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FIRST HI TO YOU ALL....THIS IS MY FIRST POST...I HAVE BEEN CHECKING BASENOTES OUT FOR ABOUT 3 YRS NOW...IT ALL STARTED WHEN I USED UP MY LAST DROP OF GIVENCHY GENTLEMAN AND HELMUT LANG EDC AND CHANEL POUR MONSIEUR....THESE BEING MY YEAR ROUND STAPLES.....PRETTY MUCH FROM THE 80's ...LATE 70's I WORE GUERLAIN VETYVER....IN 2001 A GIRLFRIEND BOUGHT ME SOME KHEILS ORIGINAL MUSK......I ALSO USE HERMES BEL AMI VINTAGE AFTERSHAVE....I AM IN MY FIFTIES NOW ....MY OLDFACTORY DEMANDS ARE BASED ON THESE VINTAGE FRAGRANCES...IT HAS BEEN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND REPLACEMENTS....SURE I'VE TRIED ALL KINDS OF SCENTS THAT SOUNDED GREAT IN POETIC REVEIWS ....FELL FOR ALL KINDS OF EXPECTATIONS...FELL FURTHER WITH DISSAPOINTMENT.....I KNOW ...I KNOW...THE HOLY GRAIL THING...MY SENSABILITY HAS CHANGED AS A RESULT ....I NO LONGER LIKE ANY OF THE FRAGRANCES I USED TO.... EXCEPT CHANEL POUR MONSIEUR..EVEN THE NEW VERSION....THE DEO STICK AND SHOWER GEL ARE BEAUTIFUL....SO...CHANEL STILL WORKS FOR ME...THE ONLY EDT I HAVE FOUND THAT IS MADE NOW(NOT VINTAGE)...IS MAZZOLARI LUI...GUESS CAUSE IT SMELLS VINTAGE..AND WHEN I CONSIDER THE SCENTS I WAS BROUGHT UP ON ...WELL IT MAKES SENSE...MMMM...CRAP PUN...WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS LONG STORY?...WELL TO INTRODUCE MYSELF IN A OLDFACTORY WAY MOSTLY...AND ALSO TO SAY THAT I TRIED THE CARONS..THE HERMES..LUTENS...MALLES..ETC
EVEN THE PATOU....TO ME THEY WERE ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE...WHICH IS NOT THE HOLY GRAIL RIGHT?....I NEED SOMETHING I AM COMFORTABLE WITH THAT FEELS LIKE ME...IS FAIRLY EASY TO GET...AND GET 10 TO 15 YRS OUT OF WHITHOUT REFORMULATIONS OR DISCONTINUANCE....MAYBE THE CHANEL WILL DO IT...POSSIBLY THE MAZZOLARI....BUT I KINDA THINK THERE IS STILL ONE OUT THERE...MAYBE ITS A NEVER ENDING STORY NOT JUST A LONG ONE.