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  1. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
  2. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Uh oh
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Romeo Gigli Sud Est (1995)
  4. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    So it's another Toyota Corolla fragrance? XD
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    I blind buy under $60 if the reviews and comparisons from trusted friends sit right with me.
  6. Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    I think it's a real dark horse modern generalist myself, better than the packaging indicates, and because Jeremy Fragrance dislikes it, likely to be left alone by the Bleu de Sauventus crowd.
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    Re: Classic vintage colognes

    For me, Guerlain Vetiver and Tuscany Per Uomo would seem woodsiest, but the warmest of the bunch is Chanel Pour Monsieur in it's Eau de Toilette Concentrée/Eau de Parfum variants. The normal Eau de...
  8. Re: My favorite fragrances probably of all time

    Nice picks!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I instantly thought of this:

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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Darkoud by Hermetica (2019)
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    IFRA would love to ban anything without a patent held by it's consortium of suppliers.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Imagine Clubman Pinaud Special Reserve (or Bogart Signature if never smelled, but less accurate), add some honey and booze to round it off.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's either thin margin + high volume sales or high margin + low volume of sales. As volume of sales slow down, they cheapen packaging and reformulate to increase margin (at least the big guys do) so...
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    Re: Perry Ellis 360 & such

    I own and like them both.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Amouage Lyric Man (2008)

    Haven't worn this much but it's always a fascinating wear when I do.
  16. Re: Men's scents that are CHEAP AND SMELL GOOD!

    Envy being $20 brought a tear to my eye lol
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    You're wearing my heart throb! I hope ya love it like I do!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

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    Amouage Lyric Man (2008)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

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    Amouage Lyric Man (2008)
  20. Re: John Varvatos artisan Pure performance....

    The only JV that has good longevity is the oud. Not amazing projection, but good personal enjoyment that lasts all day.
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    Re: Joop Nightflight is gone forever

    Gotta love the perfume investment/arbitrage scalpers. This is why I'm mum on discontinued fragrances until I've had my share, so I don't feed into their hype schemes.

    Sorry this is happening to...
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    Re: Oud for Greatness

    Nisean I haven't tried, but intend to. Hard to sample because most places that stock PdM don't like to carry their older creations or anything not in the unholy trinity of Layton/Herod/Galloway


    ...
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    Re: Oud for Greatness

    For some reason most European niche companies like to add $100-$150 to anything they sell in the US lol. XD
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The bottles that are 4.2oz with the collar around the sprayer are 1st and 2nd editions, but are really all the same formula/bottling run because the only change between them is switching out "PUIG"...
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    Re: Oud for Greatness

    It's a good perfume, but Initio is an even more-expensive sister label for Parfums de Marly, and because of the $300+ price tag with little to no discounts anywhere, most of the line doesn't get much...
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    Re: back-ups storage question

    Some of mine came boxless, but otherwise are kept in a dark cabinet with a fair amount of climate control.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have some first formula Quorum coming in to replace my diminishing 2002-2010 bottle (which has tree and oak moss blend), in the old fatter 4.2oz/125ml bottles that had either PUIG or ANTONIO PUIG...
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    Re: Perry Ellis 360 & such

    The new Dolce & Gabbana K borrows a lot of the top structure for this but swaps in a typical ambrox base. 360 is fruitier and a tad sweatier thanks to more spice than K since it hails from another...
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    Re: Question On Oleg Cassini For Men

    The original Oleg Cassini was made in conjunction with Jovan until the latter became a downmarket brand and the former struck out with different perfume licensees to make their fragrances. I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th November, 2019

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    Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal (2009)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th November, 2019

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    Mon Patchouly by Ramon Monegal (2009)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Cabaret de Grès pour Homme (2004)

    The last of the classic aromatic fougères in the style of Drakkar, Duc de Vervins, and Lomani, made 20 years after the rest. Great for a relaxing...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    To me it's like New West meets Acqua di Selva but better than that sounds. Also upthread I explained my situation about not having tried Davidoff.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I hope you love this one. I do!!
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    Re: Common n Cheap

    I almost included Sex Appeal but the Musk is the one I've always smelled/seen more. As for Monsieur Houbigant/Monsieur Musk, never seen anyone rock that one besides Basenoters and myself, so I don't...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

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    Cabaret de Grès pour Homme (2004)
  37. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

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    Cabaret de Grès pour Homme (2004)
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    A lot of posters are ignoring the DESIGNER requirement and spouting off $300+ niche frags. Way to rub it in guys. :lolk:

    Anyways, my choices are:


    Halston Z-14 (1976)
    Calvin Klein Obsession...
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    Re: Common n Cheap

    In the US:

    Popular common older masculines:

    Old Spice by Shulton (1937)
    Brut by Fabergé (1964)
    Wild Country by Avon (1967)
    Canoe by Dana (1936)
    English Leather by MEM (1949)
    Pino Silvestri...
  40. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night mentioned above, tonight will be Acqua di Selva
  41. Re: My Aramis collection and Gentlemans club bottles

    These look lovely!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

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    Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone (1949)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Acqua di Selva (1949)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    John Varvatos Oud (2014)

    Nice spicy rose tobacco oud combo, soft on projection but very much "there" (aka can still be over-applied). Also a missed opportunity to call this "Varvaoud"
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That one I managed to get and back up to 300ml before prices doubled and tripled.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Last time I looked, no reasonable prices, and sorta gave up on it. Been a year since then because I got distracted by a billion other fragrances (hobbyist's plight).
  47. Re: Thoughts on the Dior "parfum" flankers

