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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Ralph Lauren Lauren is the kind of thing I think I would like in theory. It's another fragrance that smells ambitious, and out there, bringing Armani to mind. But I like Armani, and I don't really...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd November, 2019

    I’m wearing Ralph Lauren Lauren. We have a cat housemate, Maymie.

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  3. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    Platinum.
  4. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Coromandel edt
    31 Rue Cambon edt
    Bois des Iles parfum

    It's fun and games until your wardrobe comes up three bottles shy.
  5. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    Epapsiou with barnyard oud.

    Before that, it was my son with reformulated Polo (that I had given him - we tossed it).
  6. Re: summarize your fragrance journey from birth to now

    Polo was released when I was kid, and made a big splash. Chaps and Stetson were also big at the time. My father used English Leather, which I thought was great.

    Deodorant was usually my fragrance....
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    My analogy is with the Polo logo on the otherwise divine shirts. Ralph Lauren made a really solid effort, and added a sort of logo, a signature chemical smell, partly for projection, etc., but more...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Yes, cologne, from around 1990.

    This does seem to match the Ralph Lauren style.

    I love their heavy-weight sueded cotton fabrics, but the shirts get ruined with the Polo logo.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus Auth or Fake?

    It looks like a real, vintage bottle of Antaeus to me, but not early 80s. "Eau de Toilette" has been moved to the bottom on the bottle, but not the box. The box has the translations, and a bar code,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    These smelling notes match mine, Martin.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm trying Ralph Lauren Safari (1990), not to be confused with Safari for Men (1992).

    I was happy with the opening. It almost has a guilty pleasure feeling to it. I like it. There are nice flower...
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    Re: 1970s Greatest Hits

    I was almost making myself laugh thinking of it as Lap-ee-deuce.
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    Re: 1970s Greatest Hits

    I need to try these. Ted Lapidus is one of the most fun to pronounce.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    That soap is good. Very good. It has a big influence on how I think of the smell of sandalwood.
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    1970s Greatest Hits

    I'm curious to see your list and/or narrative of favorite fragrances from the 1970s, or other greatest hits from the 70s that you think others might enjoy, but just aren't for you.

    I'm drawn to...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    From Tradition, I believe, correct, yes. And it seems to check out: first edition has "France" printed on the bottle.

    I can tell the second version is different, but I think it's just as good. I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I don't think of 60 ml as an odd size. It does show up more in vintage, though, I suppose. Is it coming back, though? Who all uses it now - I'm half guessing: Rogue, Polo, YSL?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That looks like first edition to me. Two ounces of the so-called "grail."
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It has Bal-a-Versailles levels of civet in the base.



    Did I see Amazone on your swap list?
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

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    Gengis Khan edt today. This and Mouchoir de Monsieur were surprise bonus samples, fragrances I'm sampling myself. The other 10 are bottles I have backed up.

    This fragrance is a little of...
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    I was born again.
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    Miss Dior would be. It's not yet. I don't wear it much. I might be working up to it. I recognize that it's better than anything I have. I'm not entirely sure how I choose what I wear. A factor with...
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    There's a fair amount of crossover here. Even who owns what can be slightly vague. Mostly, we play along with gender marketing, and wear what's suggested.

    Mitsouko is one of the main crossovers....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is having a good month. You'd mentioned Polo fever sweeping the vintage forum before, and I'd seen it before that with Givenchy Gentleman.

    I'd love to see stats on the old...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I think it boils down to the idea that it's nice when a good smell lasts, and not so nice when a bad smell lasts. It's no fun when a perfume is causing more harm than good. I wasn't born disliking...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That stuff is crazy good.
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    I cannot tell. There are a bunch of niche fragrances that sell for good money that smell to me like worse versions of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal edp which can be had for not much from discounters.

    I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It could have the makings of a cult classic. I haven't disliked something this much since Kouros.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Mature person"

    I don't know if they're the same. FragranceX is a known quantity to me. We've ordered from them, quick and simple. Same with FragranceNet. I'm in the US. At least a couple other people in this thread...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I can do that. I've been fairly straight on likes, neutrals, and dislikes up to now.

    For a big pass like this, my memory limitations come into play, so I have to start summarizing midway.

    The...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Jules had a similar response to Amazone.



    I agree that it's not at the top of the list of chypres I would recommend. There's way more Mitsouko around, which is also more of my ideal chypre.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    They haven't clicked with me, but they've been fun. Not knowing what to expect is fun. I have the seventh and final Givenchy sample in front of me now: 1990s Organza parfum.

    I still expect to...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    Abu - I always enjoy your smelling notes.

    Ponyboi - That is a good looking bottle.

    Bonnette - It's great to have a Mistsouko expert in the thread!

    Sam in London - We were hoping for your...
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    Re: Classic vintage colognes

    Pour Monsieur
    Boss
    Tuscany
    Equipage
    Burberrys for Men
    Guerlain Vetiver

    I'm not into Ho Hang, but I love Ho Hang Club. Azzaro Pour Homme has never clicked with me, but lots of people on here...
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Aramis is so good, and on sites such as fragrancenet, fragrancex, and ebay, you can find good pricing for new 100-ml sprays. Havana and Tuscany are where I would start.

