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    Re: Omg my scotch and fragrance hobbies intersect!

    For Lagavulin 16 fragrance-alike, you can try Bois Sikar. I have a bottle of the fragrance and I had a bottle of the whisky and Bois Sikar reminds me of the Lagavulin.
    I even saw when they launched...
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    Re: Omg my scotch and fragrance hobbies intersect!

    Do try the Lagavulin 16 if you haven't already. That one is my favourite. I haven't drunk so many, probably a dozen or more of different whiskys, but this one impressed me the most.
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    Re: Omg my scotch and fragrance hobbies intersect!

    Only batch variation :D

    I have read that Aberlour is the Creed Aventus amongst whiskys, their bottlings suffer drastically from year to year, even barrel from barrel.

    That being said, I never...
  4. Thread: Sample packs

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    Re: Sample packs

    Akro
    Officina delle Essenze
    Histoire des Parfums
    Lorenzo Villoresi
    Parfums de Nicolai
    Carner Barcelona
    Laboratorio Olfattivo
    Francis Kurkdjian
    Filippo Sorcinelli
    Atelier Cologne
  5. Re: What does Richard James Saville Row smell like?

    I am amazed on how this one is seen on BaseNotes. Some of my friends who are not into fragrances at all and other who are very picky seemed to like it a lot. It's a nice, fresh and soft fragrance. In...
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    Re: Help Finding My Signature Scent

    If I were to have a signature scent, then it would surely be Narciso Rodriguez for Him.

    Ferre for Man and Cartier Declaration are also to be considered. Also Coromandel from Chanel.

    From the...
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    Re: Baccarat Rouge 540

    I have a few samples of the extrait version. It has a fizzy, mineral accord somehow and, yes, it is sweet, but it is unique and smells of quality, not cheapness.

    I used it to wear it in bars....
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    Re: First date- night date on a beach

    Nothing. The beach, the sand and the sea - they already have a smell of their own. Many perfumers tried to recreate the smell of those. Few to none really got it right.
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    Re: Mugler A*Men - Color issue

    I had a bottle back in 2010 when it was named Angel Men and the bottle was produced in 2008. The juice was green, like a muddy green. It also had flakes inside. Probably some chemical decomposition....
  10. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    30 euro for 7 x2 mls samples is not bad at all.

    What is bad is that some samples have sprayer and others don't. Personally, I prefer those with sprayer to have a full experience.

    I got 4 with...
  11. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    After trying all the samples, my favourite is Cuirelle, followed by Next to Me & Agar Musk.

    Nothing special about Flamenco. Kiss my Name smells like dozens of other fragrances constructed on...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Penhaligon's Racquets
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yeah, you're right. The green struck me as being more modernish lol but they do have some old school font on the logo

    In your photo it looks like there is a sticker on the bottom back, isn't it?...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I have a bottle like that of L'Heure Attendue, but the logo on mine seems older wheareas yours appears a little bit modern lol
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What year is this?
  17. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    I've just sprayed some Agar Musk on my neck and from what I can smell it reminds me of Gucci PH I because it has that warm incense vibe, also that wood pencil shave note. It reminded me as well of...
  18. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    Next to Me still smells when I close my nose to my wrist and it's been more than 15 hours since I sprayed it.

    It is really nice and I can't wait to give it a full wear. Somehow, it reminds me of...
  19. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    I got my samples today and immediately sprayed laislablanca and Next to Me.

    laislablanca has a metallic note, very chemical and stingy to my nose. Perhaps it's the aldehydes. Don't know if it's...
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    I see on their site that they now have samples of Sahraa Oud.

    25 euros for 5 samples (2mls and with sprayer each) ain't a bad deal, but I can't bring myself to pay almost that amount of money for...
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    Re: A stronger alternative to JPG Le Male

    Alexandria II from Xerjoff reminded me of Le Male
  22. Thread: Ramon Monegal

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    Re: Ramon Monegal

    I am waiting for the package to arrive. I went for Agar Musk, Cuirelle, Flamenco, Islablanca, Impossible Iris, Kiss My Name and Next To Me.

