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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not concerned with projection anymore. If I can enjoy it all day, I'm happy.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For a Few Dollars More it does.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Let me provide some backup for Danny.

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    It is a dandy take on the Iso E woods of Terre d'Hermès and Encre Noire. Less vetiver and patchouli, more cypress,...
  4. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    Someone told me once that I smelled really good, and that it reminded them of their grandma who always collected perfume.

    I was wearing Dior Homme (2005)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Lee Van Cleef & The Arpels Pour the Hommes (1978)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My guess is it was address info or note info because these are tester bottles. I have a retail bottle this size and the info on that one is put on a label placed on the bottom of the bottle.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig (1988)
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    Re: Bois des Iles. An Oservation.

    (If the getting is good I might take it. I don't own any)
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Acteur is a masculine but there isn't anything particularly manly about it. Just a sweet rose chypre with a leather base! Avon is amazing especially in vintage. It gets put down by the "trained...
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Gotta have

    Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop in there (green stemmy rose)
    Azzaro Acteur (jammy damask rose and leather chypre)
    Avon Roses! Roses! (classic soapy rose)
    Montale Black Aoud...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Vintage Dana Canoe (1936)

    Get a bottle that looks like mine

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    This is pre-barcode stuff.
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    I think once again, a lot of my favorite Avons could be placed on this list because most guys in the "FragComm" are so loathe to try them due to the reputation they have for being cheap or...
  13. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I've worn then both nearly equally, because when I'm in the mood for that type of fragrance, it's almost a dice roll.



    Dior Eau Sauvage and Fahrenheit are classics tho



    Your opinion is...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Azzaro Acteur (1989)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Villorenzi is a house I have yet to try
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    Truth. Takes a lot of gall to have creative vision, and with that comes ego if success strikes. On the flipside, a lot of creators also have imposter syndrome or debilitating self-doubt.
  17. Re: Agua Brava by Puig, which of the Box Colors has the best formulation?

    I think the red ones are older.
  18. Re: Anyone else remember Tamerisk by Mary Kay?

    Never had a chance to try it but the name rings a bell.
  19. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Bleu de Chanel is a generalist fragrance with class and refinement enjoyed more by enthusiasts

    Sauvage is the bEaSt MoDe DaWg of the designer world that sells more because it speaks to base...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    + 1 floof for Sumare
  21. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Yep. There is no "should", merely what suits conventional style and what rides counter to it. These people shouid see what high-end designers dress both guys and gals in for their runway shows if...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    If you can't find a Victor bottle, go for the bottle with the built-in plastic sprayer. Anything with a silver slide-over cap made by Visconti di Modrone is newest formula.

    Also wearing today:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    All y'all rich boys can fight over your unicorns on eBay, I'll just wear my Acqua di Selva and be happy. <3

    (It really is wonderful stuff.)
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    This is more or less where I sit, although I need to add that if perfumers really are this catty and spiteful of each other's success, they're not very far off from the egocentric designers that hire...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)

    Cheers to MonsieurMontana!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    You can always poke me if you need a shoulder or some good cheer.
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    Montana Parfum de Breau (1989)

    A missed naming opportunity.
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    Poll: Re: Prada L'homme vs Dior Homme Eau

    The Prada is smoother.
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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)

    Perfect for this weather.
  30. Re: Gucci guilty absolute & Gucci by Gucci ph discontinued?

    Best answer. If this does "go unicorn" I can live without. GGA is nice but I didn't do backflips over it when released either.
  31. Re: Brutal: Shipr/Chypre edc (1889) by Novaya Zarya/Brocard.

    What's interesting is the term "chypre" wasn't standardized until Chypre de Coty (1917), so I wonder if this was always called "Shipr/Chypre" since 1889 or if it was something else and then...
  32. Re: Smells like burning Ball Cypress balls...

    Love your post count.
  33. Re: Is cleaning the outside of bottles with water damaging??

