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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Coming from you this looks promising.
  2. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    I blind bought this on clearance at Ulta speak of the devil. I agree that it's not a piece of art. I'd actually part with my bottle for waaaaay less than $200 considering I paid $20, if someone came...
  3. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    I agree with this statement, because buying up fragrances in hopes of controlling the market on them when discontinued is not just a fool's errand if you decide to "invest" in the wrong one, but will...
  4. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    It's all minor packaging changes, and you can find online blog posts about each iteration. I actually can't remember off the top of my head because there's been so many.



    I appreciate that....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks! Wore it to dinner!
  6. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    Vintage is actually not an entirely different fragrance compared to modern, and the increased castoreum really just makes it muskier, hiding much of the complexity from the other ingredients. I think...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Rochas Globe (1990)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks! I almost like this better than Havana, which I know is blasphemy to some.
  9. Re: New Signature Collection from Alfred Dunhill

    For some reason you reminded me of the Queensryche song "Screaming in Digital" off of Rage for Order (1985)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    You're welcome. Honestly middle vintages are the best unless you're a die-hard collector. Even the new one still smells "like Azzaro should smell", just without the round plushy feeling that a ton...
  11. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    I only have 2 definitive designers.

    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Dior Eau Sauvage
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Open by Roger & Gallet (1985) is very much like a rum and coke with a cigar, so it works for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

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    Open by Roger & Gallet (1985)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

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    Open by Roger & Gallet (1985)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Open by Roger & Gallet (1985)
  16. Re: 1981 Givenchy Ad for Monsieur and Gentleman

    I wonder if MFK stole the name of his scent from this ad?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have a few that fit this. Stay tuned.
  18. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    Even your sarcasm is poetry. I dig it man. Pass to the left.
  19. Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    Once it dries, Moustache by Rochas (1949) is quite polite. It's only the first 30 minutes that are hair-raising.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This one is on my "eventually" list too.
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    Same here.
  22. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    This is probably an eBay seller looking to stir a frenzy so he can offload some grey market bottles at a price closer to retail.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Caron is far too expensive in the deeper vintages for me to become any kind of expert on it but I appreciate your vote of confidence!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    1st version: sticker and round cap. Most rare/expensive
    2nd version: sticker and hexagon cap with sliver trim on top. Second rarest/expensive
    3rd version: embossed glass and hexagon cap with silver...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This is a standard Azzaro Pour Homme bottle after they switched from stickers to embossed glass. I'd say early 2000's? It's the first one I discovered and fell in love with so this is the particular...
  26. Re: Adventure Davidoff/ Eternity Intense/ Mont Blanc Legend?

    Calvin Klein Eternity Intense is my pick of the three.
  27. Re: Eternity for men Eau de Parfum @ Macy’s website

    Macy's didn't have this downtown, so it might be online only for a bit.

    Also, doesn't sound like it will be similar to the vintage or any form of the standard Eternity for Men, since they mention...
  28. Re: Eternity for men Eau de Parfum @ Macy’s website

    I'll try and sniff it this weekend!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    So definitely no "spray, sashay, and walk sway" lol
  30. Re: Layering 2 frags sort of smelled like Dior Eau Sauvage

    Brooks Brothers New York for Gentlemen is basically a spicier, woodier Eau Sauvage with lemon swapped for orange anyway, so I can see that.
  31. Thread: Target

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    Re: Target

    The Target in downtown Seattle doesn't have ANY fragrances because the homeless steal them all in grab-n-run looting dashes. Same with Ross and TJ Maxx in the downtown corridor. Their fragrance...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Diddy's enthusiasm is adorable.

