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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks, gents! Got 900 (which I really like) and Devin (yet to wear), as well. I'll keep my eyes open for Chromatics, and I'm considering Havana Reserva, but I think I'll pass on New West and beyond.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think so, with a caveat. Vintage Morabito Or Black tends to fetch a unicorn-esque premium, whereas the reissue is fairly inexpensive. I think the vintage is better, but not so much better that it...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I haven’t gotten to my Jourdan pour Homme yet. I’m trying to save some of the (reputed) best for last. Glad it’s working out so well for you!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Kings Men Imperial Gold

    Review summary: I'm always excited to discover a vintage bargain gem that may have seemed merely typical in its day but would now qualify as either a niche...
  5. Re: Vintage Shalimar - Any "dudes" out there who enjoy wearing it as much as I do?

    I haven’t yet tried the original New-York, but I certainly smell no resemblance between Shalimar and New York Intense.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ah. Well, I’m quite comfortable owning both. I’d be happier with more Derby, though.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I don’t think anyone was suggesting layering them.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Morabito Or Black (original) - backup
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Aramis Tuscany
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You’d think, wouldn’t you? But then, you’d think “Kings Men” wouldn’t be an American fragrance line. Nonetheless, it’s straight outta Chicago, and part of the mid-20th century anglophilia that made...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    On-theme!

    Today’s chapter of An American Trilogy:

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    Kings Men Thistle & Plaid
  12. Re: Vintage Shalimar - Any "dudes" out there who enjoy wearing it as much as I do?

    Without casting any aspersions on the current iterations, my wife’s collection of vintage Guerlains (which includes those four) says otherwise.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Awesome. One of my very favorites after plowing through a couple hundred in short order.


    One of the few I’ve backed up, albeit because I found a killer deal on multiples. Don’t tell Tricia...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Not sure why “Kings Men” lacks an apostrophe, but I’m guessing it wasn’t named by a copy editor. Also, not by Red and Sonny West.

    A mafia connection might help explain how the Kingsmen became the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You no like happy ending, Mr. Zealot sir?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Does this layer well with Clint?
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Jack Black is primarily a men's shaving products line, which could be why lots of folks here aren't experienced with its fragrances. I'm only aware of JB from advertisements. ZC reviewed this for BN,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Aramis JHL.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    In honor of Sniffman, this will be my holiday weekend trio. Any irony of wearing Kings Men for Independence Day is purely coincidental.

    I’ll be wearing them left to right, so I’m...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    He is very attentive to good piano music. If you play something he doesn’t like, he’ll try to pry your hands off the keyboard. He also likes singing: if he hears good singing, he’ll try to sing...
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    Re: Bois des Iles. An Oservation.

    My wife had a similar experience with No. 5. It was her “ladylike” staple for many years, but at some point, she went off it. She didn’t know why: it just didn’t smell like it used to. She wondered...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    True, but he’s also an excellent music critic.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I’m glad you called it to my attention!
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    I like Crown Fougère & Clubman. Buckingham is at the top of my want list.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This will make N. Cal happy:

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    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    It can be anything but Polo.
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    Wearing Cristalle for the Chanel sync.

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    Not destined to be a personal fave, but at first sniff I find it a vastly preferable alternative to the super-hyped Creed GIT.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Seconded, enthusiastically.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For the Friday Chanel sync:

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    Chanel Cristalle EdT
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    From yesterday’s wearing, I’d say TFTO’s linearity is slightly exaggerated. True, it’s all there at the start, but as the layers “burn off,” the focus shifts. Particularly, as the smoky, acrid top...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Your mother had excellent taste. Now we know where you got it.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    “Bottle is about 1/3 full of concentrated perfume.” Given that Vol de Nuit is on the volatile side, I have my doubts that what’s left in there is any good. Is the bottle worth the price empty?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, you know this gets my vote.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

    Yeah, this is serving to remind me why I went for a FB. No regrets whatsoever. And I likewise applaud your Krizia Uomo, which I consider one of the great vintage bargains.
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    Re: Dating eau suavage extreme

    Are you sure it’s not 8B02? Dior batch codes contain at least one letter.

