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Back in the 80s and early 90s, I bought a lot of fragrances. The most often repeated comment during those decades from girls was always basically this:
"Wow. Mens fragrances smell better than...
Neroli Portofino. Nice but longevity is not good. A bottle of this would last about a week. Not good value.
There isn't a great deal of information on Calvin Klein's Eternity or Obsession because there is no interest in them on Basenotes. There has been no effort to crowdsource batch numbers....
Thanks everyone, who chimed in. It's good to hear other people's thoughts. I know these two fragrances are not an easy comparison. I'm just interested in if you had the money to buy either.
Just curious what people think of these two. I appreciate that they're not really in the same area - apart from being suitable for summer.
I'm just interested. Please don't base your answer on...
Yeah, sorry. What's he reviewing again? So distracted.
Hi wampa, did you you get that from eBay? Just curious. I hardly ever see vintage Platinum Egoiste on eBay.
LOL. Yeah, the memories...
This is the best post in ages. Someone who is enthusiastic and excited about a vintage scent they once owned and the pleasure of reliving the original all over again.
I used to go to the gym as a teenager. Ten or fifteen sprays of Kouros before I started my epic workout.
Strangely, the place seemed deserted after an hour.
The original box can be seen here.
I think it's one of the best male fragrances in the last twenty or thirty years. An absolutely amazing scent for men.
The reason is because although NPF is a private blend, it has been successful on a scale that completely dwarfs all his other fragrances. That's why they are pushing it into smaller stores now. The...
I'm sure the people at Chanel said "We need a fragrance. One that smells like semen."
I think for me the biggest worry trying to sell them at that price is that it would mostly be collectors or people who know about vintage stuff.
If that's the case, they would also be well-read on...
Those bottles have been on and off eBay for over a year. I saw that same picture last summer.
All that bright light and no boxes.
That's so true. I bought a wool Ralph Lauren sweater last year and it is simply nowhere near as thick as one I still have from 1995. (Nineteen years ago). Same thing with his cotton dress shirts. The...
All my scents (apart from Coromandel) are long gone - In the form I like and remember.
Yes. Yes (depends on what you define as crazy).
Only Egoiste stands out for me. The 90s were the age of aquatics and all that unisex stuff that didn't appeal to me.
Everyone's mileage varies but the 90s were a pale shade of the fragrances that...
Yeah, the vintage is excellent. Great projection and longevity.
Wow. This sounds like a disaster.
I've been buying vintage Kouros for years. That's quite expensive for a Sanofi bottle. You're mostly paying for a sealed box.
I would wait and wait. It will turn up cheaper if you keep looking.
Pour Homme (vintage).
I wish 4711 had the longevity of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.
The first one is a masterpiece. The rest are a very mixed bag.
I think this very much depends on your location. I used to wear CPM in the summer but UK summers are mild compared to other parts of the world (where the summers can be brutal), I would go for...
I would suggest the Cologne Sport. Buy a 150ml size and you can use it liberally through the summer months and it doesn't cost an awful lot.
Finally, someone understands it.
Great scent but it's longevity is dreadful (at least for). Be ready to re-apply after about 30 minutes (seriously).
You're still here then? And still banging the same old drum.
You can find it still sealed if you're patient and thorough in your searching. You have to look every day.
There is a some information on Eau De Sport below for people who are interested.
I'd probably go with Eau de Sport (80s version) simply because it''s older and consequently harder to find.
The duo bottle travel kit was on eBay a few days ago.
Do you mean in terms of rarity?
Thanks, I will. You are the first in 9 years.
Look, all I’m saying is we get it - You don’t think vintages are worth the money or the hype. You’ve posted about it six times in the past three months.
And you seem quite obsessed with pointing this out. You've already made your point about three times on this subject in the recent Fahrenheit thread. If you're happy buying new fragrances, that's...
Apparently, you can get away with it with Antaeus.
I'm thinking about doing this too.
So I just rang Selfridges on Oxford Street to ask about this. The sales woman at the Tom Ford counter sounded utterly clueless.
She said it was coming out on Monday. I asked her again and she...
Looking at the bottle on Selfridges, there is no 100ml option - and it looks like a splash bottle.
Great Kouros memories. I've always loved it. Even when it became unfashionable. It's also a great reminder of some memorable times from my youth. That's probably the psychological reason I'm so...
Imagine watching just about all your childhood television memories condensed into a haunting and evocative collection. Memorex takes you back in time to the 1980s.
Sourced from over forty hours...
Vintage is heavier and longevity better.
Ralph, you peaked back in 1978.
You could have left it there. Your legacy is ensured.
All scents manufactured from the late 1970's through until around 1990 were all 'powerhouse' scents. Heavy, strong sillage and longevity. It was a reflection of those decades, particularly the 80s....
I cannot detect any change whatsoever. I still have some of the 2004 first release.
I understand where you're coming from completely. The main difference for me was that when I was a teenager (well, mid twenties) Kouros was a popular choice and it didn't seem very challenging. Oddly...
Also asking the same question.
cytherian, would you say that vintage Kouros is among your most admired scents?
