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  1. Is the vetiver note in Mitsouko noticeable?

    Hello all,

    I was hoping to get your opinions on a question I have had for quite some time — is the vetiver note in the current formulations of Mitsouko prominent? If so, which concentration is it...
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    Re: Charvet Perfumes

    I’m thinking about buying it without testing (I can’t make it to Paris anytime soon). I’m very fond of vetiver-based scents. How does it compare to Guerlain’s Vetiver?
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    Re: Charvet Perfumes

    I forgot to ask, what does the bottle look like?
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    Re: Charvet Perfumes

    What are your impressions of them? I’m told that Impériale is a vetiver-based scent — is that true?
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    Charvet Perfumes

    Hello!

    Is anyone familiar with one of Charvet’s three men’s perfumes, namely Cuvée Royale, Cuvée Impériale, and Cuvée Spéciale. They are all still in production and sold exclusively at Charvet’s...
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    Re: NEW: Godet - Cuir De Russie!

    Will do :)
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    Re: Prince Felix Yusupov’s Scent

    Godet has revived a Vetiver scent called Révélation, which was first released in 1924. I may try and get ahold of that. Anyone tried it?
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    Re: NEW: Godet - Cuir De Russie!

    I actually haven’t tried it yet — I may buy it without testing and just want to be certain that there is a noticeable vetiver note.
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    Re: Prince Felix Yusupov’s Scent

    I suppose it could have been Habanita. Have you ever tried that scent? Luca Turin describes it as a “vetiver vanilla.”
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    Re: Prince Felix Yusupov’s Scent

    Thank you for finding this information! I’ll bet he used a bespoke vetiver based scent from Molinard
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    Re: Prince Felix Yusupov’s Scent

    Could be that it was a bespoke scent made by IRFE.
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    Re: Prince Felix Yusupov’s Scent

    I would have been interested to know how dominant the vetiver note was. I just thought of something — Oriza L. Legrand makes a scent called Vétiver Royal Bourbon. I wonder if that would have at least...
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    Re: NEW: Godet - Cuir De Russie!

    Do you detect a lot of vetiver?
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    Prince Felix Yusupov’s Scent

    Hello all!

    I just learned that Prince Felix Yusupov (1887-1967) used a scent that was vetiver-based, which he kept in a custom Louis Vuitton flacon. I would like to hear your guesses of what this...
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    Re: NEW: Godet - Cuir De Russie!

    Have you tried Révélation by Godet?
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    Re: NEW: Godet - Cuir De Russie!

    Any traces of birch tar? That is what I am after
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    Re: NEW: Godet - Cuir De Russie!

    Have you tried the Cuir de Russie hednic? I am searching for the most authentic Cuir de Russie currently produced and am intrigued by this one.
  18. Alternative to Coty’s Jasmin de Corse

    Hello!

    I was hoping someone could recommend a perfume that is similar (or identical) to Coty’s long discontinued Jasmin de Corse.

    Thank you!

    John
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    Re: Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    By the way, Nicholas II also used 4711
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    Re: Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    I obtained a bottle of both the Aviator’s Cologne and the Russian Cologne from the perfumer in Russia who recreated the fragrances on display at Catherine Park!

    The Aviator’s Cologne has citrus...
  21. Re: Raymond Chandler’s “The Lady in the Lake”

    I believe you are correct — it seems like a knock-off of Guerlain.
  22. Re: Raymond Chandler’s “The Lady in the Lake”

    Yes, it’s a great film! One of the very few film noirs that come to mind that are set at Christmastime. For some reason Royal Briar reminds me of the movie.
  23. Re: Looking for something like Knize ten / Leather / Tobacco

    If you like Knize Ten, then I suggest you try Royal Briar.
  24. Raymond Chandler’s “The Lady in the Lake”

    Hello! I was looking through Raymond Chandler’s “The Lady in the Lake” (1943) and found a reference to a fragrance that one of the characters uses. He describes it as “A kind of chypre. Sandalwood...
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    Tricorn v. Bois des Iles

    I recently purchased a bottle of Caswell-Massey’s original Tricorn — not the new formulation. I love it — a lot — and was wondering how it compares to Chanel’s Bois des Iles.

