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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    We have three versions of vintage Diorama going in this thread, and the Osmothèque came up empty handed. I always knew Basenotes was hardcore.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    I like the Diorissimo presentation. Lovely photo. Has she kept the edp, too? (Sorry if this was already covered).

    My scent of the evening has been vintage Guerlain Chamade edt. I like it. It has a...
  3. Thread: Monthly Samples

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    Re: Monthly Samples

    I’m always curious to smell this house in the shop. I’ve never had samples to have a chance to wear any of them.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    That is unfortunate naming given the circumstances. Best to ship them off then. It sounds like the house is in scrubber territory for you.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Having something similar helps, as do the prices for Dior Dior. And perhaps it doesn't grip you as much as some others, say Miss Dior. I was noticing Epapsiou has Miss Dior in three concentrations.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'm trying Grayspoole's version of vintage Diorama edt, and it's a beauty. It's similar to Cook.bot's version.

    It so much about fruit and woods, with just a touch of floral powder. This is the one...
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    Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    Yes. My vote for you is, of course, "Chypreish."
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Today's a rare day in the office, and I'm fairly dolled up wearing Miss Dior and Vol de Nuit.

    Because Miss Dior was overpowering Vol de Nuit when I had done two sprays of each, I had to add...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'm wearing edt's of vintage Miss Dior and vintage Vol de Nuit. They do smell related, and I agree that vanilla in the Guerlain is one of the main differences. Also, Miss Dior is stronger, and starts...
  10. Re: Osswald's Fathers Day Sale 15% OFF of $100 Video inside Ends June 16th 11;59

    Josie's so dreamy.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I haven't tried Miss Dior edp. The edc and edt seem similar to me. The parfum is richer, more powdery. They're so similar to each other, it would be hard to pick a favorite.
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    Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    You can change yours, and I vote for:

    Maybe a quarter million, tops
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    He might have had bills to pay.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    They’re fine.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I would take them!

    My scent of the evening is Miss Dior edc.

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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Major score! Nice one, Sam in London! I enjoyed your notes. It sounds so fun.
  17. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    So you're only recommending what you know!

    For me it can be a gray area recommending something I haven't actually bought, say current Antaeus. I've worn it. I like it. Not enough to buy it. I...
  18. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    Recommending vintage requires the qualifiers.
  19. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    Outside of the vintage forum?
  20. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    That's a decisively short list of six. Looking at your wardrobe, you have all kinds of current stuff - that all counts. I wasn't necessarily talking about classics. Anything that's current...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Three and thirteen sixteenths fluid ounces! Swoon.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Butane and propane are not chloroflourocarbons; they have no chlorine or flourine.

    I'm giving this metal bottle of Diormama another wearing. With more performance, or heft, it would be more...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It absolutely does not look fake.

    You seem so worried though, it's tempting to ponder some devilish counter-fitters selling partial bottles and using the correct batch coding for Chanel's US...
  24. Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    Because of frequent changes to fragrances, there are only a few in my collection that are the current versions available retail. I think just these:

    1. Chanel 1932 edp
    2. Chanel Allure Homme...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Americans are uptight too, and usually too reserved to mention someone else's perfume. Of course, there are exceptions.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    August 2017 list:


    December 2017 list:


    May 2018 List:


    August 2018 list:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    1995-ish made-in-USA Egoiste.
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    Poll: Re: Chamade vs Nahema

    I've definitely observed a royal bearing in some of Sam's proclamations.
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    Poll: Re: Chamade vs Nahema

    Yes, happy birthday! A word for Nahema? Its Guerlain treatment of rose?
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    Poll: Re: Chamade vs Nahema

    That is certainly an eye catching Chamade collection.
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    1. Dior Homme - A family favorite.

    2. Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche - Like Dior Homme, I was gifted a 150-ml backup of this to always have plenty on-hand.

    3. Chanel Pour Monsieur...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Yes, Yellowtone in the Netherlands. They shipped a couple days ago.
  33. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    Got it, the current version of the 1974 release. I actually barely know that one.
  34. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    I don't the reference to Lorson.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I don't think I ever saw AceyMan's notes on his new Bal a Versailles.
  36. Re: Givenchy Gentleman: current formulation defense.

    And a cologne, I think, which I also think is the version I prefer.





