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    Re: Sales Assistant Insanity!

    just be polite. They're Just doing their best to reach their sales quotas.

    The probability of getting a sale from a potential customer who's on the fence gets higher if you try and sales talk them...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Thanks, Rex and Scott.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I saw a 1 oz bottle of Drakkar Noir for 16 dollars at Marshalls.

    I've never had DN before. Good deal or pass?

    I saw a Boucheron pour homme bottle at Nordstroms last week for 30 or 40ish...
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    I have a buddy who can get me Kiton 2.5 oz for under 30 US dollars, also Lacoste original, Aramis Tuscany and Joop Homme 125ml for the same price.

    Which one should I get, in order of importance?
    ...
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    Thanks.

    Thanks, also, MegaMav.
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    How many sprays do you need for Kiton Men?
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    Re: What is the average age here?

    34 years old.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    32229
  9. Thread: Kiton

    by Bulakenyo
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    Re: Kiton

    Thanks, guys. I may go for it this week.
  10. Thread: Kiton

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    Re: Kiton

    I saw a full bottle of Kiton Men, in red box, for less than 30 US dollars.

    Is Kiton any good? Should I get it ASAP or not?
  11. Thread: Kouros

    by Bulakenyo
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    Re: Kouros

    i was thinking it was more for conserving the original formulation's contents. By usinh the modern juice, but still has the full aroma of the original.
  12. Thread: Kouros

    by Bulakenyo
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    Re: Kouros

    I have a 1994 vintage 50 ml Kouros, and I kinda like it. I use sparingly.

    If I bought current version of Kouros, use it, and layer 1 spray of vintage, as amplifier, do you guys think it would work...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A&F Fierce
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    Re: First Cologne

    First ones I ever tried.. Jovan Musk and Paco Rabanne. My dad's.
    First one I owned.. and Drakkar Noir copycat (even bottle design) named Black Knight.
    First one I bought.. Aspen
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    Re: Patou pour homme ......

    I have the vintage aftershave splash. I decanted it to a 10 ml spray, and the rest, I just stored the big bottle with my other vintage colognes.

    It's good. But strong. 2 big sprays and it knocks...
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    Re: Don't know what you have til it's gone

    Not really big time classics, but I kinda miss these guys. I either gave them away as gifts, or sold them to friends for almost nothing.

    Adidas Sport Field
    Vintage Eau Sauvage
    Paris Hilton For...
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    Re: Kouros in summertime

    I have a 1993 Kouros spray, and it's probably the strongest cologne I own. It even beats my vintage Aramis in terms of sillage.
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    Re: Kouros in summertime

    Sorry for the thread bump..

    but when you guys say warm weather, how warm is it actually?

    Out here in the tropics, we can get to the 37+ centigrade levels during summer.
    Would that be "too...
  19. Re: Light Degradation - how quickly does it happen?

    Thanks, cacio.
  20. Re: Light Degradation - how quickly does it happen?

    thanks.

    I wish they had a sealed box of it available, still. I bought my Vintage Kouros there, and I know light wouldnt have affected that bottle even it was out of it's box often, because the...
  21. Re: Light Degradation - how quickly does it happen?

    How about vintage fragrances that have been stored in a controlled temperature environment, but is out of the box, on display?

    Like a vintage Givenchy Insense bottle I saw in a shopping mall...
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    Re: Givenchy Insensé

    Thanks, hednic, fragrance123, easyfish.



    It is the original, oval-ish bottle version. The same place where I bought my vintage Kouros 50 ml.
    Thanks, will go back there, soon.
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    Re: Givenchy Insensé

    I found a vintage bottle for sale, full size with the box, unsealed, for around 16 US dollars.

    Is it a good deal? They also have vintage Jacomo de Jacomo, same price.

    Which one should I get,...
  24. Re: If a" X" fragrance were a person who would it be?

    What movie is that from? And they are supposed to be which cologne?
  25. Re: If a" X" fragrance were a person who would it be?

    If

    Aramis
    Brut
    Paco Rabanne PH
    Azzaro
    Kouros
    Rive Gauche PH

    were people or fictional characters, who would they be?
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Honest to God, I didnt know who this way off scenter dude was, but reading those new reviews, and a lot of them, in a short time span, i was thinking, "this noob's pretty excellent."

    Didnt realise...
  27. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/karlo3nidad/image-10.jpg
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    Yes, I do. It is still the ParfumsCorp era box. "1.6 fl. oz" on bottom left side, "e 50 ml" on the right. YSL name on the bottom.

    "Ingredients
    Alcohol, Fragrance, Water" on the side.
  29. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Good day, Mr. Moreau.

