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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I would be into the big white floral idea. I think I could rock it, but I get mixed feedback (not really - there's been no positive feedback).

    I'm loving the votes for Dior Homme. Dior Homme does...
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    Re: Second Fragrance

    On fragrancenet.com, I'm seeing things like Mont Blanc Legend, Acqua di Gio, Burberry London (if you want it be slightly more classic). It's easy to do for less than $50.
  3. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I can see some logic in this list. When you're wearing one of these fragrances, it's a bit of an event.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    The pairing with Jules has me thinking of steak-frites, a paring that seems to work, despite their differences:

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    They seem to go well together. Not much in common. Contrasting flavors...
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    Re: Second Fragrance

    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme. The performance is subtle, more subtle than Versace Pour Homme, but it lasts and has great moments. It's not too big of a change from what you had going.

    D&G the...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I have your addresses!

    I've heard from Brooks, Zealot, and Shiny, perfect gentlemen, and the lovely Hazel5.

    The sprayer works as well as any I've used for decanting. Pretty much zero loss.
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    Re: The Future's So Bright....

    I don't like to wear sunglasses. I will if I'm boating. For normal day-to-day life, I don't deal with intense sun exposure.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Thank you, Diamondflame! I also think Dior Homme could be a contender.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Thank you so much, Pluran, and for the reading material. Older Pour Monsieur might be able to hold its own with Cuir de Russie. It really never fails, and it is great on special occasions.
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    It's part of the fun of a smaller collection, for perfume and number geeks.
  11. Re: Dior Fahrenheit Edition Limitee (silver bottle) sells for how much?

    If it's early, and silver, that would be worth something.

    My heart starts racing when the address in 30 Avenue Hoche (1988 to 1991-ish), which I'm fairly sure this isn't.
  12. Re: Dior Fahrenheit Edition Limitee (silver bottle) sells for how much?

    That sounds like a good end use for good juice.
  13. Re: Dior Fahrenheit Edition Limitee (silver bottle) sells for how much?

    Can we get pictures of the box, especially the bottom?
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Definitely glad to have people interested. Send me your address.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    You can start the smelling notes, thrilledchilled.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    That's a healthy curiosity.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    No bonus samples. The only obligation is to post about the one sample.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Those are beauties and I love them.

    I had a feeling that Antaeus wasn't the right fit, that it draws too much attention to itself. I could give it a test, though.

    Givenchy Gentleman is a great...
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Chypre Siam is surprisingly good.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    It's more for us, to optimize our scent bubble. Clashing date scents are the worst.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Close counts in horseshoes and sample passes. Send me your address if you want in.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I need the best scent to wear on special occasions with someone wearing Cuir de Russie.

    On wearing more than one fragrance at a time, it's true that I'm breaking the first rule of the club by...
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Ah yes. It's got nothing on those, true.



    You might find this the baby version of the leather you would want, soft and cuddly, in touch with its feminine side.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Although this fragrance is a mainstay on the Scent of the Day threads, it's fairly rare in real life, in particular the vintage edt in this sample pass (it was re-released as an edp). I added it to...
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Dior Cuir Cannage is so much rougher and stronger. I'm not surprised Chanel's Cuir de Russie seemed fleeting by comparison. I do not think they would make a good pairing (but I could be wrong). I...
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    It's a good bottle of Cuir de Russie. Manufactured in France in the 1980 or 90s, I believe. I'm happy with edt's. I know parfums are even more amazing, but the edt spray is so nice, I'm happy with...
  27. Thread: House of Patou

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    Re: House of Patou

    I've broken out my decant of Patou 1000 again. I like it. It's impressive. It's going on Jules' nightstand to see if she wants to try it. It doesn't blow me away like Miss Balmain, as a recent...
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    We're lucky to be avoiding the hot weather, but you're right, I might need a backup plan for uncomfortably hot weather, although that's only a few days a year here, where summer is almost too short.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I have started with the Bois Noir and Cuir de Russie combination, and early signs are that it works great. There's a family resemblance, which I like, but I wouldn't mind if the fragrances were even...
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I've been seeing the posts about the hot weather. Bummer. It's in the 70s here.

    Bois Noir sprang to mind right away as one to try. Doubling up on plushness should work.
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    Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I'm starting research into finding a fragrance that pairs well with Chanel Cuir de Russie. Auditioning are Chanel Bois Noir, Christian Dior Jules, Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche, Dior Homme, and...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    The Miss Dior's are all so good. I'm mostly smelling the parfum around these days. The edc isn't getting much action - I'll give it some more wearings.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    This antique jasmine base is the stuff. You'll have to run with it. You've landed on a hook, later to be known an Manny-ade.
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    Sticky: Re: New Releases - Summer 2019

    It's too many for me to keep up, Hednic.
  35. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    I don't ever struggle about what to wear. The only "struggle" for me is after getting a bunch of vintage samples and wanting to get multiple bottles of each of them in each concentration. For daily...
  36. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    Monthly rotation for the win!

