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  1. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    Hi wampa, did you you get that from eBay? Just curious. I hardly ever see vintage Platinum Egoiste on eBay.
    Lucky you!
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/9/5/cartier-pasha-de-cartier
  3. Re: What is the best projecting mens fragrance

    LOL. Yeah, the memories...
  4. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    This is the best post in ages. Someone who is enthusiastic and excited about a vintage scent they once owned and the pleasure of reliving the original all over again.

    Regards
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    I used to go to the gym as a teenager. Ten or fifteen sprays of Kouros before I started my epic workout.
    Strangely, the place seemed deserted after an hour.
  6. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    The original box can be seen here.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/6/23/0493wu6tn5lrujy58as1rtto4mgl7c
  7. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    I think it's one of the best male fragrances in the last twenty or thirty years. An absolutely amazing scent for men.
  8. Re: Neroli portofino, Mandarino d'amalfi & Costa azure in Sephora!

    The reason is because although NPF is a private blend, it has been successful on a scale that completely dwarfs all his other fragrances. That's why they are pushing it into smaller stores now. The...
  9. Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme kinda smells like semen, right?

    I'm sure the people at Chanel said "We need a fragrance. One that smells like semen."
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    I think for me the biggest worry trying to sell them at that price is that it would mostly be collectors or people who know about vintage stuff.
    If that's the case, they would also be well-read on...
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    Okay, Thanks.

    Those bottles have been on and off eBay for over a year. I saw that same picture last summer.

    All that bright light and no boxes.

    shudders
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    Link?
  13. Re: Looking for some info on reformulations. I have a theory.

    That's so true. I bought a wool Ralph Lauren sweater last year and it is simply nowhere near as thick as one I still have from 1995. (Nineteen years ago). Same thing with his cotton dress shirts. The...
  14. Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    All my scents (apart from Coromandel) are long gone - In the form I like and remember.

    Yes. Yes (depends on what you define as crazy).
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    Only Egoiste stands out for me. The 90s were the age of aquatics and all that unisex stuff that didn't appeal to me.
    Everyone's mileage varies but the 90s were a pale shade of the fragrances that...
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    Re: Got a Bottle of New West by Aramis

    Yeah, the vintage is excellent. Great projection and longevity.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Wow. This sounds like a disaster.
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    I've been buying vintage Kouros for years. That's quite expensive for a Sanofi bottle. You're mostly paying for a sealed box.
    I would wait and wait. It will turn up cheaper if you keep looking.
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Pour Homme (vintage).
  20. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    I wish 4711 had the longevity of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.
  21. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    The first one is a masterpiece. The rest are a very mixed bag.
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    I think this very much depends on your location. I used to wear CPM in the summer but UK summers are mild compared to other parts of the world (where the summers can be brutal), I would go for...
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    I would suggest the Cologne Sport. Buy a 150ml size and you can use it liberally through the summer months and it doesn't cost an awful lot.
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    They're fine.
  25. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    Finally, someone understands it.
  26. Re: Is Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne a blind buy for me?

    Great scent but it's longevity is dreadful (at least for). Be ready to re-apply after about 30 minutes (seriously).
  27. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    You're still here then? And still banging the same old drum.
  28. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    You can find it still sealed if you're patient and thorough in your searching. You have to look every day.
  29. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    There is a some information on Eau De Sport below for people who are interested.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/9/17/kouros-eau-de-sport-1986
  30. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    I'd probably go with Eau de Sport (80s version) simply because it''s older and consequently harder to find.
  31. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    The duo bottle travel kit was on eBay a few days ago.
  32. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    Do you mean in terms of rarity?
  33. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    Thanks, I will. You are the first in 9 years.
  34. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    Look, all I’m saying is we get it - You don’t think vintages are worth the money or the hype. You’ve posted about it six times in the past three months.
    ...
  35. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    And you seem quite obsessed with pointing this out. You've already made your point about three times on this subject in the recent Fahrenheit thread. If you're happy buying new fragrances, that's...
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    Re: Layering Vintage and Reformulated

    Apparently, you can get away with it with Antaeus.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I'm thinking about doing this too.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    So I just rang Selfridges on Oxford Street to ask about this. The sales woman at the Tom Ford counter sounded utterly clueless.