    A Basenoter of note is...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I had it down as a cross between Barbasol shaving cream and Guerlain Derby, and a big thumbs up.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Organza Indécence is a story of a modern fragrance. Futuristic, even.

    This is way too harsh for me.

    A thumbs down, hiding in plain sight with the name Indecency.

    At best, a modern amber....
  38. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'll decant a healthy portion of CC2.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm planning for Givenchy Organza Indecence later today. I'm actually expected to go to the office in person today, so I've gone with Egoiste for the trip.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    There are a bunch of vintage ship pics.

    I'm not one of the people who gets bent out of shape about the reformulated pics.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I’m laughing about Paco Rabanne Pour Homme up a tree. I’ve worn the same overnight.
  42. Re: Which One of These Is Your Favorite Geo. F. Trumper?

    I’d like to get samples of everything from this line. From sampling in the shop, it’s a great line, curiously under the radar for how good it is.
  43. Re: Today was the first time I tried Creed aventus

    Silver Mountain Water is one of the worst Creeds for me. Aventus is probably my favorite, but it hugs the line of cloying.
  44. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Beck! Up for some fragrance pilfering. Depending on the bottle styles, I’ll grab your Bel Ami or Jules.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fun trip! Perfume is great on vacation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    Cat pics needed.



    A big win for the postal service, Royal Mail, I believe. Well done, the lads and ladies.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I’m trying Givenchy Extravagance d’Amarige. This is an edt from the modern era, arguably a precursor of Bleu de Chanel and YSL L’Homme Libre - a slowly developing wood accord that leans synthetic....
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Your smelling notes are good. I like your authenticity.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I have tried it. I have a mini. I'm not a big fan. Ysatis is far more interesting, for my tastes. They're not alike at all as far as I know. I could put that to the test at some point, though - I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This Amarige is out of my comfort zone. It smells like a quality version of what it is. It doesn't come together as something I can embrace at the moment, but it is interesting, almost haunting. I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Through 24 of 36 samples, I think my favorite new ones have been:

    1. Givenchy Ysatis
    2. Molinard Habanita
    3. Millot Crepe de Chine

    Molinard and Millot are houses I don't think I'd tried...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This is a rare day that I haven't been at my computer. I've given Givenchy Fleur d'Interdit parfum a couple spins now. It was better on the 2nd wearing, and less like bubble bath.

    It's...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    What started out as prudence, pulling out tomorrow's sample, has turned into indulgence, I've put some on!

    Givenchy Fleur d'Interdit parfum 1994

    This one is probably not my style. It's bubble...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    That is some stellar synchronizing, and top smelling notes as always. I love some agreement in smelling notes.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I've just spritzed some Givenchy Ysatis (eesa teese).

    One of the ways to get a movingly impressive perfume accord is to go big on white flowers, which is what I think they did here. It has some...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It's interesting to hear people suggesting Moschino Pour Homme as a fragrance to celebrate Epapsiou. There are so, so many to choose from.

    Burberrys for Men the Blue Knight
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme...
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Galop seems to be on the rise.
    I've only given it a couple tries.
    At the time, I wasn't caring
    To try a full wearing.
    Maybe I'd find it's just the right size.
  58. Thread: Walmart?

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    Re: Walmart?

    I've also ordered form Wal-Mart. It works just about the same as Amazon. I'm surprised they don't seem to have more of the online shopping market share, although clearly it's a company doing more...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It's an exciting idea that Givenchy Gentleman is a sort of pre-body odor smell - the early stages of natural man musk.

    Cary Grant has such similar mannerisms in his different roles, like he has a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    You've never done reviews, CC?
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    Re: Thoughts on the Dior "parfum" flankers

    I agree they are big changes from the originals, Fahrenheit parfum develops in a way that makes it more like regular Fahrenheit. Dior Homme Parfum has a light oud note that makes it different than...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    You dug deep to share samples with me! Thank you so much! What a treasure trove - I'm excited at least. I have tried none of those, and my interest in Givenchy is near fever pitch.

    On my last...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Giorgio also has some animalic, a slightly different blend. As much as anyone else, I think I find these two similar. Giorgio VIP is a comparative outlier - I find it fairly different, and nice, but...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I find Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men similar, and pretty much on par with Givenchy Gentleman. It has more vanilla. It has the same kind of development where the heart and base become surprisingly...
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    Re: Guerlain in Miami Beach or Manhattan?

    In Manhattan, Saks on Fifth Avenue and/or Bergdorf Goodman.
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    That's a bummer. In September, they came into this thread to clear things up, but now they won't even answer your emails. Odd.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Good strategy.
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    I'm starting a week of Givenchy.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Our sample today is Givenchy Gentleman. This needs time to develop to get to its best. It's such a big change from the opening to 45 minutes later.

