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  1. Vintage Ungaro Diva - How Old Is This Bottle?

    Hey, Fragheads . . .

    I'm trying to get an idea as to when this particular style bottle of Ungaro Diva EDP was produced (See 2 pics below.) I'm guessing 1990's, but I'd like to get a definitive...
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    Re: Shalimar parfum application technique?

    Pastry,

    I wasn't so much looking for advice HOW to do the measurements, but rather the measurements themselves, done by someone who's been through a bottle or so of Shalimar extrait. No reason...
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    Re: Shalimar parfum application technique?

    Cacio:

    There's always your butt cleavage :)


    Pinnacos
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    Re: Shalimar parfum application technique?

    Actually, no it won't be easier to gauge. I'm not applying it with an atomizer. If I were using an atomizer, and this were an EDT or EDP, I'd already know that answer.


    Pinnacos
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    Re: Shalimar parfum application technique?

    I read a post a year or so ago about how to calculate how long your frag collection will last, assuming everything being used is in moderation and with an atomizer. The article however didn't...
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    Re: Vintage Shalimar Extrait Help

    I recently acquired my first bottle of Shalimar extrait, and am curious both about its age and about how many days of usage a 30 ml bottle contains, assuming you're wearing it in moderation.
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    Re: Vintage Hermes Equipage?

    You'll have to excuse my ignorance here, but is "90 Grades" equivalent to 90% alcohol by volume (and 10% oils, etc.)
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    Re: Hermès Equipage vintage and reformulated.

    Eric:

    Do you think the photo below is of an authentic bottle? Neither the box nor bottle says Eau de Toilette. Seems odd as well that there's no mention of the volume of the bottle on either...
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    Re: Vintage Hermes Equipage?

    There's a guy on eBay in Italy who has a number of the 120ml bottles of vintage Equipage for sale. The front of the box shows no info regarding volume nor strength. He claims it's an EDT, but I'm...
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    Re: molecule 01, a bestseller ?

    Bottomline, you can painlessly order the 2 liquids you need online for about $20, they show up at your doorstep, and you mix them 4:1 in the same bottle you likely already own (20% ISO E Super to 80%...
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    Re: molecule 01, a bestseller ?

    It's not respected because you can make 500ml of it for about $20 with virtually no effort.
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    Re: Mohtale Kabul Aoud

    I just received a sample of "Aoud Afghan" from Abujouda on eBay and love it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aoud-Afghan-by-Misk-Al-Nukhbah-100ml-Unisex-Eau-de-Parfum-/261461606475 I'd say buy it without...
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    Re: When Things Go Bad, or Do They?

    I've concluded that the absurd size of my collection is simply a mid-life crisis without the red Corvette. It's a way of deluding myself into believing I'm going to live long enough to wear it all....
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    Re: When Things Go Bad, or Do They?

    Thanks for the feedback, folks.

    Someone could probably make a bit of money if they came up with a vacuum device much like they have in the wine industry where you remove the oxygen from a...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    I heard through the grapevine they're going to be called Broke Man and Broke Woman, given the asking price.
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    When Things Go Bad, or Do They?

    Hey, Fumeheads . . .

    Would someone out there who really understands how properly stored fragrances age over time address the topic of longevity? I've read in a few places online that fragrances...
  17. Re: New Pal Zileri Cuoio (a cheaper Tuscan Leather) & FOUGERE e LEGNI (a cheaper Burberry Brit)

    AllBeauty.com does not ship fragrances (from the UK) to the US. It's a bummer because their prices are the best of seen for the Pal Zileri fragrances.

    Pinnacos
  18. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    The reformulation was recent, likely in the last year or so. I only started collecting about a year and a half ago. If you go to the AG website, you'll see the complete overhaul of their look...
  19. I like the bottles too, but they do absolutely...

    I like the bottles too, but they do absolutely nothing to protect the juice from any light degradation. Yeah, I know, fragrances should be stored in a cool, dark place, but what's the point of...
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    Re: Two new Profumums

    I just ordered a sample of it. Now you've got me curious.
  21. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Thanks for all of the recommendations, Hednic.
  22. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    I just received a bottle of L'Occitane's discontinued Voyage en Mediterranee - Immortelle de Corse. It's a 75 ml EDP. It's a bit on the honeyed side, but not cloying. I find the fragrance very...
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    Re: Two new Profumums

    I just read in an Esquire article that Eccelso is one of Profumum Roma's most concentrated fragrances, at a whopping 40%.

    I'm surprised you didn't need a beltsander to remove it.

    Pinnacos
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    You're. Not your. They're not interchangeable.

    Oh, the irony.
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    I'll bet it may have made more sense to you if it could've been written in crayon.
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    MJones602:

    No, I'm not saying anything of the kind. I'm saying that some perfume houses will often go through major reformulations, the results of which are often never relayed to the...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    MJones602:


    1) The addition and removal of a few ingredients on the back of the box (see www.ifraorg.org)

    2) A noticeable difference in scent

    3) Longevity that is about 1/4 of what it...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Hippo:

    Apparently you stopped reading the thread at your last post. Read post #35. Better yet, have someone read it to you. S-l-o-w-l-y.

