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  1. Why is Versailles Pour Homme not as highly regarded as Patou Pour Homme?

    Patou Pour Homme (vintage) seems to be the gold standard among many, and its priced accordingly. Yet Versailles Pour Homme, an exact contemporary of PPH, can be had for a song. Is it just a matter...
  2. Re: Is Devin a stand-in for Derby? (Side-by-Side Comparison - Response #9)

    I think they're both odious. Devin is a lot more odious than the reformulated Derby.

    Now the VINTAGE Derby is another story...gorgeous stuff. Oakmoss is the counterpoint in this masterpiece that...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur/Lancome Sagamore

    I have the Sagamore tester, so that must be the newer version.
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    Chanel Pour Monsieur/Lancome Sagamore

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (the current version not available in The United States -- this is NOT the Concentree) smells like Lancome Sagamore.
  5. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy the pure EDT vs Concentree

    I'm glad you seem satisfied with your most current version of CPM. I in no way stated that I was dissatisfied with any version of CPM (please read my comments on this thread). First of all, I only...
  6. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy the pure EDT vs Concentree

    I realize that, but a reality check would indicate that, for me at least, it was better to get a newer version, and to "taper off" gradually from CPM EDT in any form. Keeping a vintage scent is...
  7. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy the pure EDT vs Concentree

    Good news! I've just bought this bottle on eBay. I asked the seller if it was the Concentree and received a reply that it is not.

    I want to thank both previous posters for their accurate answers.
  8. Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy the pure EDT vs Concentree

    I have a question regarding where to buy the pure CPM EDT (NOT the Concentree). I posted this question several months ago. At the time, on the Chanel USA website, only the Concentree was offered. ...
  9. Re: Hermes Equipage on 1970's British TV series.

    No, to the right of the white glass bottle is a very large square bottle with a faux tortoise cap banded with yellow metal. That is vintage Hermes Equipage. Funny that it should appear on a woman's...
  10. Hermes Equipage on 1970's British TV series.

    On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aFOQJrzbYo at 54:05 there seems to be a giant size bottle of Hermes Equipage in the middle of the picture. Great story, too. Highly recommended.
  11. Re: What's the most realistic Oud Shower Gel?

    So what's the most realistic Oud Shower Gel?
  12. What's the most realistic Oud Shower Gel?

    I'm new to Oud and willing to get the full Oud experience even if it may be nauseating, so i'll take the full plunge. What's the most realistic Oud Shower Gel?
  13. Any suggestions for creating Reed Diffuser fragrances?

    I have 3 Reed Diffusers I have been using for years. Two of them are antique apothecary bottles (one is a round cobalt poison bottle with crosshatch design, the other is a classic green-ribbed...
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    Re: American and English Poison Bottles

    I guess I was.
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    Re: The New Patou Pour Homme....

    I also have the vintage PPH AS and am satisfied with it. I'll take the vintage AS any day over the "New" PPH.
  16. The subtle beauty of "Versailles Pour Homme"

    I know "Patou Pour Homme" (original) has been lauded and talked to death on these forums, but I'd like to mention its under appreciated step-sibling "Versailles Pour Homme." Since both originated in...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy EDT

    No, you can't buy the EDT from the Chanel website---only the Concentree.
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    Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy EDT

    I have a question. I understand that you can't buy Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT in the United States, you can only buy the Concentree. Where can you buy the EDT if you live in the US? Only on eBay or...
  19. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    It's a dead issue to me.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    If its only sold online then it can't be sampled at the Bergdorf's fragrance counter. In addition, since samples will not be available online from Bergdorfs, then there will be an enormous leap of...
  21. Do you like Fougere Scents? Shower Gel Review

