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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ha. I meant 'it is in my top 3' kind of fan.
  2. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Don't sell yourself short PC.
    There are people here who like your prose better than other reviewers.
  3. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I would have guessed that :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Did not know you were Ho Hang fan. I thought I was the only one here :)
    Also what about your Lanvin? Not in top 3?
  5. Re: Jazz ysl vinatge or jazz prestige ysl vinatge or tsar de van cleef & arpels

    Jazz Prestige.
    It is a bit different than Jazz and Tsar.
    And Tsar is much better than Jazz so no point if you have Tsar.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    You need to go back to writing big posts :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow. A great treat
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    My personal view is - one can buy great vintages at that price point so why pay more. Buy vintage Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit, Diors, Carons, before buying stuff like Roja,Xerjoff, TF.
    But things are...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I find BN splits a good way to try the more expensive ones and figure out if they are worth it.
    The other way to try out TF, Creeds and Roja Dove is to mule them for friends in Canada and take a vig...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Ah that is a good one :)
    Fine I will bite.
    My wardrobe is vintage focused and has evolved with time.
    Criteria for entry - vintage fragrances with price < $1/ml. Non vintage fragrance have to be...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Thanks Bavard. Got the sample.
    First impressions : Much better than the one I had tried earlier (Older EDP). The sourness I hated in EDP are much muted in EDT and go well with the musk.
    I find it...
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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    This is certainly better than the choices :)
  13. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Concentree original release?

    Very close to Tiffany for men and New York by Nicolai
  14. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Wow. You need to write a blog on scent profile of different excrements. Maybe at Scentturdle.com.
  15. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    Double ditto
  16. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I might wear that tomorrow for the sync
  17. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Deodorant spray?
    Alan G was wondering about that yesterday.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/428077-Vintage-Fragrances-I-bought-today/page118?p=4669309&viewfull=1#post4669309
  18. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    That is one of my favs. There are very few like it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Galbanum is my nemesis. But I do like No 19 and Miss Dior
  20. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Rive Gauche PH or the original one?
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I would like to jump in if there is space. I have tried old EDP version and was not very happy with it. Would love to see how vintage fares.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Amazing presentation
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    [CONUS] Re: Spring Cleaning - Huge Discounts

    bim
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    And the obligatory ROTLS
    http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.com/2014/04/coriolan-guerlain-1998.html
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Nice. Real nice. Open it man

    My SOTD is Coriolan. Loving it in this heat
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    There was a limited version that had brown leather co wrong the bottle. Beautiful really.
    The smell was the same though :)
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    Bar codes came after 1990 so doubt it is 1989.
    But I am no Chanel expert. Bavard and RoRo are final authority here
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    It is a great fragrance. And the bottle is beautiful. Chamade Pour Homme reissue was very similar to it.

    It is not a sleeper. Has been talked about a lot, especially in vintage forums. AFAIK most...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have had bad luck with it. One of mine that was destroyed by German customs :(.
    I did get a decant of it from one generous basenoter (not sure which vintage ) and did not like it. Too sour for...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It is Versailles pH I was thinking of
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/392201402726

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OjwAAMXQ8odRH1wD/s-l1600.jpg
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Same here in NYC. It is like a dress code for millennials here.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pavarotti. I just love this one.
    PC send me a sample when I was a newbie. Have loved it (and PC) ever since
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    that bottle looks familiar.
    Someone else uses it too.
    Versailles pour Homme perhaps ?
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    Re: Identify this please :)

    Yep. The dot and the cologne means a good vintage.
    Need to see the bottom to know the where it was made.
    OP please send pics when you get the item.
    I will try to find mine and post pics
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    Re: Identify this please :)

    well since it is in vintage section, we probably have to get the year right too ;)
    OP can you send pic of bottom of bottle?
    And the other side of the bottle too (seems there is something written...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    a Beauty
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    I thought this has been covered in previous threads - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/220444-I-went-and-bought-that-quot-Vulva-quot-perfume

