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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The whole album: Working Man's Dead
    The dregs of tonight's Cotes du Rhone
    And still wearing Castle Forbes--which is really wonderful

    In a weird curfew lockdown which means having a trusty pooch...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Well, exactly!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I feel like I am in East Berlin and y'all are in West Berlin..... None of these stores are open here yet and frankly not ready to risk it going to them even if they were open. Beverly Hills has a 2...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Memory Motel by the Stones
    Vermouth Cassis
    Castle Forbes's Gentleman's Cologne
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Hoppe's No. 9. And I'm not kidding....
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    Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    I have the oakmoss + treemoss version and love it.
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    Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Eau De Yuzu!

    Sounds Ichi Ban!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Lay Down Sallie
    G&T
    Pursuit
  9. Re: Whats the most attractive lady's perfume to you? (Feerie appreciation & a thief's journal)

    The lady who wears it has so much to do with it......
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Beautiful, FCM415! I have a 1930s Omega that went into the shop just before lockdown and I actually forgot that I even had it--it will be like Christmas when they reopen and I get it back. I have...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    Tobacco Oud is one of the best from this line and I can see how it would pair well with Tuscan Leather which--on its own--I find lacking.
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    I am not a fan of layering, full stop. That said, today I wore a scent I have mixed feelings about: R de Capucci (sorry, Hirsch_duckfinder). Beautiful--perfect in many ways--yes, I get that. ...
  13. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I am intrigued. I always gave this one a wide berth as it seemed so over the top--much like their clothes. I did some work for them a while back when they were succession planning around the death...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Habit Rouge l'Eau--it just smells right, somehow.
  15. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    +1 for Special for Gentlemen!
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    Re: Is Grasse worth a visit?

    Yes!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Havana--I so enjoyed it yesterday that I wore it again today!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    I forgot how much I really like this!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Golden Years (well, all of Station To Station, in fact)
    Dewars and soda
    Endymion
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Idris Mohammad's Turn This Mutha Out, followed by Locura by Mariza (deep funk groove and then some Fado....)
    Calvados Sidecar (no sugar, no cherry, on the dry side)
    Dunhill's Icon
  21. Re: anyone know where to get Cologne of the Missions by Le Couvent des Minimes in the US?

    They are owned by l'Occitane but not sure if they distribute them in the US.... How is Cologne of the Missions? I haven't tried it.
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Relique d'Amour by Oriza L. Legrand: This is a lyrically beautiful new fragrance from this venerable French house. It is exactly as described--a cold stone chapel, scented from years of incense...
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    Re: In the mood for roses...

    I am not a rose fan--by a long shot--but I think that Czech & Speake's No.88 is one of the best masculine roses out there. Amazing stuff.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    That Vesper looks great! I must fish out my bottle of Cuir d'Ange and give it another try.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Fools by Drugdealer
    Révélation French Chardonnay
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
  26. Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy - tiime to buy???

    Vintage is the only one I felt was full bottle worthy. Sorry to hear about the BK but not a surprise and more to come, I fear.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Stars Fell on Alabama (Ella and Louis)
    Blond Negroni
    Guerlain's Vetiver
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Thanks, Chuck--good to know.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Blue tea? What is that? Sounds intriguing.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I agree--that was a good one! I haven't tried the current version--I must do that sometime although there is plenty of vingtage out there....
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    Re: Avignon/Cardinal/Full Incense - which one?

    I like Cardinal the best of those three--it is so wearable.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Guerlain's Vetiver. It is the first fragrance I ever bought for myself, when I was a teenager. I loved it then and I love it now. Every time I wear it, I think "why don't I wear this all the...
  33. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    Dunhill's Blend 30 tops my list, followed by Baie de Genievre, Original Gucci Pour Homme, original Ted Lapidus Pour Homme and Caswell-Massey's Persian Leather.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Vintage Bowie (Win)
    Lillet in a cocktail from David Leibovitz's "Drinking French"
    Eau de l"Orange Verte
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    Re: Your longest scent ”relationship”

    Halston Z-14 since the early 80s, through thick and thin. Can't even count the number of bottles I have had. My then girlfriend/now wife gave me one of my first bottles.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Some of my watches come with the chains, fobs, etc., but even though I often wear vests, a pocket watch is a little too dandified, even for me.

