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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Thank-you for this lovely Record of Bravery.

    ....... something more important than fear

    FDR
  2. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    Samples of pre-production Hermes Bel Ami and for that matter Bugatti 1992 and Eau d'Hermes and......
  3. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    :thumbsup:
  4. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Hmm
    Yes
    My heart is with Washington State, Seattle generally and with the two of you in particular.
  5. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I find this statement a pleasant diversion from madness. Heartening to hear this from an epicenter. This, is reality.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    1995 Bel Ami Shaker
  7. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    My secret weapon is 12ml of Al Haramain AC Ambergris Oil which combines Very strong notes of Naptha,Rotting teeth and Mammalian colon scrapings. A very small dab creates an aura of disgusting rot....
  8. Re: What is The Most Expensive Vintage Perfume?

    Facetiously I'd have to say anything that's being warehoused in your Wardrobe and has little hope of being used by you.

    In mine that would definitely be a 2015 Vintage Dior Sauvage.
  9. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    80's Vintage Gianfranco Ferre for Man provides me with Lethal doses.

    Try first editions of Oscar de la Renta Por Homme and Lauder For Men for good wallops

    My first time wearing Aromatics...
  10. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Pre 1990 will offer acceptable doses.
    70's offers a good wallop ( poisonous levels )
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Good idea for this Sunday.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gotta love this thread.:lolk:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll check on the differences and amend my review.

    Yes I find 86-90 darker. By 91 there is a lower level of Sandalwood. There was some alteration to the resins and lightening of scent. Smoldering...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Bugatti 1992

    Hmmm. How lovely is the Iris through the centre of this elegant stuff.


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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hermes Bel Ami EDT 1991 Vintage

    Vintage Shaving Foam and a pat to the face liberally with 1987 After Shave.

    Hmm....I smell good.120369
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Well, certainly within my budget
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Bel Ami EDT 100ml 1995 Vintage

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Devin by Aramis
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Nice to have our cheeky Cook.bot return
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel Sycomore EDP.

    Yes, the EDT is the star, however this proves an easy wear.
    Two women commented favorably. Sure one was my wife and the other my niece.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    50ml Aftershave

    As I've been leaning a little hard on my 100ml. This winter.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    What a Beautiful Bottle.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    If those two bottles are pre-80"s I'd be most happy to take them off your hands. Particularly if they are Extrait.

    Damn it Girl!! Just pop the bubble! Back to being just another regular Know it...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hmm! I'd love to sample that. Pre-1970 carries the Crown vs the Janus C's you say?
    I must say that I'm much impressed with a bottle of Tabac Blond and Nuit de Noel lotions and EDC that carry the...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Actions speak louder than words. PM-ing me with some figures on your perceived duds in your wardrobe would go a long way to healing my big Camel heart.
    I am closely scanning the For Sale Forum for...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Indeed!
    6 months on my Ignore List
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    LOL.

    That's certainly the safe spot, unless you have the right answer.
    Particularly when it comes to purses, clothing, hairdos......
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'll be interested in your thoughts!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Etienne aigner by Etienne aigner 1975

    Zzzz folks!
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Often, when reading Turin, I am most interested and entertained not in what he thinks as much as how he thinks.

    I can also say the same of ClaireV whose thoughtful insight often successfully...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    You date your mother. You may view the scent fondly much the same as Emeraude with my own Mom
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Indeed! It many times threw up a "walk away" impulse. That, even, when a woman in other ways was engaging , interesting and most beautiful.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I love that! Clever and wholly amusing!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I prefer to view myself as more of a Troll-baiter.

    May I add that Jontue with it's boosted Tuberose is up there with my vote for worst fragrance!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hmm. That begs the question of how long the scent was produced and bottled
    The geek in me loves to collect anecdotal info to do a little forensics and develop theories.
    I'm in search for the...
  36. Re: How to identify vintage Maxim's Pour Homme?

