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    I can't buy either of my favourites in the UK any more: Acca Kappa 1869 and Boticario di Havana are still available from German sellers on eBay for now, fortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    Pulling the trigger on

    Green Irish Tweed

    And Aventus

    Wear Green Irish Tweed during the day.

    Wear Aventus in evening .

    Its a good combo.
    I picked up a 10ml of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather to try as well

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    Im about to replace my Creed and seeing rave reviews for Scent Samples - anyone know why they are so much cheaper than the high street? Im not complaining but £75 as opposed to £170 at John Lewis??????

    Too good to be true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    Im about to replace my Creed and seeing rave reviews for Scent Samples - anyone know why they are so much cheaper than the high street? Im not complaining but £75 as opposed to £170 at John Lewis??????

    Too good to be true?
    I just saw that....£75 for 50ml is a bargain (only until Sunday though). Iím going to get a bottle as Iím pretty satisfied they sell legit stuff

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    Arrived this morning. Ordered yesterday afternoon.

    Aventus : 50ml , comes in decent glass tester bottle. Definitely Aventus. Good projection , dry down seems consistent.

    Green Irish Tweed : 50ml same glass tester bottle. Little bit of leakage around cap but seems same amount as the Aventus despite that. Smells totally correct although not tried on skin.

    Tom Ford : Tuscan Leather : 10ml travel botyle. Nice little bottle. Really complex smokey scent , initially a bit weird but dry down seems to mellow it and make it a bit sweeter. Nice macho scent.

    X2 free samples : creed Spice and Wood official Creed sample bottle. Looks to be about 2ml plus.

    Dior Sauvage 1ml scent sample branded.

    X1 10% off voucher next purchase.

    All in all Iím very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurDALEY View Post
    Certainly the choice of the "Council Man" around our way nowÖ. has been available in Home bargains as well
    Ok, I'm looking for some cheap thrills. What on the Home Bargains Men's Fragrances page, http://www.homebargains.co.uk/catego...fragrance.aspx, should I buy or avoid? Or is it all there because it's all avoid? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Ok, I'm looking for some cheap thrills. What on the Home Bargains Men's Fragrances page, http://www.homebargains.co.uk/catego...fragrance.aspx, should I buy or avoid? Or is it all there because it's all avoid? ;-)

    I see that they have some of the Tweed for £2.75:

    http://www.homebargains.co.uk/produc...bles-20kg.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    Im about to replace my Creed and seeing rave reviews for Scent Samples - anyone know why they are so much cheaper than the high street? Im not complaining but £75 as opposed to £170 at John Lewis??????

    Too good to be true?
    Iím thinking of Ďpulling the triggerí (sigh) on some Irish Tweed - but it does seem a bit too good to be true! Whatís the catch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Iím thinking of Ďpulling the triggerí (sigh) on some Irish Tweed - but it does seem a bit too good to be true! Whatís the catch?
    You can buy GIT in HoF at £525/500ml.

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    Next is really nice. Only about £10a bottle
    Smell lasts all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    Iím thinking of Ďpulling the triggerí (sigh) on some Irish Tweed - but it does seem a bit too good to be true! Whatís the catch?
    The sell "decants" so not in the original bottle but great to try out if can't persuade the girl on the Creed counter to give you a miniature to test.

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    Where is good to buy genuine online for reasonable prices?
    Last edited by Crispin; 29th September 2017 at 17:07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimyu View Post
    I just saw that....£75 for 50ml is a bargain (only until Sunday though). Iím going to get a bottle as Iím pretty satisfied they sell legit stuff
    Just ordered and it was only £67 for 50ml of Aventus using 10% discount code sample10. Great saving!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlton-Browne View Post
    I see that they have some of the Tweed for £2.75:

    http://www.homebargains.co.uk/produc...bles-20kg.aspx
    Just got to find the right glue to stick them to my face.

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    I tried some Dunhill Icon at John Lewis last weekend... there are three slightly different scents, but the original Icon is the best of the lot IMHO.

    Gone straight to the top of my Christmas list


    This is the kiddie - https://www.dunhill.com/gb/icon_cod4...l#dept=frgrncs

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    Terre d'hermes
    Although technically it's a perfume.

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    I cannot not recommend Trumper's Extract of Limes enough - smells half decent, but the scent lasts all of 20 minutes, and no it's not a case of getting used to the smell; totally gone from the perspective of a fresh snozz too.

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    Armani Mania, only seen it online or in big duty free shops at airports recently.


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    Tom ford is my favourite , ombrť leather 👌🏽

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    Creed

    Avensis. (sorry not sure of the spelling. Very expensive but worth it.

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    Just received my items from scent samples and have to say Im very pleased - half the price but with out the packaging - I even called them as I was concerned about the offers being so good but as has been mentioned they buy in bulk and re bottle the goods to pass on so its ideal if its for your own consumption and not a gift - tested my creed alongside my selfridges brought products and Im happy its the real deal.

    Great prices, quick turnaround and a discount code for my next order

    bottle of Creed Aventus and some irish tweed with chaange from what I pay for one bottle - happy days

    Many thanks for the heads up on here
    Last edited by R0bertb00th; 3rd October 2017 at 14:52.

