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  1. Re: How Special Do You Find Theorema Uomo ?

    David, I own and wear Theorema. I enjoy it quite a bit. As you said it is quite linear, but I like knowing what I have from start to finish. The fragrance reminds me of stepping into a florist shop...
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    Re: Kouros 2015

    The French website of Sephora shows the bottle with the chrome accents on the shoulders and base again. Maybe this is the new reformulation. Looks like they may have brought back the original bottle...
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    Re: First Cologne

    My first real department store (not the drugstore stuff) fragrance was Jean Patout Lacoste eau de Sport. This was the 1970's and my father had an aunt that worked the fragrance counter at a nice...
  4. Re: Which designer aquatic / marine scent has the best projection ??

    KENZO Homme. Great sillage on my skin.
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    Re: SPRAYING or SPLASHING

    I find I sometimes get a bit more sillage from a spray as the fragrance hits more surface area on the skin. However, I don't think longevity is affected either way.

    I have lots of vintage splash...
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    Re: Oldest fragrance you own?

    I have a splash bottle of Halston Z-14 from the 1970's. When I purchased it, it had a paper collar around the neck of the bottle with the "HALSTON" name on it. It has fallen off long ago, but I...
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    Re: Chanel ANTAEUS request

    I have a 50ml splash EDT purchased prior to 1992(probably mid to late 80's). The bottle has batch code PPA1
  8. Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    The first real fragrance I purchased (mid '70's) was Lacoste by Jean Patou. Yes, Patou made a Lacoste fragrance way back when.
    It was a glorious dry aromatic scent in a beautiful frosted glass...
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    Re: Best Celebrity Fragrance?

    Baryshnikov For Men
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Apr 4th, 2013

    Chanel for Men "Cologne" (vintage)
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    Re: SOTD: Weds, Apr 3rd, 2013

    vintage Claiborne for Men
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    Re: Salvatore Ferragamo scents for men

    I had overlooked the Ferragamo house until recently. I found a bottle of the original Ferragamo Pour Homme cheap at T.J. Maxx and decided to give it a try based on a review by Ericrico( thanks guy)....
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    Fendi Theorema Uomo
    Truth Calvin Klein Men
    Fendi Uomo
    Claiborne for Men
    Borsalino Uomo
    Krizia Uomo
  14. Re: Gucci pour Homme (2003): Reformulated before discontinuation?

    I have a bottle that was purchased a couple of years ago. It has mega-sillage and longevity. I purchased a back-up bottle earlier this year since it is discontinued and getting harder to find. I...
  15. Re: Tragic Scents- Your true love is discontinued

    I still have a bottle of CANVAS with just a small bit of juice left. I keep it for a reference. It was made by a shave/skincare line called California Interface. Loved this fragrance also. It is...
  16. Re: what vintage discontinued fragrance would you like to see back available

    The original Lacoste Cologne that was made by Jean Patou.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Is this the vintage?

    You have and early or vintage bottle. Later bottles dropped the "Christian" and only have "Dior Paris".
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    Re: The Calvin Revelation

    I have both formulations and honestly, I can't tell a difference. Great fragrance!
  19. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme (Kouros went to China)

    I am now wondering if Balenciaga is testing the waters by bringing it back in a 1 ounce size. Most online sources that I use have been out-of-stock for years. Now all of a sudden I am seeing a 1...
  20. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme (Kouros went to China)

    I always got the cola vibe, too. I think I will wear my vintage bottle as my SOTD.
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    Re: Your Favorite Italian House and Scent

    Lets not forget about the original BORSALINO UOMO. One of my personal favorites!
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    Re: Is this Dior original/vintage?

    The set appears to contain a vintage EDT (notice that the bottle says "Christian Dior" )which is old stuff. Later bottles have just "Dior". The body products are newer product.
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    Re: Longevity

    Welcome to the Forum.

    What works on you may not work on someone else and vice versa. It's just trial and error. Eternity just vanishes on my skin. I have stopped buying some fragrances even though...
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    Re: Is it me?

