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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That's actually really cool!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    What is the special day? :)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue (2016)

    This is 90's meets 2010's. Two decades of masculine perfumery mossheads hate (I can totally respect why). However for me personally, this combination...
  4. Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Myths is one for the ardent iris fan, or someone in love with the Dior Homme and Prada Infusion ranges in particular, being more niche in appeal.

    Reflection compares to MFK APOM Homme or HdP...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Eternity for Men Eau de Parfum (2019) still needs to be added.
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    Thanks for taking one for the team. Looks like I'd regret spending the dosh on this one.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I feel like you missed on an opportunity to write market copy for perfume because you make everything sound so good.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

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    Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue (2016)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

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    Versace Pour Homme Dylan Blue (2016)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Youbetagan
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Add some Yatagan for a little celery flavor.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Rocabar was a rockabye?
  13. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    This is my favorite. I love the castoreum note in it!
  14. Re: Your top 5 favorite "winter" or "fall" fragrances under $40

    Jaïpur Homme by Boucheron
    Avon Black Suede
    Calvin Klein Obsession for Men
    Burberry London for Men
    Pasha de Cartier

    (Prices assume being bought online and not retail)
  15. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Several busted sprays that I fixed (I'm good at that), and one depressurized bottle of French Line I had to end up decanting.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Kouros to bed so this felt like a natural segue into Lapidus for today's wear.
  17. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

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    Lapidus Pour Homme by Ted Lapidus (1987)
  18. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

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    Lapidus Pour Homme by Ted Lapidus (1987)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Thanks! Lasted allll daaaayy
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Lapidus Pour Homme by Ted Lapidus (1987)

    A fruity musky pair of bedroom eyes if there ever was one.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    English Leather was originally produced by MEM, and was merely branded as a Dana perfume in the 90's when New Renaissance purchased formulas from defunct MEM, Dana, and defunct-at-the-time Houbigant,...
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    Re: Anyone buy from this eBay seller?

    They've been fine to me.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I rolled from Yatagan through One Man Show into Antaeus because castoreum is a theme for me atm.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Initio Atomic Rose
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    Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    This is one I've been meaning to try myself.
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    Re: invictus VS invictus intense

    I prefer the original and considering most modern designer masculines are still copying it, probably best to stick with the OG.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) has no animalics in it at all, and is an oakmoss chypre. Castoreum provides leathery warmth, and sometimes is listed as a leather note in perfumes where it is featured...
  29. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    Slap a Venom or Slayer sticker onto a bottle and you've got it covered!

    My top 5 would be

    Joint by Roccobarocco
    Lord Molyneux
    Tom Ford Beau de Jour
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
    1881 Pour Homme...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This is a 100ml spray. Out of the three I think I prefer Bogart One Man Show the most. It's got the biggest gobsmack of castoreum (in vintage) of the bunch, even if Antaeus is woodsier and more...
  31. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Bogart One Man Show last night for me.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Chanel Antaeus (1981)

    Been on a castoreum kick. Did Yatagan, then One Man Show, now Antaeus.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

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    Antaeus by Chanel (1981)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

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    Antaeus by Chanel (1981)
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    It gets overlooked a lot!
  36. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Out here in Seattle Issey and Gaultier are still all over Macy's, Nordstrom, Ulta, etc. Might be a regional thing.
  37. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    The top one makes some sense, and I think at least for men's fragrance, adulteration can be partly placed at the feet of mass consumer products like Axe, but also the whole EU/aromachem industry/IFRA...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Chanel Antaeus (1981)
  39. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    TbH I think most of my vintage 80's powerhouses are weaker than Sauvage in projection, and they don't make me noseblind after 30 mins.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Calone is by no means my favorite, as you can see by how little I've worn stuff like Ocean Rain, Escape, New West, etc. I've come to terms with it though and in small doses I can enjoy it, just like...
  41. Re: Non-IFRA-Compliance & Bogart (Signature) Pour Homme (1975).

    I've never smelled vintage but the current is great.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Bogart One Man Show (1980)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

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    Bogart One Man Show (1980)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Calone 1951 (melon note) is basically one of those knee-jerk synthetic notes among vintage enthusiasts that automatically flunks a fragrance for some people regardless of how little or how much is...
  45. Re: Suggestion request : a masculine teint de neige

    Maybe Maison Francis Kurkdijan APOM Homme? Another option would be Prada Infusion d'Homme, Infusion d'Iris Cédre, or L'Homme. Cheaper options would be Royal Copenhagen, Caswell-Massey Jockey Club, or...
  46. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    You're welcome! I'm not sure Le Roy Soleil Homme is really in your wheelhouse considering your artisanal predilections, as the fresh fougère micro-genre itself is one almost rooted in synthetic use...
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Don't think I'd wear a perfume outside maybe an aftershave as I'd shave before going.
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Had my first tango with Yatagan today.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Actually caught some Diptyque Oud Palao on a woman earlier. Very bold move on her part. Cut like a hot knife through 1st Ave on the way to work walking up from where I commute in.
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    Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    Jovan Secret Amber (rosy amber)
    Dana Tabu (orangy/spicy amber)
    Avon Timeless (greener)
    Coty Emeraude (also greener)
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    I'm morbidly curious.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Yatagan yet again.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

    Yatagan yet again.
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    For me?

