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    Re: Question for Equipage aficionados

    I own and love the original and have tried and like the current but no knowledge of the black cap!
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Thanks, all for the great music. So many scents are great in autumn so I will have plenty in rotation. I plan to add Fico de Amalfi into the mix, along with Opus 1870. As others have noted, fall in...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Poivre Samarcande--to my great surprise.
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    I love Caron but...a quoi bon? Marketed by whom?
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    I always thought that Magie Noire had an unholy kinship to Yatagan.
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    Private Collection?
  7. Re: Classic Barbershop Smell without smelling like old man...possible?

    My favorite Creed. I have a standing order for it whenever--IF ever--it becomes unvaulted.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    d by Dunhill
  9. Thread: Vintage Aigner

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    Re: Vintage Aigner

    Don't forget Diana......
  10. Thread: Vintage Aigner

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    Re: Vintage Aigner

    Let me know!
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    Congrats--color looks good, too! Enjoy!
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Do that.
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Czech & Speake's Neroli is my favorite.
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    Re: What are great Immortelle-note fragrances?

    Coriolan is it for me. Great stuff.
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Sorry to hear that (although it doesn't surprise me....)
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Yes, this one is a winner. Also Violette Preciuese by Caron is a great classic violet forward scent.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vetiver de Guerlain
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    Re: Ernest Hemingway Signature

    Thanks for this--very interesting.
  19. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    Yes, and they had a cheese shop, too, as I recall.
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    Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    I have it, love it, rarely wear it because it is so.... complex. I find that Habit Rouge l'Eau is much more wearable. On the right people it is a real winner. I was once standing next to a man in...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Equipage. Like hanging out with an old friend....
  22. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lexicographers take note.
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Fahrenheit Parfum. Not an improvement on the original--richer but with less bit, which is what I love about the original. I also smelled a new Bottega Veneta called, I think, Illusione. Not my...
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    Byzance is another overlooked Rochas from yesteryear.
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    Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    Halston Man Amber is surprisingly good, in my humble.....
  26. Re: So...Thierry Mugler Angel Has Been Revamped Into a New Scent?

    Sounds encouraging! I really--viscerally--do not like the original, so there is only one way to go and that is up!
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

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    Makes me think of the Charivari store in NYC--I used to run into Joe Jackson there in the old days, just stepping' out.....
    QUOTE=Ken_Russell;4665665]Another non fictional example, sighted this...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Just rewatched The French Connection and in one scene Gene Hackman is shadowing a bad guy and stops to look into a shop window which turns out to be the Evyan Perfume Boutique in the Roosevelt on...
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    Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Sorry to hear it--again--but it has never been a favorite of mine. Not sure why, but it has never rocked my boat. I would take Bergdorf's Mens any day over Barneys--and I do. I cannot believe...
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    You rang?

    One of my faves and I buy it whenever I see it. Just love the stuff. My 21 year old daughter hoisted one of my bottles and it really works on her. I have smelled but never buy the...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I am loving Chanel Pour Monsieur today--I always forget how great this is!
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    I can't think that any Creed is worthy of being a guilty pleasure--despite the disdain that many feel, they are great, quality scents. Even Original Santal.
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    The propellant used in shotgun shells--post cordite--has a very distinct smell that I like--associated forever in my mind with the smell of Hoppes No.9. Would love to find this in a fragrance.
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Kelly Caleche is literally meant to smell like Caleche perfume inside of an Hermes handbag. And it really does!
  35. Thread: Dress Sneakers

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    Re: Dress Sneakers

    You know who else does this style well is Fratelli Rossetti--FYI there is a sale on in their Madison Avenue store. They really get it right.
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    Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    Drapes vs. Draperies
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    First really summery day in NYC and L'Eau d'Orange Verte is the perfect thing.
  38. Thread: Chasing Ghosts

    by Oviatt
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    Re: Chasing Ghosts

    But you wouldn't know a diamond
    If you held it in your hand
    The things you think are precious
    I can't understand.

