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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I think that's what I wore. The bottle pictured is no longer in my possession, actually. The one I used yesterday is a 105g atomizer bottle.
    When do you think the first major reformulation took...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Maybe because it had been a while since I'd worn it? The page for GG indicated that I last wore it in December.
    It just smelled great, lifted my spirits a bit, and made me remember why I fell for it...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's always good, but this wearing in particular was so, so satisfying.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Givenchy Gentleman (1974)


    https://i.imgur.com/ICFxAby.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, I do always try to get the vintiest example I can find. :happy:
    It doesn't make a lot of sense when it's a perfume I've never smelled, but I guess it's my idea of fun.


    It's Ô de Lancôme...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Did I turn you on to that one? And did you get yourself a bigger bottle?

    It's one of a handful of fragrances I got to know through the purchase of a small decant first, before I threw caution to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    But they left the batch code alone? That's the thing that seems most odd to me. I mean, I'm happy to have the juice, but I'd still be interested to know the thinking behind the obliteration of the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I remember seeing this bottle in a previous post. Those are grinding marks on the back, aren't they? Too funny. I've gotten a few bottles that had had the batch code ground off. On one of my boxes of...
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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    What about the mid-vintage, a.k.a. the vintage second formulation?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For a split second, my mind always decodes this to "scent of the minute".
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Calandre and Rive Gauche (YSL) may be the two you are thinking of. Seems they were created by the same nose (Michel Hy), and I too find them very similar.
    Metal doesn't remind me of either.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love Fraicheur. It was my first Kouros, and I used to wear it *a lot*. I wasn't really moved by the original at first, but that changed when I got hold of some vintage stuff. My tastes may have...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    . . . in which a '93 release is the youngster. :laugh:

    I really like the Davidoff and Givenchy, too.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    kouros fraicheur (1993)


    https://i.imgur.com/qnes7uP.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Oh, just a little Basenotes humor. Sticker label, wink-wink, you know.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Fake Antaeus


    https://i.imgur.com/49hUG1L.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Shiseido Murasaki (1980)


    https://i.imgur.com/6dhdNOf.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Shiseido Murasaki (1980)

    I've never smelled the revamped Murasaki, but from what I read, it is way different from this stuff. The older Murasaki reads to me as a sort of softer Chanel No.19.

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    Re: Help needed identifying Kouros vintage

    If I remember correctly, the "Paris" on the bottom (as opposed to "Parfum Corps.") dates this to the period from 1981 to 1986. The batch code is partly obliterated, but what can still be seen looks...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ô de Lancôme (1969)


    https://i.imgur.com/pLZ0vFL.jpg
  21. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    I realize that the sentiments expressed in my earlier post may have struck some as odd (not necessarily you, Fiveoaks!). It is rare that I start a thread in any of the forums, but if the topic were a...
  22. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    When I do post, it is mostly in the Vintage Perfume forum. In fact, I am hesitant to post in the Female Fragrance Discussion forum (not that I would have much to contribute) precisely because I feel...
  23. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    I sort of lost track.

    3 or 4 50ml Ritz
    1 or 2 50ml Parfums Corp.
    2 50ml Fraicheur white box (a.k.a. Sanofi?)
    20-odd ml of Eau de Sport that I accumulated by buying some 5ml sample vials.

    The...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Jicky (1889)


    https://i.imgur.com/KEziZNX.jpg
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur bottles

    I have two of the 100ml sprays, both from around 1990, and this one 118ml splash from the mid-'70s.

    It has the little "collar" between the cap and shoulders that seems to have been a feature of...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I believe that's 3rd Man (Caron).
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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    I reserve the descriptor for bottles that are at least 20 years old. Others have their own definitions, and I understand (some of) the reasoning given.
    Still, I do think it is unfortunate that the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    eau de patou

    I've been decanting to a small spray bottle, and since the juice that was in it had been in it for some time, I decided to just empty the thing on myself in preparation for a refill....
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sport de Paco Rabanne


    https://i.imgur.com/0hJ91cD.jpg
  30. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    With the example I have, the oakmoss hangs around for hours, but I suppose no one else can really smell it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    bijan for men


    https://i.imgur.com/SIljcEa.jpg
  32. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I got my hands on a mini a few years back. This is strong stuff. Just dabbing a bit on one arm gives me the sense of having given the fragrance a "full wear".


    https://i.imgur.com/MP96Cum.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One of that era might be something I can pull off. Once in a while. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That thing is bad-ass.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It is sort of classy in an understated way. Matches the scent.
    And it's pressurized, to boot. I really doused myself this morning.

