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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Blend 7 (1973)
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    Re: What scent am I missing?

    Amouage Epic Man
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Amouage Bracken
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Roja Dove Elysium Cologne

    per your tastes
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Avon Perceive for Men because I didn't want to think about my fragrance.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon Perceive for Men (2000)

    Lemongrass, mint, amber, cedar. Odd but effective office accord.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

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    Avon Perceive for Men (2000)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Perceive for Men (2000)

    (Basenotes directory shows wrong year)
  7. Re: Best drug store / grocery store brand soaps/body-washes? (available in the US)

    I use Dove Sensitive Unscented so it doesn't dry out skin or clash with my fragrance. I also enjoy Castobell Porto amber and bay rhum soaps for whipping into lather for shaving when I bore of my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Proraso aftershave layered with JB by Jack Black.
  9. Re: Who loves Lush but is a bit snobby about perfume?

    I love

    Lust
    Dirty
    Karma

    and want to own

    Smuggler's Soul
    Sikkim Girls
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Clint (1976)
  11. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    I like in a city and the BF has the car.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (1989)
  13. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    For me personally?

    If supply wasn't a concern they'd be:

    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Azzaro Acteur
    Rochas Globe
    Moschino Pour Homme
    Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo
    Avon Öland
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

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    Montblanc Legend (2011)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

    119120

    Montblanc Legend (2011)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Polo envy is what I get when someone's embroidered horse is bigger than mine.
  17. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I feel like Beau de Jour is the midway point between Zino and Rive Gauche, but greener than either thanks to patchouli.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Kinky



    His Oscar is in the mail.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I'm half German Jew and 1 quarter Scottish and Welsh each so that explains why I love Avon and perfumes that smell like a highland barn. Yeesh. XD
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    This is a terrible take and you should feel terrible for making it. Racist much?



    Yikes for me too.



    Or call the phrenologist to see if the shapes of our heads determine our perfume...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have about 75ml that I break out for nostalgia like once every other year, but other than that I don't wear it anymore.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It became a unicorn and sells for way too much money on the aftermarket. Most people who have it are sitting on it for investment/flipping or are hoarding it because it's so expensive now. Used to be...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Everest (1975)
  24. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme is a masterpiece

    It's funny you say that because both Ted Lapidus and Parfums Balenciaga were owned by The Bogart Group at the time, so it wasn't so much copying the competition, but the same company releasing...
  25. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan last night.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Mancera Cedrat Boise (2011)

    Because I was in the mood for Unaventus
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That last part is the biggest cognitive dissonance I find in my own attraction to vintage perfumes in general.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    The giant dollop of oakmoss in the base is enough for some people to get over the decayed top notes. You might just have a survivor.
  29. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Just get vintage Avon or Revlon fragrances from the 60's: same dry bergamot and vetiver but the woods and patchouli are actually real and the oakmoss bases don't feel like 3M sandpaper on the nose....
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    For me it was Mancera Cedrat Boise.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This one seems to degrade poorly and examples vary wildly in quality because of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Mancera Cedrat Boise (2011)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    118999

    Mancera Cedrat Boise (2011)
  34. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    Sheer insanity.
  35. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    What about overly underrated or underly overrated?
  36. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    There are unicorns, then there's this.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Lipizzan by Parfums de Marly (2010)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Lipizzan by Parfums de Marly (2010)
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I'm so happy someone understands my jokes around here.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    All my fragrances are Schrödinger's Vintage: They're both too new for the die-hards and too old for the casuals!
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Saying that calling things overrated is overrated itself is overrated.

    RATECEPTION
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Vermeil for Men (1995) because I was inspired by chat of it amongst friends here in the forums.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2010)

    A musky green rose and jasmine chypre with a heart of geranium on an oakmoss base??

    IS THIS REALLY PARFUMS DE MARLY??? WHAT DECADE IS THIS????

    I'm still in...
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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    May you have the toughest and coolest of birthdays Mr ToughCool!

    Green Irish Tweed is a great fragrance indeed!
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    I make a terrible guru. I can't even fold my legs in yoga-style without getting a cramp.
  46. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme is a masterpiece

    I wouldn't say it's the first Western fragrance with oud in it, but probably the first trying to mimic an animalic oud accord. Compare Balenciaga pour Homme to modern-day Oud Palao by Diptyque and...
  47. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    You know the old saying... "fake it until you make it". I think that applies here.
  48. Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    That's the one. Launched in 2004 by Realities Cosmetics, which was a branch of Liz Claiborne.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Vermeil for Men by Jean-Louis Vermeil (1995)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The black bottle isn't regular Pierre Cardin, it's a flanker called Pierre Cardin Musk/A Man's Musk. Different scent entirely.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908)
  52. Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    It's on my "to get someday" list.

    (you should try Le Roy Soleil Homme if you haven't)
  53. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Tocade is actually a very interesting smell!
  54. Re: Is the volume 1-spray from a sample bottle the same as 1-spray from a regular bottle?

