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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I’m not the greatest at identifying notes, but I’ll be sure to comment on the Lauder when it comes up in rotation.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It’s quite slimming, but it’s not magic.
  3. Re: I received very negative feedback unexpectedly by a trusted loved one

    As some BN women have noted, and my wife would echo, vetiver is not a categorical woman-repellant. It may repel the particular woman in question, but that’s something else, and it’s testable with a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I’m only familiar with it by reputation. But I have reasonable confidence.

    Now, if only I could fit back into my Slimane-era Dior Homme tux.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Lauder for Men
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I haven’t decided between A Gentleman’s Cologne and Chanel for Men, but I prefer both to Concentrée. I still like the latter, but while it boasts excellent longevity, it seems to have been tamed.
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    For the moment, I’m more focused on breadth than depth, so I have little in the way of backups. Before my surge in interest in frags, my main scents were Terre d’Hermes Parfum and Clive Christian...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud 100ml check?!

    I bought a bottle of TFTO a while back from an eBay seller who claimed he got it at Nordstrom Rack. It looked perfect, but it smelled like a genetic tobacco frag, not at all like the scent I’d tested...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Before I commit to a FB.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel pour Monsieur Cologne Concentrée, because I have a family event and wanted something safe, but I also wanted something I hadn’t worn yet. (I’ve worn CPM, but not in this form, which is less...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Re: What makes a perfume male or female?

    You have such a dirty mind, Cook.
  15. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    I think I got pretty close. See the vintage purchase thread.
  16. Re: What do these three fragrances have in common?

    Iso E Super? The only common note in their pyramids is vetiver, and I don't think that's it.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Jack, get over this candle schtick.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    "There's a demented scary clown with a chainsaw chasing you, and you can only take 1,743 fragrances. Which ones?"
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    "Out, out, brief candle!"
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Now you know why "Jōvan" starts with J-O.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Well, I haven't a prayer of topping that.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thank you kindly, and likewise on the G3 above!
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Game. Set. And Match.
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  25. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    OK, OK! Stop pushing me—I got it!
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Nah, just a little light humor.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Had to take my wife's car in for service today, and my auto-themed frag choices were Bentley or Bugatti. Since I'm still on a vintage kick, Ettore Bugatti won.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Some people have money to burn.[/QUOTE]
    Waxing your puns again I see. Maybe it's time to trim your wick :p[/QUOTE]
    No, I'll just taper off.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Some people have money to burn.
  30. Re: Vintage Forum - unable to post or post not showing on public page

    Welcome to Just Starting Out... stuck at post 1779.

    Sample Pass: THE ZOO stuck at post 356
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thanks! I'd been thinking of a larger bottle, but this was too cheap to pass up. I can always get a b/u if I fall in love.
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    I don't know what happened. I looked in my shopping cart, and there it was.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour homme my opnion

    I don’t have a lot of experience with them, but I’ve worn both recently. They’re in the same ballpark in terms of tone, for lack of a better term, but they’re by no means doppelgängers. I get more...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Will do if the first checks out. I just went with the one I could get a deal on.
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    Re: Bernard Chant sample pass -- an inquiry

    Yeah, I can see how I would benefit, but I'm afraid I can't fill in any of the blanks. I only have Aramis and Cabochard.
  36. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    Fragxit?
  37. Re: Vintage Chanel Perfumes & Colognes Discussion Thread

    Just the other day, my wife (a No. 19 devotee) told me, "I was wearing Chanel No. 5 today, and I've decided it's not really for me." To which I responded, "OK, then I won't give you the Chanel No. 5...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Not out of Marand's "frag-ennui," but more, "why the hell not?" I was never a Brut guy, but even on a first wear, the scent is immediately familiar, which speaks to its monumental market...
  39. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    Fair enough. I don't really want to jump to conclusions about either your shopper or Caron. I don't have enough evidence either way.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Buy less, wear more. Shift my acquisition focus from vintage to current artisan. Clear out the also-rans from my shopping spree. Post more puns.
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Plus, you might need endurance to make it out of the fire.
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    She has at least two BN devotees who claim she's reliable, and I certainly don't blame them, but my first thought was the same as yours. I would like to hear corroboration from someone who isn't...
  44. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    No.

    I looked at the sellers items and feedback, and while his feedback is 100% positive, the items look sketchy in the photos.
  45. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    I'm not questioning your veracity. It's the accuracy of your source's statement I wonder about. Rumors spread: sometimes they're true, sometimes not.
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Arden for Men Sandalwood (1957) is remarkably close. Not identical, but a kissing cousin.[/QUOTE]

    Dude, don't be ridiculous. You're talking like what matters about a fragrance is how it smells.
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    This.[/QUOTE]
    +∞


    In the same spirit, probably Crown Perfumery Sumare—not because it's my favorite, but because I think it would be the hardest of my preferred frags to replace.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Still grabbing the big bottles from the "untried" shelf to make room for new arrivals. Also, for the bigger relief when I'm not disappointed.
  49. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Come on; it's not heroin. Even if limited to discontinued classics, there are many options that are more reasonably priced. I have my favorites, as everyone does, but one reason I've opted for a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I thank you, sir.
  51. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    I don't think PuH ever had enough oak moss to be out of compliance. 3ème Homme and Yatagan, maybe, though both have already been reformulated. Of course, there might be another allergen in play...
  52. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Well, it hasn't happened in the 4 1/2 years since this thread died. As for what people will pay, eBay completed listings say people are indeed forking out $4/ml. But, I ain't one of those people.
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    Re: Best leather fragrance?