    Refills may have been available at one time, although I have yet...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Signoricci 2 (1976)


    https://i.imgur.com/Pm05nvH.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/m5X6v7g.jpg
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    Re: Jicky-Shalimar Myth: Animalics

    Nor do I.
    Granted, I have never smelled the parfum, but I do own vintage examples of the EDC, the EDT, and the PDT (all dating to the 1980s).
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Not that I need a special reason to wear it, but. . .
    Happy Kouros Day.

    This bottle dates to 1985. The "button" gets stuck in the down position after each press and has to be pulled back up. I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It didn't come with a box, but I'm pretty sure it's a 15ml bottle. I love the base notes.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    YSL Rive Gauche (1971)


    https://i.imgur.com/Pn75QyQ.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've seen it compared to a number of things, none of which I have ever smelled.
    I guess I'm the wrong person to ask!

    Like you, I'm wary of blue stuff. Aqua Quorum was a blind-buy, at most $10 +...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's so unlike anything else I own, but it just works. I am really enjoying it today. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    aqua quorum (1994)

    The sole aquatic I keep around.


    https://i.imgur.com/Uh5DBwF.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I was pretty sure it would. It's been my observation that Dior was lax in their use of the "e" sign well into the 1980s.




    That sounds lovely. I have the parfum, and just wish I could find a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Looks good. I'd love to get a nice bottle of the EDT.

    I'm guessing early- to mid-'80s on this one. There's an EMB code on the box, I take it?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I imagine we smelled fabulous.

    The EDC I wore was not actually from the bottle shown, but from a 45ml spray. It's probably very close in age to your EDT.


    https://i.imgur.com/w5xUX7U.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Chanel No.19


    https://i.imgur.com/JkEDSM8.jpg
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    Re: Can we start a Rochas thread?

    I also like Monsieur Rochas edt Concentree. The closest thing I've smelled to it is Hermes Equipage, but I prefer the Rochas.

    I had a bottle of Femme parfum that seemed to have seen better days. I...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Probably missed a few of 'em.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The case itself is not much to look at, so I left it in the bag. :)

    I thought about you after putting this on. I wondered if you had tried it and whether you liked it. It doesn't surprise me that...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Beats me. I've just always thought it odd that those bottles seem to be without batch codes, and the one place I haven't checked is the collar.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Missoni parfum (1981)


    https://i.imgur.com/vhYimuy.jpg
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Here's that code I mentioned.


    https://i.imgur.com/B3alx3M.jpg


    On a side note, I wonder if those 100ml Chanel EDT sprays from the '80s and '90s that seemingly have no batch codes do in fact...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Alcohol content is indicated on the bottle only (85% vol.). And there is no "e" sign on the box, which I read somewhere is an indication that it's an early bottle.

    The box is unusual in that it...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    I don't know enough about the history of this one. My bottle doesn't seem to have a batch code, and the back of the box has the following info on it:


    https://i.imgur.com/UvMNzKV.jpg


    It...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Aromatics Elixir (1971)


    https://i.imgur.com/HIhCQGN.jpg
  57. Re: Maybe it's time to FINALLY move on from vintage Polo

    Is Polo a fragrance that tends to go off? My impression has been the opposite, that it seems to hold up very well.
    Granted, I have not smelled a huge number of examples of vintage Polo, and can't...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Kouros


    https://i.imgur.com/y0WVPdR.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Trussardi (1982)


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  60. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It sounds like you decided to walk away. I would do the same. It seems that vintage Dune is not very hard to find. The 50ml bottle I linked to yesterday sold for $36 (+$5 shipping).
  61. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It looks to be the right stuff. I don't know the purported timeline of Dune reformulations, so I'm not sure which version this is. With that said, the juice color suggests vintage, and the spray tube...
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    Re: AZZARRO PH Vintage

    I'd love to see some photos. I was starting to wonder if the 30ml bottles ever had stickers, or whether they all had the text printed on the glass.
  63. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It may be that all the deep orange boxes are like that. I'm just not sure.



    That sounds right to me, too. In fact, I wasn't sure Dune was ever available as a splash.



    He came to my mind...
  64. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    I have never seen a fake Dune. I think they'd be easy to spot, because the bottles for Dune are rather elaborate. Current prices don't look too bad, in my opinion.

    I'm far from an expert on...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Krizia Uomo

    "What's it been, about four years? Yeah, I remember you."


    https://i.imgur.com/y3BNJ1u.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    What was that about, I wonder? :)

    I've noticed that the vintage has become highly sought after. I have a bottle with a little left in it. If I can find it, I'll see how it does as a bin liner...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Isn't it great?
    I'm wearing the EDP. I've never compared the EDP and parfum head-to-head. I should do that.

