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  1. Are these 80s masterpieces to be found in a modern scent?

    There are a plethora of 80s fragrances, long discontinued, that I wold love to find again. My hope is that the basenotes alumni will know modern fragrances that may closely resemble some of these cherished scents of my youth. If you have any experience with modern smell-alikes, I would be forever indebted to you.
    Grass Oil
    original Perry Ellis for Men
    Blue Stratos
    Wind Drift
    original Oleg ...
  2. Not-on-Basenotes notes

    Michael Kors Midnight Shimmer

    Dusty floral and a hint of dark fruit - plum, I think? Very modern. Starts out with a dose of some ultra-trendy 80s-esque top note that I don't like but this pretty quickly vanishes to leave a relatively sweet mid. 3*
  3. On genderf*cking with fragrance

    Miss Dior

    On paper this is a scent I adore and which has days of longevity - I was still getting wafts of my test strip nearly a week after I sprayed it. But on me, it seems to have trouble battling through my skin chemistry. Same thing happened to Chanel Chance and Chance Eau Fraiche, which disappeared in short order. I begin to wonder whether florals fundamentally don't play well with masculine skin - or at least, not as well as woods, citrus and so on do.

    I'm coming ...
  4. HDP 1740 Batch info

    I'm new to Basenotes and would be quite grateful with some help with a Frag I'm interested in.
    It's Histoires De Parfum's 1740:

    1st - can anyone confirm that this was reformulated?
    2nd if anyone knows the answer to the first question (2012??) where do these batch numbers fall?


    I usually use but either these aren't the correct BN's or the site doesn't support this house.
  5. Top 10 tasting article

    Bon et Copieux linked me to Top Ten Niche Fragrances Every Beginner Should Sample in a thread where I asked about figuring out my taste. It seems a useful backbone to make notes on.

    1: L’Air du Desert Marocain: dry, resinous amber.

    I already know I like amber *and* that I like it to be moist and rich rather than dry. Tom Ford Amber Absolute is a favourite of mine and pops up in the "if you like it richer" section of this. However, I'm coming to understand ...

    Updated 11th August 2016 at 09:31 PM by philistine

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