    Since nobody's mentioned it yet, and I'm giving it my inaugural wearing today:

    Trussardi Uomo (1983). It's like Rip van Winkle fell asleep leaning against an oak tree in a leather biker jacket and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Massive. Love it. May not be appropriate for children under 18.
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Crown Perfumery:

    Park Royal
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    As far as I can tell, none of my vintage splashes have been adulterated. I prefer sprays as applicators rather than as prophylactics. Check the seller's feedback for prior accusations of fakery to...
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    Re: House of Caron

    I don’t have the greatest breadth of experience, but Le 3ème Homme has some of the best longevity of any fragrance I’ve tried.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    That’s actually part of the plan. That, and identity theft.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Dude, when I recommit to niche, I will have no money left at all.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Or pewtertop.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    This has nothing to do with the similarity of the fragrances, and everything to do with their respective effects on Cook.bot.
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    Have to agree - this is one of the best modern oakmoss-laden fragrances I have ever experienced.[/QUOTE]
    Guess I'll have to crack open my bottle!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    OK, but if I have to choose between Clint and Eau d'Hermès?


    We have all these vans parked around L.A. offering topless maid service. I asked my wife how they can possible see what needs cleaning...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

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    Keepin' it local in the BN Marketplace.
  65. Re: Vintage Forum - unable to post or post not showing on public page

    Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass is stuck at or around message #77.

    Your Perfume Rotations in 2019 appears to be fixed. (Hooray!) Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage and Why did you...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    The thought of me swinging an axe would make anyone who knows me collapse in hysterics. So of course I want to wear some.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Well, for me, 3 oz. may be a lifetime supply. (And if I brought home an array of novelty bottles, my lifetime might become a lot shorter.) But, better Avon Leather than Aventus.
  68. Re: Using an eye dropper for my splash bottles

    It depends where you’ve been.

    Applying splash fragrance with your hands is fine. But if you prefer to transfer splash bottles to atomizers for sharing or for the greater control of application...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    The collectible novelty bottles are a hoot, too. But I don’t think I’ll go that route because it’s not my aesthetic as décor and I’d rather dedicate money and space to other frags. Also, Mrs. S will...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Well, I don't think I would add Avon Leather to the "Best Leather" thread, if only because it feels a little safe—no strong tannic tang or animalic dirt, no deep complexity. It's unmistakably...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That’s the good stuff. I believe the first reformulation took place during the Sanofi era (post-Cochran), so I’ll be curious to hear how you compare this to French Fragrances.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    [duplicate post]
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    “Can you smell what the bot is cookin’?”
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    Re: Your favorite all-natural fragrance

    Also, anything from Abdes Salaam/Via del Profumo.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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  76. Re: Using an eye dropper for my splash bottles

    You can get longer medicine droppers and pipettes from perfume suppliers for very little money.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thanks! I figured I couldn't go wrong for half a 100ml bottle at $9.99. And I haven't got the Coveri (yet), so that's not an issue.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I have it, but haven't yet worn it. You know, the bottle's a lot smaller.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I concur with Hednic. Knowing what I do of your tastes, I think you would, too.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Honestly, I'm just grabbing the largest bottles to facilitate reorganizing my collection in the cabinet, and the Ho Hang is a big ol' 360ml (albeit only 1/3 full).

    Fortunately, it smells good,...
  81. Thread: Today's Hull

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    Re: Today's Hull

    That's the newer version. I have heard (as one does) that vintage is better, but I can't vouch for it. As for whether that would matter to you…

    I will have to pay attention for that next time...
  82. Thread: Today's Hull

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    Re: Today's Hull

    Was this the newer (standard modern Caron bottle) version, or the vintage (dark green bottle) version? I’ve only smelled the vintage, and this doesn’t describe my experience. Clove (which I happen to...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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  84. Re: Houses you want to like but don’t - what’s on your list?

    I have no great desire to love any house. Any house that's produced something I like has probably made something else I don't. Even Crown Perfumery has made one fragrance I can't abide. The only...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thanks! This is rather less exalted:

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    These kinda fell into my lap.
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta older versions

    Well, sure, but by "bottle design," I mean the lettering and layout as well as the shape of the container. At some point in the last decade, De la Renta changed the bottle color from dark green to...
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta older versions

    No, that’s later than the oval. I’m not sure exactly when that bottle design was introduced, but I’m pretty sure it was in the 1990s, and I don’t know that they changed it again; at least, not until...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Monsieur Worth EdC Triple
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Or, arguably, if it's been discontinued or significantly reformulated (meaningful something beyond Aventus batch variations).
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    Re: What makes a perfume male or female?

    Marketing. “Traditional” ideas of masculinity and femininity in fragrance (and most other things) are highly dependent on the tradition in question: the culture, the era, etc. Each person can decide...
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    Interesting. Is this a discernible difference in formulation, or just in packaging?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Same for me. My wife noted the "ray of sunlight" effect of the scent; not that it's bright by any means, but rather that it's like light filtering into darkness, which I think is what makes it a good...
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta older versions

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    My SOTD. Sanofi era: 1987–1989. Lovely stuff.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I ended up working around the clock, so I was running on fumes: the fumes of Le 3ème Homme. I’ll be ready for something different Saturday.
  99. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    It must be a truly evil part of you to wish cancer upon them.

    I am speaking, of course, about Duran Duran.
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    Re: Why is user "kbe" still shown as banned?

    On the bright side, at least we now know what the "b" in "kbe" stands for.
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