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    Re: What is the best Annick Goutal for men?

    I love this idea.

    I'd recommend their Vetiver Cologne. It's a wonderful vetiver.
  2. Re: Which current formulation of classic fragrances still worth purchasing?

    I find current Aramis a bit too stinky.

    If you've tried Cabochard, you can skip right past Aramis. It's far superior in every way.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'll send you them in your next package. I completely forgot you wanted to try these.
  4. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    I'm with you.

    Why do these people think we want to relinquish so much of what makes us human? We can surely resist. Keep AI for factory work.
  5. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    They're investing heavily so they can bring that time down to 45secs. Hednic can't wait.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th October, 2018

    Darling, that was a really long way of telling us your 'scent of the day' was piss ;)

    Hope you're feeling better.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I bet he's totally ruined the circus for you, too. Rat-bastard!
  8. Re: Just Whence You Think You Have Seen It All Before.....

    Or maybe a lot about eBay!

    Stop focusing on the underwear. You can do it.
  9. Re: Just Whence You Think You Have Seen It All Before.....

    I remember when they brought that rule in and sellers started writing "cleaned, as per eBay rules". This, of course, became the code for "still dirty".
  10. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    Hasn't it just. :grin: Perhaps it's an omen.
  11. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    Well, that filled me full of hope for humanity. ;)
  12. Re: Just Whence You Think You Have Seen It All Before.....

    Stop trying to drum up business for your weird prehensile capabilities.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Are those the same people who just purchased Patou?

    Rochas? Downmarket? Eh...maybe in the perfume market, when was the last time you paid $20,000 for a dress?
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Yes, it's French, but who owns the license for the perfumes? It wouldn't be Puig, by any chance?

    I think it's odd. I don't even think the fragrance has been properly launched yet. There's...
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Seems awfully cheap for a new release. No??
  16. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    So what is the real point of AI. Is it to remove the need for humans to make decisions? Or is it just to remove the responsibility of those decisions? "It wasn't us, it was the sexist machine. It's...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    Yes, but some people find any form of criticism bad manners, even when it points to them doing something stupid. Instead of learning from it, they'd much rather act lofty and offended.

    I also hate...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    But don't you all feel a little bit lighter, a little bit younger?
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I haven't be wowed in ages. I'm getting fed-up.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    90572
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    2012 or 2017?
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down?

    I wouldn't have the foggiest idea if this happened to me.

    Maybe it's part of Grant's new work on the site.
  23. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    It depends on the end goal. There are dedicated people who study for years, immersed in the world of scent, are we trying to remove human passion from every process? Deny art the ability to exist...
  24. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    If there's no love, care and passion...I highly doubt you'll have an end result worth loving or caring about.

    This is basically sex doll perfume.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I really hope so.

    There's no denying, it's a perfect time for Rochas to 're-launch' this fragrance. I would love to love it.
  26. Re: Just Whence You Think You Have Seen It All Before.....

    Come on, Oriane, we all know they're yours. Promoting your listings isn't allowed on the forum..
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Bottle looks wonderful! I'm so glad they kept it classic.

    I seriously hope we aren't just recycling names again. I suppose the fact it's an EDP keeps it in a separate realm to the vintage.
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    Re: I Guess Italians Really Like Calvin Klein.

    I remember liking it as a kid. Very bracing. I thought it smelled great on my dad, but I haven't smelt it in years. It's probably limp and watered down now.

    Vintage Givenchy Gentleman is lovely in...
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    Re: I Guess Italians Really Like Calvin Klein.

    Earlier this month I was in Sephora in Lucca and I was surprised to see a tiny stand against a wall for the CK. It was such an after-thought, and so easily missed. There couldn't have been more than...
  30. Re: Givenchy Gentleman - New 2018 reformulation?

    This would be my take on it too.

    It would be pretty amazing to have this rise from the ashes, but I simply can't see it. Apart from everything else, the vintage would be considered too dated for...
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    Re: I Guess Italians Really Like Calvin Klein.

    Pino is sold in all the supermarkets in Italy, that said, I've never once caught it on the breeze.

    My father wore it many moons ago, but my uncles are more Givenchy Gentleman than Pino.
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    Re: I Guess Italians Really Like Calvin Klein.

    Are you confusing it with Eternity Aqua? There's no Calone in Eternity for men.

    To address the OP. Italians don't tend to devalue retail. There aren't scores of discount stores everywhere.

    You...
  33. Thread: Youth Dew

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    Re: Youth Dew

    Smells like coca-cola ;)

    It's a classic, but I must admit, I've never seen that shape of bottle before.
  34. Thread: Drakkar Noir

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    Re: Drakkar Noir

    Yes, "back in the day" we had so little choice that we used to rub cabbage leaves behind our ears and bathe in broth. It was such a relief when Drakkar Noir came along. I still can't stand the smell...
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    Re: Tigers enjoy CK Obsession

    I think the tiger is smart enough to stay well away from that badly reformulated disaster.
  36. Re: What is your favorite Yves Saint Laurent fragrance

    Opium pour Homme EDP

    (Controversial, but I actually prefer M7 Oud to the vintage M7.)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    That must be the first time a woman has said that about a microphallus, ever.