    Which version? Hednic is implying edt - the original is an edt.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I think Miss Dior and Eau Sauvage are safe bets. Why am I not as sure about Diorella? Too fruity? I don't recall the Northern California Fragrance Reviewer being into fruits.
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    Re: Best Vintage Fragrances UNDER $100

    A good one! Epapsiou has some of this he let me sample.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I haven’t paid attention to whether spray bottles are pressurized up to now, but I think I’ll be more careful to avoid them.

    The sample disappearing is the kind of thing that has happened to me...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Understanding "context" and the "whole picture?" That does sound merry.

    Diane is apparently still in her prime (May 2019):

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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I get no cumin or anything especially animalic/skanky.

    Looking back, I had initially described Cook.bot's version of Diorella as a "relatively tame, light, subtle fragrance, albeit delicious," so...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Kouros

    Like right versus wrong.

    Or maybe "good" versus "so bad it's good."
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    When it works, it works. I'm often recommending Chanel Platinum Egoiste between two posts that specify "(not platinum)."
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Creation-E Femme was the most forgettable for me. I thought it was like a Calvin Klein. PerfumedLady pegged it for a clone of Lancome Tresor.

    It wasn't bad (I don't mind Calvin Klein).
  45. Re: Folding chair for outdoor concerts, beach activities

    Sciatica sounds like a pain. I've found decent folding chairs with arm rests with cup holders at Wal-Mart. My 8th grader uses one as his gaming chair.

    Finding a decent office chair is my current...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I haven't tried Guerlain Philtre d'Amour. I have tried Aubephine Acacia which I remember being ok.



    I think there's a lot to be said for the current versions of the classics.
  47. Re: Is the vetiver note in Mitsouko noticeable?

    It's mostly a swampy moss, highly recommended.

    There are a lot of really nice aldehydes in the opening.
  48. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    I still haven't bought a bottle of one of these. I'm not finding "What Katie Did on Friday Night" on the 4160 Tuesdays website. From what I'm seeing, the one I might go for is Flora Psychedelica.
  49. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I don't wear Dior Homme Intense enough to need 200 ml. I have 50 ml of the first version and 50 ml of the second version. Regular Dior Homme already has enough vanilla for me.

    I also really like a...
  50. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Mona di Orio Vanille is much more my speed than Guerlain Spiritual Double Vanilla, although it's not quite something I feel like I need. I'm on the fence, somewhat: Mona Di Orio, to my nose, is...
  51. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Then you're covered. They're similar.
  52. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Those five are fine, and cover a lot. I might put Dior Homme in the mix, but sticking with a smaller rotation could work just as well.

    I wouldn't get both - I like Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme...
  53. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I've sampled it. It's not for me. Too sweet.



    Tuscany hits the spot. My significant other is always into it.
  54. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Fragrances I'm thinking about a lot recently?

    1. Moschino Pour Homme - Is it the only perfume I'll ever need, or is it slightly too sweet / obvious / derivative?

    2. Guerlain Samsara - Goodness,...
  55. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    It keeps changing as my collection grows, but ideally two or three days in a row and then once per month.

    All bets are off when I buy more than one bottle at a time.
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    Re: Sephora to close all its US stores June 5th

    Hopefully the training is a win-win: good for the company, good for customers.

    Training sessions can be useful if they're well done.
  57. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    They have a bunch of good ones. They can start to smell like each other. The one that keeps coming back to mind from sampling is "What Katie did on Friday Night."
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I'll re-post Cheetah's unifying statement on getting a synthetic vibe. I assume it would eventually hit me with Danger Femme and other fragrances that use the same ingredient, but in my wearing, the...
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    Poll: Re: Chamade vs Nahema

    This lovely thread comes up on the first page of search results for Chamade.

    It currently stands at Chamade 25, Nahema 14.



    This was my first thought.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Nice mention of Parfums Delrae. I like their style. The Tigerlily shop in San Francisco had them when I visited last summer, and I took home some samples.

    I agree with your notes on Dior Dior....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I need a business meeting to go to when I wear Tsar.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Interesting bottle. It looks like a good size for a parfum. That black cover is odd, sort of like a microphone cover.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I think Danger Homme gets better as it develops on skin. The opening is too much for me, and smelling it on a card, I keep getting a Windex note. On skin, though, in the base, I think it becomes an...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'm especially interested in Sous le Vent, so I did a comparison wearing with Diorella.