Yes, the 2007 bottle is the only one I use. The rest apart from a more recent moisturiser are all vintage so I never use them at all.
Agreed. Haven't bought anything by Tom Ford. Too pricey for what they offer - at least for Private Blends. I do love the 70s inspired design of the bottle however.
Indeed. I thought the ad was badly written - rushed even. Immoderation. Is there even such a word?
You're kidding? I was in London on 23rd January. Visited Selfridges and the SA said June. Same at Harrods.
Shipping now exclusively for two weeks only via Tom Ford website. Great... If you live in America.
What am I doing? Completely wrong thread.
Shipping now exclusively for two weeks only via Tom Ford website. Great... If you live in America.
My distaste of YouTube reviews comes from an experience unrelated to Basenotes but I think it does bear thinking about.
I used to follow this guy on YouTube who just simply did un-boxing videos,...
I'm okay too probably.
I'll be honest. I don't like or watch YouTube reviews because the personality of the person always gets in the way too much. Mostly in a detrimental sense. Just me probably.
Arrived.Bottle has never been used. No barcode obviously. Waxy card (all really old Chanel boxes are like that).
Batch code stamped into the card is 06 E (June 1982).
Oh dear, there's those two words again.
One fragrance blogger said that Antaeus was the no. 1 fragrance for gay men.
It's a myth that was propagated with this 80s marketing ad.
When I was in late teens (early twenties) most guys at my school wore it. None of them were gay so people can dispel that myth. Everybody wore either polo, kouros, obsession or lacoste. Some guys who...
Okay, this is what I did to store my vintage stuff which could not survive in Japanese summers.
About seven years ago, I bought a portable digital thermometer and I went to Takashimaya department...
I grew up in the UK in the 1980s. Here is my memory of Pour Monsieur.
For many years, it was called 'A gentleman's cologne.' It then changed to Pour Monsieur EDT. I don't know exactly when but I...
This is currently on its way to me.
Yeah, I bought a bottle in 2011. The prices on eBay for this are ridiculous. Gorgeous scent, however.
This was a fantastic, warm vanilla scent. Sexy and sophisticated. Why was it shelved?
Anyone know about it?
At this point, it's pointless talking about if it's been reformulated. It already has been at least five times since 1988.
Wow. How did I miss that? I practically live on eBay.
I don't own or wear any on that list. I don't know whether to be upset or thankful.
I also think Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino is overpriced - but it is a very good neroli with good longevity (at least for me).
As others have said, you have to weigh up how much you really need it. Of...
This has been a big problem for me over the years. I imagine Neroli Portofino or Chanel Sport Cologne might work. Find something very, very light.
In Japan, wearing scent in the workplace is a...
Yes, that's what's always stopped me (on the rare occasion it appears) - if there is barely any detectable difference, it's hard to justify the cost. I've got plenty of vintage Egoiste (some still...
I would be the same as hednic but as I really only go for vintage fragrances, the condition, inclusion of packaging and batch number would dictate how much I would break the bank.
This is one of the very few I'm now missing. I guess it must have gone into production around 1987.
Reading around, it has a curious history that makes it pretty collectible. I often wondered how...
I'd have thought it was obvious. The thread was drifting onto the subject of not giving money to people who are begging.
Saw a guy last week at the entrance to Knightsbridge tube station. Wearing a hoodie, head down, his sign said "Need money for new football boots'
I would have thought money for food as more of a...
Move to where the food is. It's a nice idea (in theory).
Apparently this is now on pre-order at Tom Ford (which doesn't fit with what Sales Assistants in London told me last week. They said it would be June.
*** Completely unrelated - when I was in...
I'm surprised because I posted about the release date in the thread below but maybe the USA will be getting it sooner.
On a side note, I recently read William Gibson's new novel, 'The Peripheral'. Part of the book is set in the future about two or three hundred years from now. In the book, London is almost completely...
I feel bad sometimes when I look at what I own and compare it to what I actually need. Then I have to remember that as an individual, I am not responsible for the starving displaced children in Syria...
Vintage Fashion Magazines (1980-1999)
Vintage Designer Clothes (mostly Commes Des Garçons)
Compact Discs (only Japanese first pressings)
Antiquarian Books (when I can afford them)....
Before I left the UK today, I stopped at Harrods and Harvet Nichols. At both places, the SA said this would not be out until June in the UK.
I think that what drseid is trying to say is that your fragrance is way less important than how you dress and your manner, character etc.
When I was twenty (back in 1988), I wore Paco Rabanne Pour...
Seriously, If I was twenty again. I would wear anything. It wouldn't matter.
I have a small collection of fragrances. Apart from Patou Pour Homme, it is complete now.
And the irony is that vintage Escada is almost the same price as a brand new bottle of something from Tom Ford.
t is way over-priced. I think Chanel PM or PMC smells better (if you can find the vintages).
I wrote up about vintage Escada last year for anyone interested.
So does anyone know when this goes on sale? There is no information anywhere.
Do you want something that you like or something that will stand out?
They may not be the same things.