    I do love them, though. This one has one is a...
  37. Re: Intermitent Stimulus: The Chest is the best spot for perfumes

    Chest works for me--I think having a hairy chest helps hold the scent.
  38. Re: Are you wearing fragrance more or less during quarantine?

    More, I think.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Weather in the 90s so I have been living for the last few days with Orange Verte as my SOTD and just loving it.
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    Re: Finally a perfect cabinet for me

    Nice cabinet and collection. too!
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I know that this thread is really about wristwatches but here is a pocket watch of mine that I really love, silver case from the late 1800s with St. George slaying the dragon engraved by a famous...
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    I only ever bought one Armani suit--a double-breasted black wool crepe with a muted chalk stripe--from the store on the Via Saint'Andrea and I loved it and wore it until it literally wore out. I...
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    Re: Buying a Professional Attire Leather Belt

    Trafalgar makes good quality belts in the mid price range.
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    Re: Jacques Bogart "De Viris"

    I had a bottle of this in college which someone gave me. I recall it being very strong and very green, probably more in line with my current taste than my taste back then.
  45. Re: My journey . The most original and overwhelming fragrance quest

    Great thread! Is it the journey or the destination? In fragrance--as in life--this is the big question for me. I still don't have an answer (but I have plenty of frags!).
  46. Re: Best Straight Leather Belt/Boot ... Shop Fragrance.

    Ombre Leather gets my vote
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    Re: a Lancome thread

    I need to explore this house--I haven't tried any of the masculines. I had an aunt who wore Magie Noir--an amazing fragrance.
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    Re: Pleasant Sunday Surprise- Ahhhhhhzzaro!

    Warm and sunny here today so I am wearing Azzaro l"Eau--a wonderful flanker of the original.
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    Re: Pleasant Sunday Surprise- Ahhhhhhzzaro!

    Awesome scent! My SOTD tracker tells me that it is my most worn scent. I have vintage and modern, both very good. The scented grooming products in this range are excellent, too.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Equipage for me today.
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    Re: HELLO, (no) updates

    Thanks for checking in, Grant! Be well!
  52. Re: Terre d'Hermes and/or dunhill Icon, too similar?

    Bien dit, monsieur!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Really loving Castle Forbes's Gentleman's Cologne--bracing and acerbic yet warm and rich at the same time. It is actually EdP strength, despite the name.

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    Thanks for the laugh!
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    Re: New Byzance by Rochas

    I remember the original as being a lovely scent--a real signature scent for some.
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    Re: Aventus cocktail, anyone?

    I think that a Penicillin Cocktail with pineapple juice instead of lemon would do the trick. I'll try it tonight and let you know how it goes.
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    Re: Best cheap lavender-dominated men's fragrances

    All great suggestions! You might also try The Art of Shaving's Green Lavender: The Green Lavender Cologne is an herbaceous floral for the modern gentleman. Carefully crafted to effortlessly blend...
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    Re: What is your Signature Note?

    Probably leather but I do note that many of my favorite scents have Clary Sage in them.
  59. Re: ordered Dunhill Blend 30 edt but got this instead -- what do you know about it?

    Exactly right. A great scent!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Capucci Pour Homme. A lovely, sunny citrus, just right for a warm spring day.
  61. Re: Helena Rubinstein 'Men's Club' (1965) Finally Arrived.