    I think you should be fine so long as no label is attached.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Guess I'll never be a hardcore collector then! Macassar is both impossible to find and over the top in price when found! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    Gonna also add Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone (1949) which is stupid levels of good for being below $20
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    My mother's Avon & Chanel
    My dad's Mennen & Shulton
    My brother's Coty & Aqua Velva
    Always been curious about the bottles, drawn to the scent.
  37. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Backups of original issue Burberry Brit for Men in the older bottle design (before the diagonal argyle of the Rhythm flanker).
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

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    Montblanc Legend (2011)[/size]

    Better than it gets credit for.
  39. Re: Made my first in person major store Purchase in covid era

    Nouveau Monde is nice. Sounds like the surreal experience was worth it.
  40. Re: Loud, Fresh, ice, Brutal Projection, ........?

    Iceberg Effusion for Him should do it.
    Icy cold, peppery, fresh, knocks everyone out within miles of wearer. I might buy another bottle.
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    Re: Fragrance for a young doctor

    I actually know a friend who's a doctor for whom this would fit perfectly.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon RPM (2002)

    Imagine a drier, woodsier, more mature Happy for Men by Clinique, with longer performance. Very nice in summer if you love mandarin orange.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th June, 2020

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    Avon RPM (2002)
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    Re: Fragrance for a young doctor

    Unless you're a private practitioner, it probably doesn't matter if you are a doctor or not because you won't be permitted to wear perfume in a medical setting. It's usually against policy....
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    Re: Sauvage EDP vs GIT

    Incomparable.

    GIT all the way.
  46. Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    I think this is more and more the case ever since they learned how to use chemicals in bases back in the 19th century, but now it's run so far amok that you effectively have to learn how to make...
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    Re: Are you a fragrance scalper?

    I think the cold hard truth is most people here (outside of a few particularly head@$$ed members that like confrontation) would never brazenly admit to being a scalper even if they are, but with that...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Oh if it's already gone no worries. I'm not having a life or death need for this one. Got plenty of leathers.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    What seller?
  50. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Think of it like how the old "smokers perfumes" for women were: Caron Tabac Blonde, Piguet Bandit, Grès Cabochard, etc. She was a smoker, and wanted something dark, dry, earthy, and complimentary of...
  51. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    I think Etiquette Bleue by Parfums D'Orsay (1908) is a bit more powdery than modern neroli perfumes, but is often overlooked as a great influential perfume in the style.
  52. Re: Versace Dylan Blue smells a little like axe?

    Not so much, but more so for Montblanc Legend.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian masculin Pluriel (2014)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian masculin Pluriel (2014)

    Gray fragrance for a gray day.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    Sport for Men Sport Eau Intense Sport by Parfums Sport

    It smells like gym equipment before a wipedown

    "I don't always wear a fragrance, but when I do, I make sure I can spin clap while doing...
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    - He makes endless threads in Male Fragrance Discussion about gender division in perfume, what perfumes are manly-man-manliness of man, and that unisex perfume or men wearing women's perfume leads to...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

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    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2010)

    They do carnation surprisingly well.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    No worries! Glad I caught you before Cook.Bot did. She might have fainted at the sight. ;)
  59. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    I actually knew a girl who wore this, but to be fair, she was also a goth.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon Free for Him (2017)

    The more time I spend with this, the more I see the nuances. Comes across aquatic in the opening, then moves into a blend of violet leaf and geranium, recalling...
  61. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    Be careful, that's Charlie Red, not the original.
  62. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

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    I love you guys (really I do) but this is me entering the thread.

    (Btw hope everyone has an amazing weekend)
  63. Re: Am I the only one that HATES Dior Eau Sauvage, but LOVES Armani Eau Pour Homme?

