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  1. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    I own this version and have vintage samples. I like them both. You can't go wrong here, just don't buy "Gentleman Givenchy".
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yeah, I also remember the original marketing for Balenciaga Ho Hang was unisex too. Seemed there was a flurry of attempts to stir a unisex craze in the 70's that fell on deaf ears because gender...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You got yourself a true unicorn there. No information, never appears for sale, and I presumed to be extinct until I saw this photo of your bottle. Nice to finally see a surviving example in the flesh...
  4. Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    Makes sense. To be honest, the term "sociopath" is probably just a portmanteau of sociological and psychopath somebody outside the psychology field concocted and it stuck, since it basically just...
  5. Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    The Tsar is discontinued so if you're afraid to miss out, that would be your only driving force to buy. Otherwise, the vetiver is a better option.
  6. Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    Probably off-topic, but isn't sociopathy really just a milder shade on the psychopathy spectrum?
  7. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I agree with this 100%.

    People often conflate having an opinion (whether detailed or blunt) as having an ego/sense of honor, when it really isn't. Once you hit that reply button, it's onto the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Next to Chanel No. 5 and Avon Charisma as my mother's all-time favorite.
  9. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Is that even something you can still buy? These photos were from the 80's.
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    Re: Hugo Boss Boss

    Looks fishy to me
  11. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I feel that completely. Folks here in Seattle make bank too and still swamp elevators with Curve or Joop. They buy their cars from Mercedes but their cologne from Marshall's. Priorities. :p



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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

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    Explained in another thread, but this is just effortlessly classy and romantic, comforting and sophisticated. A leather chypre and an oriental in one.

    Avon Black Suede (1980)
  13. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    It might be a little too "on brand" for me to play devil's advocate, but if Mr. Prince here is of sufficient fiduciary means to consider $230 a mere trifle, and roughly $5 per ml is seen as a good...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

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    Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein (1989)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

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    Eternity for Men by Calvin Klein (1989)
  16. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I've sniffed it and it smells the same to me, I just prefer the older bottle design. Avon ignores IFRA where they can because they sell direct so they don't need to worry about liability as much,...
  17. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Of course you all know I have to bring the Avon, because nobody else will mention it, so I insert my all-time favorite into this thread:

    Avon Black Suede (1980)

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    This is has an...
  18. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    They do work but they go stale after they've absorbed so much and dried out.
  19. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    It is! I keep two Starbucks cups with whole beans in the glass cabinet to keep the mixed perfume smell down. Also good for guests to sniff when testing.
  20. Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    This actually sounds good
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    Re: Boucheron Homme question

    I need to wear this again soon.
  22. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    I think I covered the snobs one with the more politely-titled "tastemaker experience" in my original post, and I haven't dated the opposite sex in a long time, but the rest I can do:

    The Frag Army...
  23. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Questionable taste in scented candles too (Bath & Body Works bag)
  24. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Me 20 years ago
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    Me 5 years ago
  25. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Platinum Égoïste: If you could only choose one which would it be?

    After my previous post, I did go and buy Platinum Égoïste first, but only because it filled a niche in my wardrobe that Green Irish Tweed wouldn't have filled. I'll eventually get GIT, but it will be...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Lots and lots of Avon was campy and kitschy from the 40's until almost into the 90's.

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  28. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    A recent encounter with vintage Intoxication by D'Orsay (1938) left me feeling this way. Very sour masculine citrus top that smelled like it belonged in something more akin to Moustache (which I...
  29. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    I've done the classic/vintage "cologne guy" stereotype experience, but here are the others:

    The waste of money experience:

    Not a perfume by Juliet Has a Gun
    Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Let's not forget L'Occitan by L'Occitane.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Whereas something like Givenchy Gentleman (2018 reboot) is literally the opposite: disformulated and recontinued. :p
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    Nice portmanteau name
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    Re: AdP Colonia Assoluta?

    This is still available at Nordstrom and the ADP website has it for sale here too, so I'm not sure what's going on in Europe.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    1881 Pour Homme by Nino Cerruti (1990)

    Such a brilliant men's floral. This is amazing on a warm (but not blistering) day.
  35. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    I'll add a few extra to cover what hasn't been:

    11: Despite popular fragrance community opinion that all all modern designers smell the same in the wake of predominant chemical use, fragrances...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    1881 Pour Homme by Nino Cerruti (1990)
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I've been as fair as I can be in reviews, but I honestly feel like I could have been a lot meaner in light of the shilling and cynicism. It's basically Tom Ford's reinvention gimmick with Creed's...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's one of those "can't be too hot or too cold" kind of things, which is why I wear it so infrequently.
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Anything rose, anything animalic, anything green and/or mossy, anything leathery.
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    I'm still waiting for their next record to drop.
  41. Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    Here is one

    TAI WINDS

    ODLRPH

    EDP 100ML
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    Re: Kouros Soothing Shaving Foam

    A Kouros shave must be a Hell of a shave indeed
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Avon Island Lime (1965)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Kenneth Cole Signature (2005)

    I hadn't worn this one for almost a year, but after getting my nose on it again, I have to say that it's a really nice underdog from the early KC lineup. It...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    No no, it's OUDmazing.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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    Kenneth Cole Signature (2005)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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    Kenneth Cole Signature (2005)
  48. Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Man or woman, if I had to induce that much mental anxiety over what the other person thinks of my socioeconomic standing based on my choice of perfume, I'd never even consider saying hello to them.
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    N.Cal uses stock photos from Google (but so do a lot of BNers lol)
    I don't think too much on it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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    Avon RPM (2002)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

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    Avon RPM (2002)
  52. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    If it's not getting released here for me to test, it isn't of my concern because I never online blind-buy these kinds of things.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Dior Sauvage (2015)

    Enjoying the day with Norma L Imbanol. She's a nice gal.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

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    Because I'm still bringing home the bacon.

