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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've sampled this before.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Jacomo de Jacomo by Parfums Jacomo (1980) providing a day's worth of smokey delight.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    I never kiss and tell.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    https://youtu.be/x3u5DQPfBOk

    Are we not men? We are Devo.

    (You made me do this.)

    Back to my Guacamole de Guacamole by Parfums Guacamole.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Jacomo de Jacomo by Parfums Jacomo (1980)

    Whack-a-Mole de Whack-a-Mole by Parfums Whack-a-Mole
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Yuppers! Especially Bel Ami, which uses isobutyl quinoline to add the tannery vibe to it, like walking into an Hermès leather shop.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Because leather itself is something of a mixed-reaction genre, and by leather I mean "try to smell like leather" and not "let's drop some sweet rubbery raspberry BS compound in here and call it...
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Antaeus is more castoreum leather while Bel Ami is more petrol leather.
    That's to say, Antaeus is muskier and drier, while Bel ami is spicier and pushes off skin more.
  9. Re: Kouros vs. Antaeus vs. Lapidus vs. Lord Al Rehab vs.....

    These were all the "bangers" of the 1980's, and the generation that loves them obsesses, defends, and endlessly pontificates on them in the same manner 20 somethings go on forever about 1 Million,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Just don't accidentally leave cK Be on your neck when you apply it. Things get a little weird. XD
  11. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was cK Be, which I forgot to completely wash off this morning and joined Chanel No. 19 for half of my day today.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    I only own Antaeus so far but I'd like to pick up Bel Ami at some point. Not the shaker because that sells for ridiculous prices, but some form of it.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I had a face full of Tobacco Oud over the weekend when I went out to pick up food. Maybe he thought it maintained the 6ft social distance needed to not wear a mask, because he wasn't.
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    Re: De marly percival vs bleu de chanel

    Black smells nothing like the rest of the Luna Rossa range.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I thought my No. 19 was reading "too sweet" then I realized I still had cK Be (1996) on the back of my neck from last night, so I had to wash that off just now and refresh a single spray of No. 19....
  16. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    Off to the ignore list with you then. I don't have time for attempts at picking fights. Suggest you do the same, then you won't have to suffer my point of view.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel No. 19 (1971) really hit the spot today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I didn't know what to wear and suddenly I saw the cap of this Chanel No. 19 (many older Chanels have the same bottle) and said "whatever this is I'm wearing it" and here we are.
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    Re: Dunhill Century (2018)

    Still never showed up, no thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns, so the only way I can try this is via decant or blind buy.
  20. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    I'm not exactly on topic with the OP (but I already put in my 2 pennies upthread on the news), but what you're suggesting is that eventually Basenotes will be a giant vintage perfume forum, which...
  21. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    None. I chose my 5 already and posted them way upthread on the first page. My choices haven't changed. They are still

    Balenciaga pour Homme (1990)
    Azzaro Acteur (1989)
    Joint by Roccobarocco...
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    I wish I could tell you but I haven't tried any of the Black Suede flankers either. Some of them are exclusive to the European and Latin American markets too, so they're troublesome in getting.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

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    Chanel No. 19 (1971)
  24. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    I've long since given up on trying to de-escalate discontinuation FOMO frenzy or "I didn't care about it when it was available but I suddenly love it now that it's gone" mentality you see copy-pasted...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

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    Chanel No 19 (1971)
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    Re: De marly percival vs bleu de chanel

    Percival is similar in some ways to Creed Himalaya (2002) or Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme (1993), but a bit more chemical in nature. If you like Bleu de Chanel and Dylan Blue but find one too old and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Chanel No. 19 (1971)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Calvin Klein cK Be (1996)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Putting the more in Morabito.
  30. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    I'll see if my local niche shop can get it to try.
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    You tend to see more love for these brands on grooming forums like Badger & Blade, but I agree more pure "colognoisseurs" should step out from behind their niches or designers and try them.
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    Re: Eau de Space

    I heard the 2001 batches are a real odyssey.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Without it my devilish charms are powerless!
  34. Re: To spend or not to spend? That is the question!

