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    vintage minis of Antaeus?

    There seem to be a number of these available on eBay. My question: how does one know if the minis are truly vintage? I know the design differences between the normal size vintage and modern...
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Trying Le Troisieme Homme de Caron for some high level meetings today. I like it. It's making me feel confident, youthful, and energetic.

    It lacks the austerity and formality of Antaeus, but...
  3. Re: Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    Good advice from everyone, thanks!
  4. Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    As much as I LOVE PoaL, I just can't stomach the price. It's not so much that I cannot afford it as that I don't want to experience that sinking dread as the fill line drops steadily over time. I...
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    What about Ungaro II?
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    What are everyone's thoughts on Antaeus as a choice? Too strong or just right?
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Excellent recommendations!
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Thanks, but that's not what I was asking.
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    GIT is a bit too freshly green for my tastes. I prefer something with more bite, a la Antaeus. And I like my greens more on the sour side, like Polo.

    London is an interesting choice. I've...
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    Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    I'm looking for a good, formal fragrance for business wear. My go-to over the last several years has been Antaeus. It has a suitably buttoned-down, confident, yet conservative aura. And in fact,...
  11. Re: FIRESALE!!!! LIDGE, vintage (pre-IFRA) Z-14

    Bump
  12. FIRESALE!!!! LIDGE, vintage (pre-IFRA) Z-14

    L'Instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme.......97% full bottle........$75 shipped
    Halston z-14 (pre-IFRA vintage)...........90% full bottle.......$45 shipped
  13. Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, Norma Kamali Incense, L'Air du Desert Marocain...

    I have a number of fragrances to trade, or I might be willing to pay cash.

    Thank you!
  14. Re: Your thoughts on Guerlain's Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    Of all the oud-based fragrances I've sampled (and there have been quite a few), Songe D'Un Bois D'Ete is the standout. I'll echo Alfarom and say that it is a masterpiece.

    It is dense and...
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    LairdAngus' Rare Swaps

    I have available:

    Kalemat, by Arabian Oud..................100ml (97% full)
    Phi, Une Rose de Kandahar, by Tauer.......50ml (97% full) [NO LONGER AVAILABLE]
    L'Instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme...
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    Egoiste (vintage) EDP and Egoiste Cologne Concentree are the holy grails of masculine sandalwoods, imo.
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    Re: Best Oud ever

    This.

    There is simply no way to recreate the complexity and depth of genuine oud using aromachemicals.
  18. Re: Is Egoiste Cologne Concentree really that much better than the vintage Egoiste EDT?

    I managed to find a nearly full bottle of the Cologne Concentree for under $100(!) It is noticeably different than my vintage EdT (which is, in turn, noticeably different from the current...
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    Norma Kamali Incense (US)

    I have a number of rare and vintage fragrance I could offer for trade. Also willing to pay cash.
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    Re: Best fragrance for...

    What is cool about Avignon is that I can now wear it whenever I need mental space for contemplation. It instantly takes me to a gothic cathedral or to the chapel of perpetual Eucharistic...
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    Re: Best fragrance for...

    Slumberhouse Jeke, perhaps?
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    Re: Songe d'un Bois d'Ete Guerlain

    I finally got a sample of this today, included in my order of LIDGE from the Toronto Guerlain boutique.

    WOW. I'll have to wear it a few times to form a full impression, but my first reaction is...
  23. Is Egoiste Cologne Concentree really that much better than the vintage Egoiste EDT?

    I'm thinking of getting a bottle, but I have heard some people say that it really isn't all that different from the original, vintage EDT (which I have in quantity).

    What do Basenoters think?
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    Best fragrance for...

    Date night with your S.O...........L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme
    A crisp fall weekend..................Timbuktu/Sycomore
    The first day on the job............Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Religious...
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    Re: Mancera disscussion thread.

    I would really like to try the Aoud Black Candy.
  26. Re: Amouage Hommage -- What else has this feel?

    Kafkaesque recently reviewed a few fragrances from Arabian Oud (including my beloved Kalemat). She mentioned that Ghroob smelt an awful lot like Homage Attar. I promptly ordered a bottle.

    It...
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    Re: My posts and PMs disappear

    LPP--

    All of my posts (about 520, I think) disappeared as well. I know you're working hard to get everything transferred--is there any way for you to restore my posting privileges in the...
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    Yes--precisely this. It is a fragrance that must be worn in order to be appreciated.
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    I'm mixed on Encre Noire. I do like it, but the synthetic/inky vibe in the drydown is not my favorite.

    I'm thinking Timbuktu may be a better vetiver for me.
  30. Thread: Oud Ispahan

    by lairdangus
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    I have tried almost all of the "common" Rose-Oud combinations on the market, and none of them is remotely similar to Oud Ispahan, imo.

    As has already been noted, the others all make use of the...
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    Well, I finally got around to actually wearing the Oud Ispahan (as opposed to spritzing it on towels, cards, clothes, etc.). I am very pleasantly surprised--it is much tamer on the skin than it is...
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