    Although that's also basically me with Avon.
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH

    It's definitely a challenging scent, and to think this came from a young Thierry Wasser.
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    I was about to discuss the historical significance of Drakkar Noir in regards to the masculine perfume market in hopes of helping you understand why people like it, but then you went and invalidated...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)

    The gold standard of aromatic fougères from the 70's and 80's, progenitor to the barbershop revivals of the 21st century (a la Rive Gauche Pour Homme or...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    If I catch you chopping oakmoss on a mirror and snorting it with a straw I'm calling an intervention. :p
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Azzaro Pour Homme (1978)
  40. Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    I also gave Invictus Legend (2019) a try because despite the usual Basenoter snobbery against the line here, I actually rather liked the original Invictus (2013) for what it was. Unfortunately, while...
  41. Re: Just bought Kouros , current formula

    One of my bottles is like this as well, and I enjoy it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    I own 2 100mls of this, came upon them by chance! I love the stuff!

    My choice is:

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    Claiborne for Men by Liz Claiborne (1989)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    It can be a strong one.

    My choice is:

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    Claiborne for Men by Liz Claiborne (1989)
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    Re: Jaïpur Pure Parfum question

    That's pretty. Never smelled the femme version of this.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Claiborne for Men by Liz Claiborne (1989)
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair

    Sounds fishy
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    This is one I have yet to try, but affordable listings seem to be drying up and it is discontinued again to my knowledge (Givenchy has raped it's legacy catalog since LVMH ownership), so while I'd...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Slow loaaadd
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    Re: Donna Karan Black Cashmere

    This is why I do my stealth strikes on vintages I find and like without talking about them on the forums, then once I am sufficiently backed up, start discussing the fragrance qualities without fear...
  50. Re: Will "Ambrox Sensitivity Syndrome" soon become prevalent?

    I agree that ambroxan can be used judiciously and smell great, giving off a convincing ambergris base note, and I also agree that heavy amounts of oakmoss were abused the way ambrox and norlimbanol...
  51. Re: Will "Ambrox Sensitivity Syndrome" soon become prevalent?

    I already get choked up in clouds of Sauvage (which also has norlimbanol), Invictus, Aventus, and Y by Yves Saint Laurent as it is. By comparison, someone laying on a mossy old fougère or too much...
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    Re: About Pierre Montale

    I've read this before on the website. There is actually more complete biography if you do some digging on Google
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Most of them are nearly impossible to get, all gobbled up by house fans when Clive Christian bought out the house and immediately ceased production on the entire line. What does turn up on eBay is...
  54. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Absolutely.

    Salvador Dali Pour Homme (1987) is a prime example.
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    You should try the LV ouds! They're pretty nice!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Yeah, the sandalwood in Pasha is pretty good!
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    I'd say

    Calvin Klein Eternity for Men
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Avon Black Suede
    Aramis by Estée Lauder
    Fougère Royale by Houbigant
    Jubilation XXV by Amouage
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Kouros by Yves...
  58. Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    Need one in Seattle!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Tons of

    S A U V A G E

    on the way to work.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Pasha de Cartier (1992)
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    Pasha de Cartier (1992)

    There was a period during the "fresh fougère" boom when true "non-fresh" fougères came back into vogue. Spearheaded by Yves Saint Laurent Jazz (1988), Tsar by Van...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

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    Pasha de Cartier (1992)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

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    Pasha de Cartier (1992)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Six sides for the best Azzaro experience (although the new refillable 8 sider is fine)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)

    Do you like shampoo-inspired florals like Byredo Flowerhead (2014) but don't want to pay $260? Would you care if it was merged with a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A favorite of mine!

    Here's my choice:

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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
  69. Re: "Its some Muslim holy oil I dont even read the bottle."

    I think the gentlemen below covered your answer. I'm just looking out for you dude. Don't want you to get in trouble with the mods by accident, but you do you.





    :vrolijk_1:
  70. Re: "Its some Muslim holy oil I dont even read the bottle."

    Lot of touchy stuff in this thread, but my opinion is if he won't tell you, perhaps you're better off without it. Bigger fish to try.
  71. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

    Sorry, that's a Cheet-no for me.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    RPM is definitely a drier and woodsier take on the Happy for Men vibe. I prefer it for that reason because it lends RPM better staying power. Also known as Full Speed in Europe, and KM/h in Latin...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I only have the column bottle from the 80's (R de Capucci era) and it's leatherier and has very vivid chypre accord.
  74. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    Dig in enough boxes of Cracker Jacks and you can have a badge just like mine.