    She said it was coming out on Monday. I asked her again and she...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Looking at the bottle on Selfridges, there is no 100ml option - and it looks like a splash bottle.
  40. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    Great Kouros memories. I've always loved it. Even when it became unfashionable. It's also a great reminder of some memorable times from my youth. That's probably the psychological reason I'm so...
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    Re: 80's Powerhouse Male Fragrances

    Imagine watching just about all your childhood television memories condensed into a haunting and evocative collection. Memorex takes you back in time to the 1980s.

    Sourced from over forty hours...
  42. Re: First time smelling and comparing Fahrenheit vintage and reformulated.

    Vintage is heavier and longevity better.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/7/7/christian-dior-fahrenheit-1988
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    Re: Best Cartier Frag to sample?

    Santos.
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    Re: Polo / Ralph Lauren, Supreme Oud, 2015

    Ralph, you peaked back in 1978.
    You could have left it there. Your legacy is ensured.
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    Re: 80's Powerhouse Male Fragrances

    All scents manufactured from the late 1970's through until around 1990 were all 'powerhouse' scents. Heavy, strong sillage and longevity. It was a reflection of those decades, particularly the 80s....
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    Re: Chanel AHS - about the reformulation

    I cannot detect any change whatsoever. I still have some of the 2004 first release.
  47. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    I understand where you're coming from completely. The main difference for me was that when I was a teenager (well, mid twenties) Kouros was a popular choice and it didn't seem very challenging. Oddly...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Also asking the same question.
  49. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    cytherian, would you say that vintage Kouros is among your most admired scents?
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2014

    Yes, the 2007 bottle is the only one I use. The rest apart from a more recent moisturiser are all vintage so I never use them at all.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Agreed. Haven't bought anything by Tom Ford. Too pricey for what they offer - at least for Private Blends. I do love the 70s inspired design of the bottle however.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Indeed. I thought the ad was badly written - rushed even. Immoderation. Is there even such a word?
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    You're kidding? I was in London on 23rd January. Visited Selfridges and the SA said June. Same at Harrods.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Shipping now exclusively for two weeks only via Tom Ford website. Great... If you live in America.
  55. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    What am I doing? Completely wrong thread.
  56. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Shipping now exclusively for two weeks only via Tom Ford website. Great... If you live in America.
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    My distaste of YouTube reviews comes from an experience unrelated to Basenotes but I think it does bear thinking about.

    I used to follow this guy on YouTube who just simply did un-boxing videos,...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2014

    I'm okay too probably.
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    I'll be honest. I don't like or watch YouTube reviews because the personality of the person always gets in the way too much. Mostly in a detrimental sense. Just me probably.
  60. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    Arrived.Bottle has never been used. No barcode obviously. Waxy card (all really old Chanel boxes are like that).
    Batch code stamped into the card is 06 E (June 1982).
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    Oh dear, there's those two words again.
  62. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    One fragrance blogger said that Antaeus was the no. 1 fragrance for gay men.

    It's a myth that was propagated with this 80s marketing ad.
  63. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    When I was in late teens (early twenties) most guys at my school wore it. None of them were gay so people can dispel that myth. Everybody wore either polo, kouros, obsession or lacoste. Some guys who...
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    Re: Solid wine cooler for fragrances?

    Okay, this is what I did to store my vintage stuff which could not survive in Japanese summers.
    About seven years ago, I bought a portable digital thermometer and I went to Takashimaya department...
  65. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    I grew up in the UK in the 1980s. Here is my memory of Pour Monsieur.

    For many years, it was called 'A gentleman's cologne.' It then changed to Pour Monsieur EDT. I don't know exactly when but I...
  66. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    This is currently on its way to me.
  67. Re: Whatever happened to Jil Sander Man Absolute?

    Yeah, I bought a bottle in 2011. The prices on eBay for this are ridiculous. Gorgeous scent, however.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/287181-Jil-Sander-Men-Absolute
  68. Whatever happened to Jil Sander Man Absolute?