    I agree. Areej le Dore tries to fight their scalpers because they don't make any of that secondhand profit and just want to get their perfumes out there, but between superfans and opportunists, it's...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)

    A smooth animalic amber with a slug of pie spice and southern sweet tea.
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    Reminding me that I need some of this.
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Very classy fragrance, especially pre-buyout Dana.
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    Re: Eating crow: The house of John Varvatos

    Oud is decent but it's much more tobacco than oud.
  39. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    I'll wear his grandmother's perfume collection if he doesn't want them. Really, I will.
  40. Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    I saw a video on how slow a site loads with zero adblock and how much of the site becomes hijacked with malicious ads (that force interaction or page reloads), and on some sites, you literally could...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I surrender.

    Just don't take my Avon Leather!

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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    You'll easily smell it on yourself all day, it just doesn't grab other people's attention.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You feel the Sudden Impact of it's Magnum Force when wearing it though.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Probably to prohihit resale? Creed used to "de-batchcode" retail bottles for tester use in the 90's, which explains some older 4oz bottles coming in boxes without them on eBay, so perhaps a similar...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not concerned with projection anymore. If I can enjoy it all day, I'm happy.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For a Few Dollars More it does.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Let me provide some backup for Danny.

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    It is a dandy take on the Iso E woods of Terre d'Hermès and Encre Noire. Less vetiver and patchouli, more cypress,...
  48. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    Someone told me once that I smelled really good, and that it reminded them of their grandma who always collected perfume.

    I was wearing Dior Homme (2005)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Lee Van Cleef & The Arpels Pour the Hommes (1978)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My guess is it was address info or note info because these are tester bottles. I have a retail bottle this size and the info on that one is put on a label placed on the bottom of the bottle.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig (1988)
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    Re: Bois des Iles. An Oservation.

    (If the getting is good I might take it. I don't own any)
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Acteur is a masculine but there isn't anything particularly manly about it. Just a sweet rose chypre with a leather base! Avon is amazing especially in vintage. It gets put down by the "trained...
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Gotta have

    Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop in there (green stemmy rose)
    Azzaro Acteur (jammy damask rose and leather chypre)
    Avon Roses! Roses! (classic soapy rose)
    Montale Black Aoud...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Vintage Dana Canoe (1936)

    Get a bottle that looks like mine

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    This is pre-barcode stuff.
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    I think once again, a lot of my favorite Avons could be placed on this list because most guys in the "FragComm" are so loathe to try them due to the reputation they have for being cheap or...
  57. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I've worn then both nearly equally, because when I'm in the mood for that type of fragrance, it's almost a dice roll.



    Dior Eau Sauvage and Fahrenheit are classics tho



    Your opinion is...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Azzaro Acteur (1989)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Villorenzi is a house I have yet to try
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    Truth. Takes a lot of gall to have creative vision, and with that comes ego if success strikes. On the flipside, a lot of creators also have imposter syndrome or debilitating self-doubt.
  61. Re: Agua Brava by Puig, which of the Box Colors has the best formulation?

    I think the red ones are older.
  62. Re: Anyone else remember Tamerisk by Mary Kay?

    Never had a chance to try it but the name rings a bell.
  63. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Bleu de Chanel is a generalist fragrance with class and refinement enjoyed more by enthusiasts

    Sauvage is the bEaSt MoDe DaWg of the designer world that sells more because it speaks to base...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    + 1 floof for Sumare
  65. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Yep. There is no "should", merely what suits conventional style and what rides counter to it. These people shouid see what high-end designers dress both guys and gals in for their runway shows if...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    If you can't find a Victor bottle, go for the bottle with the built-in plastic sprayer. Anything with a silver slide-over cap made by Visconti di Modrone is newest formula.

