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  1. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night nothing, tonight will be Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali.
  2. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    I reach for the orientals this time of year, but the big no-brainer is Avon Black Suede. Been trying to stay away from it actually.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aramis from a tester at Ulta because I went straight from the doctor's to the mall
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have quite a number of things LT doesn't appreciate (but I adore), so this sync should be easy.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali (1998)
  6. Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    Avon Deep Woods is in similar vein (but a precursor to) the Halston twins Z-14 and 112.

    Avon Leather has a heavy dose of isobutyl quinoline leather, like Cabochard, Aramis, Bandit, Knize Ten,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Released during the age of Nautica, Polo Sport, Curve for Men and countless other apologetic freshies.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Aramis by Estée Lauder (1965)
  9. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    This is pretty neat.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I agree there's more vanilla in GBH FM, and basically swaps civet for benzoin so it just feels a wee bit safer (as safe as direct patch can be anyways). Oakmoss bite in late stages is my favorite...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    That's sort of where I am with it too. One full bottle of any direct patch frag is lifetime supply outside GBH FM, and that one is a frequent flyer only for sentimental reasons tbh.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I can relate. It's a good patchouli fragrance, but that's exactly what it is and all it is: a good patchouli fragrance. Depth of vintage, condition of stock, all those things that can affect the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I'll be wishing him that as well soon too!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Orage you glad I didn't say Gabbana?
  15. Re: Avon Spicy after shave bottle question

    I've never seen the above bottle but it might have been a sample or demonstration. If so, 1oz is a generous sample!

    Spicy is basically Avon's take on Royall Spyce with tiny hints of Old Spice and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I needed a patchouli fix.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men because Patchouli is so good in fall
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Looks like your Polo is laying down and taking a nap.
    (Something I'd like to do right now.)
  19. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    Makes sense, and Avon still does really well there too.
  20. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was Acqua di Selva again.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    It's my way of reminding people that having strong, sometimes differing opinions about this hobby is okay, and doesn't have to result in being mortal enemies.

    Too many people have interpreted a...
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    Re: The definitive aromatic fougère thread

    I think Acqua di Selva (1949) gets overlooked as an aromatic fougère because it's cologne strength, but with a healthy application, you get the essential aromatic fougère accord of much later...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    English Leather by MEM (1949)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

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    English Leather by MEM (1949)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

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    English Leather by MEM (1949)
  27. Re: Men that wear Chanel No 19 and Cristalle EDT or EDP?

    EdT for both.
  28. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    It's Indolicious
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    EdT is still my fave.
  30. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was Lust by Lush
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm a beast for that Égoïste
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L'Égoïste my Égoïste!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)

    The Eggo Yeast
  34. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    PdM is to Creed what Pepsi was to Coke in the 80's (at least here), which also plays a factor.
  35. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    Any Price point?

    Avon Tomorrow for Men (2005) - similar structure with more cacao like Dior Homme without the iris. Very nice and does not smell cheap. Probably $20

    Ramon Monegal Mon Patchouly...
  36. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    Nah, just too ubiquitous for it's own good, like Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme. This is what happens when you milk a line with uninspiring flankers, you end up damaging the appeal of the...
  37. Re: Help with One Man Show and it's flankers - dating bottles

    If the tester lists castoreum on the label, that's the good stuff.
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    I wish I had a few actually, but it's not 5 o'clock yet, so I'll settle for coffee. ;)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)

    Older-style column bottle because I know that matters to y'all.
  40. Re: Kenneth Cole Black - Hidden gem but concerned about performance.

    Kenneth Cole Black (2003) epitomizes Y2K "ozonic/youth" male perfumery, when Jackass was on MTV and marketing analyists described the dynamic between millennial men and women (then in their late...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

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    Chanel Égoïste (1990)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It's a totally different scent isn't it?
  44. Re: Help with One Man Show and it's flankers - dating bottles

    OMS Gold and OMS Oud don't have reformulations. Any version is a good version.

    For original OMS, look for 85% concentration on the label. 87% is newer.
    Also with original OMS testers, the note...
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    Re: Bijan for men

    The Five Star version is a bit dustier than the deep vintage but otherwise smells good to me. This was always about bergamot and nutmeg to me. Very in-your-face.
  46. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    It appears the company making current Montana releases did it, so it's probably just a lazy reform, because they sell oakmoss with the atranol removed, but it's evidently more expensive/harder to...
  47. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    You make a lot of good points
  48. Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Sounds like legitness my dude.

    There, I've exhausted all my cool points for the week in one reply.
  49. Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    What about dayum son?

    Or my personal favorite: "Oh dip"?

    In all seriousness, I came here to say Tabac Rouge sounds lovely, but I couldn't resist lightening the mood.
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    Re: What makes a scent feminine?

    You're too kind <3
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)
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    Re: future vintages

    Twinkies, Spam, and bottles of Sauvage will be our legacy.
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    Re: future vintages

    Y'all are so delightfully mean. I love it.
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    Re: What makes a scent feminine?