    John
  26. Re: Questions regarding Penhaligon’s Douro Eau de Portugal

    I may pass on this one for now if the sandalwood note is not very prominent.
  27. Questions regarding Penhaligon’s Douro Eau de Portugal

    Hello all!

    I have some questions regarding Penhaligon’s Douro: is the sandalwood note noticeable? Could the overall fragrance be described as a citrusy sandalwood scent? Lastly, how does the...
  28. Re: James Bond’s Grooming Set in “SkyFall”

    Forgot to mention — that is Eucris shaving soap
  29. Re: James Bond’s Grooming Set in “SkyFall”

    Yes, ironically, it is alcohol-free
  30. Re: James Bond’s Grooming Set in “SkyFall”

    That was Ian Fleming’s favourite
  31. Re: Perfumes that you've actually finished whole bottles of?

    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Impériale and St. John’s Bay Rum, to name two....
  32. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    Royal Briar, Creed Citrus Bigarrade, and Floris Lavender
  33. Re: James Bond’s Grooming Set in “SkyFall”

    The leather grooming case itself (not including the contents) is from Taylor of Old Bond Street and includes many of their shaving requisites with the purchase (including the Sandalwood aftershave)....
  34. James Bond’s Grooming Set in “SkyFall”

    I have finally come closer than ever to discovering James Bond’s preferred scent! The answer: Sandalwood aftershave by Taylor of Old Bond Street. My source is the grooming set prop used by Daniel...
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    Re: Ward Cleaver’s Aftershave Lotion

    Incidentally, there is one episode where Wally has a huge bottle of generic lilac water (presumably a generic Lilac Vegetal scent). If I recall, Beaver and Ward both smell the bottle and turn up...
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    Re: Ward Cleaver’s Aftershave Lotion

    Thanks for the answers! I see Aqua Velva being his usual aftershave.
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    Ward Cleaver’s Aftershave Lotion

    In one of my favorite TV shows — “Leave It To Beaver” — the subject of Ward Cleaver’s aftershave lotion constantly came up. What Aftershave do you imagine Ward Cleaver used?
  38. Re: Pour Lui by Oscar de la Renta has been discontinued!

    My pleasure
  39. Re: Pour Lui by Oscar de la Renta has been discontinued!

    I received an email directly from Oscar de la Renta — I’m sure it will be available over the Internet for the next few years, maybe longer.
  40. Re: Oriza L. Legrand Cuir Impérial - To be released 15 October...

    Has anyone tried this yet? Thoughts?
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    Re: Today I bought September 2015

    How do you like the Cuir de l'Aigle Russe?
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    Re: Today I bought September 2015

    How do you like the Cuir de l'Aigle Russe?
  43. Re: English Countryside type of fragrance?Can you recommend any?

    English Fern by Penhaligon’s
  44. Anyone ever experienced Atkinson’s White Rose?

    Hello,

    Has anyone ever tested White Rose by Atkinson’s? Apparently it was launched in 1860 and discontinued sometime in the 20th century. It seems it has been revived as of this year under the...
  45. Re: What Tom Ford scent would James Bond wear?

    Great answers — thank you all!
  46. What Tom Ford scent would James Bond wear?

    Hello,

    What Tom Ford scent do you think Daniel Craig’s James Bond would wear? Which Ford fragrance(s) match James Bond’s profile?
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    Re: Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    Yes, his daughters each had a favourite scent from Coty. The Empress alternated between White Rose by Atkinson’s and a Verbena eau de toilette.
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    Re: Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    Violettes du Czar is a truly wonderful fragrance — it reminds me of Cuir de Russie with violets.
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    Re: Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    I found the Chypre on a website called RussianFoodUSA. Let’s just say it was very, very affordable.
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    Re: Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    So it looks like Chypre by Brocard is still in production. I just purchased a bottle online and look forward to it as it has very good reviews!
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    Favourite Perfumes of Tsar Nicholas II

    Hello all!

