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  1. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    You were baited.
    Earlier today you Kung Fu''d my challenge. As you are a true friend you received. " Subjective. As always."
    As a stranger you would have received "My own opinion is enough for...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Comparing the Eau Sauvage EDT and it's flanking Deodorant.
  3. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I live in the Fraser Valley. This is swine and maize country. Out of the livestock raised here Pig excrement seems most foul. I think it may be what they feed on. There is a defined difference in the...
  4. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Wearing the two side by side.
    The EDT scents as standard ES. The mixture has a definite toning down of some of the herbal, in particular for me Rosemary and Moss. Jasmine and Hedione are also less...
  5. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    EAU SAUVAGE 1990 EDT and Deodorant Spray
    with a touch of Oakmoss, Jasimine and Rosemary Oil.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Diptyque tempo
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This is one of the reasons we are friends. Your ability at least with me, with a small amount of shame and large amount of logic prove snobbish views untenable.
    Expect a response soon.
  8. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    Generally very much my thoughts about oakmoss also. Playing with Oakmoss I have found that different suppliers most often supply their own variations in flavour, aroma and texture. In general a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Sultan Pasha Attar Le Rayon Vert.
    This is a lean in scent. Rose Leather Chypre-like that displays an elegance, that expresses a perfection, that would likely suffer from an application of digital...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'm all unicorn on this. I hazard to guess that it appeals to the nostalgie of early childhood. My first scent owned was Eau Sauvage which at the time was rather chi-chi for boys of my age. By the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I can't help but have Zeppelin's rendition of "When the Levee Breaks" heart wrenching and forlorn melody running a course through my brain.
    I wear Led lV today.

    Diddly, keep yourself and your...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    If you mean modern as something presented after say 1960 and exists in my wardrobe, I would say Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal which lead in with notes of Lavender. However Bugatti 1992...
  13. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Are there subjective differences, other than asking prices and/or availability that compare and contrast to an 80's EDT?
  14. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A Sample of 1985 Mitsouko Parfum de Toilette.
  15. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    A mighty fine sight there
    Put me into that long line of those envious.
  16. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    Don't be embarrassed. Most if not all who've dared venture close to rabbit hole have been sucked into that perspective.
    You may be surprised when your perspective changes on the reforms. I know...
  17. Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    My view is that the Coppertop offers a reform that appeals most to me as it's boost of Cumin was supported by rather high Quality accompanying ingredients and mindful orchestration. It kickstarts...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Comparison and contrast of my impressions of Vintage 1985 and 1970 Mitsouko in Extrait and EDT, other marketed Feminines of House Guerlain.
  19. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    MITSOUKO EDT 80'S
    Not exactly a Mssculine, however some of us zold zzguys can wear it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

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    When the Levee Breaks

    Kansas Joe McCoy, Memphis Minnie, Jon Bonham. Masterpiece
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    This scents beautifully to the skin of all Genders and on the skin of the Feminine, expresses the overwhelming Strength and Power of that Body and Spirit.
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    Facebook is the easy mark these days.
    Par for the course with an entity that creates it's own Illusion of Scarcity.and tie to Aspiration
    Trade in Creed scents will increase in volume and price, in...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hermes Bel Ami

    Vintage 2001

    In spite of it's marketing connote, scents beautifully, on all humans, no matter Gender, Sexual Preference or Philosophy.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    In Honour, Respect and Love, of all my Good Friends who reside or hope to, in America.
    I wear Bel Ami all day today.
  25. Re: 'Merica! Your Most Patriotic Scent for Independence Day

    This strikes me as appropriate as American Law revolves around the rights, freedoms and desires of an individual.

    Particularly if you are Male and declare that you are Wealthy and Hetero.
  26. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    This!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    MITSOUKO EXTRAIT Vintage 1967-1974

    My next purchases will be varying vintages of the other strengths so I can play with BAVARD and others.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This action reinforces the image I have in my memory of you dear Grayspoole.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Haha!
    I like Diddy's view of this Eau d'Hermes.

    Read no further if you are under 18.

    Tonite I am wearing this fine Cologne in Vintage 1989. Gourmand indeed. The Civet note in this is similar...
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    A few, however a 70's Vol De Nuit has me quite happy. (Backup)
  31. Re: Vintage Fragrances You Gave a Thumbs Down!

    Any indication of what Vintage you've sampled? My experience has been the Coppertop exhibits this character you describe.
    That being said all Vintages I have scented characterize this vague discord....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    A compelling observation. Coinciding with a drift through my collection of Patchouli family members. Givenchy Gentleman Vintage was part of my teenage experience that my view of this herb.was altered.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Bingo!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    1990's most excellent Patch sleeper.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A statement rhythm perfect.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A scent for "Sexy Queens" heading to where it belongs! Look forward to your sharing of impressions!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm with you on 1986-89 being a honey spot. It's darker closed in Tabac Blond Leather bitterness, spicing of Coriander and petroleum of Jasmine hold some brilliance for me. Later 1991-1994 would...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This description hits the mark.

    I have found Russian Oud closer to a Leather in drydown and the Myrrh is rather majestically represented.

