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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    You should sample it.
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    Re: I did a thing....Avantus

    Futuristic enough to pass for an 80's car too!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    :evil:<3
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    I hope not. It's better than the 2010's ambrox bombs but only marginally so, and would get really tired really fast if everyone started doing it.
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    Re: I did a thing....Avantus

    I am aghastus at your commentus.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's very good. Check the review for more details, only cuz I'm out of spoons to extol it further today. :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I'm generally not a fan of being painted into a corner either but as a counterpoint, some of the regulars around here have a satirical sense of humor and don't actually mean "if you like X fragrance...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Homme Love

    Smelled and reviewed. Another "Nü-gére" moss-free attempt at the accords of yesteryear but injected with mass-appeal Gucci Guilty DNA. It's alright.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

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    Futur de Robert Piguet (1967)
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    Re: I did a thing....Avantus

    I too am a fan of the Studebaker Avanti.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th January, 2020

    I love this one!

    My choice is Futur de Robert Piguet (1967)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'd say Etienne Aigner #1 (1975) is closest to Avon Öland (1970), which favors tobacco over the leather. Next from that, Etienne Aigner #1 is closest to Jacomo Eau Cendrée (1974), which favors...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Futur de Robert Piguet (1967)

    The official perfume of the Space Needle.
  14. Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    I was channeling The Muppet Show thank you very much, and figured you'd get the reference.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Caswell-Massey re-released the original 1941 Tricorn so you should separate the 2017 Heritage version in a different entry.
  16. Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    mammalic do do do do do
    mammalic do do do do
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    do do do do do do do do do
    do do do do do mammalic
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    25 years should have read 25 years ago. I fixed it.

    Also to your point, the whole "you get what you pay for ergo you are what you can afford" is a virulent mental illness among the affluent...
  18. Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    Assessobsessment ;)
  19. Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    I've sampled 80's, 90's copper top, and current. I can't speak for the really antique bottles, but my experience shows that the cumin was cranked up higher in the 90's, then brought back down to...
  20. Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    Eau d'Hermès by Hermès (1951)
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    I'll give a hands up for it. I prefer it to the oft-compared Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's actually a really good analogy. I often wear the "session beer" scents after shower, before bed, or on lazy weekends, while the "ales and stouts" get paraded to work, and the rare...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Claiborne Sport (1997)

    If you like a little Curve in your Eternity, this is for you. So easy-going it's hard to dislike from afar, but also gets a lot of hate from hobbyists for being...
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    Modern Fragrances: The concept of "niche quality" basically meaning "what used to be designer quality 25 years ago but our shareholders demanded more profit-per-unit" leading to every male perfume...
  25. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    It's more like that style is totally dead because IFRA makes it too hard to pull off and most modern men prefer sweet fragrances (and have for 20 years). Salvador Dali Pour Homme (1987) is similar on...
  26. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    You missed out on a strange but good hybrid of soapy 70's masculine (orris) and dry rose leather chypre. The opening reminds you briefly of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme then the Turkish rose comes in...
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    It's selling an image, a lifestyle, a frame of mind, much like other "conspicuous consumption" luxury goods. The only difference is you don't market this stuff to impress the "everyman" like a big...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    They never hooked up with The News, but they manufacturing license for a Cher perfume if you wanted to Turn Back Time (distributed by Parfums Stern/Irma Shorell as brick and mortar like when Avon...
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    Re: A hit polished by time

    Many of the scents I passed up in their prime seem better to me now that I can smell and observe them by choice rather than forced exposure. This is how I came around to 90's overused masculines like...
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    All the burner accounts/new accounts attacking the guy.

    I agree that something doesn't quite add up, but I don't think perfumers on this artisanal/indie/ultra-niche level are big enough fish to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hot Girls in Love? Nope.
    Neither does it Take Me to the Top
    and it's definitely not Heaven in Your Eyes

    But I like it When it's Over.
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I admit digging some of those in that list (Dylan Blue for its Sauvage-in-a-90's-blender vibe for example) but otherwise agree that we've hit a sort of nadir in men's fragrance from the designer...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    People are typically afraid to comment when I'm in a badge, but I had some positive feedback from a bartender when wearing Kouros (of all things).
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon Lover Boy (1980)

    Ever wondered what a Love's Baby Soft (1974) for men would smell like? Neither did I.

    However, since Avon decided to make one to coincide with the rise of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Avon Lover Boy (1980) because I'm back from vacation and working for the weekend.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

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    Avon Lover Boy (1980)

    Everyone's watching, to see what you will do
    Everyone's looking at you, oh
    Everyone's wondering, will you come out tonight
    Everyone's trying to get it right, get...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th January, 2020

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    Avon Lover Boy (1980)

    Everyone's watching, to see what you will do
    Everyone's looking at you, oh
    Everyone's wondering, will you come out tonight
    Everyone's trying to get it right, get...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Lover Boy (1980)

    Everyone's watching, to see what you will do
    Everyone's looking at you, oh
    Everyone's wondering, will you come out tonight
    Everyone's trying to get it right, get...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Put another way:

    If this was an Avon release, it would get a pass by more people for being a cheap guilty pleasure of simple, competent, throwback masculinity that recalls their 50's/60's...
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    If you went by wears its Bleu de Chanel (2010), but it's common and replaceable.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) is my fave but Unicorn Conservation Protocol keeps me from using it freely.
  41. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Spark for Men by Liz Claiborne
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hopefully you have more free time soon!
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I already have my lifetime supply of Dior Homme "Original" so let the zombie cologne apocalypse commence.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Joining you in Homme de Grès! Miss ya man!
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I have a soft spot for conservative citrus/woods fragrances, especially ones from mid-century. Granted, Dior Homme 2020 can't possibly have the same ingredients quality as something like vintage...
  46. Re: The new Cabochard (2019) and Cabochard Cherie?

