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  1. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    Lilac Vegetal is polarizing because it was made to cover the funk of unwashed Hungarian cavalry after days of riding horseback. They sorta covered stink with more-pleasant stink in those days, which...
  2. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    When someone I admire tells me to like something, I check to see if I admire them for our similarities in taste before I leap on that sword of potential disappointment hahaha.
  3. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    I feel like anything with heightened exclusivity placed on a pedestal by enough influential people becomes a holy grail. Hence when an influencer or youtuber talks about an obscure discontinued scent...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm wearing Modern Balance, a 2001 number that smells like a Aqua Velva with more leather and green. Definitely interesting.
  5. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    It really depends on how far things sink, and for how long they remain sunk, before they start rising again. Companies like LVMH can always diversify like Philip Morris and move into new industries...
  6. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    A lot of the luxury/niche/prestige market is going to collapse in a post-covid world anyway, so this "hallowing out" of the baseline luxury segment (aka designer "standard" lines) will have to...
  7. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    I don't mind at all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Smelling good over there!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Modern Balance (2001)

    One year shy of 20 so close enough for me. It doesn't smell modern, trust me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Made in Mexico (any including current), or old made in US and Canada bottles (US and Canada factories closed) should all work.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One of their best sellers so it stayed on the books, unlike the other 999 one-run-and-done releases.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    121977

    Avon 'Vigorate (1957)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    121969

    Avon Mesmerize for Men (1992)

    A vintage Avon masculine every guy on this board should smell.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    How much I wear Hawk will depend on if I like the sample I suppose, or if floods of memory come rushing back hahahaha.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    There are some 2000's ones I think you might also enjoy. They're not quite as blended/natural smelling, but classic in style.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thank you. He wore Mennen Hawk, Mennen Millionaire, and Old Spice outside of whatever Avon my mom tried to order him. I very very distinctly remember these bottles as a tot on the vanity. I got his...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My late father's favorite fragrance. Sadly I don't remember the smell of it.
  18. Re: Federal Reserve recruits Creed for help Thru Pandemic

    Your trolling is usually more sophisticated than this, and comes across more sincere to the uninitiated. This is too blunt. You're getting sloppy m'boy.

    I can't even bring myself to play along...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I see an Avon in there <3
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani (1996)

    A hoi polloi classic among aristocratic goat's blood.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Amyris is aimed at the young compliment-getter crowd, so this makes sense, although I liked it. I think APOM Homme, masculin Pluriel, and Lumière Noire Homme are more your speed from MFK, as they're...
  22. Re: SOTD stuck on the same fragrance even when deleted

    Unfortunately my partner is far more picky about what they wear, so I could never employ that tactic. I have however successfully gotten them into jasmine indole (Lust by Lush) and barnyardy ouds...
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    Just two behind the ears right now because I'm alone and don't want a strong ever-present sillage.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2011)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2011)
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    So you didn't buy them.

    They were a steal
  27. Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    Totally agree with this. The taste of bananas as we know them now completely changed in the 1950's when the Gros Michel banana was wiped out by disease and replaced with the Cavendish banana. It's...
  28. Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    We just pat him on the head and say "there there, it's okay" until the next "Olivier Creed and Tom Ford test tube lovechild poised to make ultimate compliment getter fragrance" thread appears.
  29. Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    I agree with most of this, but just wanted to point out that Fougère Royale from 1882 was the first use of a synthetic note (coumarin), not 1889's Guerlain Jicky, although Guerlain were nipping at...
  30. Re: SOTD stuck on the same fragrance even when deleted

    I can only imagine if you have been, what kind of heavenly aura you will have built up by then. That stuff is amazing.
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    Re: HERMÈS new Men's pillar fragrance

    I don't see that being their style but don't quote me on it in case the worst happens.



    Me too.
  32. Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    Too niche of an interest if you think about it, and nobody wants to pay for an opinion.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Romeo Gigli Sud Est (1995)
  34. Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    I'm a private security officer.
  35. Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    I'm in badged uniform most days so I have to watch what I say so as not to break form or overstep a personal boundary.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The aftermarket value there could probably get you a nice used car. :laugh:
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    Re: Mancera - Aoud Orchid

    Haven't smelled but might be a good combo.
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    Re: Do you buy similar fragrances?

