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  1. Re: A Forgotten Little Gem: Uomo Ghe by Gherardini (1973)

    Anyone have any info on l'Uomo Gherardini?
  2. Re: Looking for something that's sexy in a mysterious way

    ^^^ Thanks!
  3. Re: Looking for something that's sexy in a mysterious way

    David, which fragrance from this nose? Fragrantica shows only 2 for men, so if it's marketed for women, please name it...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    What a wonderful array of SOTD's from this page!!!

    I'm going with Hugo Boss Baldessarini
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Sometimes, your search ends up well; just that it's ended well twice. I tested the juice and it's vintage gasoline Fahrenheit at it's best...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    LMFAO that's hilarious...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've heard this to be animalic - the mid phase sounds very promising...
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    Re: Do any of these stand out?

    The only thing that stands out for me is the pricing...That said, if it's vtg Egoiste, I'll shell out 300. None others unless I can see physical evidence of them being vintage...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    For the record, I paid $0.8 per ml...
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    Re: Reference Musk, Civet, and Castoreum

    This one's up there as well for civet...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Congrats NCal!!! Great acquisition...

    A spray of vtg Fahrenheit on my left arm and a spray of Portos on the right arm...Smelly to rise and smelly to rest!!!
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Bois des Iles

    Agree, I wasn't swept away by BdI.
  13. Re: This morning I tied New York rye from the distillery series at Walmart and.......

    Disappointed as well... The mention of Rye got me going....
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Bois des Iles

    Bois des Iles is perfectly unisex.
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    Re: Reference Musk, Civet, and Castoreum

    Civet - vtg Monsieur Lanvin or vtg Guerlain Jicky

    Castoreum - Slumberhouse Sova from current, Bugatti from vtg

    Musk - Muscs Koublai Khan
  16. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    They're well marketed and I don't think their direction as a house is veering off course. Plus they've probably increased their prices quite a bit at the expense of the buyer.
    I do agree that their...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Indeed, one of the sleepers not getting enough glory...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Travel spray version.
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    I've been using this for over a year and it's the best I've ever used...

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    This one's great in summer and I use this too...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Sorry, sleepy eyes...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Not much into soaps or after shave / shave foam etc. But shower gel, that I'd be interested in for sure. I used to buy before collecting EDT / EDC and a shower gel but it's fallen off as getting...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Which version is this??? Cosmair?
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Not sure after how many years, but I finished a 50ml bottle of vtg Eau de Rochas pour homme. Promptly bought another vtg 50ml though :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    You should take a fragrance shower for the rest of your life and still you'll have enough that the Egyptian Pharaoh's will envy your collection...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    A steal for CAD $50...

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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I can assure you that you're in the right forum :laugh:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Bought one online thanks to an online friend and somehow, this is following me - went to a local perfume store and I see this again, put away on the inside, bottom most shelf. Had to buy it too...
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    Not liking the fact that everyone is liking it and it'll show up to Canada in a year's time, hopefully...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You're in smell heaven...Greatest fougere ever made...
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    Re: What are the 5 best fresh niche fragrances?

    Frapin l'Humaniste
    Profumum Acqua Viva
    Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur
    Lush Dirty
    Creed GIT
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This one's on my to buy list, any mini reviews from you 2 good noses???
  33. Re: Recommend obscure Italian vintage pour Homme please

    Here you are thinking you've smelt it all and I have so many from this thread that I have never come close to smelling.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hey Hednic, did you end up buying Courreges Homme?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Couldn't agree more...
  36. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    I already want to pay more $...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    ^^^ Same as the above poster's 2nd line. I enjoy wearing a drop or 2 of different fragrances on my forearms after my SOTE settles down.
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    Yup - Sahara Noir by a huge margin. After the elusive NK Incense, Sahara Noir owns the crown of the best incense in my books, with Jovoy's La Liturgie des heures coming in @ #2. I do own NK though,...
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    So far...
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather
    Sahara Noir
    Italian Cypress
    Noir
    Extreme
    For Men
    Moss Breches
    Oud Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

    Thank you for all the wishes and yes, I do still post albeit much less frequently; last 2 years have been terribly busy but i'm still around!