    Varies. 2 to 1 in most cases.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's also one that seems to have been launched at a bad time. Something like this would sell well if launched now instead of in 2010.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Parfums de Marly Ispazon (2010)

    A nice barbershop ambery fougère with a bit of sweetness and powder.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Ispazon (2010)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Ispazon (2010)
  59. Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme and Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali can also go on this list. If he wants to spend some bucks, Creed Vetiver Geranium is another adjacent scent profile too.
  60. Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    Naw because most of their 2000's output is invariably fresh and synthetic except maybe The One for Men, so there isn't anything to screw up.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Vintage Kouros and Fahrenheit alone are enough to scatter the FragBro Nation to the four corners.
  62. Re: Any fans of Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme?

    This one has a lot of batch variation because Dolce & Gabbana plays fast and loose with both quality control and reformulation, specifically with this fragrance for some reason. I'm not a batch...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Ironically someone just started an "Overrated for you" thread where these would probably make more sense.
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Some of the HUGE lauded DC'd unicorns seem silly to me. They're good representations of their respected genres, but rarely among the best, and some are even just plain bad but became desirable when...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Essencia Lowe's
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Anything with a big fat "fruitchouli" base, or a sandpapery "amberwood" accord.

    If I want to smell like spilled Kool-Aid I'd go to a daycare center. If I want to feel like I'm in Home Depot, I'll...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'd say this one is closer than Bandit is, and Bandit is pretty damn close. To cite Luca Turin, Piguet used premade bases from suppliers that don't exist anymore, and modern Piguet had to recreate...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yeah, I get a little sardonic about the folks here who slam fists on the table and shout

    iT mUsT bE dEeP vInTaGe Or It'S nOt ThE rEaL tHiNg!!!!!1!!

    and sometimes I slip that into my vintage...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Aramis by Estée Lauder (1965)
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    Re: Moschino Toy Boy review

    Vinegar is a base though, not an acid. :/
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    One More Red Nightmare Flanker
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    If Robert Fripp from King Crimson made a perfume it would be this.

    Also: Jaïpur Homme may be another good one to add. (EdT is more fougère, EdP is more oriental).
  73. Re: Bought my first bottle of amber pour homme...

    I still want a bottle of this.
  74. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne (1996) is the ultimate cheap compliment getter.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Makes sense to me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Evaporation can fix some of that problem at the cost of top notes, because I accidentally left some 4711 unsealed, lost half the liquid (high in alcohol anyway), and was left with a neroli EdT...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Capucci pour Homme (1967)

    I'll join you with the 80's vintage I own. Also agreed, this is an academic chypre through and through, not much to change over the years until oakmoss...
  78. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    To me they're different worlds.

    The Caron is classic old industrial Pre-WWII dandy

    The MFK is 21st century tech affluent masculinity.

    Aka: John Rockefeller vs Elon Musk
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    I'm with you on this one. There's pedantry and there's perfumery; one's not so enjoyable as the other.
  80. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I compared Dior Homme 2020 to mid-century drugstore masculines and just like them, it seeks to be the fragrance for the man who doesn't really want to wear a fragrance, or at least be noticed for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    [Size=6]Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)[/sized]
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    I think Pasha de Cartier (1992) belongs on this list, especially because you like Jazz Prestige.
  83. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Chevrolet d'Ordinary by Parfums d'Heresay.
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    Careful now, hanging with an antiestablishment cat like me will land you in hot water with the ol' boys club 'round 'ere. *wink*
  85. Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    How darest thou insulteth the mighty something or other thingie perfume!!

    In all seriousness, I love GIT, but anyone not caring for it can still be my friend. Also, you have me wanting to try...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wanted something dandy!
  87. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    I just came back to check in on the replies and they are all top-notch!

    As for me, fragrance completes me in the way that it expresses a mood, minset, aesthetic or vibe that I have or wish to...
  88. Re: 13 years after release, Diesel Fuel For Life (2007)

    Sounds semi-interesting
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    Re: Lord molyneux - sensational !

    I need to update this by saying Lord Molyneux had a brief but significant dip in price that provided me the right time to strike, while Quartz flooded the market in tester form recently and sells for...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908)

    I see this as something of a simpler, cleaner precursor to Guerlain L'Heure Bleue (1911) that relies less on a proto-fougère base and layering...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

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    Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908)

    118765
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908)
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I managed to avoid buying Aramis Special Reserve, CK Eternity fM in A/S format (for shaving), and avoided buying a bigger bottle of Paul Sebastian. Yeah, nothing rare, nothing discontinued, nothing...
  95. Re: Latest Azzaro Wanted Flanker - Wanted Tonic!

    I think the synthetic incense note in Wanted actually works pretty well with the ginger.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Chevalier D'Orsay by Parfums D'Orsay (1911)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I had a chance at that one but prices got a little too stupid before I could bite.
  98. Re: Let’s Talk: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

    I love it and it's my most-worn Creed. Having said that, it isn't $420 good but if you can get 100ml for about half that, you have a solid versatile "smell like a rich man" classic.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Reiterating and simplifying this to state "anything I don't like that a lot of people do is overrated". That tends to be how most of these posts read.
  100. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    This one is a favorite of mine! There is a tremendous vetiver under the spice too! Designers don't dare make them like this anymore.
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