    Maybe it's the hedione in Eau Sauvage? It gives a rounded jasmine-inflected floral clean lift to the fragrance that was quite genderbendy at the time, and considered sexy/teasy (after all, it is...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    *cue Jurassic Park theme*
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I thought Cabochard was composed by Bernard Chant.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I love Jules and should really wear it more.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

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    Avon Free for Him (2017)
  68. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    Take Gucci Nobile! That one is liquid gold on these boards and a good aromatic fougère to boot!
    Also take the Le Roy Soleil Homme by Salvador Dali, it's a good sophisticated fresh fougère fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

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    Avon Free for Him (2017)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Chevalier D'Orsay by Parfums D'Orsay (1911)

    Bright lemon, bergamot, and a touch of lavender dry down to a slightly civeted musky sandalwood oakmoss base, with some interesting blended...
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    Chevalier D'Orsay by Parfums D'Orsay (1911)
  72. Re: There is a reason they're classics and still around

    I think another part of it is cost measures, supply lines, and of course, the big chemical companies that have a monopoly on what perfumers have to choose from to make their perfumes. Regulate the...
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    Re: Versace Dylan Blue vs Eros

    Dylan Blue is fresher and better for generalized or casual use. Eros is much sweeter and warmer, better for clubs, nights, or colder weather.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I traded my luck for dashing good looks.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Millésime Impérial (1995)

    This is one that likes to get louder in the mid dry down rather than start loud then fade to a base. It's real interesting to have it warm up on skin then...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    My mom used to mention this one being a go-getter but looking at the prices, I took it off my list. Cool bottle though!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Millésime Impérial (1995)
  78. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian L'Homme A la Rose

    I am very interested in this.
  79. Re: There is a reason they're classics and still around

    Hard to predict the future. In 20 years we may not even be able to wear perfume with the way IFRA is going.
  80. Re: There is a reason they're classics and still around

    On that same note, it's funny to see which things from back then fell by the wayside into either obscurity or discontinuation, or even what things from the last 20 years have made it, and which...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Most commonly these are made in Spain. Interesting!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    It's akin to shaving a balloon.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's basically a ball of spikes with a horse somewhere at its center.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm a dragon, not a googleplexicorn. (Old D&D joke).
  87. Re: Givenchy Gentleman vs Giorgio for Men Giorgio Beverly Hills

    Answering questions unasked to better serve a personal narrative or echo chamber sentiment is what internet discourse is built upon these days. It's not about contributing to a conversation so much...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I imagine it will smell devine as most Fougère Royale does!



    Only three toes because I love giving my artist friends a hard time when commissioning them.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks! A sizable portion of it isn't safe for work, so I'm limited in what I can use to represent myself here.
  90. Re: Estee Lauder Youth Dew..........for men?

    I'd honestly wear more perfume brand deodorants if they came in anti-perspirant because I work primarily outside.
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    You know it~





    Houparco is Australian rebranded Houbigant (also they rebranded Dana and a few others for Australian distribution).
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    *hides my shameful horde of Avon*
  93. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    This is the argument that never ends.
  94. Re: How to "perk up" Terre d'Hermes parfum?

    I'd try a different scent altogether. Sometimes the passion dies with overuse.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I did not sleep well so I'm in autopilot again with my favorites. This time being Dior Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: Perfumes of American Places

    Hmmm that's pretty interesting. I haven't done a ton of travelling in my lifetime, so I can't contribute much, but something heavy with pine or oakmoss reminds me of the pacific northwest.
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver experience

    Creed ambergris bases can sometimes give you anosmia because of their purity (a good slug of ambroxan in them), and unlike a lot of designer musk or oakmoss/evernyl/tonka bases, can be pretty...
  98. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    I'm going to agree mostly with Slayerized here that the question being asked isn't what perfume survives in unaltered states since release or what is tradition versus trend. The development of...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne (1996)
  100. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    I keep forgetting that Marcel Rochas was a designer, so I always tend to think of them as a perfume house first, but yes I suppose that would technically make Moustache first because Marcel did...
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