    I am really curious as the opinions on this house are...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2020

    Nice! I wanted to buy this sample set as well, then I remembered that Memo doesn't ship to Romania and even if I get a friend from Germany/Austria to get them for me, I find the €18 transport fee to...
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    Ramon Monegal

    I was thinking of buying a sample pack from this house but I see it is not very muched talked about here on the forum.

    Do you have any favourites and which one would you recommend?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    I have seen it on another forum. Also, they are alcohol free, so I imagine they would be more oily.
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    Re: Fragrance Du Bois favorites?

    Anyone has any experience with their fragrance pens? How do they compare with the juice inside the bottle? As far as I understand, the concentration in the pen is huile de parfum. Does it dry up if...
  27. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    Puredistance. I know only M and Opardu from them, but both are high quality, especially Opardu.
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden VS Uden Overdose

    I have a sample of Overdose. It lasts 2 hours at max on my skin. I think all of the line has been reformulated when they introduced the new packaging. The smell is great though.
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    Re: Frags similar to Terroni or Voodoo?

    Verdant from Tauer reminds me of Terroni. Same earthy, wet soil like vibe. Perhaps it's still in production. If you can find it, it's worth sampling.
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    Re: Frags similar to Terroni or Voodoo?

    I don't find similar Terroni to Boccanera. Also Terroni strikes me as being more *chemical* but if you enjoy Terroni, do try Boccanera. Perhaps you'll find it even more pleasing than Terroni.
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    Were they reformulated when the new package was introduced?

    I had samples of some of them before the newer package and all of them were nuclear. I have tried Uden Overdose and to me seems to be...
  32. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Do try them. They are very strong. From the ones I've tried so far, I prefer Imperiale, II and last Orientale. Orientale has a stable vibe at first that can be very odd. The Alexandria II is the...
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Xerjoff Alexandria Imperiale. It blew my socks off. High quality, well-blended, it's really classy. If I were to make a list of fragrances for an upper-class event, this one would surely make it...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    She is married :D But there are plenty of other girls which are single waiting for me to give them the chance to smell some great fragrances :D
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    Re: Thoughts on some MFK samples

    Satin Extrait is my favourite of the bunch. Indeed, it is the one that smells candy and girlish, but wherever and whenever I wore it, I got nothing but compliments. I wear it when I go to bars,...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I wore Orchidee Vanille by VC&A at work and this female colleague could not stop sniffing my neck. I am not exaggerating when I say that she buried her nose in my neck for like 2 minutes just to...
  37. Thread: Orto Parisi?

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    Re: Orto Parisi?

    I wore today Boccanera at work and received compliments from female co-workers. The dark chocolate with chilly seems to do a great job on cool weather.
  38. Thread: Orto Parisi?

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    Orto Parisi?

    I don't see much talk about this house here and it's been on the market for quite a while (2014). The nose behind it is none other than the one behind Nasomatto - Alessandro Gualtieri.

    Have you...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Not really. Simply ran out of this divine liquid :D
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Joining a select club by wearing vintage Fahrenheit from the year of the release - 1988. The last time I wore Fahrenheit was on 10th of November 2011...
  41. Re: Cartier batch code 3IAB - Can anyone help to identify the year pease?

    If you have the box, then you can have a guess. They changed the style of the boxes in 2008 if I am not mistaken. So, if it is an old style box, then it should be older than 2008. Also, the short...
  42. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    Yes, that is what I was thinking as well. The bottles are larger than 100 mls, but inside should be 100 mls even if it does not look like that. Anyway, it is an enigma why they choose to market some...
  43. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    I did not want to open a new thread so I am asking here: it is normal for the sealed bottles of Gucci Rush to be a little empty? The ones I have seen are not full, none of them. A 100 mls bottle...
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    Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari?