    (I'm looking at you, Wertheimers)
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    Re: Warhol's Guerlain Appreciation

    Don't forget the Vetiver powder!
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    So subjective. The richest person I have ever come into sniffing distance of wears Guerlain and Caron--L'Heure Bleue and Muguet de Bonheur--so I'm going with that. I smell rich (to myself) when I...
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    Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    Own both. Vetiver.
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    Re: Warhol's Guerlain Appreciation

    Interesting--he never seemed particularly soigné to me, but his cabinet suggests otherwise.
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Quel bêtise, in the end.
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    Re: Vintage POAL Worth Seeking Out?

    I hardly think so....
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    La Couche du diable = les nouveaux vêtements de l'empereur, peut-être? L'Oncle Serge est un génie? Ou pas?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Just as an FYI, 1st gen vintage has a gold cap.
  47. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    I wonder if that news anchor was wearing that suit (not to mention the suit/shirt/tie/pocket square combo) ironically or intentionally? Sort of a gangsta take on Jermyn Street? And if so, to what...
  48. Thread: Dress Sneakers

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    Re: Dress Sneakers

    I have the Magli sneakers in gray and really like them. I am a long-time Magli wearer.
  49. Re: Dating? -L’Heure Bleue has intricate Baccarat etching and “No 70” on back of label

    It is a beauty!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    We need pictures--even better yet a video--of that!
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    Hands down Eau Sauvage. Personally, if I got Terre d'Hermes as a gift--even from myself--I would give it to the doorman. No, wait, then I would have to smell it every day. At any rate, it would be...
  52. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It is my very favorite Creed and I wore it for years until it went away I hope it comes back!
  53. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Royal Service--I went into the Creed boutique in Beverly Hills to put my name on the list for when they un-vault Baie de Genievre--and tried RS--very nice, very nice indeed. They also had Acier...
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    Re: Aftershave balms

    Art of Shaving's Sandalwood aftershave balm is nice--it just adds a slight Sandalwoody note to whatever scent you are wearing.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A nurse just asked if I was wearing Hermès cologne—I asked if she meant Terre d’Hermes and she said yes, that it the one. I told her what I am actually wearing, Oscar de la Renta Gentleman, and she...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I may stay in bed all day with the covers pulled up over my head.
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    Re: Geo F. Trumpers Paisley

    Very interested!
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    Re: Luxardo cherries?

    Not sure but great in cocktails--I threw it in a Manhattan just to see if it would stick. And it did, Carpano Anitico helped, of course.
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    Re: Luxardo cherries?

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    I found this at Eataly and love it....
  60. Thread: The Harmonist

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    Re: The Harmonist

    They do make some really nice, quality scents. Very expensive, though!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'll be your Dixie chicken if you'll be my Tennessee lamb.
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

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    Great Guerlain ad

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    Mon Dieu, comme elle est belle!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSgGCOHuO1U
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    Re: Flea Market finds !

    Pictures!
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    Re: Get Me This For Father's Day.

    When IS Father's Day?
  66. Thread: Death/Scent

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    Re: Death/Scent

    Interesting. For some reason it brings to mind the rotting corpse plant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amorphophallus_titanum) but this site focuses on other deathly scents.
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    Hmm.. Are you domiciled in a community property state?
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress vs Halston Z-14

    Don't light a match....
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    Re: Reviving Ancient Greek Perfumes

    So interesting--thank you!
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vGkd-uz7Yo

    This one's for you!
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    Re: Tom Ford Italian Cypress vs Halston Z-14

    Interestingly, Mr. Ford recently bought Halston's old townhouse at 101 East 63rd. 101 being an important aspect of this. So if the house currently smells of Z-14 or Italian Cypress, who can tell...
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    Re: Is it worth seeking out vintage Knize Ten

    I agree that the vintage is deeper (I have both) but frankly, this is such a dense scent to begin with that lightening it up a bit actually makes it more wearable. The Golden Edition is really good,...
  73. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    abyssus abyssum invocat....?
  74. Re: New Here, currently one basic question as follows:

    I second Cook.bot's recommendation of Eau Sauvage--it is perfection. And timeless. And just plain good.
  75. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    Being a publicly traded company, much can be learned from their quarterly earnings releases, this from their latest:
    The adoption of ASC 606 reduced reported net sales growth by $9 million, or 2%,...
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    Si, claro, I smell like that anyway.....
  77. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    They have a long history of collaboration, not just acquisition and it is a cash cow (and if not Lauder, then who? Coty, for goodness' sake?) so no. No time soon. And it is not a question of TF...
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    Re: What smells like spain to you?

    Well, for a start, jamón ibérico and gin tonica and bull's blood (from my Pamplona days) and a sort of parched terroir sort of scent. I wish I could summon up orange blossoms, but the best I can do...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Azzaro Pour Homme--never ceases to amaze me how good this is.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Oddly enough, saw several Aramis soap-on-a-ropes at Marshalls. Blast from the past, squared.
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    Re: 3 Bentley Absolutes, All Identical?

    I recall hearing that the gold and black was the packaging from when it was a Harrod's exclusive and then went to the all black on wider release--same scent. Great stuff, by the way!
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    Re: 2 interesting things in the media

    Interesting, indeed.
  83. Re: Jean Patou's 'Cocktail Bar de Parfums' -- prepare to swoon

    Wow! Thanks for this. I am shaken. And stirred.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage Equipage. I always forget how much I love this.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    A bottle of Cristalle for my wife which meant a trip to Chanel boutique and a sniff around les Exclusifs. I do like Cuir de Russie, I must say.
  86. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I'm in!
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    Re: massimo dutti store smell

    I was just in the 5th ave store this am and didn’tnotice A scent in the air but they sell some nice ones and the oriental is call Kasbah something or other. I like their style and so affordable.
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    Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    A wonderful read! I like all of his books but really love this one.
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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    Sel Marin and Eau du Coq
  90. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bois d'orate by Frederic Malle--very nice!
  91. Thread: Leathers..

    by Oviatt
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    Re: Leathers..

    Out of curiosity, why did you choose Bel Ami Vetiver over Bel Ami? Especially in vintage, Bel Ami is far and away better (i.e. more leathery) than the later flanker.
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    Re: Fragrances in novelty bottles

    Halston Catalyst in test tubes and beakers
  93. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Feel better!

    I meant to pack a scent for each day of this Sync (and even wear Yatagan on the plane) but I had a 5:00 am pick up and ended up taking only what was in my bag (Icon) but as I am in...
  94. Re: What did everyone wear for St. Patrick’s day?

    Usually wear GIT but wore Troisieme Homme. Beautiful scent and actually got compliments but it wears me. Yatagan I wrestle to the ground and make my own but this beauty I just cannot wear too often.
  95. Re: Whats your favorite frag in the Dior Homme line?

    I am not a fan and do not own/wear any of them. If I had to choose one it would be Cologne, but even then would be hard pressed to enjoy it.
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    Re: Good "forest" fragrance

    There are so many.... If you are after a redwood forest, by any chance, Comme des Garcon's Sequoia really does have a hiking in Yosemite vibe, complete with thistles. A classic forest scent--Acqua...
  97. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    I'm in. I will be on a plane on the 18th so I may not wear Yatagan that day..... Or maybe I will!
  98. Re: So There’s a Fragrance Literally Called, “FECES”

    Gualtieri is playing a little joke on us here and asking us to think about things in a different way. I have actually worn this and found it to be a soft, powdery musk--no smell of anything nasty...
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    Re: Elegant and upscale fragrance for office

    I'm with Chuck and Brooks--Icon is perfect
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    Re: What is your traveling strategy?

    I have some 1 oz. bottles and they usually make it into my travel kit. I happen to have a few one ounce bottles of Dunhill d that I very often take and even though originally I did not think too...
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