the code isn't.Has anyone else had similar experiences, and any thoughts on grey market 'bargains' ?
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8 years ago
WildGardener
Suggestions for a fragrance with geranium? Geranium pour Monsieur - Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
WildGardener 24.01.2015 | Perfume Recommendations
...88% yeah! Hahaha...
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8 years ago
Sleuth
Suggestions for a fragrance with geranium? Geranium pour Monsieur - Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
Sleuth 24.01.2015 | Perfume Recommendations
...for the suggestions guys! :)@WildGardener: 88%? That's a precise score, lol. Thanks...
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8 years ago
Triffid
Blind Buys - Are you a risk taker? Best + Worst Experiences
Triffid 23.01.2015 | Miscellaneous
...disappointment, WildGardener. I mean, the Cerruti experience might not have been so bad if the perfume could have been repurposed as an actual drain cleaner. Useful, at least.I...
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9 years ago
WildGardener
Blind Buys - Are you a risk taker? Best + Worst Experiences
WildGardener 22.01.2015 | Miscellaneous
When my eyes were bigger than my wallet...
...The first time I bought from TK Maxx (that's what it's called in the UK) it was Xeryus. First reaction to liberating this barber shop/powerhouse hybrid from its plastic security box was disappointment - I've wasted my money. At the time classic style perfumes were new to me and it was way out of my comfort zone.However, I came to appreciate its left field charm and it's now an occasional wear. So, emboldened by this minor triumph of getting a Givenchy for £22, I thought I was onto a good thing, and made regular forays into each TKM within a 20 mile radius.Sad to say nothing quite as good has ever popped up again. Most of the blind buys have been ok, but the last, and most dreadful one was the foul and cynical flanker Cerutti Image Harmony. A disgusting lash up that smells like battery acid and drain cleaner. I think its fair to say Coty spent more on the fancy levered spray mechanism than the juice inside.I didn't even try to sell it on eBay but just threw it in the trash.No more chancing my cash for me, I always smell it first, leave the shop and think about it later. And if it isn't adoration, then that's just too bad. Still saving my centimes for that must have thing in the fabulous boutique parfumerie.
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9 years ago
WildGardener
Suggestions for a fragrance with geranium? Geranium pour Monsieur - Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle
WildGardener 22.01.2015 | Perfume Recommendations
Not guaranteed to blow you away...
...There is Ouragan. Its not bad, considering the kind of budget that would have been available to François Demachy, and the best of the Masculine range available from Bourjois.At around €16 you ain't gonna get Chanel, and you'd have to buy it from a supermarket...Certain sources describe it as an oriental, but I disagree. It doesn't have the base of an oriental and is too light and open for that. Better than some full price offerings of late, I would give it 48% for performance and 88% value for money.
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8 years ago
WildGardener
What new fragrances for men have that 'classic' potential?
WildGardener 17.01.2015 | Miscellaneous
...Fille en aiguilles from Serge Lutens, Comme des Garçons Black... Besides those two, i can't think of anything outstanding that has been released since 2009.
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