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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Every countercultural movement inevitably becomes a parody of itself when enough people get on board and it ceases to become counterculture. Hipsters, emos, goths, preps, mods, hippies, beatniks,...
  2. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    :tekst-toppie:
  3. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    To me it's artistically-wielded aromchems with old-school florals on top. Steam-punk meets Cyber-punk. Purists hate it. FragArmy bros hate it. But the weirdos who sit in the back of the cafeteria and...
  4. Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    I've never smelled the Eau, but the original is just a genderbend classic loaded with violet and soapy clean/contrasting woody/dirty tones that it's a must in my book.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Both super solid choices IMO. I've almost worn my GFFM several times last week, I need to stop making it almost.
  6. Re: Help! Can you tell me what perfume is this by the bottle?

    Let me see the bottom of the bottle. It could be an Avon.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

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    Clinique Chemistry (1994)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Clinique Chemistry (1994)
  9. Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    Somebody in ypur shop is a Basenoter and saw this thread lol (or just glanced at eBay and repriced).
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    The bottle speaks to me but the "obscurity" of its tonka bean does not.
  11. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    I wasn't as harsh on the chemical component but I did feel this sorta rides into more of a "casual hobbyist" sort of field where it is unique and different enough for people looking to be left of...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Windsor Pour Homme by English Laundry (2016)

    This is Pasha des SpiceBaux by Viktom & Fordrolf
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

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    Windsor Pour Homme by English Laundry (2016)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

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    Windsor Pour Homme by English Laundry (2016)
  15. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    Calvin Klein Eternity for Men (1989)
    Not as green as some mentioned but plenty clean and lavendery
  16. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    Looks like Victor went from batty to catty.

    Ba dum tish

    Anyway I hope there is resolution to this. Still haven't tried the house.
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    Um I don't know. It's customary to hug strangers in some places!
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    Re: How bad have I messed up?

    Yeah, cold storage is okay, but make sure things return to normal before use.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli (1995)

    I find this scent a really fantastic mix of chypre aromatics with a touch of 90's freshness that serves only briefly as a vehicle for them.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

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    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli (1995)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

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    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli (1995)
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    I'm done with entertaining arrogant and caustic replies on this site, because there are so many better opportunities for interaction and sharing here than that, so if that's how you want to carry...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Sud Est by Romeo Gigli (1995)

    I love this so much.
  24. Re: Any Perfumes that Smell of Vintage Flex Shampoo

    I think Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990) best fits this bill. It also smells a lot like Mane 'N Tail shampoo too.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Excuse me but I was joking along with you, not ridiculing you. I felt posting it again would make a running gag of sorts since you seemed to find the original posting funny. If you have a personal...
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    Re: Chasing Ghosts

    Holy cow Oviatt is breaking out the Steely Dan.
    Now you know s**t is serious!

    Also, they better not axe them. The flagship Nordstrom complains they sell out really fast on both Égoïste and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

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    Burberry London for Men (2006)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

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    Burberry London for Men (2006)
  29. Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    I'm suspicious too. Looks like a shill post for Parfums Vintage.

    Furthermore, "Rush of Unicorns" would have been a better name for a clone of Gucci Rush for Men, which is itself a unicorn.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Mine are all standard stock bottles and look like this

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    I don't think it was a universal love, but the people who liked it really liked it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Sadly, my huge Avon blowout didn't include any Blend 7. When I chose to back that one up, I was paying eBay prices (which weren't terrible tbh).
  32. Re: Is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake a blind buy?

    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme isn't the most natural scent and never was, but it's a great classy freshie for folks that want something like Acqua di Giò Pour Homme but more distinctive and stronger (same...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    It's so 80's I can almost hear the Casiotone Keytar soundtrack from here.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Once more with feeling

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    I'm so glad I ended up with two travel tubes of this (About 20ml). Stuff is strong enough to last a lifetime.
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    Re: Gloria Swanson Got Me

    Maybe they bought a lot of bottles drained for decants unknowingly.
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    Re: Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    Zara has faster and more cruel introduction/discontinuation cycles than even Avon had at their peak productivity in the 1998-2008 period. I won't even bother, and that's saying something!



    I...
  37. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    This one was fun and on my list
  38. Re: Is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake a blind buy?

    My bottle is current as of the last 3 years and is quite lovely to me.

    Also, this is better than Versace Man Eau Frâiche (although VMEF is still good)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I quite liked my sample of this too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Already up but I'm kinda unhappy that I could barely describe it without comparing it to a dozen things. This stuff just sits at the center of a Venn diagram for me.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Lord Molyneux by Les Parfums Molyneux (1988)

    Very nice dandy floral powerhouse
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

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    Lord Molyneux by Les Parfums Molyneux (1988)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

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    Lord Molyneux by Les Parfums Molyneux (1988)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It has something of a Boss/Boss No. 1 vibe in the base too

    Still compiling thoughts for my review.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Sounds like your kind of thing or no?
  46. Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    Tsar is much greener and sportier than Paco Rabanne, replacing the soap factor with a more-complex aromatic subset. It's nice but also a bit loud. Now that it's discontinued, the hype train will make...
  47. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Thanks! I had to clean up for my chosen profession, but I still crank the Kreator and Napalm Death, despite looking like I listen to Michael Buble.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Moss is here but it's more of that Victorian dandy floral civet skank thing that returned briefly in the late 80's and early 90's. If you like Joint by Roccobarocco, mix it with some Aramis 900,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    As do you!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yeah, I forgot about the whole Donovan/Bowie thing with the emerging glam scene, but that was all pretty counterculture (which I see Mr. Laurent himself indulging in). Interesting!!