    I have a Kouros 50 ml spray, Parfumscorp marking at the bottom, with 41651 code at the back of the bottle.

    Is this from 1994, or am I mistaken?

    Your blog said that...
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    Re: Hunting old pre-reformulated fragrances

    Congrats for the find.

    i live in the philippines, and i'm not a big fraghead like most people here (in the real world though, people are surprised why I got more than 20 bottles of cologne)

    but...
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    Re: Steal of the day

    Not really a steal, i didnt buy it. But I recently got a 1996 Antonio Puig Quorum, 50 ml splash for free.

    70% still remaining inside.

    It was my deceased grandfather's. my grandmother died...
  32. Re: I really like Al Rehab Silver, what else would I like from this house?

    I have Silver, and I think it's nice.

    My next purchase from them would probably be Choco Musk, Dakar (drakkar noir clone) and Full (philippine sampaguita jasmine smell)
  33. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    yarn:
    I had to get the Aventus, Too expensive to buy. Cheaper to steal.
  34. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    The newest version (not sure if embossed of stickered) has no more oakmoss and I think treemoss on the ingreedients list (read post number 11 here by Luca)

    and the one I have, an embossed version...
  35. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    How would you rank the embossed bottle version of ApH? In terms of overall performance?
    If vintage ApH Intense is 10.0, and the 2013 version without oakmoss is 5.0?

    I quite like the version I...
  36. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    So, the most current release has reverted to the black and white stickers? But is now the weakest version?
  37. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    I have this.

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/karlo3nidad/image-27.jpg

    Embossed glass. No sticker.


    Has both oak moss and tree moss in the ingredients list.

    Serial number is...
  38. Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    maybe the SAs are trying to be nice and keeping guys from embarrassing yourself when you unwittingly wear a female fragrance.

    Maybe their conscience could not take not speaking out and warning a...
  39. Re: Vintage Joop Homme, 50 ml.. worth blind buying for 30 US dollars?

    Thanks.

    They got a100 or 120 ml bottle too, costs about 40 something dollars.

    Same price points for the medium and full size Escada pour homme Edts.

    I swear if I already didnt have 20...
  40. Re: Vintage Joop Homme, 50 ml.. worth blind buying for 30 US dollars?

    Thegeneral population isnt that much into fragrances.

    And if they do, it' mostly well known designer brands and aquatic, citrusy, fresh stuff.

    athey dont really love super heavy scents. Maybe...
  41. Re: Vintage Joop Homme, 50 ml.. worth blind buying for 30 US dollars?

    Haha, thanks for the replies. Funny and interesting posts.

    To Ronin, I'm in the Philippines.

    I'm still thinking about buying at least one bottle from the lot of bottles.

    By the way, the...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    1 oz Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson
    2 oz Myrurgia Flor de Blason

    for 6 dollars, total. haha.

    I have a valentines hift now for a close female friend. Plus a teddy bear.
    she likes clean edp...
  43. myrurgia flor de blason cologne.. can anybody here describe how it smells?

    I saw this 30ml, green box of cologne, it says "myrurgia flor de blason" barcelona, spain.

    It's really cheap, like 2.50 US dollars cheap.

    I'm thinking of testing and getting it, but maybe later...
  44. Re: Vintage Joop Homme, 50 ml.. worth blind buying for 30 US dollars?

    PS

    The shop also has vintage VC&A pour Homme, Jacomo de jacomo, Jacomo Silences aaand if I remember correctly, Worth pour homme haute concentree(?)
  45. Vintage Joop Homme, 50 ml.. worth blind buying for 30 US dollars?

    I saw this bottle of Joop Homme on this forgotten, once cool shopping center near where I live, and I sorta wanna try it out.

    I can't actually "try it out" there, because the SA arent allowed to...
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    Re: Best Thing About Having a Collection.......

    Time machine in a bottle.
  47. Re: Scents you saw, didn't buy, then shortly after regret not buying it.

    Patou pour homme, full size bottle a/s for 14 US dollars.

    I already bought one, same store, and thought aout buying all the stocks for "safekeeping".

    When I returned, the extra bottle was no...
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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    50ml 1993 Guy Laroche Horizon + deodorant - $3.75
    60ml vintage Pierre Cardin pour monsieur $7.00
    112ml Vintage Eau Sauvage $7.00
    100ml vintage Aramis $7.00
    50ml vintage 1994 YSL Kouros $22.00...
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Hilarious.

    Our lovely housekeeper, Ms. Rose (40 something and loves rose fragrances, coincidentally) said to me one evening, after a 1 spray application to the chest..

    "Wooooh?! What is that...
  50. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/karlo3nidad/image-24.jpg

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/karlo3nidad/image-25.jpg...
  51. Re: How to tell the difference between different Perry Ellis (1985) versions.