    Here you go
    https://vulva-original.com/en/
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I admire your courage. I thought only Chick Norris could finish a bottle of Kouros.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Enslaved:

    I get a lot of Tonka here. The kind that goes for tobacco these days (like Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanilla). I do not see it listed as one of the notes.
    I wonder what that is.
    There is...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    His sartorial sense is better than his nose :)
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    The burden of proof is always on the person asserting. I doubt authenticity of claims made without proof. Everyone should.
    Order sheets, GCMS and signed affidavit by Roger would be a good start....
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I think we disagree on a very fundamental level.
    Burden of proof has to be person who is claiming. The whole of science rests on it. It is just a hypothesis till you can prove it.
    In this case...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Every opinion in this hobby is subjective. My trash is someone's treasure and vice versa.
    However, the comparison for Heritage and Danger was done in an objective manner and that Danger is inferior...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    If you are selling a homage (clone) of Heritage for 5-10 times the price, it better be better (or different take) than original. It is not.

    None of the stuff I have sampled is outstanding. And...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    CreationE Homme:

    Almondy heliotrope and some jasmine. Dries down to a dry wood accord. Also has that cactus Guaiac accord that was very popular a few years ago.
    Basically a mishmash of various...
  46. Re: eau de patou EDP - vintage - help identifying silver box silver bands

    hmm. This needs to be solved post haste.
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    Re: Pricing discontinued fragrances?

    Guesstimate based on what similar stuff is selling for adjusted for rarity/desirability.
  48. Re: eau de patou EDP - vintage - help identifying silver box silver bands

    ^^This.
    And here is some more info
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/442069-House-of-Patou?p=4184752#post4184752...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Most Excellent Patch sleeper.
    FTFY
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    [!]
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    Re: Merkur Furtur Razor - Let the Blood Flow

    I did not like it when I was starting out. Too many cuts.

    I would recommend Edwin JaggerDE89 along with more forgiving blades like Indian Gillette.
    FeAther is probably the worst choice when you...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    To me Danger is a bad clone of Heritage. Nothing more.
    While I do lack imagination and have a disdain for Roja, the Danger/Heritage comparison was done blind and in a scientific manner. You can read...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ah. IIRC Blend7 was one of the top ones from the pass
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The front is missing but seemslike a chariot
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    From garage sale.
    Not as good as deal as ZC got but at $9 it was no brainer.
    Blend 7.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/d61cf095a11a04ce5e530932766f013b.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Mischief Femme:
    I like this one. A nice soft white floral. Comparison to Diorissimo upthread are on the spot.
    Another thing I noticed, Violets and Muguets intersect in the olafactory spectrum.
    I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Going with Mugler Cologne.
    Unfortunately it is raining
  58. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    Point of sale
    Perfumer of Sainsburys
    Precious old sweetheart
    Pearls of Sass
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    She has good tastes.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Houbigants Chantilly.
    Same ballpark as Emeraud and Shalimar. But better imohttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/f9ab87f22025c2b06eb9b27d147d870f.jpg
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Kidding me. They made this so interesting. Down to the last over. One of the best matches this World Cup.
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Oh really. Will you be going to any match?
    The traffic will drive you crazy when England plays India Sunday from next :)


    There is a semifinal there too, in July
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    SA vs NZ?
    You were able to snag a ticket?
    Heard it was super hard.

    I would wear Habit Rouge considering the weather.
    Do post pictures
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Discontinued and reformulated fragrances come under vintage for this thread's purpose :)
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    :)
    I am holding back here. Trust me.
    I tried to start this sampling with an open mind but boy does he rub me the wrong way .
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Fetish Homme:

    Hermes BelAmi clone for more than twice the price of shaker bottle. Why would anyone buy this is beyond me.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Got the samples. Thanks CB
    Vetiver Homme:
    Again a Guerlain homage. Execution is a bit modern and sits somewhere between Guerlain and Ford's Grey Vetiver.
    Nothing special. There are better vetivers...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Welcome back. You were MIA for a while
  69. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    Cool. Let us know what you think when you get it
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I thought it was for the long voyage on a cruise ship.
    That is the only voyage where one can possibly need 16 oz bottle of Diorling ;)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    And this is the one that got me into vintage Dior hole. I think this is Grayspoole signature scent.
    I think I am partial to the EDT...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Need to fix the pic to text ratio of this...
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    [CONUS] Re: Slumberhouse and other goodies for Swap

    bmp
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Never heard of it. Do posts your thoughts post cruise.