    If I like a genre, I'll definitely explore it more in-depth. Variations on a theme aren't bad if you like the theme.
  39. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    I see some of your points but I think you give the general public too much credit where individual taste is concerned. We're social creatures and many of us becomes slaves to the social order for...
  40. Re: The Delicious Nutmeg in Dunhill Edition and Cacharel Pour Homme

    If you want this vibe cranked to 11, try Bijan for Men by Bijan (1981)
  41. Re: 1800s Colognes: Guerlain, Roger & Gallet

    I think the addition of amber makes the R&G a bit "gummier" as you say, but also remember in those days every cologne was trying to differentiate itself from every other cologne while at the same...
  42. Re: Unsolicited Words Of Corona-Precautions [emoji4]

    One of the reasons I've suspended all purchasing is not wanting to handle strange boxes, so this all makes sense
  43. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    The Very Cool Spray still amuses me, like they needed an Axe/Lynx-like product to attract the mall teens who have an aversion to glass bottles.

    Also your choice of Jovan Sex Appeal (SOTD as of...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Uomo (2000)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's basically a sweet rose jasmine chypre "dandy" fragrance. She might have bad memories of someone bathing in the stuff growing up. I think its nice if used discretely, as English Leather also gets...
  46. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    One of my coworkers has a few Jafra fragrances! They're a Mexican mail order house like Armand Dupree, and they compete with Avon, Mary Kay, Oriflame, and Yves Rocher.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd March, 2020

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    Terre d'Hermès by Hermès (2006)
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    Terre d'Hermès by Hermès (2006)
  49. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    The unfortunate side-effect of this thread is it tells the eBay sharks who have Basenotes accounts what to keep priced high. :p
  50. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    I think maybe there was a bit of sarcasm in Diddy's post that didn't come across as intended, but you and Brooks have still made excellent points.

    Also to ClockworkAlice's comments, I'd love to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's pretty smooth actually!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Chanel Platinum Égoïste (1993)
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    Re: Burberry Brit vs Burberry London

    It does but it's not dark or moody
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    Re: Burberry Brit vs Burberry London

    Burberry London is the bettef choice for your criteria. Burberry Brit is basically a gentleman's rose, like a blue-collar Creed Royal Mayfair.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I wish Jack Black made shaving products, shower gels/soaps, and lotions to match it like they do with the Blue Mark line, but sadly this is a stand alone fragrance.
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    Re: Carven Homme v. Gucci Envy

    Best answer. With stuff like this, the shadow cast by the reputation is often more desirable than the object quality of the perfume's actual smell, which I detailed in my review. It's the same thing...
  57. Re: Joop! Homme (1989):That weird sweetness...what are you reminded of?

    Unfortunately I still have a 90's Lancaster bottle about 75% full I'll probably carry through life, given to me as a teen. Stuff is so damn strong. To me it smells like the sweeter fruitier dad of...
  58. Re: Masculine barbershop style scent rcommendation?

    That's just his style of passive-aggressive humble bragging. Does it all the time along with quadruplicate SOTD spam posts. Easier to ignore list it.
  59. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Thank you, and I tip my hat to you because like me, you'll try just about anything if it looks good (still need to get you to track down some vintage Avons, since you like Yves Rocher).
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Vectom - Speed Metal Revolution
    AriZona green tea
    JB by Jack Black.

    I'm a rebel without a clue
  61. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Nicholai is a treasure, agreed. I don't think the style of NY Intense is soon to win favor among the mainstream again anytime soon, but I'd really love if I were wrong about that, because current...
  62. Re: Masculine barbershop style scent rcommendation?

    Very true. All the bourgeoisshop takes are neat from a conceptual perspective, but end up being too fussy for their own good.
  63. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    YES!!! EXACTLY!!

    It's like once upon a time the idea was to make a conglomerate accord (or "blob" conversely) of many notes that smelled so unique to that fragrance or its parent brand that no...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    It just hits different.
  65. Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Since I've been active in this hobby both before and after the "Great Oakmoss Purge" of 2011, and everything that had been developing up until, then after that pivotal moment in mainstream men's...
  66. Re: Fresh,Citrus,Herbal,Lemony,Fresh,Barbershop, Italian Style Fragrance With Good Longevity?

    I think Acqua di Selva by Victor/Visconti di Modrone needs be mentioned.
  67. Re: Masculine barbershop style scent rcommendation?