    I like the Dior Homme and Eau Sauvage Parfums (both versions) but the Fahrenheit and Sauvage Parfums are not great IMO.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The Red is a favorite. Never been able to try the Davidoff.
  49. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    Hmmm... you may like:

    Amouroud Oud After Dark
    Initio Atomic Rose
    Parfums de Marly Akaster
    Sospiro Duetto
    Ex Idolo Thirty-Three
    Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Dawn
    Perris Monte Carlo Rose...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore John Varvavatalotalosalos Oud because I wanna
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

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    John Varvatos Oud (2014)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I completely forgot the sync and wore something else but I had Duc de Vervins on the brain for what it's worth. It's a beautiful fougère for being the "worst" according to LT.

    I'm beginning to...
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    Re: RIP Barneys

    I should have provided context, I'm sorry!

    Pacific Place Mall (where Barney's was) is undergoing complete reconstruction and renovation, so it's basically a construction dust nightmare amidst...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

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    John Varvatos Oud (2014)
  55. Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    Normal stock bottles do exist, but are ironically rarer because 45 50 years later they were used for their contents while the decanters sat as trophies. I have the stock bottles, some bought empty,...
  56. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night nothing, tonight will be Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali.
  57. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    I reach for the orientals this time of year, but the big no-brainer is Avon Black Suede. Been trying to stay away from it actually.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aramis from a tester at Ulta because I went straight from the doctor's to the mall
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have quite a number of things LT doesn't appreciate (but I adore), so this sync should be easy.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali (1998)
  61. Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    Avon Deep Woods is in similar vein (but a precursor to) the Halston twins Z-14 and 112.

    Avon Leather has a heavy dose of isobutyl quinoline leather, like Cabochard, Aramis, Bandit, Knize Ten,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Released during the age of Nautica, Polo Sport, Curve for Men and countless other apologetic freshies.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Aramis by Estée Lauder (1965)
  64. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    This is pretty neat.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I agree there's more vanilla in GBH FM, and basically swaps civet for benzoin so it just feels a wee bit safer (as safe as direct patch can be anyways). Oakmoss bite in late stages is my favorite...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    That's sort of where I am with it too. One full bottle of any direct patch frag is lifetime supply outside GBH FM, and that one is a frequent flyer only for sentimental reasons tbh.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I can relate. It's a good patchouli fragrance, but that's exactly what it is and all it is: a good patchouli fragrance. Depth of vintage, condition of stock, all those things that can affect the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I'll be wishing him that as well soon too!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Orage you glad I didn't say Gabbana?
  70. Re: Avon Spicy after shave bottle question

    I've never seen the above bottle but it might have been a sample or demonstration. If so, 1oz is a generous sample!

    Spicy is basically Avon's take on Royall Spyce with tiny hints of Old Spice and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I needed a patchouli fix.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men because Patchouli is so good in fall
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Looks like your Polo is laying down and taking a nap.
    (Something I'd like to do right now.)
  74. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Makes sense, and Avon still does really well there too.
  75. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was Acqua di Selva again.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's my way of reminding people that having strong, sometimes differing opinions about this hobby is okay, and doesn't have to result in being mortal enemies.

    Too many people have interpreted a...
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    Re: The definitive aromatic fougère thread

    I think Acqua di Selva (1949) gets overlooked as an aromatic fougère because it's cologne strength, but with a healthy application, you get the essential aromatic fougère accord of much later...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    English Leather by MEM (1949)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

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    English Leather by MEM (1949)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

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    English Leather by MEM (1949)
  82. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    EdT for both.
  83. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    It's Indolicious
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    EdT is still my fave.
  85. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was Lust by Lush
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm a beast for that Égoïste
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L'Égoïste my Égoïste!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)

    The Eggo Yeast
  89. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    PdM is to Creed what Pepsi was to Coke in the 80's (at least here), which also plays a factor.
  90. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    Any Price point?

    Avon Tomorrow for Men (2005) - similar structure with more cacao like Dior Homme without the iris. Very nice and does not smell cheap. Probably $20

    Ramon Monegal Mon Patchouly...
  91. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    Nah, just too ubiquitous for it's own good, like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme. This is what happens when you milk a line with uninspiring flankers, you end up damaging the appeal of the...
  92. Re: Help with One Man Show and it's flankers - dating bottles

    If the tester lists castoreum on the label, that's the good stuff.
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    I wish I had a few actually, but it's not 5 o'clock yet, so I'll settle for coffee. ;)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)

    Older-style column bottle because I know that matters to y'all.
  95. Re: Kenneth Cole Black - Hidden gem but concerned about performance.

    Kenneth Cole Black (2003) epitomizes Y2K "ozonic/youth" male perfumery, when Jackass was on MTV and marketing analyists described the dynamic between millennial men and women (then in their late...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It's a totally different scent isn't it?
  99. Re: Help with One Man Show and it's flankers - dating bottles

    OMS Gold and OMS Oud don't have reformulations. Any version is a good version.

    For original OMS, look for 85% concentration on the label. 87% is newer.
    Also with original OMS testers, the note...
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    Re: Bijan for men

    The Five Star version is a bit dustier than the deep vintage but otherwise smells good to me. This was always about bergamot and nutmeg to me. Very in-your-face.
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