    Agreed. The search is there to find the producers bar-coded unicorn. Hah!
    In any case it is likely old fashioned enough to be ignored by the massive cloud of Calone driven stuff of the 90's. I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Truthfully I haven't seen or owned anything other than pre-barcode

    However this proves interesting!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Done! Add to my list of backups 30ml of pre-barcode.
    The musk in this whether AC or natural is extraordinarily suited to the Masculine.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yes. I may need to pick up another bottle before your mentioning has it disturb the market. You devil!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I've heard that next generation Ritalin Flankers and Prevagin may help in cases of Narcolepsy and lack of critical thinking skills.
  41. Re: Which classic fragrances are still worth buying the current version of?

    I have found current Pour Monsieur rather disappointing The metallic rind scorches the nostrils and makes the whole scent unbalanced and nasty
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    Recently some rather pleasant Guerlains. Mitsouko Special Edition and Heritage EDP
  43. Re: Pour Monsieur help - Are these all the same? Chanel for men, Gentleman's cologne etc.

    A plausible view.

    I would offer that the 1990's brought some changes to formula offering a lighter application of Oakmoss and a move to a more calonic freshness.
    This coming from comparison of A...
  44. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    Looking in my Wardrobe I have backups of Bugatti 1992, Hermes Bel Ami vintage shaker, Fazzolari Narcisse, Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, Hermes Eau d'Hermes, Diptyque Oud Palao, Chanel Pour Monsieur...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This picture instantly rises heartbeat and actually has my mouth dripping Saliva a out of each corner!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    My definition of Battery Chicken.

    Chicken which has been confined to a cage, fed growth hormone-ed antibiotic and largely tastes of a standard unhealthy vacant "blandness".

    Most North...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    What a wonderful thought as I drift off into Trazadone induced pagan slumber.......zzzzz
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Going to bed tonite wearing Oland, one of my fave Avon gems.

    Would'nt have been caught dead wearing this in the 70's. Hah!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I concur.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Initial issue of Dior Sauvage. It has lowered the expectations of Designer fragrances going forward and like battery chicken accustomed tastes for assault levels of Ambroxin and Monsanto anti-biotic
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    So what you are saying is that you have expertise in vacuous rhetoric?
  53. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Aramis Devin Vintage
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    A Gentleman's Spray Cologne by Chanel pre-barcode.

    The dusty Oakmoss base supports the Aromatics for 4 hours now.

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Let's drown in poisonous levels of Oakmoss!

    I'm currently wearing a pre-code Chanel. Oakmoss. Heavily dusted. Mixing with my own musk, has me kissing my biceps. Not unlike GFFM pre-code.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Indeed I am. Said to be a 30's sample. I have no way of verifying. That being said, my first thoughts were, Ace toned Alcohol and Adelhydic remnant, Yep. An enormous bouquet of Blooms. Yep. Where's...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hmm! You smell good buddy!

    Particularly with what seems a First Edition!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    As A Gentleman"s Spray Cologne from the 80's pre-code.

    Superior Bergamot and a better moss balance versus Contemporary.

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    Re: Meleg Perfumes non-IFRA discussion thread

    Peaks my interest. I remember Matt's argument, where he challenged other Basenoters. His Curiousity and Artistic temperament has sent him forward to produce with some apparent success!
    I have Civet...
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    I like your style!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Nuit de Noel Caron EDC 60's 70's
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE Deep Vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie Extrait

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Elie Saab Vetiver No. 6
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    "Relax people, he is not a racist."
    LOL.
    Your statement proves suspect.

