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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.
  5. 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...
  14. 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....
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  35. Re: Need Advice about Sending Large Amount of Samples within US Securely!

    I use the United States Postal Service. The post office is the main place, by far, where people ask me about perfume.

    You could send the lot to me.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    True. What's gone, arguably, is the simple elegance of Pour Monsieur, and a perfect, but light and subtle, woods note. Also gone is an unobstructed view of the beautiful moss.

    Added: vanilla,...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Today we're sampling Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree, from the 30-ml bottle on the right.

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    I had easily preferred regular Pour Monsieur for years, and thought the Concentree was sort of...
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    Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    I have mini's of both versions. I'm not a huge fan of either. The edt is discontinued, rare, and expensive, making it a less attractive option to my way of thinking. For vetiver, you could try Elie...
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    Re: Suggestions for samples for my wife

    Sometimes the perfume company websites will sell samples.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Here's the bottle for today's sample:

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    Earlyn's notes describe it well. I agree it smells posh. I love the moss.

    The citrus smells part lemon, part bergamot. There's a vague sense of...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Vagabond moved to a beaver pond.

    I like comparing vintage Antaeus and Dioressence. To my mental cataloging system, they become similar in the base.

    For the moment, the three versions of...
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    Re: Suggestions for samples for my wife

    I'd also suggest skipping Oud Wood.
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    Re: What "propellant gas" really is?

    That is some confusing labeling.

    It doesn't make sense to me.

    Ah - It's not as bad as I first thought (I had seen the same bottle labeled as 15 g and 17 g, and got a "does not compute" error)....
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    I feel like I'm smelling castoreum in the base of Dioressence, that some of the sweetness is coming from it.

    Here's a poem from Basenoter Vagabond in Paris on castoreum:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Another winner from Aero. Great work on the Paco Rabanne collecting. I have the second version.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I think Aero plays around with post-processing on the photos to get some amazing textures.
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    Good call. I also like Balenciaga Pour Homme for Freewheelin' Vagabond, another ambitious house flagship.
  48. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    Balenciaga pour Homme
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm wearing this now. I'm a recent convert to Dioressence. This sample of Earlyn's is superb. This is from 1969. That date makes sense.

    This is a blockbuster of a perfume.

    The resin-y...
  50. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Can Peter call you when the helicopters are descending on his house to take away his stuff?
  51. Thread: Hello!

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    Re: Hello!

    I don't know much about the perfumes you listed - I'm still learning.

    I like some of the old, established houses (Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, Hermes, Givenchy) and some artisan startups (Rogue, Spirit...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I'm quoting these to keep them handy.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Dune has been on my to-try list for a long time, years. Basenoter Kotori likes Dune, and made me curious.

    On first spray, I was feeling cautious. Almost worried. That intense, modern-smelling...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Yes, I was thinking of the vintage (gold cap) edt. I'm close to getting along with it. The more recent versions don't come as close to being something I could get into. Current Heritage is like a...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    There's something "too much" about Heritage for me, I'm not sure what it is.

    Most me is something like the older versions of Antaeus. That was nice juice. To more fully geek out: the short-lived...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I love the smelling notes on Jules, Earlyn, PStoller, and LiveJazz.

    Also of note: venerable Basenoters Monsieur Montana and Avecesar prefer the current version of Jules over vintage, which I still...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    I can not hang with Guerlain Heritage, although one day I might grow into it.

    The Tom Ford Private Blends aren't my style, except for maybe Rive d'Ambre.
  58. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I didn't know that backstory.

    I have been a late, late adopter to smartphones, but I can now testify that anyone with a smart phone can take a picture of anything and post it on here in seconds -...
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    I participated in one or two splits he organized.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    This is Jovoy? Thatís quite a good name.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    DuNezDeBuzier is the main Basenoter who got me excited to try Jules, although he didn't get around to submitting his review until January 2018:



    Thinking about Jules as the scent of 2019, I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Happy accident, dude. This is defo the wrong place to post for fragrances wanted, although I could see how you got there - but Jules is what you want, our sample of the day. Gucci Nobile is much less...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

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    We're sampling Jules today, from the 1990s bottle on the left.

    This is the most recent addition to my permanent collection, which is what I call it when I get a couple 100-ml backup...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Thank you so much for hosting the Coty set! I'm a fan.

    We've come to a jointly-hosted three-night set on Dior! I'll make a new post for Jules.
  65. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    It might be the same one or two people every time who are looking for evidence, I'm not sure. I hadn't noticed it being too wide spread.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Nice work on the picture, Aero! Keep them coming.
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I thought about "bias" too after Monsieur Montana mentioned that. It's a term in flux, I think. According to Merriam-Webster, it has connotations of unfairness. I think of it more as unintentional...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    I've now tried the ones in bold. I think L'Origan and L'Aimant smell like fragrances of a similar style, with warm, sweet bases.

