They (Russian Adam) does seem to have some strange 'policies' regarding shipping.
I ordered OE from him a couple of weeks ago, specifying and paying for the DHL delivery option and it arrived without issues (slight delay in shipping, but nothing major).
I've since ordered Oud Zen from him, again specifying the DHL option and have today received an email from him stating that he's shipped it via EMS as they've had issues with DHL shipments to the UK (still happy to charge me the DHL price though...)
All very random...
Update on the above - I've had a couple of emails with Russian Adam and he has very kindly refunded the shipping, which was something that he did not need to do (and not something that I was trying to get him to do)
The three perfumes that he has so far produced are like a breath of fresh air in a very stale market right now and I would really like him to succeed. He genuinely seems to care about his customers and is passionate about what he does, so I hope that he can iron out any teething issues with who he ships with and move forward onto the important bit; making fabulous perfumes.
I would try and review each of his creations, but to be honest, I'm hopeless at trying to describe fragrances. All I can say is that all three are quality scents, with a strong link back to traditional perfumery. I am really looking forward to seeing how Russian Adam takes Areej le Dore forward.