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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I had it down as a cross between Barbasol shaving cream and Guerlain Derby, and a big thumbs up.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Organza Indécence is a story of a modern fragrance. Futuristic, even.

    This is way too harsh for me.

    A thumbs down, hiding in plain sight with the name Indecency.

    At best, a modern amber....
  3. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'll decant a healthy portion of CC2.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm planning for Givenchy Organza Indecence later today. I'm actually expected to go to the office in person today, so I've gone with Egoiste for the trip.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    There are a bunch of vintage ship pics.

    I'm not one of the people who gets bent out of shape about the reformulated pics.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I’m laughing about Paco Rabanne Pour Homme up a tree. I’ve worn the same overnight.
  7. Re: Which One of These Is Your Favorite Geo. F. Trumper?

    I’d like to get samples of everything from this line. From sampling in the shop, it’s a great line, curiously under the radar for how good it is.
  8. Re: Today was the first time I tried Creed aventus

    Silver Mountain Water is one of the worst Creeds for me. Aventus is probably my favorite, but it hugs the line of cloying.
  9. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Beck! Up for some fragrance pilfering. Depending on the bottle styles, I’ll grab your Bel Ami or Jules.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fun trip! Perfume is great on vacation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    Cat pics needed.



    A big win for the postal service, Royal Mail, I believe. Well done, the lads and ladies.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I’m trying Givenchy Extravagance d’Amarige. This is an edt from the modern era, arguably a precursor of Bleu de Chanel and YSL L’Homme Libre - a slowly developing wood accord that leans synthetic....
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Your smelling notes are good. I like your authenticity.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I have tried it. I have a mini. I'm not a big fan. Ysatis is far more interesting, for my tastes. They're not alike at all as far as I know. I could put that to the test at some point, though - I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This Amarige is out of my comfort zone. It smells like a quality version of what it is. It doesn't come together as something I can embrace at the moment, but it is interesting, almost haunting. I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Through 24 of 36 samples, I think my favorite new ones have been:

    1. Givenchy Ysatis
    2. Molinard Habanita
    3. Millot Crepe de Chine

    Molinard and Millot are houses I don't think I'd tried...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This is a rare day that I haven't been at my computer. I've given Givenchy Fleur d'Interdit parfum a couple spins now. It was better on the 2nd wearing, and less like bubble bath.

    It's...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    What started out as prudence, pulling out tomorrow's sample, has turned into indulgence, I've put some on!

    Givenchy Fleur d'Interdit parfum 1994

    This one is probably not my style. It's bubble...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    That is some stellar synchronizing, and top smelling notes as always. I love some agreement in smelling notes.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I've just spritzed some Givenchy Ysatis (eesa teese).

    One of the ways to get a movingly impressive perfume accord is to go big on white flowers, which is what I think they did here. It has some...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It's interesting to hear people suggesting Moschino Pour Homme as a fragrance to celebrate Epapsiou. There are so, so many to choose from.

    Burberrys for Men the Blue Knight
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme...
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Galop seems to be on the rise.
    I've only given it a couple tries.
    At the time, I wasn't caring
    To try a full wearing.
    Maybe I'd find it's just the right size.
  23. Thread: Walmart?

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    Re: Walmart?

    I've also ordered form Wal-Mart. It works just about the same as Amazon. I'm surprised they don't seem to have more of the online shopping market share, although clearly it's a company doing more...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It's an exciting idea that Givenchy Gentleman is a sort of pre-body odor smell - the early stages of natural man musk.

    Cary Grant has such similar mannerisms in his different roles, like he has a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    You've never done reviews, CC?
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    Re: Thoughts on the Dior "parfum" flankers

    I agree they are big changes from the originals, Fahrenheit parfum develops in a way that makes it more like regular Fahrenheit. Dior Homme Parfum has a light oud note that makes it different than...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    You dug deep to share samples with me! Thank you so much! What a treasure trove - I'm excited at least. I have tried none of those, and my interest in Givenchy is near fever pitch.

    On my last...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Giorgio also has some animalic, a slightly different blend. As much as anyone else, I think I find these two similar. Giorgio VIP is a comparative outlier - I find it fairly different, and nice, but...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I find Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men similar, and pretty much on par with Givenchy Gentleman. It has more vanilla. It has the same kind of development where the heart and base become surprisingly...
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    Re: Guerlain in Miami Beach or Manhattan?

    In Manhattan, Saks on Fifth Avenue and/or Bergdorf Goodman.
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    That's a bummer. In September, they came into this thread to clear things up, but now they won't even answer your emails. Odd.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Good strategy.
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    I'm starting a week of Givenchy.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Our sample today is Givenchy Gentleman. This needs time to develop to get to its best. It's such a big change from the opening to 45 minutes later.

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    This is the start of a Givenchy set.
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    That sounds like more than coincidence. I might have a sample of Noir Anthracite.