    TGIF people!!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

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    Dior Sauvage (2015)

    I'm on a roll with these hated mainstream scents this week.
  56. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    You can share my popcorn.
  57. Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Definitely not my "nappy" but I'll try it.
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    No, but their old logo looks like a speed metal band
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I found Lavender Extrême to be extremely cynical like TF's Lost Cherry and F*cking Fabulous releases.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    renewed.
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    Re: Soap battle

    Sung Homme by Alfred Sung will come in off the top turnbuckle and clothesline them both for the world title.

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    Re: The latest Curve flanker, Spark.

    TBH Liz Claiborne Spark is something of an underdog boozy spicy frag. I hope this doesn't "replace" it. Crap like this is also why nobody respects the original Curve, which is quite nice.
  63. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Thank you.

    Clones of Aventus: Club de Nuit Intense/Pineapple Vintage Intense: Both these houses try to ape not just Creed, but any other popular or noteworthy house making fragrances people want...
  64. Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    A new bottle will seem weak. This one is like Creed and needs a bit of oxygen in the bottle after a few wears to open up. Once it does, all-day performance.
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    Re: A question for women

    I try my best
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I liked Essence but found it too much the same to warrant the purchase, but for those really crazy for the accord, you can never have too many variants.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Let them bitch and moan. I'm cheering you on!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)

    This is Eau d'Hermès 2.0 to my nose, and I love it to pieces. It's drier and wears in warmer weather better than EdH, but it isn't necessarily better overall,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    The stuff is a surprisingly good wear as a no-frills chypre. I love it.

    Also wearing one of your favorites:

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

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    MANDOM by Gatsby (1970)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

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    MANDOM by Gatsby (1970)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    MANDOM by Gatsby (1970)
  75. Re: What are the notes in Neutrogena's Rainbath shower gel?

    Something about necrotic lemmings and reformulated shower gels not smelling like vintage perfumes. Definitely a David Lynch vibe here.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I love the art deco lettering.
  77. Re: 3.4oz (100ml) vs 6.7oz (200ml) Frags

    I recommend Versace Man Eau Frâiche for your climate. Comes in 200ml too.
    Eros is better as a night time scent but YSL La Nuit de L'Homme is the best option.
    Another day option would be Terre...
  78. Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    Likely synthetic due to the quantities they produce.
  79. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    Problem is, I like something from all of them, and was tempted to make more. I'm bad at being picky.
  80. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    I'm a big fan of their amber soap. I have to get it at Cost Plus World Mart. Pairs great with most amber perfumes or adds a "base" of sorts to an EdC like Guerlain Cologne Impériale or 4711.

    - - -...
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    Re: Is Cedrat Boise a safe blind buy?

    There are no safe blind buys, only decreased risk of disappointment if the scent is in your wheelhouse.
    In this case, Cedrat Boise is a good companion for an Aventus fan, but not a substitute nor a...
  82. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    For me I come into town via 550 from Bellevue (cheaper than trying to park) so I have an hour to kill before work and drop in there now and then as part of several different routes I walk to my...
  83. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Sorta reminds me of that musician B.B. Hendrix. Didn't he write that song Foxy Lucille?
  84. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    I would go by "experiences"

    The current mainstream experience:

    Dior Sauvage
    Bleu de Chanel
    Terre d'Hermès
    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb
    Paco Rabanne Invictus
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Acqua di Giò Pour Homme (1996)

    Another mega mass-appeal fragrance, but one that really works on a hot day like today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

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    Acqua di Giò Pour Homme (1996)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

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    Acqua di Giò Pour Homme (1996)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Acqua di Giò Pour Homme by Giorgio Armani (1996)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    That's one I haven't tried!



    Re-upping the scent the Youtube Juice Bros love to hate. I'm a devil so this works for me.
  90. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Gucci by Gucci wasn't a flanker of anything, so the sport is just a flanker, not a flanker of a flanker.
  91. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    I've never stepped foot in that particular store.
  92. Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Which one is that?
  93. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    The local Bellevue Neiman's surprises me how they keep their doors open, because if you're not head-to-toe tailored, go right to thing you want and drop a black card in the first 10 seconds, it's...
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    Re: A new summer freshie

    Allure Homme Sport Cologne might be another good option for herbal citrus freshness.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm gonna run riot on Guerlain one day and scoop up bottles of VdN, l'hB, AL'O, and the classic EdCs like Imperiale, but not yet. ;)
  96. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Yeah the entire company started from that store, so their reputation rests on it. Only time I ever feel bad buying a scent I test in store from a discount site is when I do it there.
  97. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    The flagship Nordstrom actually canned a young dude at the men's counter for hovering and sharking all the sales from the rest of the team. That store has this huge "we're all friends here" vibe...
  98. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    They can give me lifetime access to free bottles if they want.




    Thank you, and now for our next act, Democritus and I will juggle all the missing caps from the Fragrance One bottles.
  99. Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Good one! Don't own it yet!
  100. Re: Latest Issey Miyake - Pulse Of the Night!

    All these limited Issey flankers sell out in a month and end up $200 on eBay before I even know they exist.
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