    Thanks for the photos and input!

    I have just checked my bottle and it does not have that extra ring. The tube from your first bottle seems to be thicker at the top, whilst on the second one not....
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    Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari?

    Is there a way to tell the exact year of a Safari bottle? My bottle is also Cosmair, but the code from the bottom is only 3 characters and is written in some sort of dotted goldish font, not like the...
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    Re: Has TdH ever been reformulated?

    I have a bottle from 2006 and also had more recent samples and wore them enough to say that there are certain differences. The original is, of course, more rich and dense whereas the newer stuff...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    They appear to be Lalique, the limited edition of the original - Sylphides, Ondines, Commedia, Sillage etc

    Every single one of them is there I suppose
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    Re: Need help identifying vintage Hermes bottles

    The tallest orange boxes look like they are boxes for the Hermessence samples which are 4mls. And the second box from left to right seems to be the box for a 15mls travel bottle of Orange Verte.
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    Re: The Smelly Scientist's Strange Finds

    Very cool the last one!

    I have also seen a strange gold bottle of Miss Dior (I think) that looked like a lighter. It was probably some purse spray. Never seen it again on the internet. I guess it...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice piano, man! Is that a Steinway & Sons?
  51. Re: Pascal Morabito Or Black Timeline/Formulation Project: Help!

    I had the mini from F image and that remark with dark forest is spot on! That's how I perceived it too. Absolutely spectacular fragrance! My guess is that this is from the first release.
  52. Re: Magnetism For Men / Sentiment For Men ??? Your views Please.

    I remember the times when these were readily available for $20

    I have tested only Magnetism and whilst a nice and ok fragrance, the price asked for it nowadays is laughable. One can find easily...
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    NR for Him - others like it?

    Hello,

    I have a friend who really enjoys Narciso Rodriguez for Him, but he is experiencing poor sillage and longevity, so we would like to know if there are other alternatives to it, whether it is...
  54. Re: Recent Moderns Releases Used by Us Vintage Afficionado's

    Richard James - Savile Row

    I have the 2nd formulation of this. Probably after 2010. Splendid!

    Forgot about the absolute masterpiece: Narciso Rodriguez For Him
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    What year is that version of Vetiver, MegaMav?
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    Re: Help identify Guerlain

    Have you read this post? http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.ro/2010/01/frequent-questions-all-about-guerlain.html

    If I am not mistaken, the one with a strong note of heliotrope is Apres l'Ondee
  57. Thread: Royal

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    Re: Royal Vintage

    It looks like the name was written with a marker lol

    He probably is a one of the most important sellers in Turkey of fake items.
  58. Re: How to determinate the years for some houses?

    Good to know, purecaramel!
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme (GPH '03)

    I have one for sale. PM me.
  60. Re: How to determinate the years for some houses?

    Andre's blog is very useful for some of the houses, but he doesn't have any info on the ones I mentioned in my previous post. The "check" sites are not reliable on, often giving wrong data or no data...
  61. How to determinate the years for some houses?

    Hello,

    For a few days, I had this problem on my mind: how can one tell accurately the year of a fragrance from the houses of Cartier, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Dolce&Gabbana?

    I know that in the...
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    Re: Lancome Oud Bouquet -- Fake or not?

    Interesting. Have you compared the font used around the neck of both bottles if it is the same? Or the pattern on the front to see if it is identical?

    There is an big online shop in my country...
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    Re: Creed "Animalis Pimenta"

    lol :laugh:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Went with Bel Ami (shaker bottle) this morning. Tonight I am going with Gaultier^2 from 2005. Let's see how this chemical vanilla bomb performs in the winter.
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    Re: Jean Patou- 'Invitation' information

    You can ask the lovely lady behind the contact e-mail from Jean Patou's web site. She was good enough to answer my questions about my bottle of L'Heure Attendue while on her free time, altough she...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What year is this version of Samsara? 2000?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Jean Paul Gaultier - Fragile (EdP)

    This stuff is so, so good, but I think it would be better on a female lol
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Doesn't smell like celery to you?