    Overall, I'm more excited by these than, say, the Godet's from the...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    It's a great fragrance, Coty Chypre, as is Coty L'Aimant.

    Coty L'Aimant smells more like a Basenotes darling-type fragrance, with its richness.

    How much do you think L'Aimant violates IFRA...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Coty L'Aimant. I love this one. The opening is floral aldehydes heaven - sweet jasmine, according to my mental frame of references.

    There are warm woods in the background.

    I could wear this....
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I could do half, and defer to you for thoughts on another 15.

    1. Chanel Pour Monsieur
    2. Christian Dior Jules
    3. Chanel Antaeus
    4. Chanel Egoiste
    5. Christian Dior Fahrenheit
    6. Givenchy...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    Are you going to put some vigor toward a top 30 list of your own? I'd read that.
  73. Thread: The Decant Shop

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    Re: The Decant Shop

    I tried getting to their site just now and couldn't.

    I was going to try a test run, to see how long it would take. When I'd used it years ago, I got stuff right away.

    The most recent place I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I have similar thoughts about Eau Sauvage Parfum.
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    Re: Question about current Paco Rabanne pH?

    Even between vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme and current Original Kiehl's Musk edt, I think Kiehl's compares well. I'd likely go for Kiehl's over Paco for current versions.
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    Great list. Lot's of fragrances with big personalities. I gravitate toward Chanel and Dior, and put my favorites from your list in bold. Egoiste Platinum, from that list, would be a top-30 fragrance...
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    Re: Amber Sultan, Amber 114, or Grand Soir

    Here's a fan of amber fragrances. I agree the three listed are good ones. I'd like to try this one that SJG likes at some point - I have no doubt it's a good one.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Thank you, House of Phlegethon! We had our first snow yesterday, and the sun came out right after. The last drops of snow are melting on the branches. That's the hammock on the left, still out, and a...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    It's great to have a new sniffer in the thread! I like following the progress of the CC project.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Coty Chypre

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    Coty Chypre. I do like a chypre. I'm finally now wearing Coty Chypre.

    It's a religious moment.

    I have smelled this around.

    This is a clean, safe, slightly feminine chypre.

    My reference...
  82. Thread: Hello everyone

    by Bavard
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    Re: Hello everyone

    Great first post, Ruff Diamond. You'll not find much better fragrances than Egoiste and vintage (old-version) Givenchy Gentleman. Certainly not for my tastes.

    The list you're considering looks...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I think I've tried L'Arte de Gucci and Diva, and that I was into them, especially L'Arte de Gucci.



    I don't think I've had anosmia with Ho Hang Club. I'll often get a bit on clothing, and I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I've worn the Paris pdt twice today. I think it's a great companion fragrance to the edt. The edt lasted longer, I think. For a special occasion, I would add the pdt to the edt.

    I got the...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    They take less space! I think you would like CrÍpe de Chine. I can send you any of these, even some midway and the rest later.
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    Re: Egoiste Platinum versus Platinum Egoiste

    It's nice to see a Platinum Egosite fan. I think the France and US plants use different batch code systems. The engraver or etching tool is / was in France. In the US, it was a pixel-y dot-matrix...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    I could hold on to the Sous le Vent.
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    Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    Sure.
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    Re: Which Guerlain next?

    The current version of Derby sells for $250, I think, which is a lot to ask, but if I wanted to add a Guerlain, that's the one I would go for. Some people might much rather have 6 fragrances for $40...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm trying Coty Paris edt. This is fairly different from anything I've sampled recently.

    It smells like a nice, casual, everyday fragrance.

    It smells like a lotion for dry skin, a fresh...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I see that one (Paco from 1996) is getting mixed reviews. I hadnít known of it. I had been trained, off site, by someone whose little brother wore Paco Rabanne Pour Homme during the 80s to simply...
  92. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    Why not? There's already the Worlds Most Expensive Perfume.
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    Re: Derviche - Rogue Perfumery

    Yes, Derviche is a good one. I've tried Emeraude, and don't really find them similar.

    Derviche is sort of like Egoiste, to make an easy reference - a warm, sweet, ambery fragrance.

    Derviche...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Paco
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    Our sample today is Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, from the bottle on the right.

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    I don't know if the "Le Club" naming came before or after "Ho Hang Club." These two versions smell the same to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'll be curious how you get on with this one. I had a bottle, wore it six or seven times, and got rid of it. I did like it at first, but over full wearings, I didn't like it enough to keep it....
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    Great thread, Not Spending a Million. I like the signature line more than the private line, and my favorite for the moment is Velvet Orchid.
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

    If you like Dior Joy, it would make two of us.
  99. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    It's a coincidence that the discontinuation news broke shortly after this thread had started.

    I like hearing the diversity of opinion - that there are fans of the current parfum concentrations.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I won't be surprised if the smell of the two is indistinguishable, even though the coloring is so different.
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