    What are you selling?
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    Peau d'Espagne
    Old Spice
    Emeraude
    Bois D'Ilses
    English Leather
    Eau Sauvage

    Adorn Hairspray
    Shalimar
    Cashmere Soap
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hmm! Valuable acquisition.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    Spirit Bear Amore
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    Memoir Man and a meal of Beef Stroganoff will have me entering my wife's boudoir and allowed to stay all night if I play it right.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Hmm!!
    I've sniffed 2019 Vintage Mitsouko. I have to compare to Vintage 2020.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Very well. Talk a little more about you views of Terre d'Hermes. I have found that Vintage 2016-2019 very agreeable and anything forward bordering on disgusting. I haven't tasted current Guerlain...
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Any of the Cringeworthy, disgusting Vintage Guerlain you are wanting to unload please send me a PM. I'll dispose of them for you!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You've been lured by it's narcotic.
    Subsequent wearings will test your stamina and eat you alive.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    PC agrees with this view.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I don't know about that Mon Ami. You provide winning argument lately with Prissana Mandarava. I would say that ClaireV offers another winning argument that had me challenging my view of the same....
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I can understand that as I wait forever for a bottle of a Vintage Narcisse Noir Lotion.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Interesting. I for one am thrilled to see a favourite fragrance showing up in here, as it challenges my subjective views and makes room for argument.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Good list here.
    I'll add my old guy's lost in the 80's comment. Totally Objective. Hah!
    Everything most highly rated Men's save Fahrenheit and Kouros in Vintage.
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    Re: Parfum Prissana discussion thread

    Mandarava

    Like it better on my wife as it's Nag Soapiness mixes better with Femine Musk. It's powder and mustiness is interestingly
    Old Lady Swish.

    ClaireV has provided us with her thoughts...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ha! Spot on.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Indeed. Rose, Patchouli Fem Chypre with a touch of Cardamom. Right up my Valley!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    "Diabetic, coma-inducing, supermarket cupcake"

    A short part of a sentence that proves perfectly descriptive.
    My teeth ring and I physically shudder involuntarily.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    The scent working with the wearers Musk and their personal confidence.
  83. Re: Today I finished my bottle of................

    First bottle of Luciano Pavarotti by Luciano Pavarotti.
    Time to break open the second.
  84. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    That Sycomore is missing from your Wardrobe KBE!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have to admit, I'm powerless over my instinct to tongue-tip my Vintage scents.
    I do refuse to give up a drop of Bergamot or Frankincense on Vanilla ice-cream.
  86. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    I yield to your youthful memory!

    Folly of youth with your tastes.

    I have little time to play with Contemporary.

    My tastes are narrowing, just like my arteries
    Hah!
  87. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Must be your other girl. I seem to remember sending a sample off to you years ago with a little Lather Oud for comparison

    You choose to wear Chanel Bleu today, however I still Love You Girly!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Truth be told, I often tongue tip Vintage to identify things like Oakmoss.
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    Re: The ghosts in vintage perfume

    Hednic likely has a Wardrobe that could provide a valid control.
  90. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Oud Palao is Candy. I've just broken the seal on a second bottle.
    Tempo is a dandy Patchouli that fits nicely in my Wardrobe.
    Fleur de Peau uses Iris in a remarkably elegant way. Try it on your...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    La Nuit by Paco Rabanne

    Oh how I love this Chypre!

    A beautiful blending with Civet rounding it all out. I want to lick myself!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man 1980's bottling.

    Ummmm. Later bottlings are exceptional.
    This bottling is a Monumental Scent. Regal . An Oakmoss Masterpiece.
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    Wearing three formulations of this gem lately.
    1989 Black Top
    2001 Coppertop
    2019 Black Top.
    1989 has become my favourite. Citrus Floral and Civet are so smoothly integrated.This Symphonic...
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    Oud Luwak manages to avoid the overboiled scent of instant coffee.

    Lovely!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    1980's Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette.
  96. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    Any man,40 and over, is best,not be scented by a fresh/aquatic, in public.
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    Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    Eau d'Hermes.

    You degenerates have convinced me of it's Raunch and Leather.

    There is little more elegant than the crease beneath a women's....
    Mammaries.

    I love this crew.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'd love to nose this.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Etienne Aigner by Etienne Aigner 1975

    Layered A/S and EDT

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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Hmm!
    Have this EDC coming. I was impressed with the Tabac Blond EDC. Wonder if this will do the same for moi.

    Samples of both,in deep Vintage Parfum, are, well, Eyerollers!
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