    The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he was just a crazy Basenoter
  47. Re: The new Cabochard (2019) and Cabochard Cherie?

    Cabotine you say?

    More like Quarantine de Grès
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th January, 2020

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)
  49. Re: Latest Ralph Lauren - Polo Deep Blue!

    The notes look very typical but we'll see.
  50. Re: The new Cabochard (2019) and Cabochard Cherie?

    Always wondered when Cabowabo de Grès would appear.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon for Men (1949)

    Lavender and geranium with oakmoss, tonka, sandalwood, and a drop of nitromusk. Pinstripe suit and suspenders sold separately.
  52. Thread: Vulgar

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    Re: Vulgar

    <3

    Basically they like it better when you don't tell them what it is. XD
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    :kiss:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Youth Dew by Estée Lauder (1953)

    Cook.Bot's secret favorite.
  55. Thread: Quorum

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    Re: Quorum

    Quorum was introduced in 1982, and all versions had a barcode as Antonio Puig was (and still is) a drugstore brand. I have the spray aftershave and have had good experience with it thus far.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Versace The Dreamer (1996)
  57. Thread: Vulgar

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    Re: Vulgar

    Any and all old drugstore masculines are banal to the point of vulgarity when named, but seem to still draw positive attention from younger people I wear them around, and surprise when they learn...
  58. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    I know you are. ;)
  59. Re: Fake Drakkar Noir Ad with Thierry Wasser

    *slow clap*

    It's still low-hanging fruit because it's easy to pick on a minority subculture that doesn't get a lot of respect from the outside world just to feel good about yourself for having...
  60. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Call me the Martha Stewart of fragheads with my insider trading, but I only tell my friends what I think they should jump on and back up. Otherwise, I don't kiss and tell.

    Remember: don't feed...
  61. Re: Semi-vintage One Man Show... Pine? Similar to Quorum??

    Hard to say unless I could sniff somehow.
  62. Re: What are you Layering/Mixing today?

    Clubman Pinaud + Avon Tai Winds because one was for shaving and the other is an adjacent fougère accord.
  63. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    This was going to be my answer. Denatured "fractured" patchouli molecules are what stands for patchouli in most designers unless they're going for smelling like the plant itself.
  64. Re: Semi-vintage One Man Show... Pine? Similar to Quorum??

    I have the same bottle as you and get plenty of castoreum so I don't know what to tell ya.
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    Re: Yves saint laurent Y LIVE intense

    I didn't care for this one personally.
  66. Re: Coworker's favorite frag (Kenneth Cole Signature) discontinued. Similar scents?

    It's still around plenty online and in perfume shops. No department stores really carry the older Kenneth Coles.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Calvin Klein cK One (1994)
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Avon Leather (1966) - yes, it is really that good.

    Then (in no order):

    Hermés Bel Ami (1986)
    Moschino pour Homme (1990)
    Aramis by Estée Lauder (1965)
    Cabochard de Grès (1959)
    Bandit by...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Rochas Globe (1990)
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    Re: Assumed shilling

    This is a catch 22 scenario and unfortunately there is no right answer.
  71. Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    This is a tragedy.
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Right now it's

    Kouros
    Acqua di Selva
    Avon Leather
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Kouros Yves Saint Laurent (1981)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Acqua di Selva by Victor/Visconti Modrone (1949)
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    Re: So umm...Dior Homme 2020...?

    Come join me up on this crucifix as a fellow philistine in fragrance then. XD
  76. Re: Observtion on Bogart Pour Homme, which arrived today

    I still have yet to try this.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th January, 2020

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    Ermergerd it's ERERMERS!!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Aramis by Estée Lauder (1965)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Avon Leather (1966)
  80. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Obviously our comments were in jest, hence their brevity and off-the-cuff nature. I see no need to apologize or walk back something said about an anonymous eBay listing as observational humor just...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's sorta because it's already a mega-expensive unicorn and a lot of people don't bother being curious when the price for admission just to try it is so high (since sampling discontinued frags is...
  82. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    I still don't like what they stand for as a brand but I like what I have by them.
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    Re: So umm...Dior Homme 2020...?

    So many threads. This one is very controversial.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Bois des Iles

    Chanel Égoïste was Jacques Polge's attempt to make a masculine market Bois des Îles, which at the time was considered feminine (but is really quite unisex). Modern Bois des Îles is also a Polge...
  85. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    I don't care so much about non-fragheads disliking fragrance, just infighting and snobbery within the community where someone thinks their opinion is so authoritative that anyone who shares an...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I've owned my bottle for over a year and barely logged 7 wears. I think I'm safe. ;)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Creed Aventus for a special occasion involving special people.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Aventus (2010)

    Felt like it was a good time to enjoy this again.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

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    Creed Aventus (2010)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

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    Creed Aventus (2010)
  91. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed, and sadly describing the situation here south of your border.
  92. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Never thought of perfume as a way of money laundering hahaha.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Rive Gauche pour Homme to meet someone very special.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003)

    Honorary vintage status bestowed because of its discontinued unicorny covetedness
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

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    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

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    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    It comes back down in price when imports find their way onto American eBay. American Crew Classic scent is ironically only discontinued in America.
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    I think in this case other people just have less of a descriptive vocabulary for the fragrance. Only the body wash has a "classic" version because there is also a 3-in-1 version...
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    The original American Crew fragrance is called Classic and can be found in 50ml cans or 100ml glass bottles. In a pure scent format, it's very much a fougère, albeit a bit heavy on the sage.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A different pile of treasure than the normal one.
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