    8B02 would be 1998.
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    Re: Vintage Mitsouko EDC pre 1972

    Interesting. My wife’s vintage Mitsouko extrait is one of the least linear fragrances either of us has ever experienced. Just shows how variable fragrance perceptions can be!
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Wearing TFTO today, and it’s as good as I remember. Descriptions of this as pipe tobacco and bourbon seem apt to me. There are elements of both fresh and burning tobacco, which leads to it being both...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd July, 2020

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Oud
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I would expect the same of other premium crystal producers. I gather the number is indicative of the order the bottle and stopper occupied in the production line. This Mitsouko bottle and stopper are...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Tricia’s Mitsouko is numbered thusly. I imagine Baccarat may have continued that practice after most other glass makers switched to plastic coating, but I don’t know.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    As I’ve established my opinions of Chanel’s masculines, I think I’ll try Cristalle for Chanel Day, though I might choose No. 22 or La Pausa instead.
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    Re: Halston Z-14, thoughts?

    Instead, I wore 1-12 today and Limited today. Of the three, I prefer 1-12, though I find it has the briefest longevity. I like them all, but frankly, I feel they fall a bit short of the hype....
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    Re: Halston Z-14, thoughts?

    You might like Cacharel pour l’Homme, which is nutmeg-centric.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    SOTE: Halston Limited

    I join the minority in preferring 1-12 to Z-14. Alas, they share limited longevity. So, I perked up my evening with Halston Limited, which isn’t as similar to its...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    …or Kitten Kong:


    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1252572831490100
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ah, so that was you. Nicely done!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Good job. Dr. T and I were watching that bottle, but we're glad to know it went to you.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Tobacco Oud is one of the few Tom Ford’s I’ve tried and liked. (That and Noir Anthracite are the only TF bottles I own.) I’ll try to get a wearing in during the three-day window for comment purposes.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Halston 1-12. (Didn’t get around to it last night after a day of Z-14.)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Filling in my Lenthéric collection: Red Lilac and Muguet.
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    I've bought from sellers in Russia, Poland, etc. with success. This particular seller has mostly good feedback, but the negatives include accusations of fakes, and the photos as you've described are...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Does Atlas & Monniot mention a 74ml Bouchon Coeur?

    We should complain to Guerlain about the lack of early 20th century batch codes. How dare they.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Nor the King James.
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    Indeed, I compared 40 Rogue to 40 Love in the Rogue pass thread.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I tried measuring, but I couldn’t tell if it was 4.5” (75ml) or 4.65” (80ml). Do you know the width/depth measurements for those bottles respectively?
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    I bought a collection of vintage bottles that included this:

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    It's a Crown Perfumery bottle from the late 19th century. I haven't properly sampled it yet, but after I got the stopper...
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    Re: Halston Z-14, thoughts?

    Spicy woody oriental masculine from the 1990s. Came in a 50ml test tube or a 100ml Erlenmeyer flask. It is to clove and nutmeg what Z-14 is to cinnamon: if that sounds like your kind of thing, it's...
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Mitsouko can take Fracas three falls out of four. Shalimar doesn't stand a chance.
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    Re: Halston Z-14, thoughts?

    Wearing vintage Z-14 today. Nice spicy-woody frag, helps a lot if you like cinnamon (which I do). I don't think I'd put it above Warner-era Polo, but certainly good bang for the buck. Longevity is...
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    I needed a new form of retail therapy after I ran out of space for shoes.
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    I may to have to try Mary Celestia, given that rescuing scents from a century or more ago is what Barry Gibson's Crown Perfumery reboot was all about. And of course, I still have one from roughly 100...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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  63. Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    Good reasoning. I wonder if OP will ever get the broken stopper out of the neck to check?
  64. Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    I thought of l’Interdit, but I still think Cabochard is a closer match. Spot on with the Youth Dew vial, though!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE: Christian Dior Dune

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    Sadly, this is very much not for me, and even less for Dr. T. Soon, it will wing its way back into the world—quite possibly out the window at high velocity....
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks, and good stuff, indeed. Longevity for Lancetti Monsieur is not exactly record-setting, but it will last a day or an evening—just not both.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    It's Magna cum Lauder.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Are you a fragrance scalper?