    Sous le Vent is a more typical chypre. Oak moss is the main note. It also has "heat" similar to Patou Pour...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Overall, I thought the Zoo Fine Fragrances were a pass. I would give the house a thumbs down.
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Sample 2 of 2 - Angelique Encens - This is like Shalimar, to my nose. A slight variation. Not bad. Thumbs up. I like this nag champa insense and powder combination. It's a little sweet, but the...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    These are on par with vintage Guerlain and Chanel, for my tastes, my trio of favorites houses. (Honorable mention: Hermes, Patou).
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    1. Miss Dior
    2. Dior Dior
    3. Multi-way tie - ella, ama, essence, issimo.
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Just in case:

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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    People are free to exit the hedonic treadmill at any time. It is strictly voluntary.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedonic_treadmill
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    I agree the shoes are nice. I tend to have concerns with the overall look, so I would agree there, and I think the shout-outs from Cook.bot and Kotori are super sweet and generous. Part of the...
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    Re: How to tell when you are addicted?

    When your lights are on, but you're not home
    When your mind is not your own
    When your heart sweats, and your body shakes
    And another spritz is what it takes

    I like to think I'm immune to the...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Sample 1 of 2 - Scent of Oger - A nice lemon fragrance, quite similar to the lemon in Guerlain Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat. It also reminds me of Eau Sauvage. Pretty good for the style, and it's an...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Sample 6 of 6 - The Zoo Fine Fragrance Club Design - This is a promising leather for people who like modern leathers. It's not really for me - it's too harsh and chemically - but I think some people...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    They should make a Diormeister.

    That Diorama is a nice one. It's hard to come by. I'd love to have a sample of the current version to wear to compare.

    The 60s Diorama is lovely, but it's very...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    That is hot.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I can send some empties.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    "Makin' copies" is a useful reference. I'd forgotten that one.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I'll private message your her email address.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    When I've tried it before, I lost so much perfume evaporating instead of going into my vial. I would press forever, and the vial wouldn't fill. I could try with this one.

    Losing the pressurizing...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'm happy to pass the metal Diorama bottle around, more than happy. A decant from an aerosol feels highly unsatisfying, in my experience, if it works at all.
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    Re: Rank My Fragrances

    Based on these ones, I think you would like Rogue Derviche, or the discontinued Moschino Pour Homme.
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    Re: Rank My Fragrances

    These are the three I like. I’m curious about Ferrari Bright Neroli.
  84. Re: I blind ordered Memo Paris Shams Oud. My first expensive bottle. Any thoughts on this one?

    That’s one of the best Memo fragrances, I think.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    They smell pretty good to me. Maybe we'll take a punt on one of those.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I believe so. They were pricey like that. Is that the same juice that's been re-packaged that I was just smelling at Saks in Chicago for Dioressence, Diorama, Diorissimo, and Miss Dior Originale?...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Each wearing seems to get better. I've just gone with a heavy application. It's more like perfume now, but still light and powdery, and still like a high-end linen spray or room spray.

    Jules has...
  88. Re: Derviche is fantastic (Rogue) thanks Manuel!

    Derviche is a well done oriental with tobacco and vanilla, a style I love. It doesn’t last too long, which I like.
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    Re: Most worn in May 2019

    Most worn this month:



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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée by Chanel
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I agree about these old and/or classic Dior's, as described in Perfumed Lady's Diorissimo notes. They're so interesting and well done. Best to draw a veil, as Grayspoole says, over modern perfumery,...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    We’re not sure what to make of the new Diorama bottle. Mixed reviews so far. Not as easily likable as Cook.bot’s version.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Running low on Polo? Hopefully the bottle makes it in time.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Correct. More smelling notes to follow - I suppose in the Dior thread.

    You are a rock-star equivalent for dating that bottle!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Hopefully to a receptive audience.

    Jules might think this version is too floral. We'll get her smelling notes tonight.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The “Diorama” is on the nozzle! It's metal.

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'd be guessing.

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Diorama edt (aerosol)
  98. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    Versace Pour Homme gets my vote too. I get some nice moments wearing it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It seems so.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I've seen it a few times. They saved the shipping cost of alcohol, I guess.
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