    Oud Luwak worked for me as it's structure while not...
  39. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Yes, the Etsy Vendor out of France sold the two bottles and dispatched them quick to Canada. Soapy Sandalwood with a light Civet.
    A nice orange blossom incense that provides a softer feminine...
  40. Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    A couple of small bottles of this came today. Rose, Sandalwood Soapy CiveT EDT. Nice 50's Feminine Soapiness that still scents beautiful on my Masculine skin.
  41. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Petite Fleur Bleue by Godet

    Sultan Pasha Attars
    30 Samples
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Scarcity is Illusion.
    True Market Value is determined by needs and wants. Most certainly it exists outside of this Basenotes Forum (Club of Distortion.)
    I learned from the best. I figure I'll fly...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I would suggest that you could answer that question by spending a little time studying the Fragrance Wanted forum. It may prove to be a better place to negotiate privately. This Forum is largely...
  44. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A selection sampling of Sultan Pasha Attars.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I find the 2nd generation an easier wear as the Tobacco has been toned down. The original was a Tobacco Monster smoothed by a 38% Butterfat Cream. The 2nd was about 10% Butterfat with a perceived...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lemon Flavoured BabyPowder. . Never better said!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I think that this view of D&G Pour Homme reform is so very close to my own view. Owning and using this fine scent Iin the mid 90's. My first indication of reform was 1999 mild change to strength....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Chanel A Gentleman's Cologne 80's
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Currently I have 2 x 8ml Vol de Nuit both 68-72 Extract and a 1999 93ml EDT.
    8ML Mitsouko 80's extract
    8ml Shalimar extract 70's
    2 ml Jicky extrait 60's?
    93ml Jicky EDT 1998
    2ML Vega Extrait...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    MITSOUKO EXTRACT 80'S

    If Vol de Nuit didn't exist this might be one of my Top Five.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    BLACK DIANTHUS by IL PROFUMO
  52. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Black Dianthus by Il Profumo
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    70's TABAC BLOND EDC by CARON


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    I would love to have Deep Vintage Parfum Extrait of this.

    The EDC and Lotion, is in the genre of Knize Ten EDT to Cuir Cannage.
  54. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Au de la Narcisse Montagnes
    Cuir de Russie Parfum Vintage
    Vol de Nuit Extrait Vintage
    Jubilation 25 Extrait
    Eau d'Hermes Vintage

    Bugatti 1992
    Guerlain Heritage EDP
    Bel Ami
    Sycomore EDT
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Koh-I-Noor is definitely a favourite. Like many of the Areej juice it has an almost overwhelming denseness of texture,with a cloud of rich Musk..Whisper of Gardenia blends into a particularly...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hermes Bel Ami 1992 Vintage

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    LUCIANO PAVAROTTI by LUCIANO PAVAROTTI1994


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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    JICKY by GUERLAIN EDT 1998 VINTAGE

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  59. Is scenting perfumes a way to a Heallthy Life?

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/29/routine-sense-of-smell-tests-could-be-used-to-spot-signs-of-dementia?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZGF5cy0xOTA0MzA%3D&utm_source=esp&...
  60. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Jicky by Guerlain EDT. 93ml

    Vol de Nuit Extrait 7.5ml

    Both from late 70s to late 80's
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vol de Nuit Extrait.

    7.5 ml plain zig zag box.101603
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes, I own the one to the right, that presently houses Vol de Nuit 93 ml.
  63. Re: Patricia de Nicolaï - Guerlain connection, whoa.

    New York Intense really needs to be sampled by most people. It is in the genre of Creed Bois du Portugal,Guerlain Heritage etc.
    I have a bottle of Maharinha Intense which is a big Feminine realm.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    JICKY EDT by Guerlain Late 80s perhaps.


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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

    Melkmeisje by Baruti

    Beautiful Sweet Lilac and Conifer.

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  66. Re: Fragrances that you LOVE and others don’t see t care for

    Philistines indeed.
  67. Re: Fragrances that you LOVE and others don’t see t care for

    COPPERTOP for the Cumin nastiness.
    The latest is just enough spice, lighter touch Masala.
    If you are a Roudnitska fan pre-nineties will have you captured by it's Florals and Natural Civet warmth....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    TABAC BLOND 70's Lotion
    SOTE
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    Re: Your favorite fresh scent

    HEELEY CUIR PLEINE FLEUR.

    This has me feeling "Fresh" all day when I wear it.
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    I would have to say, that, 99 percent of my wardrobe, is my favourite.

    This evening is Chanel Beige Parfum 2019.
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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    I love, having schnozz back!
  72. Re: A Brief Sampling of Henry Jacques Perfumes

    My view of Henry Jacques scents are that structure is very Classical and Conservative. Focus seems to be upon Quality Synthetic and Naturals
    Of what I have briefly sampled, on paper, have been...
  73. Re: A Brief Sampling of Henry Jacques Perfumes

    My view of Henry Jacques scents are that structure is very Classical and Conservative. Focus seems to be upon Quality Synthetic and Naturals
    Of what I have briefly sampled, on paper, have been...
  74. Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    Yes! This has a beeeautiful dose of Real Castoreum in Citrus Brulee.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th April, 2019

    I really like the Nostalgic of Talc in a tin and an aligning Stick is well.... just dandy fun! How is the scent?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th April, 2019

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    BEIGE PARFUM by CHANEL

    Often, when in Vancouver, I browse around the Perfume Departments of Nordstrom and Holt Renfrew. Today, I was at Holt Renfrew and was caught unaware by SA of Acqua...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    Jubilation 25 Extrait is marketed as a Feminine. Jubilation XXV is marketed as a Masculine.