    The proportions of that bottle are just so wrong. Please put the metal cover back on.
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    Re: 'Dumb Reach' fragrances don't exist.

    And dumb people who wear them.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This is correct.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2018

    It is divine! I just scored another vintage extrait, myself.
  41. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    Bwahaha...how Freudian. Let's not talk about the notes.
  42. Re: Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    Amour No-more
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    Re: What kind of scent smells “sad” to you?

    Discontinued ones.
  44. Re: Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    You two are depressing me, but I’ll join in anyway.

    Patou pour Hummer
    Patou Colonoscopy
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    Re: New Montale Bakhoor

    Bakhoory
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I was enjoying my Daniel Hechter Caractère, that was until I ended up in Tabac Blond, Opium PH EDP, Vivienne Westwood Boudoir extrait and a new vintage Jicky extrait I acquired.

    I now smell like...
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    Re: Recommend Me A Blind Buy!

    Miller Harris - Vetiver Insolent
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    Re: Michael Kors acquires Versace

    Which have about the same quality as the fragrances released by these two fashion houses.
  49. Re: Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    They're talking next year for the relaunch of the Patou fashion line.

    http://www.thefashionlaw.com/home/after-quietly-acquiring-dormant-jean-patou-brand-lvmh-announces-a-revamp

    I think they'll...
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    That sounds like a great idea.
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    I really couldn't say. The current extrait is a golden yellow.

    Perhaps you could look at other Tabac Blonds on eBay and compare the hue of your perfume to the others. Although not entirely...
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    Re: New Montale Bakhoor

    Does Pinocchio ask if he can borrow your nose?
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    Though, you can't be certain, as these bottles are sold empty as travel atomisers and could have been filled with any concentration.
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    They hold 20ml.
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    As emailed, it's Tabac Blond (just to solve the mystery for everyone else.)
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    Re: New Montale Bakhoor

    Oh my word, Montale are churning this stuff out.
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    Re: New Montale Bakhoor

    Just the font? We're saying nothing about the fake sweat running down the bottle?
  58. Re: Ever lost an Ebay auction then see the fragrance listed on a decant site?

    I understand where you are coming from but none of this is possible with discontinued/vintages.

    I'm not in the least bit surprised, as Zealot Crusader already said, there is no-where like eBay for...
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    Re: Sellers and Aventus decants, losing money?

    That's a shame because the more complaints that are caused by fraudsters like this, the more likely it is that eBay will start policing their no decants rule, ruining it for everyone.
  60. Re: MFK travel case? "Globe Trotter" ...Does anybody here own one?

    This is an old cached image of a product they no longer offer on their current website.
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    Re: Sellers and Aventus decants, losing money?

    Could it be possible you're competing with people who have legitimate perfume shops and obviously get the Aventus at wholesale prices?
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    Thank you.

    Will be in touch soon.
  63. Re: Ever lost an Ebay auction then see the fragrance listed on a decant site?

    I think what you're implying, that they don't have the knowledge to assess fragrance, is what's damaging.
  64. Re: MFK travel case? "Globe Trotter" ...Does anybody here own one?

    Couldn't agree more. It's like having a beautiful pair of feet and pulling on some Crocs.
  65. Re: Ever lost an Ebay auction then see the fragrance listed on a decant site?

    I'm curious as to why you think this would hurt The Perfume Courts reputation?

    I doubt it's come as a shock to anyone that TPC buy perfumes.
  66. Re: MFK travel case? "Globe Trotter" ...Does anybody here own one?

    That's an entirely different set. Diamondflame purchased the Globe Trotter on its own (as evidenced by the photo.)

    I don't think they produce the one with the leather case anymore.
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    I don't think you'll have any problems. I recently sent seven samples out to a US Basenoter and they arrived without a hitch. The restrictions are a pile of poo!

    I'd love to try a sample of this,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Valentino is a hugely famous fashion brand (in Europe, anyway.) It's even well known for a particular shade of red. You obviously don't walk enough red carpets :P

    That's a great picture! Love the...
  69. Thread: Beaufort.

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    Re: Beaufort.

    I'd rather smell of the real thing ;)
  70. Re: What do you guys think of AmazingGreen by Comme de Garcons?

    I felt the same way. Love green, but this just isn't the one.
  71. Thread: Beaufort.

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    Re: Beaufort.

    I liked Vi et Armis but my wife doesn't. She says it makes me smell like I've been smoking pot. I think she means Elon Musk.

    I have to add that the house marketing doesn't really do it for me....
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    Re: Monsieur Guerlain closed down

    That's disappointing, but what's best for him is doing what's best for him. I think we all understand the importance of that.