    My choice:
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  51. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    I own this version and have vintage samples. I like them both. You can't go wrong here, just don't buy "Gentleman Givenchy".
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yeah, I also remember the original marketing for Balenciaga Ho Hang was unisex too. Seemed there was a flurry of attempts to stir a unisex craze in the 70's that fell on deaf ears because gender...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You got yourself a true unicorn there. No information, never appears for sale, and I presumed to be extinct until I saw this photo of your bottle. Nice to finally see a surviving example in the flesh...
  54. Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    Makes sense. To be honest, the term "sociopath" is probably just a portmanteau of sociological and psychopath somebody outside the psychology field concocted and it stuck, since it basically just...
  55. Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    The Tsar is discontinued so if you're afraid to miss out, that would be your only driving force to buy. Otherwise, the vetiver is a better option.
  56. Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    Probably off-topic, but isn't sociopathy really just a milder shade on the psychopathy spectrum?
  57. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I agree with this 100%.

    People often conflate having an opinion (whether detailed or blunt) as having an ego/sense of honor, when it really isn't. Once you hit that reply button, it's onto the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Next to Chanel No. 5 and Avon Charisma as my mother's all-time favorite.
  59. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Is that even something you can still buy? These photos were from the 80's.
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    Re: Hugo Boss Boss

    Looks fishy to me
  61. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I feel that completely. Folks here in Seattle make bank too and still swamp elevators with Curve or Joop. They buy their cars from Mercedes but their cologne from Marshall's. Priorities. :p



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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

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    Explained in another thread, but this is just effortlessly classy and romantic, comforting and sophisticated. A leather chypre and an oriental in one.

    Avon Black Suede (1980)
  63. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    It might be a little too "on brand" for me to play devil's advocate, but if Mr. Prince here is of sufficient fiduciary means to consider $230 a mere trifle, and roughly $5 per ml is seen as a good...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

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    Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein (1989)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

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    Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein (1989)
  66. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I've sniffed it and it smells the same to me, I just prefer the older bottle design. Avon ignores IFRA where they can because they sell direct so they don't need to worry about liability as much,...
  67. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Of course you all know I have to bring the Avon, because nobody else will mention it, so I insert my all-time favorite into this thread:

    Avon Black Suede (1980)

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    This is has an...
  68. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    They do work but they go stale after they've absorbed so much and dried out.
  69. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    It is! I keep two Starbucks cups with whole beans in the glass cabinet to keep the mixed perfume smell down. Also good for guests to sniff when testing.
  70. Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    This actually sounds good
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    I need to wear this again soon.
  72. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    I think I covered the snobs one with the more politely-titled "tastemaker experience" in my original post, and I haven't dated the opposite sex in a long time, but the rest I can do:

    The Frag Army...
  73. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Questionable taste in scented candles too (Bath & Body Works bag)
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    Me 20 years ago
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  75. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Platinum Égoïste: If you could only choose one which would it be?

    After my previous post, I did go and buy Platinum Égoïste first, but only because it filled a niche in my wardrobe that Green Irish Tweed wouldn't have filled. I'll eventually get GIT, but it will be...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Lots and lots of Avon was campy and kitschy from the 40's until almost into the 90's.

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  78. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    A recent encounter with vintage Intoxication by D'Orsay (1938) left me feeling this way. Very sour masculine citrus top that smelled like it belonged in something more akin to Moustache (which I...
  79. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    I've done the classic/vintage "cologne guy" stereotype experience, but here are the others:

    The waste of money experience:

    Not a perfume by Juliet Has a Gun
    Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Let's not forget L'Occitan by L'Occitane.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Whereas something like Givenchy Gentleman (2018 reboot) is literally the opposite: disformulated and recontinued. :p
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    Nice portmanteau name
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    Re: AdP Colonia Assoluta?

    This is still available at Nordstrom and the ADP website has it for sale here too, so I'm not sure what's going on in Europe.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    1881 Pour Homme by Nino Cerruti (1990)

    Such a brilliant men's floral. This is amazing on a warm (but not blistering) day.
  85. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I'll add a few extra to cover what hasn't been:

    11: Despite popular fragrance community opinion that all all modern designers smell the same in the wake of predominant chemical use, fragrances...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    1881 Pour Homme by Nino Cerruti (1990)
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I've been as fair as I can be in reviews, but I honestly feel like I could have been a lot meaner in light of the shilling and cynicism. It's basically Tom Ford's reinvention gimmick with Creed's...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's one of those "can't be too hot or too cold" kind of things, which is why I wear it so infrequently.
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Anything rose, anything animalic, anything green and/or mossy, anything leathery.
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    I'm still waiting for their next record to drop.
  91. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    Here is one

    TAI WINDS

    ODLRPH

    EDP 100ML
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    Re: Kouros Soothing Shaving Foam

    A Kouros shave must be a Hell of a shave indeed
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Avon Island Lime (1965)
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    Kenneth Cole Signature (2005)

    I hadn't worn this one for almost a year, but after getting my nose on it again, I have to say that it's a really nice underdog from the early KC lineup. It...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    No no, it's OUDmazing.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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    Kenneth Cole Signature (2005)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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    Kenneth Cole Signature (2005)
  98. Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Man or woman, if I had to induce that much mental anxiety over what the other person thinks of my socioeconomic standing based on my choice of perfume, I'd never even consider saying hello to them.
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    N.Cal uses stock photos from Google (but so do a lot of BNers lol)
    I don't think too much on it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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