    I agree but older Canoe bottles (pre-barcode made in France white label) were eau de cologne, so they could almost swap in for Clubman on days you don't shave, in terms of longevity. They smelled...
  68. Re: Jokes to fend off the coronavirus blues

    LOL that whole show was like Douglas Adams on LCD in the best of terms. I also love zany humor like Benny Hill and older Jim Carrey but that doesn't translate into text well.

    If you're asking me...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th March, 2020

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    It's like Terre d'Hermès went back to the future and had a love child with Creed Vetiver Geranium. Underappreciated scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th March, 2020

    Best wishes to 24 Faubourg and to Quarry, I hope you pull through unscathed!

    My Friday is spent in:

    JB by Jack Black(2010)

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  71. Re: Just realized.i've never smelled Tsar!!

    All men's fragrances from Van Cleef & Arpels are discontinued because they wanted to move upmarket into unisex niche with higher price tags, but they kept a few of their legacy feminines.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Bleu de Chanel (2010)

    It just works very well.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Gorgeous!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th March, 2020

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    Bleu de Chanel (2010)

    @Mike

    I know we don't really talk but if you need a shoulder or few wisecracks to help ya smile, I'm here.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th March, 2020

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    Bleu de Chanel (2010)
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    Re: I’m having an existential crisis

    This is me as well, especially if forced to stay home without compensation.
  77. Re: Masculine barbershop style scent rcommendation?

    Another nice one I forgot, but a bit out of OP's price range.
  78. Re: Masculine barbershop style scent rcommendation?

    I'd say for after a shave good old Clubman Pinaud works.

    Vintage Canoe (1936) is the birth of this style though, so that shouldn't be missed.

    Beyond that, I'd suggest some of the things...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Aurés (1985)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Agree
  81. Re: Which three (budget) bottles of Cologne to choose from this list ?

    Lapidus
    Lalique
    Moschino Uomo
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm wearing that too!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I also did a review of Kouros Eau de Sport (1986) today, the previous and even more rare flanker. Unlike Kouros Fraîcheur (1993), Kouros Eau de Sport still reads fougère like the original (and not...
  84. Re: Jokes to fend off the coronavirus blues

    I'm more a master of witty repose and terrible dad jokes/puns.

    I blame a childhood of watching vintage comedy from YOUR country (Black Adder, Monty Python, Are You Being Served?, Red Dwarf, etc.),...
  85. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I experience this as well daily. I'm right where Jkonick is
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Antaeus Sport sampled and reviewed yesterday, with Kouros Fraîcheur sampled and reviewed today. If the world's truly ending, I want to knock out these flankercorns before it's too late.

    I really...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yeah anything to and from anywhere that isn't the US might be a roll of the dice. I haven't even made any mail purchases because I don't know the impact all this plays on the mail system and don't...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    But it lives on in my quote lol

    Don't worry about it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Look out below, dad jokes.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    See my reply.

    See my reply run.

    Run my reply, run.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I liked current even though I see where they got creative with restrictions on both coumarin and oakmoss (original Fougère Royale is actually way heavier on coumarin/tonka than oakmoss to be honest....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th March, 2020

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    Fougère Royale by Houbigant (1882)
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    Fougère Royale by Houbigant (1882)
  94. Re: The Art of Hoarding: Anxiety or Pragmatism?

    I have 100ml or 75ml bottles x 3 or 4 for most of my favorite DC'd or likely to be DC'd fragrances except for the ones that shot up in price too fast and locked me out of backing them up, so it's...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Fougère Royale by Houbigant (1882)

    Yeah, it's not deep vintage, but I'm also not the osmothequé
  96. Re: Affordable Fragrances that are truly "UNIQUE/DIFFERENT". Which ones ?

    There really aren't any "grail juice" bottles but 99% of Avon masculines are single-run anyway so technically they're all discontinued except for what you see still on their website. Avon Tomorrow...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    Yes if you want a versatile, easygoing signature scent that doesn't make demands on you or those around you.

    No if you have certain standards or predilections that keep you from enjoying simple...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Clint is "Lumberjack Aramis" to my nose. I love it.

    Tried Antaeus Sport today courtesy of a sample by Aero58. Review is already up. This stuff smells like an "alternate reality Antaeus" more than...
  99. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    You're welcome!
  100. Re: Good fragrances famous perfumers made for cheap houses?

    It's still made but if Ferragamo had to do it over, they wouldn't have the R&D budget.
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