    I enjoyed his wit, honesty, attractive Instagram account and...
  73. Re: Vintage fragrances destroyed by reformulations

    Balmain destroyed their entire line, no question of it.
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    I agreed with this statement until I sniffed the EDP and found it was fairly close to the old EDT. I bought it for my aunt, and when walking behind her, catching wafts in the air, it was unmistakably...
  75. Re: Miller Harris La Fumee Series: any worth a purchase for a man?

    If you can find a sample of it, you should definitely introduce yourself.

    If you want some advice on attracting women, nothing beats the smell of money.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I like this one. It opens in a way that makes me think "this will be a dull journey"; light, thin, citrus. Then it twists and deepens into something quite enjoyable, with the clove and patchouli.
    ...
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    Re: Cross-posting on 'competing' sites

    I have absolutely no authority here, but I say do what you like :)
  78. Re: Miller Harris La Fumee Series: any worth a purchase for a man?

    I own and enjoy both.

    La Fumée Intense is warm and enveloping. It was one of the first, what I'd call, "real perfumes" from Miller Harris (the rest all having that almost Italian approach to...
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    Re: Fake Carnal Flower on UK eBay?

    I think you're right.



    Although the lid might not be pushed down fully on the first picture, the feeder tube is far too long for a Malle (on both bottles.)
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    Re: Fake Carnal Flower on UK eBay?

    The first one looks chipped and cracked at the centre of the base. So I doubt it's brand new/never used.

    The second auction is hilarious. How many almost identical out of focus pictures can you...
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    Re: Sunshine in a Bottle

    Oh please, you reside on this tiny island, PM me and I'll sort you out with a few drops ;)
  82. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    I'm glad.

    A 'little crazy' is a prerequisite for Basenotes. You're in good company ;)
  83. Re: Fragranceaddiction.com 100% off sale - anyone know this site?!

    I'd like to apologise also. I thought you took my light hearted comments too seriously and bit back in a way that was uncalled for.

    I certainly didn't mean to make you feel unwelcome and I hope...
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    Re: Sunshine in a Bottle

    That salty sea air takes on notes of plum wine, perhaps even a little more spice to the orange. It's warmer than the EDT. The subtleties that you barely catch a whiff off in the EDT are slightly...
  85. Re: CK Eternity dead ringer for Viktor & Rolf Antidote?

    That's a very accurate point.

    I wore Eternity for years as a teen/early twenties and I loved its clean soapy citrus vibe. I wouldn't and couldn't touch it now, and not just because my tastes have...
  86. Re: CK Eternity dead ringer for Viktor & Rolf Antidote?

    You're just being polite. They're nothing alike.
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    Re: Sunshine in a Bottle

    Have you tried the parfum? It's quite good too (though, the EDT still wins.)

    I'm going to add Ortigia's Florio to the suggestions. It's a light narcissus with passiflora and soft iris. It has a...
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    Re: Sunshine in a Bottle

    Good choice (except for the discontinuation part.) This is the most genuine daffodil I've ever smelled (apart from the real thing.) Shame it was gone so quickly.
  89. Re: Pierre Guillaume's newest fragrance, Mécanique du Désir, is an ode to 'dirty engine grease'

    What? You don't fancy smelling like an egg? Why ever not?
  90. Re: Pierre Guillaume's newest fragrance, Mécanique du Désir, is an ode to 'dirty engine grease'

    Ha ha. Love it.
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    Re: Latest Bond No. 9 - New Bond Street

    88563
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    Re: What perfume is this?

    La Vie Est Belle by Lancôme
  93. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    That sounds like the travel atomiser. It's an overly heavy magnetised tube that you drop overpriced 9ml bottles into.

    Did it come with a fragrance?
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    Re: Womanity - what went wrong?

    I agree. I've never actually smelled the juice because I couldn't get past the name.
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    Re: Womanity - what went wrong?

    Well don't wait about, it's discontinued, and you know what that does to prices.
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    Re: Womanity - what went wrong?

    So are we talking women/humanity or women/Vanity, because some of the perfume's ads looked like they were ripped from Gossip Girl.

    This was at odds with the future gothic/alien relic appearance of...
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    Re: Miller Harris - Fragrance Discussion

    I know. Most of us will never get over the bans...and neither will the plethora of ruined perfumes.

    For all the MH's that I love, I haven't even tried L'Air de Rien. I guess I missed my moment.
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    Re: Miller Harris - Fragrance Discussion

    That would be my take on Ottoman too. It's still a lovely composition but I can't take much sweetness in fragrance and it crosses the line for me, only just, but still.

    I've purchased four from...
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    Re: Miller Harris - Fragrance Discussion

    I blind bought Verger recently and it's quite pleasant, but has a slight 'hard candy' vibe that I can't quite get with.

    I also blind bought La Feuille a year or so ago and it was a disaster for...
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    Re: Miller Harris - Fragrance Discussion

    I had read on Basenotes that they had to reform the musks after the IFRA bans.
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