    Either pine focused or containing pine/fir prominently:

    Pino Silvestri by Vidal (1955)
    Avon Windjammer (1968)
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet (1902)
    Puig Quorum (1982)
    Rochas Globe...
  55. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    I recently added vintage version 1 aftershave to my stash so now I wanna see if there was ever made a shave soap can I can Quorum it up during a shave and top off with vintage EdT.



    Yeah that...
  56. Re: Something Ive noticed about Kouros (vintage)...

    The civet is sort of the hallmark of Kouros unfortunately, and is present in all versions in varying degrees (albeit synthetically so in the latest iterations). It isn't something you'll get away...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    This still pretty much stands but you can say my growing aftershave collection can be considered bottom shelf now.
  58. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    I tested all of these and reviewed them. I liked Scandal and Danger best, besides the original Elysium that started it all. Not a bad one to my nose, but didn't care for the vibe of...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Got pending access to a vintage tester from my friend's shop before I make a proper write-up so I can get the "full picture".
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    Re: Dior Homme

    Wear enough of Lipstick Rose and everyone will be seeing red.

    *ba dum tish*
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Undecided right now. I need to see how this transforms (if it does) throughout the day. I wasn't keen on blindbuying this but considering recent Caron news I didn't want to be locked out. Need to get...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I never thought about using a scarf that way! However, I definitely do NOT smell like Christmas in my scent of the day:

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    Caron Yatagan (1976)

    (I definitely get the celery note everyone...
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    Re: Dior Homme

    You should smell Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Lipstick Rose (2000). That one is a punch to the face.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I tried to make that pretty evident in my review of it. Somebody else will probably appreciate it I'm sure!
  65. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Sauvage is the Acqua di Giò Pour Homme of this generation.
  66. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    I actually think the 3rd version is still a nice fragrance, just too soapy and clean compared to what I'm used to with older versions. This scent used to get compared to being like Antaeus and Polo...
  67. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I wore mostly Acqua di Selva this weekend, including to bed
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Hope ya really enjoy that Sud Est! I love it!
  69. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    I find Le Roy Soleil Homme a nice fresh fougère if you like geranium-forward fougères like Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme or Creed Himalaya.
  70. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    It's basically "everything 70's in a blender" and isn't bad at all, just not on the same level of excellence as Salvador Dali Pour Homme.
  71. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme (1987) with the lips is the only one that was re-issued of the two. Salvador by Salvador Dali (1992) was discontinued.

    The former is a dark rose chypre for men.
    The...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

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    Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone (1949)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

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    Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone/Victor (1949)
  74. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    Two totally different fragrances. I own them both.

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme (1987)
    Salvador by Salvador Dali (1992)

    The older one is better.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone/Victor (1949)

    Fallen in love hard with this stuff. It's like a lighter prototype of Gianfranco Férre for Man (1986) with sandalwood switched out for...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

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    Burberry London for Men (2006)
  77. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I was guilty of using the directory for years without signing up. I fixed that in 2012 but still lay dormant until just 2 years ago lol. Better late than never. This can also apply to my vintage...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Anthracite pour L'Homme by Jacomo (1991)
  79. Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    It's one of those "asking for a friend" kind of deals.
  80. Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    The gifts from well-meaning family is how I got into fragrance in the 90's. I started on stocking stuffers of English Leather (1949), Canoe (1936), Stetson (1981), Wild Country (1967), Gravity...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    I've seen actual lighters like this. Cigar shops sell them here in Seattle. Also, I think PStoller will dig Vermeil. This is super close to smelling like a real cohiba from a distance (which I've...
  82. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I think the primary difference between boomers wearing fragrance in high school (1960's/1970's) and Gen Xers or millennials (1980's/1990's) is that the former didn't see fragrances as anything more...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Not sure it's my cuppa if it goes from bergamot right to vanilla. Poison is so divisive for the mix of orange blossom and plum with pimento, dark indolic florals, and a lot of honeyed musks. Going...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Never even heard of that one.
  85. Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    I'll give an under $150 option along with an "upgrade" niche equivalent for later consideration.

    For daytime?

    Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme (1993) Dressed up version: Creed Himalaya (2002)
    -...
  86. Re: Latest Diptyque Release - Eau Capitale!

    I'd love to try it.
  87. Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Competition or not, I'm just saying how people have reacted to the releases.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Perfect.
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Yes I agree! Zino is a very "bohemian" masculinity, as opposed to processed and homogenized "dudebro" masculinity like the latest sport flankers try to sell you. Poet shirts and sideburns, chest hair...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Zino has lavender at it's core like an old turn of the century fougère (think Fougère Royale or Wild English Fern), so the classic barbershop aesthetic is there, but "macho'd" up with animalic musks...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Whoops I missed this. Maybe tonight I'll check in later tonight with a vanilla.
  92. Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    I think it was overshadowed by other freshie releases like Bracken and Beach Hut, because Western dudebros like those more than iris fragrances. I thought it was a fine fragrance.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore R de Capucci because I wanted a scent that could hold up against the cold weather since I'm working mostly outside today.
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    R de Capucci by Roberto Capucci (1986)

    This is a drier and mossier kissing cousin to Quorum. I love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

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    R de Capucci by Roberto Capucci (1986)
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    R de Capucci by Roberto Capucci (1986)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    R de Capucci by Roberto Capucci (1986)
  98. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Thank you. I was fueled by coffee and a giant bowl of frosted mini wheats when I wrote that.
  99. Re: Nikos Sculpture - talk me into it or out of it!

    I'm past the point of "sexy" underwear anyway.

    It all goes to perfume!! ;)
  100. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    Ended up in Vermeil for Men. It was a really good choice.
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