    I also think current tastes have directed the industry to "lighten" fragrances. I read reviews often of fragrances I think are so weak and light, and yet the reviewer will say how strong it is(in a...
  25. Re: Perry Ellis for men vs. Anniversary Edition

    I ordered the 3.4 ounce. I also have a full 1 ounce pour that came in a dopp kit give away from the 80's. I also have a 3.4 ounce Parfums Stern spray that is half full, but the sprayer is broken. I...
  26. Re: Perry Ellis for men vs. Anniversary Edition

    Thanks for the suggestions Ericrico. I trust your judgement and tastes. I will look for Moods. I am familiar with it but as with so many obscure fragrances, one cannot just walk into a department...
  27. Re: Perry Ellis for men vs. Anniversary Edition

    ericrico,

    So nice to talk with others who appreciate the art of vintage fragrances. The quality of the raw materials and the inventiveness of the industry back then was incredible. Designers spent...
  28. Re: Perry Ellis for men vs. Anniversary Edition

    ericico/bigsley,

    I so agree with your posts. The vintage juice has NOTHING in common with the FFG version. I have the Parfums Stern version( I used to sell it at a department store while back in...
  29. Re: Perry Ellis for men vs. Anniversary Edition

    ericico/bigsley,

    I so agree with your posts. The vintage juice has NOTHING in common with the FFG version. I have the Parfums Stern version( I used to sell it at a department store while back in...
  30. FENDI to finally launch new men's fragrance in September

    The face of the campaign will be British DJ/musician Mark Ronson. Looking forward to this one. I'm a big fan of Uomo and Theorema.
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    New Calvin Klein All Over Body Spray

    I just returned from the mall and passed by the fragrance counter at my local Dillard's. I noticed a new product at the CK counter. Eternity has a new All Over Body Spray. I noticed one for Eternity...
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    Re: borsalino 1984

    I don't consider it a "powerhouse", but more just old school masculine type fragrance.
  33. Re: which one is best: Eau D'Orange Verte or Concentree D'Orange Verte?

    I have both and neither last on my skin. They are just too watery. Not that special of a scent anyway.
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    Re: borsalino 1984

    I have a bottle of Borsalino Uomo that I bought like 20 years ago. I started to wear it again recently and decided to buy more. It is hard to find but I found an online retailer that had some and...
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    Re: Eternity reformulated ever?

    It has definitely been re-formulated. If you used Eternity when it came out in 1989 you would not recognize it in it's current form. The sharp green notes are no longer there and it's longevity is so...
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    Anyone use Fendi Theorema Uomo?

    I recently found a bottle at a mall kiosk. It is a quality fragrance. It is in the genre of Chanel PE or Chanel Allure Cologne Sport. I have a problem with lighter fragrances lasting on my skin. This...
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    Re: What are you wearing on Thanksgiving?

    vintage Lagerfeld
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    Re: Any love for Perry Ellis colognes?

    I have a small bottle of the vintage stuff. The current PE is NOTHING like the original. It is so changed it bares no resemblance to the original. It is so disappointing and synthetic and weird...
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    Re: Your thoughts on these beauties?

    I own Balenciaga Pour Homme. It has a spicy/caramel/cola vibe going on.
  40. Re: Most beautiful bottles in your collection

    I would say that Pierre Dinand outdid himself when he designed the ETERNITY for Men and the ETERNITY for Women bottles. The squared-off weighty bottles with silver stoppers are modern classics. The...
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    Re: Best Calvin Klein fragrances for me.

    Truth is worth looking into. It also has a floral/wet/green/sweet composition. I usually get compliments when I wear it. This was Mr. Klein's last fragrance launch before he sold his company.
  42. Re: Pepper, woodsy notes, incense, spice (whatever) ANY GOOD scents with good longevity!

    + 1 for Gucci Pour Homme I.
  43. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    FENDI UOMO. The opening is really in your face and harsh. Once it settles in the florals, leathers, and spices come out. The longer it wears the more it smells like an expensive leather bag. I love...
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    Re: Can You Date This Kouros?

    I have a vintage 50ml pour bottle that is like your spray-eau de toilette directly under the KOUROS font.

    My bottle is approximately 20 years old from when I was selling fragrances at a department...
  45. Re: Name some classic fresh scents from the early 90's/late 80's...

    Claiborne for Men (1989)
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    Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme

    I've always liked this under-rated fragrance. It's top notes always reminds me of Coca Cola. It's kind of a sweet caramel vibe. I am making it my SOTD.
  47. Re: My thoughts on Fendi Uomo (new bottle).

    You have the original formulation my friend!!!! Enjoy every drop.
  48. Re: My thoughts on Fendi Uomo (new bottle).

    To clear things up a bit...I helped to launch Fendi in the 80's. It was launched with a spray EDT with the glass window in the horizontal position and a splash EDT with a vertical window. The...
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    Re: Tea Infused Scents: longevity a must!