    Thanks for this--sounds like a good addition to your lineup!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Reached for a good Springtime scent, Pour un Homme de Caron.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Perception is reality!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond
    Washington Apple
    Devin
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    Re: Dont understand the Ambre Nuit hype

    There is an Ambre Nuit hype?
  66. Poll: Re: The Holy Trinity: Versions of Guerlain's HABIT ROUGE

    Home stretch and I am in the back of the field! What are the odds?
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Good point--I would love a Heritage Fraicheur sort of thing!
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    Vincent Marcello, just because no one else mentioned him.
  69. Poll: Re: The Holy Trinity: Versions of Guerlain's HABIT ROUGE

    EdC got my vote!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcr99JAPuU8

    Sarah

    An Oregon Pinot Gris

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Great name for a scent!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fico di Amalfi evokes sunny, happy places which are important right now. Oddly, the scent also reminds me of a brand of ladies shoes called Amalfi which were my mother's favorite brand, practically...
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    Re: Hey guys newbie here!

    Welcome! Like hedonic, I cannot help you with this one but there are sure to be plenty that can. What do you like about it, by the way? Any particular notes?
  74. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I won't be getting it but if I did, I would spend it all at local vendors--small shops and restaurants--that I want to stay open. Doing that already to some extent, where I can.
  75. Re: What fragrance is giving you solace during this crazy time?

    I have had more time to think about what to wear each day instead of just reaching for what is in rotation. Several of the seldom worn favorites have come out and it is amazing to me how good they...
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    Re: COVID - 19: My experience

    I am clapping for you!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cold and wet here today, so rotating through some wintery scents and landed on vintage M7
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    Re: New To The Forum: A Few Questions

    Welcome aboard!

    These are sound recommendations. The thing about leather is there are so many aspects to it, even with the "belt leather" guidance. I love the TF Ombre Leather but also love Peau...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Wow--great post. I didn't realize there was a line like this and so early.......
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yatagan--suits my mood and the weather.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Your favorite Serge Lutens????

    I have tried most of them but never fell in love. That said, I like Chene and Chergui. Oddly enough, Muscs Kublai Khan is very pleasant--nothing like the snarling beast it is often described as,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Aftershave balms

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    I also really like this one as well as the Aqua di Parma range.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Working my way through some old favorites--I have to say, this rarity (Elsha 1776) is really something. I always forget about how much I love it.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Sarah Vaughn's Body and Soul
    Black coffee
    Elsha Russian Leather
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vintage Heritage. As close as I have to a signature. I feel dressed up and well groomed even though stuck at home.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The recent vintage Guerlain post inspired me--today it is gold cap Heritage EdT for me.
  89. Re: I finally sampled Santa Maria Novella's Peau d'Espagne (Spanish Leather) and......

    It is some kind of Wonderfull--I love it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Beautiful photo with that blue bowl.



    Today I am really enjoying Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker. You know, I rarely wear feminine scents but this one just ticks the boxes for me--there is a...
  91. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    Okay, I admit that I have come around and love Poivre Samarcande, but I still think that his best scent was his first--First--and the last really great scent from him was Declaration. I think of his...
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    Re: Feminism and Perfume.

    And then there's this....


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_kzJ-f5C9U
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Bavard--

    Amazing collection. I love the older Guerlains and regularly wear vintage Heritage, Coriolan and Habit Rouge EdC. An older, montre bottle of Shalimar EdC smells better to me than the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Working my way through a bunch of seldom worn scents. Cuiron, which I love, was hiding from me but I found it!
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    Re: A cheap long lasting summer fragrance ?

    Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau is very affordable and lasts a long time. Fresh and yet tenacious.
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    Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier

    Yes, both. In the case of the fragrance, however, it is disturbing because it is so pretty--a tailored green scent along the lines of Chanel No. 1--but with a dirty, unwashed underbelly. Hard to...
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    Re: Muelhen's Men's Classic

    Never knew this existed! Sounds interesting.
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    Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier

    I got a bottle of it for my wife and it is very good--very close to how I recall vintage smelling. Chic and disturbing.
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    Re: Antaeus And K10 Just Landes - Yessir!

    Two winners which I am happy to own! Enjoy!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Habit Rouge l'Eau. Old school but brought up to date.
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