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    Re: Can you find the hidden unicorn?

    Crouching tiger hidden unicorn.
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    ...replaying Silent Hill 2 for the first time in 15 years?
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    Re: Something like Gravity, but..

    I think Preferred Stock has held up well. For me it's all about this sort of cherry-ish leather and dark vetiver semi-sweetness and the modern version still has that. Sadly California and Avatar are...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Bonette and Lellabelle are the experts on vintage Guerlain if I remember correctly. Run this by them.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Extrait de parfum? Also be careful, some experts warn that darker fluid on these older bottles runs the risk of being off.
  6. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    I've actually worn my Explorer more than Aventus, as it's an easier reach and I won't get stopped by bros asking me "bro is that Aventus bro? Bro!!!"

    ;)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    JaÔpur Homme by Boucheron (1997)

    This one is an exercise in lavender, vanilla, nutmeg, and oakmoss. It's a bit too intense outside cold weather, but once it hits, it really hits.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    JaÔpur Homme by Boucheron (1997)

    eau de parfum.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th December, 2019

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    JaÔpur Homme by Boucheron (1997)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th December, 2019

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    Boucheron JaÔpur Homme (1997)

    This would work well on a woman too methinks. You gotta love vanilla and nutmeg.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Makes your nose do the samba too!
  12. Re: TF Lost cherry vs Kilian Back to Black

    Montale has an Intense Cherry you should check out if you like TF Lost Cherry
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
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    Re: Something like Gravity, but..

    Navy for Men is similar, but definitely shoots to be more of an aquatic. Gravity feels like like an "aquaoriental" that was probably just Coty's last gasp of trying to be creative before becoming an...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Well I'm definitely not a straight man like Dan Rowan was so I guess that's me. :engel017:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm curious, which one of us between me and PStoller is Rowan, and which one Martin? ;) <3
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Good. Never settle. Those 3 I listed could easily switch out for 3 more, and if I were to list vintage drugstores I love (beside Avon) that don't get any interest here, I'd say Revlon That Man (1958)...
  18. Re: Anybody currently have experience with Guerlain's Atuana?

    That one isn't even in the directory. Good luck!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wanted to get better acquainted with Versus Uomo today.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Versace Versus Uomo (1991)

    This is a strange one, but very good!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    My goal is for you to "taste the rainbow" of the hobby, experience the spectrum of plebian to prestige, antique to the bloody edge of modernism, dandy to alpha, low and high. I find you end up with...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th December, 2019

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    Versace Versus Uomo (1991)
  23. Re: Caron 3rd man is on its way excited for this to come

    3'rd Man and PuH are best sellers in the men's segment for Caron, and have already been reformulated. Prices are still low and stable on them, unless you're buying at the $90 MSRP of places like...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Versace Versus Uomo (1991)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    You can be D'Artagnan
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    We're the Three Muskyteers

    I call Aramis. You two can fight over who is Athos or Porthos.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Green Irish Tweed because I had a need for verbena and violet over a vivid ambergris base that isn't stuffed with sweeteners like most ambrox bombs I own.
  28. Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    Egoiste is nothing like the Platinum version. It's mostly a smooth rose-touched oriental with a sweet citrus, ambrette, sandalwood, and oakmoss finish. Platinum Egoiste is more lavender and geranium...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Not all artisanal is priced like Areej le Dore or Slumberhouse. They have a "special" sort of FOMO frenzy market they've cultivated.

    I suggest Rogue, Bruno Fazzolari (also goes under Fzotic),...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme (1994)

    This isn't the "good stuff" stash, but it's the "good enough" modern bottle I blind bought when I first became active here a few years back.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yikes. Definitely not one I ever expect to experience in vintage, not that the modern bottle is really any cheaper hahahaha
  32. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    If the cap don't fit, you've got to acquit. First editions were shipped in white Ford Broncos to boutiques.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I'm loving my GIT today. A very tenacious violet in this.
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    Re: Caron Yatagan discontinued???

    One bottle should last me a lifetime so Imma let all the lovers of this hoard it for themselves. It might be brought back and just temporarily discontinued while reformulations happen (since it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
  36. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    Toxic Aventusicity ;)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Claiborne for Men by Liz Claiborne (1989)

    Somehow popular enough to be reiussed after years of being discontinued, this one is not really loved by the vintage community here. It was a...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    I did that with a Bleu de Chanel fake once. Worked really well as Bleu de Livingroom
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Been curious about this one. I should sample it sometime.
  40. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    I told a local fellow perfume friend today that if I'm selling backups of "unicorns", it's because I owe somebody serious money, otherwise it's not worth the trouble per-bottle. Now if I still had my...
  41. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    Amen.There's also the "mountain out of a molehill" phenomenon going on here.
  42. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    Yeah. It's a tiny bit heavier in the base but not enough to justify $250+ for 100/125ml. I also sorta figured you were better off selling than giving away things that you don't like, as it can be...
  43. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was just Aqua Velva
  44. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    That's why I went ahead and up-jumped the boogie on a bottle. Was $25 a month ago. Already $60-$90
  45. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    Yatagan was DC'd so if you wait on that one you'll be paying 3 figures.
  46. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    Maybe? Typically the sweeter French kind is used in aromatherapy with vanilla, so there's some association.
  47. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    The lavender in Caron fragrances is usually sweet and rounded (even in Yatagan's opening), and that's a hallmark of the house: very very full French lavender, while Guerlain blends its lavender in so...
  48. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    My roommate called me out on calling perfume juice as if I might mistakenly lead a stranger into drinking it, to which I then retorted:

    "There have been people joking about eating Tide pods since...
  49. Re: Letís talk Davidoff Zino itís been awhile.

    This is a very dandy fragrance and the lavender hangs its ass out from start to finish even though there's a lot else going on (from the animalics to the other florals). I think that's the problem:...
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    Re: White musk

    Jovan White Musk is potent, clean, white floral-wrapped musk. Peppermint, geranium, and some very 90's calone come along for the ride, and it was EVERYWHERE growing up. If you're a late Gen-Xer or...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

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    Azzaro Wanted (2016)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    As an unabashed lover of Y2K ozonic fruity masculines, I feel your pain.
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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...
  56. 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?
  65. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

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

    JaÔpur 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)
  67. 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.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

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    Lapidus Pour Homme by Ted Lapidus (1987)
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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...
  81. 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...
  83. 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!
  88. 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.
  89. 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)
  91. 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...
  93. 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...
  97. 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 Cťdre, or L'Homme. Cheaper options would be Royal Copenhagen, Caswell-Massey Jockey Club, or...
  98. 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 fougŤre 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.
  100. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Had my first tango with Yatagan today.
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