    I buy only with the intent to wear (or for my wife to wear). Sometimes, something doesn’t work out and we resell it. But, scalp? I’d rather give bottles away than do that.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Hednic’s easy. I’m ashamed to admit I’ve never clocked the good FWV’s signature scent.

    This is pretty much how I started out, and I have much of what’s on that tray. I look forward to this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

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  72. Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    I just had a quick look (because what else have I got to do), and while Evening in Paris definitely came in comparable vials, all those I found were cobalt blue, smooth, and with flat-topped caps...
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    The broken stopper resembles Cabochard, though I’m surprised there’s no text on the bottle even at 1/4 oz. No idea on the other.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Eh. It looks like a 1960s-1970s "Playboy Philosophy" rock star idea of freedom and abundance (and all their cited constituent elements). If you have a very specific outlook on life and you're one of...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Spring for it. The bottle will probably cost less than the postage, so to say that it's worth it is an insult to the fragrance.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Despite its similarity to Yatagan, I find Phileas eminently wearable, whereas Yatagan has defied my attempts to enjoy it. This is specifically about the prominence and framing of the celery seed...
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    He is the Most Uninteresting Man in the World.

    “I don’t always wear fragrance, but when I do, I prefer Dos Ouevos.”
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    Re: Best mens floral fragrance?

    I’m in Aramis 900 today, and it’s a fine, nominally masculine floral that no one has yet mentioned in this thread. I prefer it to its fraternal (sororal?) twin, Aromatics Elixir, as I prefer a more...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Aramis 900 Herbal Cologne (speaking of Bernard Chant…)
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Excellent choice. Phileas is a fascinating scent.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    16, not counting samples and my unidentified 19th century bottle.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    You can tell by the intensity of his yawn.
  83. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/478035-Ladies-what-male-fragrances-do-you-enjoy-wearing

    Some of you are going to be surprised.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yes, we just did his nails in anticipation of a combing that he had thus far avoided.
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    Crown Perfumery Malabar
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    As much as I would love to take credit for the idea that brought us all these lovely photos, it was actually N. Cal’s. The most I can say is that Gin and I provided the seed of inspiration through...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I have the 1990s Jules, and it's superb.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Tommi Sooni I. Not terribly old, but earns the vintage sobriquet by virtue of the Tommi Sooni house's extinction.
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    Gin is in a reclusive mood today, though I suspect he’ll come out to play later. I did, however, manage to snap his momentary curiosity about Tommi Sooni I (OK, about the kitty snack on top...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Since the 1916 has faded, switching to Myrurgia Flor de Blason (1926) for the SOTE.

    Top: bergamot, lavender, lemon, clary sage
    Heart: carnation, Bulgarian rose, geranium
    Base:...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Aw—how sweet!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I scored this nearly full 2 oz. bottle for $29. At that price, it could go back on your list.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Myrurgia 1916 is a really nice eau de cologne from a venerable Spanish house. Per the genre, longevity is, well, not. But while it lasts, it's a delight, and it does a fair job of distinguishing...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks! I have to try the subsequent OCfM, too. And I admit, I'm now curious about Jovan, which always struck me as too tacky to take seriously.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Oleg Cassini for Men by Jovan

    Somewhat improbably, this is acquiring unicorn status. I get it, though: my first impression on trying it from my partial bottle was, “well, this isn’t...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I look forward to pics of your pooch with a flacon of vintage Tabarôme!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Do you get it with or without menthol? Or do you have the EdT?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Depends on your definition of “easy.” You could photoshop your SOTD into a photo of a llama or something.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If you can, take a photo of one your SOTD with one or more animal companions. I’ve actually taken a few with my cat, which is how N. Cal arrived at this sync theme. The concept is straightforward;...
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