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    Avon Imperator

    After a few years of looking I finally got my hands on a bottle of Imperator. The breakdown seems accurate enough, gladly, since that's what intrigued me enough to hunt down a bottle. One possible...
  2. Re: Ladies Avon Cotillion is nearly a dead ringer for Stetson

    Avon's long discontinued SOMEWHERE is another one intended for ladies which, I swear, a guy could get away with wearing.
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    The weirdness of Oland finally solved?

    A few days ago I found a vintage bottle of Stetson. What was I surprised to detect? That SAME weird note, much subtler than in either Occur and Oland, but...
  4. Re: I HAVE DISCOVERED........................................ ..............................BRAVO by

    Bravo is puzzling and I seem to have it exactly backwards from you.

    I've long been put off by the first whaff (bigger than a whiff) of what you called "flowery," which fits better than what I...
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    Mystery partly solved?

    Today the wife found a full vintage bottle of Avon's Occur! for women. I'd not sampled it before but it is quite similar to Oland and, more to the point, whatever that 'off'...
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    Re: What is vintage Avon Leather Cologne like ?

    I've tried none of the other famous leather frags that are out there but I can tell you that Avon's Leather is exactly that: it smells like liquified leather, with only tiny bits of complementary...
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    Re: Avon's Tribute A/S

    I found a full bottle of Tribute and didn't quite care for it. Mixed in some Aspen -- dunno if they should mix but they did, and it's an improvement (at least on me). Much more synthetic smelling...
  8. Thread: Clint - Avon

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    Re: Clint - Avon

    I can't say I flat-out like Clint right out of the bottle but I do respect it because, like Avon's Leather, it's a no B.S. scent -- up front masculine, take it or leave it. I like that idea but maybe...
  9. Re: Wow has Avon's Wild Country been watered down over the years

    Because it's an oddity, even for Avon. Best I can come up with is, it's an attempt to copy Aramis, which was still very new and popular when Oland was released. I think Avon's later release of Clint...
  10. Re: Avon's WINDJAMMER, anyone out there have ANY info on this?

    Windjammer is a '60s era offering that I have not been able to pin down the way other Avons of that time can be. For example, Tai Winds is intended to be along the lines of the quasi-orientals...
  11. Thread: Clint - Avon

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    Re: Clint - Avon

    Renato, I agree Clint resembles Aramis and is more tolerable than Avon's earlier Oland, which likewise seems meant to resemble Aramis but had some really odd notes in it (not necessarily bad, just...
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    You mentioned floral. The really off note that comes up in most Oland (not the burnt note) reminds me of the stench of Lilac Vegetal. Now I am wondering if it's got lilac that just doesn't play well...
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    After having spent some time studying Oland -- possibly the strangest Avon fragrance for men ever -- I've decided this 1970 release is Avon's attempt to copy Aramis, which was released in the mid...
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    Re: Black Belt After Shave

    Sorry for the bump but my dad sent me a box of after shaves he's collected at yard sales and the like back where I grew up (a very rural area where literally any and everything turns up somewhere if...
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    And now, 20 minutes after application, I'm getting distinct peppery notes. Interesting.
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    Funny enough, just today I think I finally figured out Oland. I just opened a new/old bottle of Oland cologne -- the big, chunky, sqaurish one with the faux wood looking lid. The scent is vaguely...
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    Come to think of it, about all I've ever come by has been the cologne, so I can't say. I forgot a short review of it I wrote elsewhere...best I could describe it, it's dark, smoky and a tad leathery...
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    Re: Avon Oland, weird stuff

    Dead on review. I like Oland and most of Avon's old stuff b/c it's all so different and stronger from what's around today. And having bought and worn every vintage Avon men's frag dating from as far...
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