    I love your determination in finish mode.

    If I'm going to be in close quarters, my wardrobe shrinks to about four fragrances.
  37. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    Toppie.
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    I had great moments wearing it again today. The base is fine, just not one of the most interesting parts, for my tastes.
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Maybe the smaller size?
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    I’ve gone with Guerlain Coriolan as my scent of the day.

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    The opening is luxurious.
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    It sounds like you have several bottles of Egoiste in rotation.

    The collector inside me would love a bottle of L'Egoiste.

    I find batch code decoders fun and interesting, but I don't...
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    I agree that there must be people who post about three scents of the day on average. I might be close to that myself. It arguably stretches the definition of Scent of the Day, but I've long since...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's in good shape. It's the vintage edt. (I think edt indicates vintage and edp indicates the re-release).
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    Re: THIS Saturday July 14th. is CARON YATAGAN DAY!

    I'm excited to be joining the festivities with a traditional Bastille Day wearing of Yatagan.

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    Since this time last year, I have scored with Yatagan, joyfully memorialized as a limerick:...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A recent pickup. I was curious to give it a few wearings:

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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    That was four years of logging fragrances to get to 100 wearings for those five.

    The numbers for a fragrance shoot up fast when I take it as a vacation scent: twice daily wearings for several days.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    The good moments with Fetish Homme came for me in the late mid and early base.

    I tend to agree that Creation-E Homme isn't something I'd like to wear. I'm more neutral on Fetish Homme, but I...
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    I love it in moments. I have a bottle. It's on the periphery of my collection. It has moments when it's not a good fit for me. Too fresh, too challenging. I think I might like it in phases.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I can't do Russian orders too often. Everything has made it so far, but I have a shipment on the way now (hopefully), and it's been three weeks or so already.
  50. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I would recommend something currently available that I wear routinely: Dior Homme edt.

    And I would have them try Rogue Perfumery, classic perfume styles being made today for reasonable prices.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    The custom-designed Tom Ford bottle is nice, and especially original!
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    I rarely see enough consensus to feel like something is looked down on by the community. Over time, certain voices have become prominent in my reading, and my tastes are almost is total lock step...
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    The one hundred club.

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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    This was listed as a 7.5 ml, and priced accordingly!

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    I guess I wasn’t scared off aerosols. This one seems fine so far. I probably prefer a splash to an aerosol, but if this one keeps...
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    Re: IFF Speed Smelling 2019...yet once more

    I had fun with the last set. I would give this one a try. Opinions seemed all over the place with the last set, more than normally.
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    Re: Le Labo Another 13

    To me, it’s not interesting. The sales associates, though, say it has become their best seller.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Diorling is extra impressive in the mid and the base. I don't bond with the opening as much.

    For whatever reason, I feel like I have this kind of thing covered with Chanel No. 19, and also,...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I liked Mischief Femme, good ol' reliable flowers.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    There's a market for this one, I think, something on the edge.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Good stuff, wood&leather. Tauer is an interesting reference. I think it has hits and misses, but it's a fun house, especially the Flash line.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    It's interesting to hear from a fan, and I'm glad there are three of the ones you like in the pass: Vetiver Homme, Enigma Homme, and Danger Homme.

    I bet a bunch of people would take you up on...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Enslaved Femme and Vetiver Homme were two of the good ones, I thought. I think those are at the level the house is aiming for, respectable competence. Some of the others can smell like experiments...
  63. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    Expendable income expended:

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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Ah, that hit the spot. These samples are getting the LiveJazz treatment, and it's a great read.
  65. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Interesting. Burberry London does have a following. I can understand the decision on Bleu de Chanel. That's arguably harsh on Egoiste, but not everyone is jazzed about the current version.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - vintage 400ml bottle

    It's a perfect-looking box, presumably with mint condition Pour Monsieur inside - the equivalent of four normal bottles.

    I love knowing the date if it can be known for certain. The best I think we...
  67. Re: why do "incenses" perfumes smell totally different?

    This is true. I have the same issue identifying ingredients in blended soups. I know how they smell on their own, but can't always pick them out.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Earlyn - I agree with your impressions of the white florals and Derviche.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Way to keep it hardcore, My Two Scents.