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    The new Creed Viking is growing on me after ordering unseen/smelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by R0bertb00th View Post
    Just received my items from scent samples and have to say Im very pleased - half the price but with out the packaging - I even called them as I was concerned about the offers being so good but as has been mentioned they buy in bulk and re bottle the goods to pass on so its ideal if its for your own consumption and not a gift - tested my creed alongside my selfridges brought products and Im happy its the real deal.

    Great prices, quick turnaround and a discount code for my next order

    bottle of Creed Aventus and some irish tweed with chaange from what I pay for one bottle - happy days

    Many thanks for the heads up on here
    I'm surprised the manufacturers sell their perfume in bulk like this. Surely it devalues the brand and reduces their own sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    I'm surprised the manufacturers sell their perfume in bulk like this. Surely it devalues the brand and reduces their own sales.
    I guess they don't care. Iím sure that the decanters are not corporate account holders at Creed and maybe have to source supplies through retailers. They buy in bulk I guess they still make a profit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    I guess they don't care. Iím sure that the decanters are not corporate account holders at Creed and maybe have to source supplies through retailers. They buy in bulk I guess they still make a profit.
    If just buying bulk suppliers through ordinary retailers they'd be no point in decanting (save for the sample sizes).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    If just buying bulk suppliers through ordinary retailers they'd be no point in decanting (save for the sample sizes).
    I'm pretty sure they still make about 20% profit by decanting from the 500ml even at retail.

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    Just opened some guerlain heritage can't belive how classy it still smells considering it came out in 1992

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    Just opened some guerlain heritage can't belive how classy it still smells considering it came out in 1992
    That was one of my favourites, I wear guerlain vetiver in the summer.

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    Just purchased Creed Aventus 50ml from Scent Samples. Used code sample10 for 10% off.

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    Creed Aventis (John Lewis)

    drive the ladies wild. Be warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    I'm pretty sure they still make about 20% profit by decanting from the 500ml even at retail.
    I suspect they buy the bulk without the packaging at all. Working in the industry I know we ship it in bulk to the client so I suspect the likes of scent samples buy in the same bulk and split the margin saved from packaging costs (or lack of).


    (I also bought some Creed Aventus and Tom Ford Noir, arriving imminently )

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    Carolina Herrera 212 is my current fragrance of choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    I picked up a 10ml of Tom Ford Tuscan Leather to try as well
    Its quite interesting . I quite like it. Unusual but complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiny73 View Post
    I suspect they buy the bulk without the packaging at all. Working in the industry I know we ship it in bulk to the client so I suspect the likes of scent samples buy in the same bulk and split the margin saved from packaging costs (or lack of).


    (I also bought some Creed Aventus and Tom Ford Noir, arriving imminently )
    Given that they are interested in buying unused bottles from the public I was susoecting that they struggle to source through commercial suppliers. Maybe blacklisted by certain brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Terre d'hermes
    Although technically it's a perfume.
    Au contraire mon chou, I have a bottle of Terre d'HermŤs baume aprŤs-rasage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    Given that they are interested in buying unused bottles from the public I was susoecting that they struggle to source through commercial suppliers. Maybe blacklisted by certain brands.
    Interesting, didn't read that. That also suggests a very labour intensive operation then?

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    Brut or Old Spice, anything else shouts out that you're a soft Southerner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Brut or Old Spice, anything else shouts out that you're a soft Southerner.
    Lol.
    Thanks for the link to scent samples and the discount code guys. Iíve just got ordered 50mm of Aventus saving myself £100.
    Iíve just about run out and found this thread before I reordered.

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    Try chemistry by Jordan belfort,very similar to creed ,can only be bought on line


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    I've just received my 50ml Aventus order from Scent Samples. Very please with the service and price. Also got a sample of Creed Himalaya which is fantastic. I may actually prefer it to Aventus and im going to order 50ml.

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    Polo Black- that brings back memories.......... really liked that.

    I've stopped buying ordinary bottles (although i occasionally get a small bottle of Tommy Hilfiger)

    I buy the ultra-small vials off e-bay/Amazon now -as they don't go off like the large bottles.

    Travelling? Just slip a couple into your bag - you don't even notice them.

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    Been on scentsamples myself and found that Tom Ford Oud Wood is really nice - would recommend

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    Don't wear much, but when occasion counts I've worn this for years but can be hard to get hold of in this country..



    Also like their classic Pour Homme which I've worn for decades.

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    Out for a date tonight.

    Aventus is of course the favourite candidate.

    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Are the other runners.

    GIT is more of a day scent for me.
    Tuscan Leather is new to me so needs a bit of testing first.

    Opinions... Runaround!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.D View Post
    Out for a date tonight.

    Aventus is of course the favourite candidate.

    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Are the other runners.

    GIT is more of a day scent for me.
    Tuscan Leather is new to me so needs a bit of testing first.

    Opinions... Runaround!
    A cool October evening... id go with Tuscan leather over Aventus myself. Agree re GIT

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    Today with Nasomatto Absinth....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom4711 View Post
    Been on scentsamples myself and found that Tom Ford Oud Wood is really nice - would recommend
    Second that , Oud Wood and Tobacco Oud are very nice...

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    Pecksniffs for me most days

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    Aventus is a weekend/special occasion one for me.

    Amazingreen for a daytime treat but it's not strong so if you really want it to be noticed, steer clear.

    For every day, John Varvatos is really good value and punches way above its weight.

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