    XD
  75. Re: List And Rate The Men’s Issey Miyake Fragrance Line!

    I like the original offering, the sport, and the Frâiche
  76. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    This is the best answer. I'm definitely a connoisseur under this system.
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    Re: Favorite "fresh fougere?"

    It's the original fougère, and not in the late 80's to 90's "fresh fougère" subcategory, but it is nice!

    My fave is the one that kicked off the subgenre, Calvin Klein Eternity for Men (1989)
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I'm ambivalent, as there is a lot to like but little to make me run into Tom's arms, cash in hand.
  79. Re: Similar to Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori?

    May I suggest:

    Annick Goutal Ninféo Mio
    Jacomo Silences
    Diptyque Do Son
    Fidji Guy Laroche
    Perris Monte Carlo Jasmin de Pays
    Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps
    Estée Lauder Beautiful
    Revlon Charlie
  80. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    I would have said no, but I also have a badge so people tend not to confront me unless they're doing something they shouldn't be.
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    This sounds like the most logical answer to me.
  82. Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    You did a good thing my friend.
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    Re: Open Discussion on Bleu de Chanel Parfum

    I hadn't realized they changed lettering, and that is a bit too soon for a reform IMO.
  84. Re: Thoughts on Caron & Guerlain + What do I try next?

    For Guerlain, I'd also try Eau de Guerlain and would cross over the invisible gender fence to try Samsara and Mitsouko.

    For Caron, you've covered most of the masculines, so it's only the (rather...
  85. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    They're in the afterlife riding the unicorns in Oakmoss Valhalla to the great boutique in the sky where every discontinued perfume and original vintage of currently-made classics are in stock and at...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I tried testing a new AdG flanker while still recovering, and the woody ACs were so intense, it triggered a reaction. Never in my life has that happened.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I'd have participated in this pass, as the compositions and the now-controversial nature of the perfumer are too delicious to ignore. But alas, I'm not in the best of respitory shape to be sniffing a...
  88. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    It's a rose patchouli civet fragrance so it's very animalic and sensual.
  89. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    This stuff also reminds me very much of the salon shampoos from the 80's that my mom would buy for all us (our family was friends with a hairdresser), and there is still a shampoo made that resembles...
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    Re: 21 sauvage

    Funny thing is, Johnny Depp starred in the original 21 Jump Street show, and also did ads for Sauvage, so it sorta makes sense in an abstract way.

    Also, the band Sauvage Garden
  91. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    Yeah, most non-artisanal houses use civetone to replicate civet due to concerns of animal cruelty and because it's cheaper.
  92. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    Longevity is actually fairly good, just sillage is not booming and the scent profile favors the top notes. I believe it was discontinued but there is plenty in circulation for cheap (at least for now)
  93. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    I imagine the EdP would have more because it's richer. If you're looking for a little bit brighter/drier rendition, try the EdC as well. It's still available at good prices and swings more unisex...
  94. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)

    An extremely well-done floral fougère with good note separation and performance. Abour $12-$15 and can be used almost year round.
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    Re: 21 sauvage

    21 Sauvage Street.
  96. Re: Honestly..does current Giorgio BH hold up??

    I like it. Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men has a similar structure to vintage British Sterling but with way more patchouli, so it basically feels like a fougère take while Givenchy Gentleman has civet...
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    Re: Ysl y edp vs versace fraiche

    Y EdP is more versatile but Versace Man Eau Frâiche is better for summer.
  98. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    They transcended the mortal coil, undergoing metamorphosis into divine "unicorns" after discontinuation and became worshipped by The Church of Oakmoss.

    Or they got remade into haute luxe...
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    Re: Feraud pour Homme ???

    You're always welcome!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    One of my new favorites.
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