    SOTD is Luciano Pavorotti edt.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm looking for this too - anything from the Diana de Silva is worth seeking out. I recently tried the vtg AS - was impressed.
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    Re: Your 2019 vintage standout discoveries

    Actually, Roccobarocco Joint was the find of 2019 for me. I was a tad disappointed, thought it'd be a heavy animalic, but it's mild.
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    Re: Your 2019 vintage standout discoveries

    2019 was an off year as I was mostly busy with work, work and more work. Plan is to make up for it this year and I'm starting off pretty well!
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house? Christian Dior

    2. What is your favorite niche house? Slumberhouse, Malle, Kilian, Kurkdjian.

    3. What is your favorite fragrance genre/group? Oakmoss...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    ^Doesn't have Chanel PM's piercing citrus, but it's in the same vein between PM and there's a vague similarity to Eau Sauvage. It's more floral than both PM or ES.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Tried Lancome Trophee???
  47. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Tauer, Slumberhouse, Fazzolari, Bogue, Frapin.
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    Re: Best Looking Perfume Bottles (Designers)

    Ralph Lauren Safari
    Eau Sauvage bottles (vtg edt and new parfum version)
    By Man
    Bel Ami cocktail shaker bottle.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Could be - i bought mine around the 12-13 years ago mark, however, doesn't mean the batch was the same year - could be much earlier. With Creed, I bought what I liked and I will save a few for sure -...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Exceptions remain...And I do like BdP although my bottle is about 12 yrs old.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble.
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    A bit lost here - what's rare / mysterious about NCal's bottles?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    SOTD Luciano Pavarotti edt.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th January, 2020

    JR - Chilean Merlot sounds awesome. I have been a regular on buying south American wines since 2005 and they do not disappoint. Excluding a bunch of European red's (Amarone / Valpolicella from Italy)...
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    Re: Recommendations based on these picks

    Reflection Man
    Lancome Trophee
    Helmut Lang EDC
    l'Humaniste from Frapin
    Saville Row
    If you can find it - Rochas Lui

    All are office safe and great fragrances.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Now that's a great haul Earlyn!!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think this is what distinguishes new releases from vtg - from the cheapest to the most expensive, excluding good quality pure oud oils and few artisanal houses (Slumberhouse, Areej, Fazzolari etc),...
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Yes, talking strictly vintage versions of all 3 fragrances.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Same one I asked the "what" for!!!

    Moustache, Eau Sauvage edt, Pierre Cardin Monsieur, Fahrenheit were among my first buys and they've remained in my collection ever since. And moustache is such a...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm enjoying myself a Joint ��

    Joint by Roccobarocco
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Great posts and a very good thread Bavard to have started it.

    For me, there's one connection - sandalwood. While vtg Samsara and Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Santal Noble take the #1 spot for me,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What??????????????
  63. Re: Just blind bought Bandit Homme by Robert Piguet

    ^^^ Did you receive this yet?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Caractere by Daniel Hetchter.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's got one of the sharpest citrus starts. Enjoy in good health!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I was thinking and wondering the same...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Finally, after a long wait, a 3.4oz tester version of the conical bottle of Eau de Patou.

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    ^^^I bought one off freewheelingvagabond and it's a beautiful dirty fragrance!!!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lancome Trophee.
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    ^^^Eau de toilette will be above Chanel on bottle; lots of fakes around, so careful with the Cuir de Russie...
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    I strongly recommend these 3...

    Monsieur Lanvin
    Jicky vtg
    Bal e Versailles

    And...
    Kouros
    Ungaro ii
    Rien
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Luciano Pavarotti pour homme.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    More on the way in the next few days. Sadly, I don't get any returns...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/711ZwIcwrGL._SY355_.jpg...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Awesome pick - oakmoss on a different level with Captain!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I don't know if they reformulated or just changed packaging, but i recall seeing 2 packages, albeit different sizes.