    So I just learned from an exhibit at Catherine Park in Saint Petersburg, Russia, that Nicholas II used at least seven perfumes:

    1. Esse Bouquet
    2. Aviator's Cologne
    3....
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    Ambre Antique by Coty

    Good evening,

    Does anyone here remember (or have tried) the long discontinued perfume Ambre Antique by Coty? It was released in 1910. If so, what are your thoughts? Have you come across anything...
  53. Re: Eau Duc De Berry by Rance 1795 for men: Undiscovered Gem

    I am very curious to read reviews of this scent — I am very intrigued by the description.
  54. Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT back in the USA!!

    I just wanted to share with everyone that CHANEL Pour Monsieur EDT is once again available in the USA on chanel.com.
    ...
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    Sir Sean Connery and Jicky

    Do any basenoters out there know of an interview with Sean Connery where he mentions Jicky by Guerlain as being his favorite scent? I've read elsewhere on the internet that someone remembers reading...
  56. Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    I am not sure if you are still interested in an early 1960's jasmine scent, but take a look at the Don Miguel 1919 Aftershave by Myrsol -- it is a pure jasmine, masculine menthol aftershave...
  57. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    My bottle of the Don Miguel 1919 Aftershave by Myrsol arrived today and I have to say I am very impressed. The moment I placed the bottle to my still amateur nose I was reminded of the jasmine in...
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    Re: Old Spice in 2017--thoughts?

    I personally love the original Old Spice by Shulton. I purchased a cologne and aftershave two piece gift set from the late 1950's - early 1960's on ebay last year -- AMAZING!! The closest I have...
  59. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    I will be sure to do that. I just ordered my bottle and am excited to try it.
  60. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    I actually have a bottle of "The Hammam Bouquet" by Penhaligon's in my collection. I have not worn it in quite a while so I will have to take another look at it. You say it's oozing with jasmine?
  61. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    I wear feminine fragrances from time to time, Fracas being my favorite. So yes, I would definitely consider it.
  62. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    You definitely notice jasmine then? I enjoy both lavender and vanilla and of course jasmine so that would be a great option as well.
  63. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    I noticed hednic mentioned Mouchoir de Monsieur, a fine scent if I remember correctly. I tried it VERY briefly in England a few years ago and sadly do not remember too much about it, other than that...
  64. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    I am definitely going to try this. Dominately jasmine, unmistakable mid-century bottle, and revived formula from the 1960's. Also, the price is great. Thank you coldmountain.
  65. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    I am definitely going to try this. Dominately jasmine, unmistakable mid-century bottle, and revived formula from the 1960's. Also, the price is great. Thank you coldmountain.
  66. Re: Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    Some great suggestions for me to look into. Thank you!!
  67. Pre-1964 Men's Fragrance with a Strong Jasmine Note

    Hello Fellow Basenoters,

    I am searching for a pre-1964 men's fragrance that has a prominent, noticeable jasmine middle and/or base note. Any ideas?

    Thank you!

    JRD
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    Re: Would Don Draper wear Jade East?

    Does anyone know the episode of "Mad Men" where a bottle appearing to be Pour Un Homme by Caron appears in a scene with Don Draper?

    Thank you.

    JRD
  69. Re: Help Identifying Bottle In Robert Evans' Bathroom

    Thank you Diddy I think you solved it! Sorry I thought it was on a sink counter, just realized it was a bathtub. Has anyone ever tried the Swiss Pine Bath Oil? A few years ago I read that Sammy Davis...
  70. Help Identifying Bottle In Robert Evans' Bathroom

    Hello,

    I am turning to you all to help me identify the fragrance bottle on Robert Evans' bathroom counter.

    Thank you.

    John
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    Re: Maria Callas' Perfume

    I know that Maria Callas LOVED the cologne that Luchino Visconti wore -- Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's.
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    Jayne Mansfield

    Can anyone identify any of the bottles shown here on Jayne Mansfield's basin counter? Thank you for any assistance.
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    Re: Lucille Ball's Fragrances

    Here is a link to a better photo:

    https://goo.gl/images/TiFq1U
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    Lucille Ball's Fragrances

    Here is a photo from 1955 of Lucille Ball at her dressing table. Pictured with her is Desi Arnaz and three bottles of fragrances. Is anyone able to identify any of these bottles?
  75. Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    I see him wearing 4711 until Eau Sauvage was released in 1966, then I could imagine him always wearing that.
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Buzzlepuff, that is very much a possibility!
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    Re: What would Cary Grant wear?