    I've always been partial to fougere scents, and I mean the original concept of fougere , not its metamorphosis over the years. I know there are fougere soaps by Penhaligons and Valobra (can't get...
  22. Where do i post this : Unisex showergel review

    where?
  23. Re: Vintage Patou Pour Homme & Monsieur Rochas in the movies

    Yes, its the squat bottle in the front. Most likely 4 ounces splash. Couldn't be Patou Pour Homme Prive as this pic came out in 1986.
  24. Vintage Patou Pour Homme & Monsieur Rochas in the movies

    Check out this Charles Bronson video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0Jxu9zTJ2A. At 13:53 there is what looks like vintage Patou Pour Homme and Monsieur Rochas (among others---looks like there is...
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    Good Scent to Wear After Gym

    I need a good cheap scent to wear after the gym. I was using Speed Stick Deodorant for years but the scent has really grown old on me and I wanted a change. I currently use Sir Irisch Moos...
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    Re: The Very Worst of 2013

    Patou Pour Homme reissue.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I just received a sample from First In Fragrance. It initially smells vaguely like Neutrogena Raindance shower gel. There's a fruity note, maybe melon. Rather linear--I don't really detect much...
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    Patou Pour Homme reissue

    I just received a sample from First Fragrance. It initially smells vaguely like Neutrogena Raindance shower gel. There's a fruity note, perhaps melon. I don't like it. I've smelled the vintage, and...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    ===.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    ...
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    Re: Clinique Tailoring For Men

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&docid=y68uBhGLXT2oHM&tbnid=t0bi-XyEw2_rVM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2FClinique-Tailoring-For-Men-Pure-Cologne-S...
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    Re: Clinique Tailoring For Men

    It was produced in 1984 by Clinique. Fantastic scent.
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    Clinique Tailoring For Men

    I know this fragrance has been discontinued for quite some time, but I wish there might be a similar fragrance that is more accessible and certainly cheaper. Bottles of this stuff go for big bucks,...
  34. Any more impressions of the new Patou Pour Homme?

    any more?
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    Re: Durer (1971) - Any Info On This One ???

    I used to collect really unknown vintage fragrances and I remember this one. It was a mini bottle, possibly only about 10 ml, a classic chypre. It is French, and the name was based on the...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Well pelle, you got it directly from the horse's mouth or horse's "nose." You can't get that information any more authoritatively than from Thomas Fontaine !
  37. Re: How do you store or organize your fragrances?

    Having had a very large collection, I've winnowed it down to only about 6 or 7 vintages/classics. I keep them in their original boxes in a shelf in my refrigerator. The stuff I use regularly (not...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    We need to hear from "bokaba." He started the whole campaign to reissue PPH.
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    Re: Fragrance clones?

    Gucci Nobile<-------->Lauder For Men
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    Gucci Nobile smells like.....

    Lauder For Men.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I ordered a SAMPLE from First In Fragrance rather than the whole bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.78.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    Leonard Pour Homme.
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    Re: What fragrance would "Donald Draper" of MadMen wear to work?

    Canoe
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    Re: Lemon Eau de Cologne

    Jean Patou Lacoste Eau De Sport (not to be confused with Lacoste Eau De Sport; this fragrance was from Jean Patou, not from Lacoste). Long discontinued. I have a 3.3 ounce frosted, boxed, spray...
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    Re: What do you like to smell on other guys?

    I dunno...I don't like to get TOO close to another guy. As long as he doesn't stink up the place.
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    Jean patou lacoste eau de sport

    dead thread
  48. Acqua di Parma vs RazoRock Colonia Provenzale EDT

    I'm disappointed in RazoRock Colonia Provenzale. It doesn't have that uplifting drydown of AdP. While AdP has a sweet drydown, RazoRock smells kind of sour, and it doesn't last as long as AdP. I...
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    Re: You know what?

    Well, to tell you the truth, I also have the dollar store Old Spice aftershave clone that smells more like the original. I like to alternate that one with the reformulated Old Spice Cologne. Did I...
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    You know what?