    Also wearing today:
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    All y'all rich boys can fight over your unicorns on eBay, I'll just wear my Acqua di Selva and be happy. <3

    (It really is wonderful stuff.)
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    This is more or less where I sit, although I need to add that if perfumers really are this catty and spiteful of each other's success, they're not very far off from the egocentric designers that hire...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)

    Cheers to MonsieurMontana!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    You can always poke me if you need a shoulder or some good cheer.
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    Montana Parfum de Breau (1989)

    A missed naming opportunity.
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    Poll: Re: Prada L'homme vs Dior Homme Eau

    The Prada is smoother.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)

    Perfect for this weather.
  74. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    Best answer. If this does "go unicorn" I can live without. GGA is nice but I didn't do backflips over it when released either.
  75. Re: Brutal: Shipr/Chypre edc (1889) by Novaya Zarya/Brocard.

    What's interesting is the term "chypre" wasn't standardized until Chypre de Coty (1917), so I wonder if this was always called "Shipr/Chypre" since 1889 or if it was something else and then...
  76. Re: Smells like burning Ball Cypress balls...

    Love your post count.
  77. Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    I think you should be fine so long as no label is attached.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Guess I'll never be a hardcore collector then! Macassar is both impossible to find and over the top in price when found! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Gonna also add Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone (1949) which is stupid levels of good for being below $20
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    My mother's Avon & Chanel
    My dad's Mennen & Shulton
    My brother's Coty & Aqua Velva
    Always been curious about the bottles, drawn to the scent.
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Backups of original issue Burberry Brit for Men in the older bottle design (before the diagonal argyle of the Rhythm flanker).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

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    Montblanc Legend (2011)[/size]

    Better than it gets credit for.
  83. Re: Made my first in person major store Purchase in covid era

    Nouveau Monde is nice. Sounds like the surreal experience was worth it.
  84. Re: Loud, Fresh, ice, Brutal Projection, ........?

    Iceberg Effusion for Him should do it.
    Icy cold, peppery, fresh, knocks everyone out within miles of wearer. I might buy another bottle.
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    Re: Fragrance for a young doctor

    I actually know a friend who's a doctor for whom this would fit perfectly.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon RPM (2002)

    Imagine a drier, woodsier, more mature Happy for Men by Clinique, with longer performance. Very nice in summer if you love mandarin orange.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

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    Avon RPM (2002)
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    Re: Fragrance for a young doctor

    Unless you're a private practitioner, it probably doesn't matter if you are a doctor or not because you won't be permitted to wear perfume in a medical setting. It's usually against policy....
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs GIT

    Incomparable.

    GIT all the way.
  90. Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    I think this is more and more the case ever since they learned how to use chemicals in bases back in the 19th century, but now it's run so far amok that you effectively have to learn how to make...
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    Re: Are you a fragrance scalper?

    I think the cold hard truth is most people here (outside of a few particularly head@$$ed members that like confrontation) would never brazenly admit to being a scalper even if they are, but with that...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Oh if it's already gone no worries. I'm not having a life or death need for this one. Got plenty of leathers.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    What seller?
  94. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Think of it like how the old "smokers perfumes" for women were: Caron Tabac Blonde, Piguet Bandit, Grès Cabochard, etc. She was a smoker, and wanted something dark, dry, earthy, and complimentary of...
  95. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    I think Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908) is a bit more powdery than modern neroli perfumes, but is often overlooked as a great influential perfume in the style.
  96. Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    Not so much, but more so for Montblanc Legend.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian masculin Pluriel (2014)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian masculin Pluriel (2014)

    Gray fragrance for a gray day.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Sport for Men Sport Eau Intense Sport by Parfums Sport

    It smells like gym equipment before a wipedown

    "I don't always wear a fragrance, but when I do, I make sure I can spin clap while doing...
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    - He makes endless threads in Male Fragrance Discussion about gender division in perfume, what perfumes are manly-man-manliness of man, and that unisex perfume or men wearing women's perfume leads to...
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