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    This is the start of a Givenchy set.
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    That sounds like more than coincidence. I might have a sample of Noir Anthracite.

    Ombre Leather is interesting. I like how the nozzle smells. That's about as much as I need.
  71. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    Lili - I love your first post. I think you'll find a lot of perfume you love fast. Grayspoole is a top resource for locating, discussing, understanding, and appreciating the good stuff.
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    It sounds like studious sampling. Good work!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    PStoller - I think Gucci Nobile would work for the benevolence vibe.

    Monsieur Montanta - That's a fine looking Warner Polo spray. I wouldn't mind one of those.

    Ciprian - I still need to try...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It was My Sin that had an even more pronounced textured, chalky floral feel. Ma Griffe has the dusting.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Is chocolate associated with Givenchy III? Julie mentioned chocolate during her wearing second wearing of Amazone. Twice, early in my first wearing and in the base on Julie, I thought I was getting a...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Vintage Amazone edt is a solid effort, a great feminine, everyday fragrance.

    I find it easy to wear. There's nothing objectionable. It smells like a green rose fragrance, similar to Chanel No. 19...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I suppose it does fit fairly well. The volume of backups had seemed on the high end, but makes sense to me now.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I like what I'm reading. Please report back on crazy antics at a nightclub while wearing Nightclubbing. This sounds like the right fragrance at the right time. Life begins at retirement, I've been...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I love hearing those background details. I was trying to think how Paco Rabanne fits in with some of your other favorites, and this background nicely satisfies my curiosity.

    For anyone reading in...
  80. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    Current versions:

    Your top pick is Cristalle edt, then, maybe No. 19 edp.

    I think you're going to like Cristalle. The second pick might be the Cristalle Eau Verte.

    For No. 19, the edp is...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Given how good everything has been so far, and given that this is vintage Hermes, my expectations are high. That link from Andre added to the expectation. Andre, who runs the Raiders of the Lost...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Habanita is a great tobacco fragrance, I think. I saw some parfum versions for sale online, and I wasn't feeling a pull to try one. I think I want a 100-ml spray with a box that has a short...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That's a nice exterior shot of one of your Paco Rabanne Pour Homme bottles. It's nice to have a first version.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Habanita is some good stuff. Baby powder and frankincense.

    The opening is so amazing, I was thinking I needed a bottle.

    The first 20 minutes are really something, creating a warm ambiance.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Tiffany for Men is arguably a great reference amber fragrance. It manages to smell a lot like Chanel Pour Monsieur, while eventually settling into an interesting amber base.

    For me, I moved away...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    A couple others are Tiffany for Men and, not as close, but somehow similar to me, Versace L'Homme, which is coming up later.

    Over time, I started to like Pour Monsieur Concentree more than Tiffany...
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    Bois de Paradis by Delrae
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    It's a pity, the restrictions on oak moss,
    Although some artisans don't give a toss.
    If you're Rogue or Spirit Bear,
    You don't give a care.
    It's mainstream perfumery's loss.
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    Re: Fragrance for A Grandson?

    Bleu de Chanel edt is fairly safe.

    Vintage (Cosmair) Polo, is the 2nd bottle on my 14-year-old's shelf, but he's only wearing Bleu de Chanel. I tried to get him into Allure Homme Sport, but so...
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    It's more patterned, like a dark tweed, interwoven browns and grays.
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    Re: Looking for the next..

    Maybe Parfums de Nicolai Patchouli Intense, or something else from Nicolai. They keep a high standard.

    Something crazy enough it just might work: Amouage Fate Woman, if you want to go big.

    Mona...
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Some classics. A couple wild cards. I like it.



    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26120129-3042.jpg
    Armani Eau pour Homme (1984)
    Giorgio Armani
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Third response, as requested for multi-quoting practice.

    It's nice to read your intro. I'm curious to hear more about your perfumes and your experiences with them.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Want brown sugar and woods?
    Chanel has the goods.
    I'm not sure quite why,
    But it's like apple pie.
    Comparisons to Platinum are falsehoods.

    Full disclosure: There have been no comparisons to...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Here's our Egoiste bottle. This might be a woodier-than-normal version, maybe an extra dose of dry rosewood.

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    I'm quite used to this fragrance. I recently finished a 75-ml splash....
  96. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    I read the whole thing.

    I like Bleu de Chanel edt more on someone else than on myself.

    I've never had a moment of smelling Sauvage on someone else, at all, that I know of, and never a moment...
  97. Re: Similar to Paco Rabanne PH with better performance?

    To me, and I’ve never seen anyone else mention it, Kiehl’s Original Musk edt is similar.
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    Re: The 1-Month Challenge?

    I never have worn the same perfume every day for a month, even when I had very few perfumes. I would skip days back then! I would wear the same scented deodorant stick every day for a couple months...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Our preferences are synchronizing, thrilledchilled.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This has been a fun comparison and contrast for Chanel Pour Monsieur.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette Concentree was renamed around 2014, but it was only renamed to Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau...
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