    I like the smell of the reformulated Old Spice better than the original. Its more flowery and less spicy, but I like it like that.
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    American and English Poison Bottles

    I have been using a cobalt blue American and a green English poison bottle with red morphine label as reed diffuser bottles. I don't think I'm the only person who thought of this.
  52. Re: Does anybody remember a cologne called Weiss or John Weiss or Wiess

    Its probably this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-John-Weitz-Gift-Set-With-3-8-oz-Cologne-3-8-oz-Aftershave-/380409375665?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58922a6bb1
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    Re: After years of being on this forum...

    I neglected to say that in my refrigerator are 4 bottles of "go to" scents that I use on rare occasions. They are: vintage Equipage EDT, vintage Chanel For Men EDT (not "Pour Monsieur"), Jean Patou...
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    Re: After years of being on this forum...

    Just call me an old fogie.
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    Re: After years of being on this forum...

    You're right........I may be back. Never say never.
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    Re: After years of being on this forum...

    Well, the Old Spice clone from the Dollar Shop is supposedly the closest to the original Old Spice scent. I'm trying to get as back to basics as I can, I guess. This is just my opinion, but I feel...
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    Re: film noir perfumes

    Old Spice.
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    After years of being on this forum...

    I've decided to just drop my former obsession. I just use Irish Spring Deodorant and slap on some dollar store Old Spice clone and call it a day.
  59. Thread: Jovan andron

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    Jovan andron

    What is the big deal about this? I see outrageous prices for this on eBay.
  60. Dana Herbissimo Mediterranean Marjoram Cologne

    Is this fragrance discontinued? I can't find it at any website. Even e-bay doesn't have it.
  61. Re: Old Spice Fresh Lime VINTAGE OLD SHULTON vs INDIAN

    The vintage version smells limey. The Indian version has no lime smell that I can determine. I can't determine if the vintage has gone "off." I'm not an expert about that. But it would seem odd...
  62. Old Spice Fresh Lime VINTAGE OLD SHULTON vs INDIAN

    There is a difference. I received a vintage bottle and the Indian version does smell different.
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    Re: Do you like ANY sport fragrances ?

    Jean Patou Lacoste Eau de Sport
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    Yardley Aftershave and Cologne

    Just received this set. Really brings back memories. Wonderful scents. The aftershave is different from the cologne. Too bad Yardley discontinued these fragrances. These retro scents seem a lot...
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    Re: What is the "true" scent of sandalwood ?

    I think "stale ashtray" best describes the basenotes in MAX FACTOR WOOD GRAINS SANDALWOOD.
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    Re: What is the "true" scent of sandalwood ?

    It is quite linear: smoky and bitter to the "bitter end." No sweetness at all. Longevity, unfortunately, is very good.
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    Re: What is the "true" scent of sandalwood ?

    I have read a thread kindly submitted by one of the respondents to my initial thread. Here is part of it:

    Sandalwood, Santalum austro-caledonicum, Tigerflag – The species names are confusing....
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    Re: What is the "true" scent of sandalwood ?

    If I had to qualify my impressions, I would have to say that there is no SWEETNESS in this fragrance. It smells like something is burning.
    The reason why I like to collect vintage fragrances is...
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    Re: What is the "true" scent of sandalwood ?

    Regarding the replies I have received so far: I bought this already and have given my responses regarding the smell.
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    Re: Vote for your favorite Chanel Men Fragrance

    CHANEL FOR MEN (original formula before they changed the name to CHANEL POUR MONSIEUR)--I have the vintage stuff
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    Re: What are the top COMFORT scents?

    Tabac EDC
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    What is the "true" scent of sandalwood ?

    I have had an opportunity to purchase a bottle of Max Factor Wood Grains Sandalwood. From what I have learned, it came out in 1980. It looks like a run-of-the-mill drugstore fragrance to me. From...
  73. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Mark Cross
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    Re: Bring it back!!

    Clinique Tailoring for Men
  75. Thread: Best Lacoste?