    I've had good longevity with L'Occitane en Provence's "The' Vert".
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    Re: Refromulations?

    This is so true. The old stuff was lime and pepper on a "clean and clear" base. The new Coty stuff is on a "creamy powdery" base. It totally changed the fragrance and I can't stand it now.
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    Re: the most italian fragrance

    Fendi Uomo. It smells like the inside of a leather Fendi handbag.
  52. Re: What are some fragrances that you like (or love) that are in bottles you hate?

    I love the original Claiborne for Men fragrance but hate the attempt at a "post-modern" bottle. What were they thinking?
  53. Will FENDI introduce a new men's fragrance?

    Now that the house of Fendi has gotten back into the fragrance business with Fan Di Fendi for women, what will they do for us guys. I have always been a fan of this label. Fendi Uomo is still a...
  54. Baryshnikov Cologne for Men (not the sport version)

    I was dreaming about colognes that I have owned in the past and wish I could get my hands on today. Does anyone remember this beauty? It was one of the first "celebrity" fragrances. It was quite...
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    Re: Contradiction re-formulation?

    I have the deodorant which is great. It is larger than other deodorants and should last for years! I am jealous of your body collection as the package design is so modern. Would look stunning in any...
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    Contradiction re-formulation?

    Recently purchased a bottle of CK Contradiction for Men. I have always liked the sharp lime-peppercorn-lavender combo. The latest bottle is manufactured by Coty whereas before it was stamped CK...
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    Re: Quest for original Eternity

    Martin,

    I worked back then for a department store's men's fragrance counter. I was assigned the Eternity launch. It was great back then. There was such a buzz when a new fragrance was launched....
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    Re: Quest for original Eternity

    Martin,

    I have used Eternity since it's inception and the formula has changed thru the years and it no longer smells like the original. The current Coty version is just a shell of it's former...
  59. Re: Fendi Uomo - Vertical & Horizontal Stripe , Vintage v Current

    I own the vintage and the "newer" juice. The vintage smells a bit richer but that is true of most vintage colognes. Later laws banned certain substances and you can't match those ingredients exactly....
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    Re: most under-rated

    For cooler months: FENDI UOMO

    For warmer months: CK TRUTH MEN
  61. Re: What's your favourite 80's powerhouse scent?

    Obsession for Men
    Fendi Uomo
    Krizia Uomo
  62. Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    vintage Obsession for Men
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    Good-bye FENDI Parfums

    I read recently Fendi has ceased production of it's fragrances division. Does anyone know why they would chose to get out of the perfume business? The Basenote's Directory now has all 12 fragrances...
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    Re: Balenciaga pour homme

    I was working as a SA when this came out. I still like it when I smell it. We all decided it had a distinct
    "Coca Cola" note to it.
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    Re: Kouros Sport

    Is Basteri referring to "Kouros Sport" that comes in the white plastic bottle with blue trim released in the 1980's or "Kouros Cologne Sport" that was released when Tom Ford was designing for YSL?...
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    Re: A Green Musky Smell

    CK Truth for Men.....canopy greens and white musk. I'm wearing it today.
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    Re: Aramis New West?

    I remember the deodorant crystal and used it for years. They also had a great rich shampoo with a very fragrant herbal smell. There was also the gel which had a cooling effect on the skin. You could...
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    Re: Seeking long lasting lemon scent

    Armani eau pour homme

    Annick Goutal eau d'Hadrien
  69. Re: Calvin Klein Escape For Men Discontinued??

    I contacted Coty directly and was informed that ESCAPE is NOT being discontinued. OBSESSION NIGHT and TRUTH are being "phased out" and current stock will be exhausted. Too bad, I kinda liked them...
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    Poll: Re: favourite ck scent?

    Ditto for me.
  71. Re: Eternity for men changed formula in the 1990's ?

    I agree that it is a shell of it's former self. I remember Eternity from 1989 when I helped launch it. It was stronger and less "chemical" smelling. I can't get the current juice to last on my skin...
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    Re: obsession night for men

    I don't get the coconut note that lots of you seem to smell. I get lot's of suede and vanilla with that watery pear note. Anyway, I bought 7 tubes of the All-over Body Shampoo yesterday at my local...
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    Re: Bodylotion

    CK Eternity for Men
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    Re: Eternity Limited Edition?