    I would certainly guess that he used Brut in later life, but I have yet to find anyone who knew him confirm this. What I do know is that he had countless bottles of Brut which he would "regift." This...
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Very interesting. I am a huge Fracas fan and did not know that both my Fracas and the old Vent Vert were created by the same person. I will try Bandit as soon as I can. Shame so many of these...
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Now I want to try Vent Vert, but of course this is not going to be simple... I guess there are two versions?
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Hello Cacio, I am not sure when this would have been but my guess would be the 1950's? I'm starting to think that maybe he was mistaken about the name.

    Thank you Scarce, I never knew about the...
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    Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Hello All,

    I am searching for a fragrance supposedly worn by Marlon Brando called "Eau de Sevres." It is mentioned in one of his biographies to which I include a link:
    ...
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    Re: Wardrobes for spring

    I am currently rotating the following:

    4711
    Eau Sauvage
    Agua Lavanda Puig
    Fracas (I know that it is marketed for women by I simply do not care for I am obsessed with the scent)
    Guerlain...
  83. Re: Is that an Hermes bottle behind Mick Jagger?

    I will have to look for that--thank you!!
  84. Is that an Hermes bottle behind Mick Jagger?

    50942
  85. Re: Proof that Guerlain Vetiver was around before 1961

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    Hope this can help--if it is still hard to make out then I will tell you what it says:

    "She dearly loves Russian leather and Guerlain's Vetiver perfume,...
  86. Re: Proof that Guerlain Vetiver was around before 1961

    It must be referring to the 1925 novel by Anita Loos
  87. Proof that Guerlain Vetiver was around before 1961

    I was reading through a 1927 issue of Vanity Fair, Volumes 28-29, where Guerlain's Vetiver is clearly mentioned--take a look!!
    ...
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    Re: Would Don Draper wear Jade East?

    Do you know the episode where the Caron may appear?
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    Re: Would Don Draper wear Jade East?

    Oh I hope he wouldn't even touch Hai Karate
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    Re: Would Don Draper wear Jade East?

    I guess I just always thought of him as a Dior Eau Sauvage kind of a guy! I've never tried Jade East but now I am seriously considering buying this one. After all, the price can't be beat at $16...
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    Would Don Draper wear Jade East?

    I recently discovered that the producers of "Mad Men" donated several props to the Smithsonian -- including a small bottle of Jade East cologne. Can you see Don Draper using Jade East?


    JRD
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    Mink and Pearls by Jovan

    Does anyone remember a product called Mink and Pearls by Jovan?
  93. Re: Has Chanel Pour Monsieur been reformulated?

    I gave them a try--they don't ship fragrances to the US
  94. Re: Has Chanel Pour Monsieur been reformulated?

    I noticed that Chanel offers the EdT version in almost every country in the world except ours--and I have so far been unable to find a reputable dealer who will ship to America. This makes me want it...
  95. Has Chanel Pour Monsieur been reformulated?

    I am sure this question has been asked and answered several times, but how does the current formulation of Chanel Pour Monsieur compare with a vintage version from the 50's, 60's or 70's?

    Many...
  96. Pour Lui by Oscar de la Renta has been discontinued!

    I regret having to share bad news with you all--I have received confirmation from Oscar de la Renta that their classic scent 'Pour Lui' has been discontinued. Stock up while you can!

    JRD
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    Re: Notes in Royal Briar cologne?

    So after much pondering I am able to recognize a good amount of leather. There are also spices (exactly what I do not know)? There is a sweet powder base to it that I am still unable to put my finger...
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    Alain Delon GQ Interview 1980's

    Hello Fellow Basenoters,

    I am looking for a GQ interview from the 1980's with Alain Delon. In it he mentions his fondness for 4711 and Eau Sauvage. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!
    ...
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    Aphrodisia by Faberge Alternative

    I was hoping to get any ideas on an alternative to Faberge Aphrodisia. Any thoughts? I will likely purchase a bottle from eBay, but would still like to find a new, in production scent that is near...
  100. Re: Gucci pour Homme (original) (1976) Alternative

    Thank you each and everyone for your thoughts--I greatly appreciate it! I only wish GUCCI did not discontinue this one.
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