    I'm keeping the bottles on the basis of the great...
  30. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    Sidewinder:

    You buy it online from Italy. Like I did.
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    MJones602:

    I rarely have problems with FN. But I have with 2 out of around 25 orders. My doubts aren't about whether FN is a reputable business; I know they are from firsthand experience. My...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Hippo,

    As I hope you're well aware, FragranceNet is just a distributor. Stuff just passes through there, mostly unseen and unopened. The implication that FragranceNet is doing anything more...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Naylor,

    1) I'm keeping 'em. The feedback from this thread (well, not yours so much) have been helpful.

    2) If I bought one at full price, I'd have returned the other two for a refund.
    ...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Naylor,

    No, it wouldn't be counterproductive. I ultimately could end up with just one good bottle, paid for by the two returned watered-down bottles.

    The feedback in this thread has been...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Thanks for the feedback, guys. My thoughts weren't so much that it was fake as that it was simply watered down. I'll buy an official bottle of the stuff in an unopened box and make the...
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Duplicate Post. Please remove.
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    Duplicate post. Please delete.
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    All great advice. Thank you! I think the best thing to do is to buy an official bottle, pay the premium, and compare it to the two I just received from FragranceNet.

    For the record though,...
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    Jubilation XXV Amouage Query

    I took a chance and bought a couple bottle of Jubilation XXV Amouage on FragranceNet.com that didn't come in its original packaging. Just the bottle, guaranteed legit (of course) wrapped in bubble...
  40. Poll: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    I've been a huge fan of Tuscan Leather since I first got a whiff of it, so naturally I couldn't wait to get a bottle of its new rival Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma. Well, it arrived today and...
  41. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    I just grabbed the last six bottles of Goutal's Sables that I could find (pre-reformulation) and I'm going to make do with those. Per some of the recommendations on here, I also went ahead and...
  42. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Probably to make it less expensive to produce. More profit. That's just a hunch.

    Check out these two photos of 1740. You decide if it's been messed with.


    Original:

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    New (from...
  43. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Awesome feedback, folks. Much obliged. I've got some sampling to do!

    John (Pinnacos)
  44. Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    I'm a big fan of Immortelle. I've had it in Bond No. 9, in Histoires de Parfums' 1740 Marquis de Sade, in Fareb by Huitieme Art Parfums, and in Annick Goutal's Sables. Of these four, it's the...
  45. Re: New Pal Zileri Cuoio (a cheaper Tuscan Leather) & FOUGERE e LEGNI (a cheaper Burberry Brit)

    I don't believe they're available through any US distributors. I purchased a few bottles of Cuoio with no problems through a boutique in Italy. I don't have the name handy, but I'll update this...
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    Re: Sables - Annick Goutal

    I grabbed the last 6 - 100ml bottles of the original Sables I could find on the Net. I should be set for awhile. Why they messed with this one blows the mind.

    This: 27966 Not THIS: ...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ô Hira by Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777

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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    "Hey dude, you smell like a gay bar exploded. . . "
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    I just received the bottle along with the enclosed pamphlet showing the whole series of Givenchy men's fragrances at the time. This is the real stuff. Apparently what is now simply called...
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    That's great news, but should I assume now that the contents are the first version of Monsieur de Givenchy, and not Givenchy's Eau de Vetyver?

    Pinnacos
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    I recently purchased a bottle of what was advertised as vintage Givenchy Eau de Vetyver, but the packaging leaves me suspect. Would any of you experts let me know whether Givenchy ever produced a...
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    Re: Anyone wear Laura Biagiotti Roma ?

    Isn't "better" subjective?
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    Re: Anyone wear Laura Biagiotti Roma ?

    I recently purchased a bottle as a blind buy and found it to smell rather uninteresting and uninspired. Nothing particularly noteworthy about it.
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    Given that the re-release is about 1/6th cost of the original, I'd be willing to forgive the subtle difference.
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    Boucheron pour Homme Collector EDP

    Do any fans of Boucheron pour Homme EDP know whether there's anything at all different about "Boucheron pour Homme Collector EDP" than simply the bottle? I noticed Sephora in France was carrying...
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos vs. Marc Jacobs for Men.

    Philosykos by a landslide, especially since they've added the Eau de Parfum with much better longevity.
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    Re: What are the best Aquatic fragrances??

    One more vote for Heeley's Sel Marin. It sets the standard.

    Pinnacos
  58. Re: Suggestions Needed for Replacing Patou Homme Prive and Gucci Nobile

    Four options I'd consider would be Insensé for Men by Givenchy, Pour Monsieur for Men by Chanel, Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisée for Men by Guerlain, and Vetiver for Men by Guerlain. Vetyver...
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    Hadrien Absolu by Annick Goutal

    Imagine sipping a beautifully crafted Limoncello at a sunny Portofino cafe on a perfect Summer day. That would be Hadrien Absolu, a spectacular lemon bomb exploding with delicious Amalfi lemons. ...
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    Poll: Re: Which Would You Go With and Why? A or B?

    Thanks for all of the feedback, folks. I'm going to go with the 1740. I've had the 1740 on one wrist all evening and Tobacco Vanille on the other. The 1740 really is better blended and a bit...
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    Poll: Which Would You Go With and Why? A or B?

    I'm at an impasse, but I don't want to leave a decision to a coin toss. I'm looking at purchasing a bottle either of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille or of 1740 Marquis de Sade by Histoires de Parfums. ...
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