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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I just took a peek at it. I won't say anything disparaging because that user is also active here, but I strongly disagree with his sentiments.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone (1949)
  3. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was Azzaro Wanted (2016).
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    Re: Tom Ford rose prick vs cafe rose

    I prefer Cafe Rose if made to choose.
  5. Re: Latest Release by Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    The original is pretty people-pleasing. I can't imagine this being worse.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Maxim's Pour Homme (1988) because of a craving!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Maxim's Pour Homme (1988)

    Simply delicious.
  8. Re: Your SOTD chart rocket? The newer scents in your wardrobe that are rising fast.

    Acqua di Selva (1949) broke into my top ten in just a month.
  9. Re: What are your most controversial fragrance opinions?

    I agree with you on the caveat that today's aromachems are used judiciously and creatively. There is 5000% more artistry going on in a bottle of Bleu de Chanel or even Azzaro Wanted than in the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Maxim's pour Homme (1988)

    Lovely lovely lovely~
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Judas Priest did that one better than me (Hellbent for Leather/Killing Machine)



    :dankk2:



    Make the power level meter a "compliments meter" and you're halfway to YouTube fame. Better get...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I feel like the "fragrance army" is just a fabrication of perfume-themed influencers (namely Jeremy Fragrance) trying to legitimize their own hype-mongering by giving their fanbase a name a la Lady...
  13. Re: Frags that you: Bought, sold.. bought sold?

    It's not worth the hassle of selling below a certain price point to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th February, 2020

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    Azzaro Wanted (2016)
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    My mom was at Woodstock and my grandmother loved Emeraude too. *wink*
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    That is one of my mom's favorites though!
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I don't have a doctorate in this field like he does, so I'll never match the technical knowledge and expertise of Luca Turin, even in a lifetime of smelling and writing.

    I also find it kind of...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I barely know what I'm talking about most of the time but I'm glad you like what I write. I appreciate Turin's candor even if I don't always agree.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Grandma used to say that you're only an expert until someone disagrees, then you're a know-it-all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I was half asleep Zzz
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I meant a bottle of Maxim's. Should have been obvious pursuant the conversation.
  22. Re: Frags that you: Bought, sold.. bought sold?

    I've never sold a fragrance because I stopped liking it, and the rare chance I fall out of love, it's usually cheap enough that I give it away.

    If I'm selling backups of DC'd "unicorns", there's a...
  23. Re: How to identify vintage Maxim's Pour Homme?

    All a manufacturer's bar code means is they're conforming to a retail standard for electronic sales so a store doesn't have to manually enter every item into a system. I suspect EAN and UPC barcode...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The barcodes in both photos are stickers likely placed on the boxes by the shops where they were sold.
  25. Re: How to identify vintage Maxim's Pour Homme?

    The barcode on the both boxes are stickers, likely placed on by a shop.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Duplicate post
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've never seen a bottle with a barcode to be honest.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I typically don't speak on such things unless I get the vibes! Go get you one!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Maxim's pour Homme (1988)

    I forgot how gorgeous this is. Wow
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Ohhhhhh that's clever. I've had both kinds and lemme tell ya that "battery chicken" is only good if stewed/marinated/curried/etc like in Asian cuisine. If you gonna eat plain roast chicken, it needs...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It gets called many things: a fougère, a chypre, a leather, but it sorta sits between them all like Quorum does. Academically speaking, this is a leather chypre with a "floriental" carnation and...
  32. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It's the type of sandalwood they try to capture that makes them differ. If they're going for "creamy", they're going for Mysore, or more of a slight animalic sharp-ish note, Mysore oil.

    If...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Eternity for Men at IHOP
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I got a backup of Maxim's to take me up to 300ml before the stuff starts getting too rare. Prices are creeping up and supply is thinning. I love the stuff and need a guaranteed stash.
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    Re: Smell like a rockstar?

    Updating this to add:

    20's "Babymetal and Greta Van Fleet" so Love's Baby Soft and Stetson. :p
  36. Re: Which classic fragrances are still worth buying the current version of?

    The newest bottles of Dior Fahrenheit still hold up well. Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui is still satisfactory. Lapidus Pour Homme is perfectly fine. Paco Rabanne Pour Homme also gets by well enough that...
  37. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    Anything discontinued I want to use without fear of exhausting until I'm too old to care.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd February, 2020

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    Terre d'Hermès by Hermès (2006)
  39. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    So now I can tell "sandalwood" from sandalwood, which is a huge deal, despite how vague that sounds.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Careful, wearing Avon Öland to bed has been known to summon the devil.
  41. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Just wanted to thank you. Picked up the Terre d'Hermès box today from this very same store because of your post!
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Battery chicken? Please splain.