    Ombre Leather is interesting. I like how the nozzle smells. That's about as much as I need.
  36. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    Lili - I love your first post. I think you'll find a lot of perfume you love fast. Grayspoole is a top resource for locating, discussing, understanding, and appreciating the good stuff.
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    It sounds like studious sampling. Good work!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    PStoller - I think Gucci Nobile would work for the benevolence vibe.

    Monsieur Montanta - That's a fine looking Warner Polo spray. I wouldn't mind one of those.

    Ciprian - I still need to try...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It was My Sin that had an even more pronounced textured, chalky floral feel. Ma Griffe has the dusting.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Is chocolate associated with Givenchy III? Julie mentioned chocolate during her wearing second wearing of Amazone. Twice, early in my first wearing and in the base on Julie, I thought I was getting a...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Vintage Amazone edt is a solid effort, a great feminine, everyday fragrance.

    I find it easy to wear. There's nothing objectionable. It smells like a green rose fragrance, similar to Chanel No. 19...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I suppose it does fit fairly well. The volume of backups had seemed on the high end, but makes sense to me now.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I like what I'm reading. Please report back on crazy antics at a nightclub while wearing Nightclubbing. This sounds like the right fragrance at the right time. Life begins at retirement, I've been...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I love hearing those background details. I was trying to think how Paco Rabanne fits in with some of your other favorites, and this background nicely satisfies my curiosity.

    For anyone reading in...
  45. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Current versions:

    Your top pick is Cristalle edt, then, maybe No. 19 edp.

    I think you're going to like Cristalle. The second pick might be the Cristalle Eau Verte.

    For No. 19, the edp is...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Given how good everything has been so far, and given that this is vintage Hermes, my expectations are high. That link from Andre added to the expectation. Andre, who runs the Raiders of the Lost...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Habanita is a great tobacco fragrance, I think. I saw some parfum versions for sale online, and I wasn't feeling a pull to try one. I think I want a 100-ml spray with a box that has a short...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That's a nice exterior shot of one of your Paco Rabanne Pour Homme bottles. It's nice to have a first version.
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    Habanita is some good stuff. Baby powder and frankincense.

    The opening is so amazing, I was thinking I needed a bottle.

    The first 20 minutes are really something, creating a warm ambiance.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Tiffany for Men is arguably a great reference amber fragrance. It manages to smell a lot like Chanel Pour Monsieur, while eventually settling into an interesting amber base.

    For me, I moved away...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    A couple others are Tiffany for Men and, not as close, but somehow similar to me, Versace L'Homme, which is coming up later.

    Over time, I started to like Pour Monsieur Concentree more than Tiffany...
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    Bois de Paradis by Delrae
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    It's a pity, the restrictions on oak moss,
    Although some artisans don't give a toss.
    If you're Rogue or Spirit Bear,
    You don't give a care.
    It's mainstream perfumery's loss.
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    Re: Fragrance for A Grandson?

    Bleu de Chanel edt is fairly safe.

    Vintage (Cosmair) Polo, is the 2nd bottle on my 14-year-old's shelf, but he's only wearing Bleu de Chanel. I tried to get him into Allure Homme Sport, but so...
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    It's more patterned, like a dark tweed, interwoven browns and grays.
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    Re: Looking for the next..

    Maybe Parfums de Nicolai Patchouli Intense, or something else from Nicolai. They keep a high standard.

    Something crazy enough it just might work: Amouage Fate Woman, if you want to go big.

    Mona...
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Some classics. A couple wild cards. I like it.



    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26120129-3042.jpg
    Armani Eau pour Homme (1984)
    Giorgio Armani
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Third response, as requested for multi-quoting practice.

    It's nice to read your intro. I'm curious to hear more about your perfumes and your experiences with them.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Want brown sugar and woods?
    Chanel has the goods.
    I'm not sure quite why,
    But it's like apple pie.
    Comparisons to Platinum are falsehoods.

    Full disclosure: There have been no comparisons to...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Here's our Egoiste bottle. This might be a woodier-than-normal version, maybe an extra dose of dry rosewood.

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    I'm quite used to this fragrance. I recently finished a 75-ml splash....
  61. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    I read the whole thing.

    I like Bleu de Chanel edt more on someone else than on myself.

    I've never had a moment of smelling Sauvage on someone else, at all, that I know of, and never a moment...
  62. Re: Similar to Paco Rabanne PH with better performance?

    To me, and I’ve never seen anyone else mention it, Kiehl’s Original Musk edt is similar.
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    Re: The 1-Month Challenge?

    I never have worn the same perfume every day for a month, even when I had very few perfumes. I would skip days back then! I would wear the same scented deodorant stick every day for a couple months...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Our preferences are synchronizing, thrilledchilled.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This has been a fun comparison and contrast for Chanel Pour Monsieur.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette Concentree was renamed around 2014, but it was only renamed to Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau...
  66. Re: Need Advice about Sending Large Amount of Samples within US Securely!

    I use the United States Postal Service. The post office is the main place, by far, where people ask me about perfume.