    Same juice but in a special 6.7 ounce size. It's a great value at $75 since the 3.4 sells for $60. Double the size for $15 more!
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    Body Lotion or EDT First?

    When using a fragranced body lotion, do you apply the lotion or the accompanying EDT first?
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    Re: grapefruit scents

    ESCAPE for men has grapefruit in it's top notes.
  77. Re: I missed Calvin the first time around

    Moneyysuckle, glad that you were able to discover the original "calvin". It is a stunning creation and I have not encountered anything that even comes close. I have 6 or so bottles that I use...
  78. Poll: Re: The best Calvin Klein Men's fragrance is...

    I would have to say that ETERNITY is my all time favorite. I have been wearing a lot of TRUTH lately and enjoying that. OBSESSION is always a favorite in the cooler months when I want a change. I do...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 28 June 08

    calvin.......so smooth and woody.
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    Poll: Re: What do you use for your armpits?

    Eternity deo stick. It's lightly scented so it doesn't clash with other EDT's I might wear.
  81. Re: What is the ultimate "Oriental" men's colognes?

    Obsession
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    Re: Truth Calvin Klein Men

    Truth deserves a closer look. Not earth moving but it has a pleasant blend of notes that set it apart from other "fresh" scents.

    When major designers pull a fragrance from department stores like...
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    Re: CK Truth, "An American mall scent"?

    I agree with other posters that CK Truth deserves looking into. I think it is an under-valued scent. It has a unique freshness that is "natural" and "up-lifting". Truth is a bit hard to find as it...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 11 March 08

    Truth CK Men
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    Re: Stocking up

    I have a stock of about 6 or so bottles of the original "calvin". I still go weak when I smell this masterpiece after all these years. I use it sparingly and enjoy each and every moment. It is one of...
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    Super-size Me!

    What fragrances do you buy in sizes larger than 3.4 ounces?

    I have a Annick Goutal Eau d'hadrien in a 15 oz. size.

    I also buy Eternity for Men in the 6.7 oz. bottle as it is a great value.
    ...
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    Re: Clear Antaeus bottle

    I have Antaeus in a clear splash bottle. It is a 1 ounce size. I have had it for probably 15+ years. I think maybe it came in a special gift set or something like that. It makes a great travel size.
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 26th Febuary 2008

    Nope, I'm proudly wearing it today also. It's still my favorite after all these years.
  89. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    I have a bottle of the vintage OFM and a bottle of recent OFM. I just sprayed my left arm with vintage and my right arm with the other. I have to tell you guys that if there is a difference it is...
  90. Re: Krizia Uomo - should I add it to my collection?

    Very powerful Italian fragrance. Smells of the Italian countryside...cypress, lavender, citrus, jasmine. Quite a stunning formula. I'd say to go for it. I like to to dress in Italian clothes and...
  91. Re: Eternity: bad because it's too popular?

    Okay, there is a full page ad for Eternity Men in the current issue of GQ magazine. It shows an offer for a free travel bag with sample sizes of product. It has the Macy's logo on the page as well. I...
  92. Re: Eternity: bad because it's too popular?

    Great post and spot-on!
  93. Re: Eternity: bad because it's too popular?

    Eternity is probably my favorite fragrance of all time. Some of you may know from my previous postings that I helped to launch Eternity when it came on the market. It was and still is a revolutionary...
  94. Thread: Soap

    by ObsessionForMen
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    Re: Soap

    I'm fond of Perlier honey soap. Also their body wash.

    Also use CK Eternity alot because it is lightly fragranced and does not compete with other fragrances.
  95. Re: Comprehensive list of Grapefruit scents!

    CK Escape for Men
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    Re: Summer Perfume for a "Gentleman"

    Fabio,

    I live in a sub-tropical climate year-round and I like CK ESCAPE for daywear. Not many people here wear it. Also, from your country I like KRIZIA UOMO. Both are fresh, sporty and easy to...
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    Re: which frarance has the best sillage?

    Don't forget FENDI UOMO.
  98. Re: Favorite 80's designer "power" frags...?

    calvin
    Krizia Uomo
    Fendi Uomo
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    Re: Best Jasmine Scent A Guy Could Own...

    I like the jasmine note in Truth CK Men. It's there but isn't "girly". Also, easy on the wallet compared to all the niche labels.
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    3 favorites that come to mind with great sillage are:

    CK Obsession (spicy oriental)
    Krizia Uomo (dry woods)
    Dior Farenheit (herbal)
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