    I got a 75 ml bottle.

    The one with the Perry Ellis signature in the front. Black background.

    The box says Parfums Stern, 1988

    But it has a big sticker at the back, with a paragraph...
  52. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Just the aftershave, tony. No EDT.
  53. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Le Male.

    Never had it. Had a chance to buy a US$50 gift set, but didnt buy it.
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    Re: 1 Million Sprayer

    I think it squirts out instead of sprays, if you use controlled pressure and try doing half sprays.

    Full pressure, it sprays OK.

    Yeah.

    It's great when decanting to smaller atomisers,though.
  55. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    Thanks for the suggestions.



    There isnt any.

    But other basenoters have said that most of the US marketed fragrances in the past, use the word COLOGNE to actual EDT fragrances, to be able to...
  56. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    Here are the pictures.

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/karlo3nidad/image-21.jpg

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc178/karlo3nidad/image-18.jpg
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    Aramis "eau de cologne"splash that a basenoter estimates is pre 1980.
    Eau Sauvage splash, silver cap and trim, also estimated as pre 1980
    Eau Sauvage mini, 1987
    YSL Kouros, serial code and...
  58. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    Would it be OK in a tropical weather environment?

    Where I live now, summers are at a hot and sticky 34+ 'C.

    And we're experiencing "chilly" January weather of 17-20'C. (This is considered cold...
  59. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    Thanks, magnus &mikeperez.

    What is it that you like about vintage Perry Ellis for men?
  60. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    So, is vintage PCPM a powerhouse?

    My skin seems to project scents really, really well, add to the tropical, humid, hot climate here, 75% of the year, and strong scents really carries on my skin....
  61. Re: Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    Thanks for the replies.

    That place is like a hardcore perfumista's dream sometimes.

    The rockbottom prices and the vintage quality of the products is so unbelievable, it almost makes me wanna...
  62. Vintage Pierre Cardin PM or vintage Perry Ellis for men (1985) If I only have to get one..

    ..which one should get first?

    I'm planning on getting both, eventually.

    The PC is the Made in France version, 50ml, maybe. with a special, dark plastic display case. Splash.
    And the Perry...
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    The Dubai/SIngapore versions are exactly the "scented water" ones that Jack Hunter just described.
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    Yes. They're mostly nice people, though. And I always specifically say to them, in advance, that I'm just looking around and testing stuff, because I don't want to disappoint them when they assume...
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday - January 16

    Patou pour homme aftershave
  66. Re: Bought and tested Jean Patou pour Homme Original.

    I have the afterhave splash, and even if I'm not as olfactorily sharp as most of the people here, I do reconize a bit of Azzaro PH in there (and Tuscany is said to be somewhat similar to Azzaro)
    ...
  67. Re: Full size Patou Pour Homme Aftershave, in box, for US$14. Worth it?

    I hope you will. Good luck.

    I'm not even a BIG fraghead. Just a beginner here.
    Maybe I will get that vintage APH. One of these days.
  68. Re: Full size Patou Pour Homme Aftershave, in box, for US$14. Worth it?

    I asked them if they had the EDT version, and they said, not in the shop. And they're not sure if they have it in their warehouse.

    I wanted to get the vintage Azzaro, but it doesnt have a box and...
  69. Re: Full size Patou Pour Homme Aftershave, in box, for US$14. Worth it?

    Sorry, I got too excited, and was asking for quick advice here, and was surprised of the slower than usual reply time.

    Anyway, it has a round, clear plastic seal on top, unopened. And it has a...
  70. Re: Full size Patou Pour Homme Aftershave, in box, for US$14. Worth it?

    Just bought it. Will post pics soon.

    Wow, just checked the online prices and past BN threads.

    Even for the aftershave.
  71. Re: Full size Patou Pour Homme Aftershave, in box, for US$14. Worth it?

    Not joking.

    This is the city's "cologne district" and when you want to buy colognes at lower than mall prices, you go here. And they have some old stock too.

    The shop's just a few feet away...
  72. Full size Patou Pour Homme Aftershave, in box, for US$14. Worth it?

    I saw a bottle of it in a discount carousel/bin (along with vintage Azzaro PH, Fred Hayman, Eau Sauvage Extreme, and some cheap Lomani stuff) and I thought to myself, "interesting.".

    The bottle is...
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I did 3sprays of Azzaro pour homme, and 3 hours later, went to a college registrar's office. It was crowded and humid in there.

    someone from the back of the queue shouted

    , "who took a shit and...
  74. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    I
    http://youtu.be/nOr0na6mKJQ

    I read that article while listening to this.
  75. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Epic
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    A basenoter, Andre Moreau, said I probably got a pre 1980 vintage.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373155-Vintage-Aramis-question-for-the-experts-please
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    You're right. I really like it. Decanted about 10ml of it in a travel atomiser. And I've been using it for 2 days straight.