    You could send the lot to me.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    True. What's gone, arguably, is the simple elegance of Pour Monsieur, and a perfect, but light and subtle, woods note. Also gone is an unobstructed view of the beautiful moss.

    Added: vanilla,...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Today we're sampling Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree, from the 30-ml bottle on the right.

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    I had easily preferred regular Pour Monsieur for years, and thought the Concentree was sort of...
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    Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    I have mini's of both versions. I'm not a huge fan of either. The edt is discontinued, rare, and expensive, making it a less attractive option to my way of thinking. For vetiver, you could try Elie...
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    Re: Suggestions for samples for my wife

    Sometimes the perfume company websites will sell samples.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Here's the bottle for today's sample:

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    Earlyn's notes describe it well. I agree it smells posh. I love the moss.

    The citrus smells part lemon, part bergamot. There's a vague sense of...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Vagabond moved to a beaver pond.

    I like comparing vintage Antaeus and Dioressence. To my mental cataloging system, they become similar in the base.

    For the moment, the three versions of...
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    Re: Suggestions for samples for my wife

    I'd also suggest skipping Oud Wood.
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    Re: What "propellant gas" really is?

    That is some confusing labeling.

    It doesn't make sense to me.

    Ah - It's not as bad as I first thought (I had seen the same bottle labeled as 15 g and 17 g, and got a "does not compute" error)....
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

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    I feel like I'm smelling castoreum in the base of Dioressence, that some of the sweetness is coming from it.

    Here's a poem from Basenoter Vagabond in Paris on castoreum:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Another winner from Aero. Great work on the Paco Rabanne collecting. I have the second version.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I think Aero plays around with post-processing on the photos to get some amazing textures.
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    Good call. I also like Balenciaga Pour Homme for Freewheelin' Vagabond, another ambitious house flagship.
  79. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Balenciaga pour Homme
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm wearing this now. I'm a recent convert to Dioressence. This sample of Earlyn's is superb. This is from 1969. That date makes sense.

    This is a blockbuster of a perfume.

    The resin-y...
  81. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Can Peter call you when the helicopters are descending on his house to take away his stuff?
  82. Thread: Hello!

    by Bavard
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    Re: Hello!

    I don't know much about the perfumes you listed - I'm still learning.

    I like some of the old, established houses (Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, Hermes, Givenchy) and some artisan startups (Rogue, Spirit...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I'm quoting these to keep them handy.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Dune has been on my to-try list for a long time, years. Basenoter Kotori likes Dune, and made me curious.

    On first spray, I was feeling cautious. Almost worried. That intense, modern-smelling...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Yes, I was thinking of the vintage (gold cap) edt. I'm close to getting along with it. The more recent versions don't come as close to being something I could get into. Current Heritage is like a...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    There's something "too much" about Heritage for me, I'm not sure what it is.

    Most me is something like the older versions of Antaeus. That was nice juice. To more fully geek out: the short-lived...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I love the smelling notes on Jules, Earlyn, PStoller, and LiveJazz.

    Also of note: venerable Basenoters Monsieur Montana and Avecesar prefer the current version of Jules over vintage, which I still...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    I can not hang with Guerlain Heritage, although one day I might grow into it.

    The Tom Ford Private Blends aren't my style, except for maybe Rive d'Ambre.
  89. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I didn't know that backstory.

    I have been a late, late adopter to smartphones, but I can now testify that anyone with a smart phone can take a picture of anything and post it on here in seconds -...
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    I participated in one or two splits he organized.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    This is Jovoy? That’s quite a good name.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    DuNezDeBuzier is the main Basenoter who got me excited to try Jules, although he didn't get around to submitting his review until January 2018:



    Thinking about Jules as the scent of 2019, I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Happy accident, dude. This is defo the wrong place to post for fragrances wanted, although I could see how you got there - but Jules is what you want, our sample of the day. Gucci Nobile is much less...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

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    We're sampling Jules today, from the 1990s bottle on the left.

    This is the most recent addition to my permanent collection, which is what I call it when I get a couple 100-ml backup...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Thank you so much for hosting the Coty set! I'm a fan.

    We've come to a jointly-hosted three-night set on Dior! I'll make a new post for Jules.
  96. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    It might be the same one or two people every time who are looking for evidence, I'm not sure. I hadn't noticed it being too wide spread.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Nice work on the picture, Aero! Keep them coming.
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I thought about "bias" too after Monsieur Montana mentioned that. It's a term in flux, I think. According to Merriam-Webster, it has connotations of unfairness. I think of it more as unintentional...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    I've now tried the ones in bold. I think L'Origan and L'Aimant smell like fragrances of a similar style, with warm, sweet bases.

    Overall, I'm more excited by these than, say, the Godet's from the...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It's a great fragrance, Coty Chypre, as is Coty L'Aimant.

    Coty L'Aimant smells more like a Basenotes darling-type fragrance, with its richness.

    How much do you think L'Aimant violates IFRA...
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