    To me it does :laugh:
  69. Thread: Passage d'Enfer

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    Re: Passage d'Enfer

    I finally found a thread here on Basenotes and it seems that the bottle is from 1999 or 2009.

    The 3 stands for the month it was made and the 9 for the year. The last digit is an "O" not a "0" . ...
  70. Thread: Passage d'Enfer

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    Passage d'Enfer

    Hello,

    I have found on a local site a bottle of Passage d'Enfer for a good price, but it does not have a cap and I do not know if it is the vintage or a more recent version. The bottom code is...
  71. Thread: Must & Must II

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    Must & Must II

    Hello,

    What is your opinion about Must and Must II from Cartier?

    Which one would you prefer and how would you rate them? Do you prefer vintage Must over modern-day version or viceversa?
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pascal Morabito - Or Black
  73. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    Thanks! ;)
  74. Re: 45 minute phone call with Frédéric Malle sales rep

    On the card of a sample of CF I have, there is written 72% VOL and on the sample itself 25% PV . My sample is a 2mls one, from 2010.

    The 72% VOL is the alcohol + water and whatever else and the...
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    Re: Caron Pour Un Homme Champagne Cologne

    Send an e-mail to Caron and ask them. They will probably provide more info. Congrats!
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    I would gladly send you some samples of Nombre Noir, but the thing is that the rumors are true... :( the juice is very fragile so it will easily turn bad. Now, it smells a little bit spicy and rosey,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hugo Boss -Hugo (1995)
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    Yes, it is Nombre Noir.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    The next house?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    I went with Héritage (EdT)
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Guerlain sounds good!

    I will probably go with Heritage or Mitsouko (Parfum de Toilette).
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    What is the next house for this Friday?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Carven - Ma Griffe (Parfum de Toilette)
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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him

    Hello guys!

    I have a bottle of Narciso Rodriguez For Him and I was wondering if it is vintage or not (i.e. first release).

    I went to checkcosmetic to verify the code and it appears that my...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Eau Sauvage for me today!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    :D

    Tomorrow I will go with Eau Sauvage and, perhaps, Saturday I will choose Poison. Wearing vintage Dior three days in a row :D
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Diorissimo (edt)
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Dior sounds fine!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    I wore yesterday night Insense. Dazzling and surreal. A masterpiece!

    What is the house for the next Friday?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Carven - Ma Griffe
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Carnal Flower at day, Insense at night.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I think what saminlondon means is that we should open a new thread each day, a thread dedicated exclusively to us posting what vintage fragrance are we wearing that day.

    That would not be such a...
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    Re: Vintage Offers You Couldn't Refuse

    I just bought online a 30 ml bottle of Carven - Ma Griffe for peanuts. In box and in parfum de toilette concentration. Probably from the 80s. Anyone familiar with this one?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Thanks for opening this thread!

    I joined this very first Synchronized Friday Vintage Edition by choosing to wear Burberrys (1981). As it smells mainly of leather and is very dry and hard for the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A new thread dedicated to Synchronized Vintage Friday - or any day of the week - is a good idea.

    If all the people who post here decide to join in SVF, then the vintage SOTD thread will be empty...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    We should do more of Synchronized Vintage Friday. How about Synchronized Vintage Givenchy Friday?

    I have Insense and Xeryus and I am sure most of us have at least one of the following: Insense,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    SotD: Aventus

    SotN: Burberrys (1981)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    ^ Good song!

    Friday, like tomorrow Friday or next Friday?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I'm in! The only vintage from Burberry I have is Burberrys and I will wear that.
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    I found this lady's blog while searching for something: http://collectionsautourduparfum.jimdo.com/

    My mind was blown away. Her house is probably a museum for vintage fragrances.
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