    Just 1 spray, 8 inches away from my chest. (I live in the tropics, gotta...
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Nice.
  79. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Thanks.

    SOTD, man.

    Amazing.

    One spray (travel size atomizer) to the chest and it radiates so nicely.

    I was tempted to go for 2 or more sprays earlier, because it did not seem strong...
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    Re: How to date your bottle of Chanel No. 5?

    Hi. I bought this Chanel no.5, travel size sprayer.
    It is in great condition, and beautiful.

    I got it for around 12 US dollars, in an old shopping mall's forgotten fragrance section, along with a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

    Vintage Aramis EDT.

    1 spray, and I like it a lot.
  82. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Thanks for the link, Andre.

    If I follow what the link is discussing, it says I got a pre 1980 vintage Eau Sauvage.
    Wow. Unbelievable. And both Aramis and Eau Sauvage bottles for the combined...
  83. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    It's a funny sort of box. It doesnt even say the address. No writing at the bottom or sides.
    Nowhere in the box or the bottle can you even see the words Eau de Toilette or Cologne.

    The super...
  84. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Interesting.
    Wow. Before 1980? I already have the full bottle, but the 2oz spray version is still in the shop.


    Off topic, I also got an Eau Sauvage, full bottle. Most probably acquired by the...
  85. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Thanks for the information, guys?
  86. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Why's a respected fragrance house mislabel their product as an EDC when it's clearly EDT, even EDP strength level, though?
  87. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Not as vintage as I thought. 2004 production year?

    Still very potent. And the EDC labeling can mislead some.
    Strong stuff.

    I like it, in very controlled apllication....
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    @kumquat
    @turnerIII
    @The_cologneist
    @Andrewthecologneguy
    @tokyobykenzo


    Thanks. I got 1 full bottle, and I like it.

    Apparently, it's not as vintage vintage as I thought. The back of the...
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    Re: Looking for a brutal parfume for a man

    Is ARAMIS really that bad? I'm planning on getting a 4 oz vintage in a couple of hours. Just 8 US dollars, converted.

    That bad even with very judicious application? As in a couple of dabs here and...
  90. Re: Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    Thank you so much, guys. Will buy it ASAP tomorrow. Shop's closed.
    Will post pics too.
  91. Vintage Aramis question for the experts please

    I frequent this antique/curio shop and I noticed the have Aramis in there.

    A 2oz "spray cologne" in an oval bottle with gray rubber coating.
    And a 4 oz "splash cologne".

    Both bottles have...
  92. Re: Whats the best cheapest cologne you ever smelled?

    How do you know which one is is original re-issue, and the reformulated re-issue, just based on the box or bottle markings or design?
  93. Re: Experimenting on layering scents with vintage Kouros

    Thanks. I noticed just 1 spray to the chest gives off a "3 hardcore hours in the gym" kind of vibe. Caveman kind of stuff.

    "HULK SMASH!"

    Hah,
  94. Re: Experimenting on layering scents with vintage Kouros

    Thanks. I have noticed that I have been experimenting and trying out Kouros a lot more than I originally thought I would.

    I've been using it and wearing in public, maybe twice a week now.

    The...
  95. Experimenting on layering scents with vintage Kouros

    Hi.

    I'm planning on trying out some similar masculine scents to layer with vintage Kouros (1 light spray to the chest projects 8+ hours, and lasts all day, no kidding)

    What do you guys think...
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    No website. Sorry. My Sotd now, Sprayed it on, 1 spray to the chest, around midnight, after a long bath (it spits out a good mist, even at 8-12 inches away)

    It is 10:30am right now and it still...
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    Thanks.

    I live in the Philippines, and we have this older, gone out of fashion shopping mall where I live. Used to be a "cool" mall, 20 something years ago. Not anymore.

    It's like a time warp...
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    What I got is the one with metal base plate and shoulders, with serial code 41651.

    Baseplate says:

    Dist, N.Y., N.Y, 10019 USA
    YvesSaintLaurent
    Parfums Corp
    50ml - 1.6oz 80% vol.
    Paris ...
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    I recently got one, 50ml, in-box, with metal shoulders and bottom.

    "KOUROS
    eau de toilette"

    Serial under the box is 4165, and serial on the back bottom part of the bottle is 41651

    995...
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    Re: Question for the experts EAU SAUVAGE

    Great. I also got a mini ES from 1987. Very similar bottle, only with a brown cap.

    I'm happy with that lucky find.

    Thanks a lot, gido.
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