    My vintage scent of the day is Chanel for Men, with a nice dose of oak moss.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - vintage 400ml bottle

    1970s or 80s, as a guess.
  71. Thread: - - - -

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    Re: - - - -

    True. I think it happens when collections get bigger. I am completely on the bandwagon. Any fragrance I'm excited about, and backing up, is something I'm happy to wear any day.
  72. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    Yes and yes.

    Also, Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree. Bugatti. Etienne Aigner, although it's rare. Avon Oland. Lancome Sagamore. Guerlain Mitsouko. Rogue Chypre-Siam. Guerlain Habit Rouge edt...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Sounds like I need to get the Led out.
  74. Re: why do "incenses" perfumes smell totally different?

    Frankincense and nag champa incense smell totally different to me but they’re both called incense.

    Health food stores often have frankincense essential oil. Incense sticks typically have a nag...
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    SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    Three of my fragrances are about to make it to 100 all-time wearings, according to the SOTD feature:




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    Égoïste / L'Égoïste by...
  76. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    2.7, house loyalist
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Good to see you posting, JC.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The labeling and naming are arguably kitsch.
  79. Re: IMO, The Theory of "Absent Fondness" is at the Heart of Our Fragrance Hobby.

    I gave up on getting rid of stuff for real. I pretend get rid of things, though - putting them in a box, for example.

    High 30s sounds about right.

    I think lean and mean would be 25.

    I like...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I like wing tips. Are these shoes of ancient times? Some designs are so good, I want to hang onto them.

    I understand you have bought many versions of Antaeus over the years, and always liked what...
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Sometimes I think I could be building up to buy one of these.
  82. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    40 perfumes, 20 houses

    A ratio of two to one, 2:1.

    Representative examples:

    1. Monsieur de Givenchy and Givenchy Gentleman
    2. Guerlain Habit Rouge and Guerlain Coriolan
    3. Rouge Derviche...
  83. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    I don’t like the pineapple, but I still like it overall, while I can smell it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My pleasure. I always sniff the Hiram Green's when I come across them. Some unique, interesting fragrances.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm trying bonus Rogue sample 2 of 2 - Flos Mortis. It smells like a white floral in the family of Champs Lunaires. I like florals, so I like this. I love how the flowers almost stink. That's a great...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    Chypre-Siam is the best one, I think. It's only close because of Derviche. For oak moss heaven: Chypre-Siam.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I wore it on skin. I liked the opening. Even into the mid, I was having good moments. At its best, I thought of YSL Pour Homme, but that impression didn't hold, and it was more in the line of...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Pour Monsieur edt and edp we’re not available at the Chanel boutique in SoHo.

    Fragrances are usually fine 20 years later. After about 50 years, bottles need to have been well cared for to still be...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    It has definitely gone pale. Based on today’s testing, though, it easily did better for me than Antaeus, and is truer to the original.
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: Is there anything similar?

    Duc de Vervins and/or Duc de Vervins L'Extrême sounds right, from memory. Nobile did not smell unique to me when I first tried it, although I think it’s great for the style - so polite (but arguably...
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    I shop on eBay for old bottles of Chanel, Dior, and Guerlain, most typically.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I’m so impressed by the energy in the male fragrance forum. Nice posting, lads.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    It’s clearly one of the better houses in the current market, which has been devastated by ingredient restrictions and bad taste. Most of the fragrances have a vintage feel, which is extremely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    My scent of the day was mostly Christian Dior Jules. We’re in Brooklyn for 4th of July celebrations. Happy 4th.

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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I would wear current Egoiste if I had a bottle. I used to think I’d like a bottle of current Antaeus, but I don’t think I would use it.
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    Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I’m sampling current versions of Chanel Antaeus and Egoiste this morning. They’re just ok. They’re better than most retail perfumes, but they’re not something I would buy, although I love the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage mostly means not available retail.

    For eBay shopping, I found good deals in the last couple years on Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club.

    There is a house that...
  98. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    You can decant some to keep as a reminder of how it smells, and sell the bottle with what’s left in it, at some point, unless you’re really into it.
  99. Re: Armani Code 2018+ Honest Opinions on Sillage/Projection and Lasting

    The original is ok. I don’t know them all, but some of the flankers are as gross as it gets, as bad as Secretions Magnifique. I think the “Ultimate” flanker is one of the offensive ones.
  100. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    Here's a list of 500 perfumes:

    http://www.basenotes.net/spraylists/18-500-greatest-modern-perfumes/

    You can be a completist by reading the entries for all 500. You're welcome.
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