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    Re: Best Lacoste?

    Jean Patou Lacoste Eau de Sport
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    Re: Gucci pour homme, opinions?

    It okay, but give me the original GPH anytime.
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    Re: Monsieur Balmain drydown

    I'm generally not a believer in reformulations, but in this case, I make an exception. The reformulated version (since 1990) is by far superior to the original. The drydown is very unique.
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    Re: Why did you choose your Basenotes name?

    for obvious reasons
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

    You must go to eBay and buy the bottle that states "Chanel for Men"(not "Chanel pour Monsieur"). This is the original formula before it was changed in the '80's. If you see a picture of a bottle...
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    Why I like Avon

    Its because these fragrances are OF THEIR TIME and reflect current trends. Since I collect vintage, its an opportunity to experience, on a very economical level, what fragrances were in vogue at the...
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    Re: The smell of the prairie

    "Lonestar Memories" by Tauer

    "West" by Faberge (discontinued and hard to find)
  82. Thread: On the rocks

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    On the rocks

    On the Rocks EDT by Fragonard: is anyone familiar with this? I bought this blind on eBay. The seller wasn't sure if it was a male or female fragrance. I don't know what year this was brought out...
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    Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Paco Rabonne
    Pierre Cardin
    Aramis
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    Re: you are embarrassed that you like.......

    Rugger Cologne by Avon. I just like it.
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    Anucci Eau de Toilette (1989)

    There's something about this fragrance that's so different from other citrus fragrances. Its sweet and powdery, but there's something else in the mix that I just can't put my finger on. The closest...
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    1959 French ad

    I like it.
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    Re: I want an absolute gothic fragrance !

    Leonard pour Homme (original)
  88. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Ex-Cel-Cis Men's Cologne
    Messire by Jean D'Albret
    Wood Grains Teakwood Cologne by Max Factor
    Wood Grains Greenwood Cologne by Max Factor
    Royal Stag After Shave by Rexall
  89. Re: Review of: Monsieur Lanvin Lavande Aftershave

    Thanks, Simon Moon. Then, I suppose that this is real, unadulterated lavender.
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    Re: I want an absolute gothic fragrance !

    Balafre by Lancome

    Sagamore by Lancome
  91. Review of: Monsieur Lanvin Lavande Aftershave

    I bought this more out of curiosity, and a sense of completion rather than anything else. Since I already have Monsieur Lanvin, Monsieur Lanvin Vetyver (original formula), and Monsieur Lanvin...
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    Re: Rochas Moustache

    I have the vintage and newer versions of Moustache. The vintage is EDC, while the newer version is EDT. There is a definite difference between the two versions. I prefer the vintage, as its much...
  93. Re: Anyone here have the original '70 Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    See this photo for the original formula bottle
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    Re: Ho Hang and Eau De Patou

    Actually there are two version of Eau de Patou: for Men (the cylinder one like Rive Gauche) and for Women (the pyramid-like one).



    There is no Eau de Patou for Men. Please refer to the...
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    My review of: Emilio Pucci Signor Vivara

    Its an old school bright chypre that has good longevity and sillage. Unfortunately, its very hard to find these days.
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    Re: Bought off eBay

    The date on the box states: 1951. The box is very old and smells like old cigarettes. The fragrance is sweet but definitely in the male realm. Its a nice novelty item, very un-PC in its sexual...
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    Re: Bought off eBay

    It states "Aftershave" on the box...........
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    Bought off eBay

    It really does tingle.
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    Re: Acceptable Ladies Fragrances for Men?

    Eau de Caron
    Christian Dior Eau Fraiche
    Diorella
    Eau de Givenchy
  100. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Tanbark Cologne by Lentheric
    Henri Bendel Toilet Water for Men
    Monsieur Vivara by Emilio Pucci
    Messire by Jean D'Albret
    Citruswood by Elizabeth Arden
    Skinny Dip Lemon Cologne by Leeming division...
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