    As for me, a friend mentioned that she used to wear this but could not find it anywhere. She thinks it has been discontinued. Not sure....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What else would I be talking about ?
    Oh hold one, wait a minute.. I see what you are trying to do. You have a dirty mind CB
  76. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    This is the best.
    Alain Delon has some good ones too but Pavarotti is the best in celebrity fragrance
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I would not mind doing hair-play or play of any other kind with the contents of the poster.
  78. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    I think it is by Viktor and Rolf and not JPG.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Going with Palais Jamais by ETRO. IsoE introduced me to this I think. Love the way it is constructed. Somehow the jasmine kills vetiver's green bite and vetiver destroys jasmine's skank. Or perhaps...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Creation E:
    Bavard and PL were on the money with this. A typical mall scent. A nicely done mall scent. There is a nice (rasp/straw) berry candy accord here along with rose + some vanilla for...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    That is interesting and would explain why some atomiseur decant are not bubbly or experience shrinkage.
    I guess one way to see the pressure in your bottle is to feel how cold it gets when you spray.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    This



    Using kitchen reference for mansplaining.... Are you trying to get me banned.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Alright Alright Alright.
    Time for some 101s.
    Read this - https://www.explainthatstuff.com/aerosolcans.html
    Read ahead only when you have finished the above required reading.

    The Aerosol back...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I have been wondering too. Hope he is OK.
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    Re: Best Vintage Fragrances UNDER $100

    Are you affiliated with them? I think I asked this question last year too when you dropped this etsy shop's name in couple of threads.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Also when unscrewing atomiseur decant do it half turn at a time and wait few secs.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Been a while since chemistry class but a few things I am 99% sure of
    1) There is no way that gas is oxygen in natural spray cause that is the worst gas to use. Probably just air or Argon
    2) The...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Decants form atomiseur are always a bad idea and I try to not do them anymore. Disaster waiting to happen both when you make decants and when you open them after a while.
    The juice has the...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Reckless Femme:
    Orange Blossoms, Jasmine and musk. Plus something sweet at back.
    Not bad.
    Anyone know what is this a clone of ?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Beware Jeremy, seems like Josh's fanboi army has arrived.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes indeed.
    The fragrance is in the neighborhood of vintage VCA PH, Trussadi but less bitter. Add a bit of Feraud PH to them and you get closer.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Bought it from a gentleman vintage basenoter (are there any other kind :) )
    A typical vintage powerhouse

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/23feae21919ff2527db3dc667f9c7c20.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    You know me too well.
    Tried Beguiled Femme.
    A subset of Danger Femme but a good subset.
    So he took Jasmine, Iris, musk and some SW AC from Danger Femme and made this. Left out the nuclear...
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    Re: Aesop Marrakech??

    Both Marrakech and Intense are FBW.
    Not sure about naturals synthetic part but it is constructed well. Better than most out there these days.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I find Made in Switzerland to be better composed. The later ones were harsher IMO.
    But drydown is similar.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    IS this made in Switzerland?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Not sure. my guess is somewhere between 2000-2010
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yes sir. His dad designed it. I bought a bottle from him and he gave me the official poster too. Will take a pic and post it one of these days. There were a couple flankers and I have the musk one....
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    So you are making me do all the dirty work . :evil: indeed.
    Danger Femme is a bad Samsara clone. A shame really cause I love Samsara and would have loved to see a different take on it.
    Again using...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    There was at least another version before this. Similar bottle but different box.. But from my experience they both smell same/similar enough.
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