    I think this can be a slippery slope along the same lines as the "are fragrances gendered" because differing opinions bring out the claws when those opinions are held as irrefutable truths by their...
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    Re: future vintages

    Honestly they'll probably last longer because synthetics do not break down on their own quite so easily as naturals, so stuff made now will probably last hundreds of years if kept air tight and away...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)

    An inspired choice.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The reason why so much cheap pristine deep vintage Avon remains is it was all bought as xmas gifts like the infamous cheese logs, and recipients of Avon didn't know what to do with it, so it all got...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Avon has infamously narrow production runs of anywhere from a few years to just 6 months, since they constantly release new stuff multiple times a year via their "campaigns" (brochure cycles). As a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Dunhill for Men by Alfred Dunhill (1934)

    (formerly Dunhill Cologne)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This came out in 1966. Here is the corresponding 8oz non-spray glass bottle (splash).

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    Also available in aftershave, all-purpose lotion (basically also aftershave with more perfume oil),...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

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    Dunhill for Men (1934)
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    Re: Kouros sanofi arrived today

    Lapidus Pour Homme (1987) is pretty unforgiving too.

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    Congrats on your buy! Here's mine:

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm in Dunhill for Men (1934), which isn't very Prague-like but it's what I got. XD
  65. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    Update: I have 2 different vintages and one is short list/presumed deep vintage (pre-2002 IFRA ruling), while one is long list with oakmoss/treemoss both listed and made in Italy by Selective Beauty...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    I am wearing this right now. Make sure your bottle says "Antonio Puig" on the front or has the box design shown in the directory and you're set.
  67. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    I did some research and Empire of Scents does own the Claude Montana license at present but the original red box Parfum d'Homme is not listed on their website. This is either a really freshly...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)

    Rich tobacco, herbal, mossy, leathery, woody aromatic chypre that sits inbetween full-tilt aromatics like Ralph Lauren Polo (1977) and slightly rounder...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Atomic Rose by Initio (2019)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    An old friend, Quorum.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)
  73. Poll: Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon vs Versace Dylan Blue

    I like both but Carbon wins it.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I wore Quorum today from my dwindling 2005 bottle (oakmoss/treemoss)

    I made the mistake of buying new stock for $15 because treemoss was listed and most reforms have satisfied me as of present,...
  75. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    To be honest, the worst anyone can say to being asked is answering "no". All the rest is ignorable window-dressing.
  76. Re: Please help in identifying two women's perfumes

    Avon Facets with the cap from the 2000's re-issue of Honeysuckle maybe?
  77. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

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    Something you may not necessarily seek out yourself, but something I think you might enjoy. Definitely fits the denim & woods mood of the pic.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    "But let me get to the point, let's roll another joint. And turn the radio loud, I'm too alone to be proud. "

    - Tom Petty (RIP)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Joint by Roccobarocco (1993)

    Bergamot, rose, geranium, oakmoss, vanilla, civet, sandalwood. This belongs in 1893 and not 1993, but here we are. Back to the Future dandyism.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Etsy, Bonanza, and Mercari are more nebulous for sure. Good lookin' though.
  81. Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Most thick fruitchouli feminines or watery fruity florals ask too much of me, despite my open-mindedness. They come across too "Walmart health and beauty aisle" for me.

    Also extremely spicy and...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The eBay veteran in me suspects he can get more for it and might relist later after the heat dies down, but there's a chance it really is an honest mistake.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    There are a lot of those 'round here, and likewise their perspectives stink! :lolk:
  84. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

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    Joint by Roccobarocco (1993)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I wasn't gonna ask and overstep all things considered, but I'll also never say no to either experiencing or debunking said fuss on discontinued vintages.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Joint by Roccobarocco (1993)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have a Scannon production of Edition (still the good one), but never went after London. That one is usually too pricey for me to blind buy
  89. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    My non-light bottles are similar to Havana but mossier. How does this compare to Havana?
  90. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    I got the episode of Family Guy stuck in my head where Peter Griffin dressed like Scrooge McDuck tries to dive into a vault of gold and breaks all his bones. Pretty meta. XD
  91. Re: Montana Parfum D'Homme Arrived Today. Bummer........

    Oh no.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Avon Trazarra (1978)
  93. Re: Monsieur Musk(1973): A lot to say about this one

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    Mine is early 90's stock, full of the good stuff. If you like soapy rose, carnation, and musky oakmoss, this is for you.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A good'un
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    Re: RIP Barneys

    Hahaha I haven't been by there recently! That whole mall is a mess though.
  96. Re: Where is the leather in Chanel cuir de russie edp?

    Yeah, most of the one-percenter status flaunt houses have little by the way of the smelly-goods to justify the veblen siren song their packaging sings, but I have come across the occasional Roja or...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Great to hear! Today all day I am wearing:

    Acqua di Selva by Visconte di Madrone (1949)

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  98. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    That guy made bank selling it all I bet.
  99. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou...
  100. Re: Where is the leather in Chanel cuir de russie edp?

    I have some CC decants I have yet to explore lol
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