    This was a fantastic, warm vanilla scent. Sexy and sophisticated. Why was it shelved?
    Anyone know about it?
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    At this point, it's pointless talking about if it's been reformulated. It already has been at least five times since 1988.
  70. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Wow. How did I miss that? I practically live on eBay.
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    Re: What famous people wear

    I don't own or wear any on that list. I don't know whether to be upset or thankful.
  72. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    I also think Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino is overpriced - but it is a very good neroli with good longevity (at least for me).
    As others have said, you have to weigh up how much you really need it. Of...
  73. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    This has been a big problem for me over the years. I imagine Neroli Portofino or Chanel Sport Cologne might work. Find something very, very light.
    In Japan, wearing scent in the workplace is a...
  74. Re: Chanel Bois Noir - Comparing with vintage Egoiste

    Yes, that's what's always stopped me (on the rare occasion it appears) - if there is barely any detectable difference, it's hard to justify the cost. I've got plenty of vintage Egoiste (some still...
  75. Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    I would be the same as hednic but as I really only go for vintage fragrances, the condition, inclusion of packaging and batch number would dictate how much I would break the bank.
  76. Chanel Bois Noir - Comparing with vintage Egoiste

    This is one of the very few I'm now missing. I guess it must have gone into production around 1987.
    Reading around, it has a curious history that makes it pretty collectible. I often wondered how...
  77. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    I'd have thought it was obvious. The thread was drifting onto the subject of not giving money to people who are begging.
  78. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Saw a guy last week at the entrance to Knightsbridge tube station. Wearing a hoodie, head down, his sign said "Need money for new football boots'
    I would have thought money for food as more of a...
  79. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Move to where the food is. It's a nice idea (in theory).
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Apparently this is now on pre-order at Tom Ford (which doesn't fit with what Sales Assistants in London told me last week. They said it would be June.

    *** Completely unrelated - when I was in...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I'm surprised because I posted about the release date in the thread below but maybe the USA will be getting it sooner.
    ...
  82. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    On a side note, I recently read William Gibson's new novel, 'The Peripheral'. Part of the book is set in the future about two or three hundred years from now. In the book, London is almost completely...
  83. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    I feel bad sometimes when I look at what I own and compare it to what I actually need. Then I have to remember that as an individual, I am not responsible for the starving displaced children in Syria...
  84. Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Fountain Pens
    Vintage Fashion Magazines (1980-1999)
    Vintage Designer Clothes (mostly Commes Des Garçons)
    Compact Discs (only Japanese first pressings)
    Antiquarian Books (when I can afford them)....
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Before I left the UK today, I stopped at Harrods and Harvet Nichols. At both places, the SA said this would not be out until June in the UK.
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    Re: Which fragrance to choose (AGE 20)?

    I think that what drseid is trying to say is that your fragrance is way less important than how you dress and your manner, character etc.

    When I was twenty (back in 1988), I wore Paco Rabanne Pour...
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    Re: Which fragrance to choose (AGE 20)?

    Seriously, If I was twenty again. I would wear anything. It wouldn't matter.
  88. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    I have a small collection of fragrances. Apart from Patou Pour Homme, it is complete now.
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    And the irony is that vintage Escada is almost the same price as a brand new bottle of something from Tom Ford.
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    t is way over-priced. I think Chanel PM or PMC smells better (if you can find the vintages).
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    I wrote up about vintage Escada last year for anyone interested.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/8/21/escada-pour-homme-1993

    Regards
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    So does anyone know when this goes on sale? There is no information anywhere.
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    Re: Help me find a UNIQUE Scent!

    Do you want something that you like or something that will stand out?
    They may not be the same things.
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    Coromandel.
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    Re: Has Bleu de Chanel been reformulated?

    I'm sure fragrances are reformulated but I believe it only happens over much longer periods than has been suggested here. Take Egoiste or Kouros as just two examples. The stuff from twenty years ago...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    If it fails after a year and gets withdrawn but turns out to be a fairly memorable scent then you've got another highly desirable and collectable fragrance. That's how I tend to look at all these...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Like the 70s powerhouse style bottle.
  98. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Cdg2
    Fahrenheit (1988 bottle)
    Obsession (1985 bottle)
    Paco Rabanne (1982 bottle)

    All these are still strong 48 hours later.
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    Thanks for that. I really don't think John Lewis had samples though. The SA seemed very genuine.
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    Re: Which Tom Ford?

    Some of these the store didn't have. The sheer range of TF scents is one of the things I've found a little off-putting, to be honest.
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