    With that first comment, you're making me think I need to step up my game. :laugh:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    https://i.imgur.com/SJF6vFQ.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yup. :)



    Damn. I had a feeling there was another. Poor Dior-Dior.

    See if you can find that Jules decant. That is, unless you just had Dior-Dior in mind for the finale.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The original Dioressence packaging looks as if it is meant to evoke something, but whatever it is escapes me. Looks cool, though.



    In that case, Poison Day is surely just around the corner! /s...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You remember correctly, the bottle I decanted from was similar to the one in the photo. When I look at those bottles, I feel the designer is trying to tell me something in a language I don't...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That took longer to get than I care to admit.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's a shame. I was looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Eau de Caron. I guess you could still give them, but. . . .
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I was fortunate to find a 30ml bottle, and the price was right.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's awfully good. :happy:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm not ready to call it that, but my appreciation grows by the minute. It's a lot more interesting on skin than it was on a test strip. The scent reminds me a little of Monsieur Lanvin, but the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Monsieur Carven (1978)


    https://i.imgur.com/e4qtrZB.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    KOUROS


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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not sure, but I think the 6ml purse sprays were introduced in the early- to mid-'80s. Probably at the same time as the 50ml and 100ml sprays with the metal-skinned construction.

    Your 7.5ml...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    That's interesting. I had to get mine out for a closer look. Turns out, it's made the same way as yours.
    I can't pull the bottom piece off (hot-melt glue is holding fast), which is probably why I...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I have a 6ml spray of No.19 labeled "Spray Parfum". The case has the metal-skin-over-plastic construction. (Sort of a miniature version of the 50ml spray shown below.) Mine has "New York" on the box,...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Yes, I think the band color is the only difference with those early sprays. And by the way, the only purse flacons I have seen have been for No.5. Not to say they don't exist for No.19, but if they...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    That's been my impression, too. It's not currently in the Top 10 of fragrances "Popular with the girls" according to the Scent of the Day page, but it was until fairly recently. That's impressive.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not sure where to begin or who to quote, so I'll just wade in here.

    The 45ml sprays do precede the metal-skinned 50ml and 100ml sprays, but I have no idea when the 45s were introduced. Well, I...
  85. Re: I think you guys will enjoy these amazing knock-offs

    This is the best/worst I've seen lately.


    https://i.imgur.com/FXJ1x48.jpg



    Check out the other offerings from "Luca Bossi". There's a certain charm in how blatant the knock-offs are.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I like that image! It has the look of a faded analog photo.
  87. Re: White Florals, the Louder, the Lusher, the better to shelter in place with!

    Yeaaah, I didn't think you'd go for this kind of thing. :laugh:
  88. Re: White Florals, the Louder, the Lusher, the better to shelter in place with!

    Givenchy Ysatis comes to mind. I'm only familiar with the vintage.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's nice to know someone else is familiar with it. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Cartier Santos

    The posters who constituted the core group back then were different. Maybe it's just that the Santos fan base has moved on.

    Since you mention Pasha, I used to have a mini. It just sat because it...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Capricci by Nina Ricci (1961)


    This Capricci parfum came paired with a YSL Rive Gauche parfum spray. The YSL is not in great shape, but the Capricci is excellent. The best example of the three or...
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    Re: Vintage Cartier Santos

    I picked up a bottle of Santos years ago, based on the positive mentions it got here. The frequency of those mentions is not what it was, I've noticed.

    My bottle came with a leather sleeve. I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Ah, yes. That's another I may have to keep an eye out for.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That is an odd batch code, which might (and I emphasize might) be related to the "New York" on the label.
    In any case, I doubt the bottle dates to '72, because I don't think 50ml bottles were a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Well, I'm not sure how old my bottle is. It has a batch code that could indicate a production date of Jan. 2020 (no way), Jan. 2010 (nah), or 2000, 1990, or 1980.
    Now that you mention it, I think I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Diffusion probably does help. That and distance. AE seems to be one of those fragrances that doesn't smell as good close up, nose-to-skin. When I do that, my nose is overwhelmed by the darker notes....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm very glad I bought it. I like Magie Noire a lot, and few scents I've tried remind me of it in any way. AE is even earthier. I'm actually relieved that the florals are lightening up the mix a bit....
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    Aromatics Elixir (1971)

    https://i.imgur.com/HIhCQGN.jpg


    This was a blind buy. It's the perfume concentration, made in U.S.A.
    The scent emanating from the first bit of juice I sprayed on was...
  99. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I'm reminded of a quote attributed to the late footballer George Best:
    I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.

    I just love that.

    As to the topic at...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I had that exact thought not long after posting, but felt it would be bad form to go back and change it. :)
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