    LOL bonfire does sound tempting for a few bottles. Crime to be even given...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I don't think this was reformulated.

    Apparently it didn't have the effect vtg Bel Ami had on the world although 1-2 here disagree :laugh:

    Jokes aside, it's a solid leather that I would have in...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Great review and an excellent buy, freewheelingvagabond...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Reason for going after the Oleg Cassini pour homme and Missoni Olympios were due to them being quite a bit animalic. And I was referring to the earlier releases.

    As for Aubusson, I think I might...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks guys. Last 4 years were hectic to the point that I didn't have anything close to a work-life balance. Obviously, I was unable to even wear majority of my fragrances. I have decided 2020 will...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Quartz will always lie in the shadow of the "great" Captain which is an oakmoss on steroid vtg; however, Quartz is not an oakmoss bomb, it does not have to be. It's got an citrusy apple opening,...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Balenciaga-Portos-1oz-Mens-Eau-Cologne/07/!!eCGqPgB2M~$(KGrHqQOKpsE0VeBCc7KBNRFZcIz(w~~_45.JPG
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Balenciaga-Portos-1oz-Mens-Eau-Cologne/07/!!eCGqPgB2M~$(KGrHqQOKpsE0VeBCc7KBNRFZcIz(w~~_45.JPG
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th January, 2020

    Portos Balenciaga
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Love at first sniff yesterday with Portos Balenciaga, so I ended up buying 1 more 30ml today; at approx CAD $3.00/ml, it's not cheap, but it's about 3 times better than all fragrances available out...
  86. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    Portos Balenciaga was on my radar for many years and I finally bought it y'day, albeit just a 30ml spray.

    Patou Homme Privee might be the other...
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    Re: Now I like Furyo -- hated it a year ago

    Hooked from first spray. Top 10 in my books. Glad to see OP changing his mind...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Need to improve my skills on adding pictures...
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    Re: Scented Silence and Forgiveness

    Great write up!

    This is the reason I pop in time and again on basenotes...
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    Re: Equivalent of Chanel Pour Monsieur?

    There are many citruses from Annick Goutal that might suit your tastes and nothing's better than vtg Diorella. I would give vtg Gucci iii a try too.
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    Re: 2020 Italian Tour Fougere

    Gucci Nobile - one of the best ever...
  93. Re: Guerlain's EdP Masculines - Can anyone comment on the latest iterations?

    Derby is not on your list but it's current version is still excellent. Obviously the vintage is even better.

    Heritage and HR - you can still get vintages, so I'll buy the vintage over current on...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lol...

    That bottle looks gorgeous for sure.

    Still 2019 here and I'm contemplating what to wear - might go with Incense Norma Kamali.
  95. Re: Recommend obscure Italian vintage pour Homme please

    Nina Ricci Signoricci I/II

    Shiseido Bravas (although it's technically not Italian)...

    Cerruti has few good ones too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    True vintage versus recreated IFRA compliant vintage ��
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    Re: I have Vetiver fever !

    Green, vegetal, earthy - Annick Goutal Vetiver and Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Route du Vetiver.

    Fresh - Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Classic take - Guerlain Vetyver

    Smoky - Jovoy Private Label
    ...
  98. Re: Patrichs by Louis Philippe Monaco and Patrichs L'Uomo by Faberge/Unilever. Are they related?

    Thanks Bangkok Hound! Unsure at this point whether to blind buy or not...
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    Re: Modern powerhouse men's frags?

    With oakmoss obliterated by IFRA, we'll not get similar vibes like vintages.

    As a powerhouse, I'd go with Costume National Homme.
  100. Re: Patrichs by Louis Philippe Monaco and Patrichs L'Uomo by Faberge/Unilever. Are they related?

    Bumping this thread.

    Any of our fine noses that love vintages - can you please share your thoughts on the Louis Philippe Monaco version? Thanks.
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