    25 is a multi-layered, Damp, Cumin scented Fruitchouli Rose Chypre. It has a streak of Lemon and Herbal...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    After a long six months of IV anti-biotics my gut was a blank canvas. Candida grew quickly. Solution Tablespoon of Virgin Coconut oil every morning. Kills the Candida which releases a Toxin that has...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    2001 Vintage Eau d'Hermes Ooh LALA!


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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    Went to bed last night wearing skanky Amouage Jubilation Extrait.
    No shower this morning so I decided on a dose of Eau'dHermes coppertop.

    I'm stinky layered so good that I'm tempted to Lick...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Black Cap. I have yet to sniff a deep Vintage Pewter top.
    I believe Worldwide Civet Production and Marketing took a dive about 1992, with a switch to a very good Muscone derivative of Palm Oil.
    I...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    EAU'd'HERMES 1989 VINTAGE

    Drydown has a slightly softer, plusher, Civet base, than the comparative 2001 Coppertop and it carries a Citrus,Floral opening more classically Roudnitska.

    I...
  83. Re: 'Vintaging' a fragrance - Civet/oakmoss tinctures?

    Experimenting with Oakmoss Concrete dissolved in Ethenol and Isopropryl, I have found, with some of the new formulations ex favourites Eau Sauvage, Pour Monsieur etc Oakmoss addition, disturbs the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    DUNHILL FOR MEN

    Old Man's Scent. I love it.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hey! That looks very much like my bottle of 2003. We both need to get out there and hunt out 90's Deep Vintage!
  86. Re: Fragrances with NO NEGATIVE REVIEWS on Basenotes

    So true. I don't write very many negative reviews. If I did, they would be largely about Fresh Designer stuff 1990's forward. Life is too short to write about and wear dross.
  87. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    I know, Moschino would seem to have a closer relationship to scents Lavender, Rose, Violet Mossiness with a Slap of Labdanum to Leather-ize it.

    I casually inserted a little fence, to incite Paps...
  88. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    TAI WINDS by Avon

    I have to say, that out of all these wonderful Avon scents, this is perfectly awful. It is a sweeter Tonka fougere, very similar to Faberge Brut-al. This a scent of 60's early...
  89. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Camels,Giraffes and Horses.
    I Love this thread and the People in it.

    In Sync, with a Bel Ami Shave foam, Soap, Stick ,1987 A/S and Spritz of the 86 EDT.

    Bavard's analysis holds close to mine....
  90. Thread: Leathers..

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    Re: Leathers..

    BA ,Moschino Pour Homme, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Knize Ten, Caron Tabac Blond, Cuir Cannage, Leather Oud are all perfect anytime, If used wisely.

    Peau D'Espagne, no matter how it is applied,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That Spritzer is seriously Rad!

    The Scent is, stupendous!
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    Re: What’s the best acqua di parma?

    The Original, in Vintage.
    Until I wore the Vintage Profumo.
    Today, the EDP Profumo holds court, in my House.
  93. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    I bow to Bavard's BA day.

    Avon "Tai Winds" gets pushed to Monday.

    Wild Country Avon Vintage, is a Musk Bomb!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I am quite impressed with your selection of Avon Classics.
    I'll really need your help to guide me to "How I learned to Stop worrying and Love the Freshies"
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    AVON WILD COUNTRY Vintage

    After 8 hours the Aromatics and Powder are gone. What remains is is Moss and Honeyed Urinous Musk.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    1968 AVON WILD COUNTRY

    from a ZC sample.

    I have no idea of the bottle shape of this gorgeous stuff, however I really dig this bottling.

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  97. Thread: Ex Idolo?

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    Re: Ex Idolo?

    Thirty-Three is a favourite Rose and an articulate Rose Oud.
    Ryder can be a Cloy Monster until a Frankincense and Jasmine cut through the SweetAmber.
    Lucid Dream was hard to love until I got past...
  98. Re: Vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur....performance?

    1980-1990 is about this. By early 90's Oakmoss is cut way back it's dynamic has changed.
  99. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    What a shame.

    The Vanilla-ed Oakmoss and Amber seems to throw off a Honeyed Piss note, like that I find attractive, in Balenciaga HH Club, a Sheep's Ra, Boss No.1, a Fooshaear.

    ( Or maybe...
  100. Re: Sample Pass: Vintage Avon Masculines 1949-1976 (CONUS)

    WILD COUNTRY by AVON
    Love this fougere from beginning to end. At it's basic, it follows the standard Citrus Lavender Tonka riff. The Aromatics/Florals set a melody in the Heart that doesn't really...
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