    My current worst is any abuse of sandpapery "amberwood" like Acqua di Giò Absolu Instinct (YUCK)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Riding on through the night with this again.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Caught some Armani Code just now in a men's bathroom.
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Not really a fragrance itself, but I got to smell freshly-rubbed Mysore sandalwood paste (and red sandalwood from Assam as well), in a comparison video I made with my local niche shop I support. The...
  46. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I slept in Avon Deep Woods last night as a quick impulse choice.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Avon Paradigm because it had been a while and it's a favorite.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Avon Deep Woods is closest to I-12 but really is its own animal. A clean, semi-sweet woody little cologne with close sillage, best for wet shaving.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon Paradigm (2002)

    A herbed isobutyl quinoline leather with a sharp citrus top and late-stage geranium shine. It's like a cleaner, more aromatic and polished Boucheron pour Homme...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st February, 2020

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    Avon Paradigm (2002)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st February, 2020

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    Paradigm by Avon (2002)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Paradigm (2002)

    One of my all-time favorites. Not quite vintage (by 2 years), but discontinued.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The whole bottle is up under the cap (5oz) and the bottle is a little taller than 7in total. It's a very soft sort of pre-Halston vibe but more fougère in the base, less spice and more woods.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Deep Woods (1974)
  55. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Yum! I'm fortifying my Maxim's so I can use what I got without anxiety.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's a pretty sexy visual, not gonna lie. Pretty sure mine is pre-code, but my backups are stuffed away so I can't check.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    All my 4.2 bottles are clear down the middle like this (I have 3). I didn't know if they were first/second/whatever, I just bought them all from the same seller lol!

    Thank you! I wish this came...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Back on this tonight. Loving it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    I've already said a ton about it. Just love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)
  61. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th February, 2020

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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    chypre heaven
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    Gianfranco Ferré for Man (1986)

    A new "old favorite" of mine.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Blend 7 (1973)
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    Re: What scent am I missing?

    Amouage Epic Man
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Amouage Bracken
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Roja Dove Elysium Cologne

    per your tastes
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Avon Perceive for Men because I didn't want to think about my fragrance.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon Perceive for Men (2000)

    Lemongrass, mint, amber, cedar. Odd but effective office accord.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

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    Avon Perceive for Men (2000)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Perceive for Men (2000)

    (Basenotes directory shows wrong year)
  69. Re: Best drug store / grocery store brand soaps/body-washes? (available in the US)

    I use Dove Sensitive Unscented so it doesn't dry out skin or clash with my fragrance. I also enjoy Castobell Porto amber and bay rhum soaps for whipping into lather for shaving when I bore of my...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

    Proraso aftershave layered with JB by Jack Black.
  71. Re: Who loves Lush but is a bit snobby about perfume?

    I love

    Lust
    Dirty
    Karma

    and want to own

    Smuggler's Soul
    Sikkim Girls
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Clint (1976)
  73. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    I like in a city and the BF has the car.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (1989)
  75. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    For me personally?

    If supply wasn't a concern they'd be:

    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Azzaro Acteur
    Rochas Globe
    Moschino Pour Homme
    Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo
    Avon Öland
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

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    Montblanc Legend (2011)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th February, 2020

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    Montblanc Legend (2011)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Polo envy is what I get when someone's embroidered horse is bigger than mine.
  79. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I feel like Beau de Jour is the midway point between Zino and Rive Gauche, but greener than either thanks to patchouli.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Kinky



    His Oscar is in the mail.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I'm half German Jew and 1 quarter Scottish and Welsh each so that explains why I love Avon and perfumes that smell like a highland barn. Yeesh. XD
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    This is a terrible take and you should feel terrible for making it. Racist much?



    Yikes for me too.



    Or call the phrenologist to see if the shapes of our heads determine our perfume...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have about 75ml that I break out for nostalgia like once every other year, but other than that I don't wear it anymore.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It became a unicorn and sells for way too much money on the aftermarket. Most people who have it are sitting on it for investment/flipping or are hoarding it because it's so expensive now. Used to be...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Everest (1975)
  86. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme is a masterpiece

    It's funny you say that because both Ted Lapidus and Parfums Balenciaga were owned by The Bogart Group at the time, so it wasn't so much copying the competition, but the same company releasing...
  87. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan last night.
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    Mancera Cedrat Boise (2011)

    Because I was in the mood for Unaventus
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That last part is the biggest cognitive dissonance I find in my own attraction to vintage perfumes in general.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    The giant dollop of oakmoss in the base is enough for some people to get over the decayed top notes. You might just have a survivor.
  91. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Just get vintage Avon or Revlon fragrances from the 60's: same dry bergamot and vetiver but the woods and patchouli are actually real and the oakmoss bases don't feel like 3M sandpaper on the nose....
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    For me it was Mancera Cedrat Boise.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This one seems to degrade poorly and examples vary wildly in quality because of it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Mancera Cedrat Boise (2011)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Mancera Cedrat Boise (2011)
  96. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    Sheer insanity.
  97. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    What about overly underrated or underly overrated?
  98. Re: And we have a winner! Most ridiculously expensive perfume...

    There are unicorns, then there's this.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Lipizzan by Parfums de Marly (2010)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

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    Lipizzan by Parfums de Marly (2010)
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