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  1. Re: A look again at Kouros Eau de Sport (1986)

    I am bumping this thread because I have now acquired a second bottle of vintage Kouros Sport. The blog entry has additional notes and more photographs of differences between them.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste: Fake or not?

    It's genuine. Just the modern version that they sell now. If you're not happy with it, I'm sure you can return it.
    As to the bad longevity and so forth, welcome to modern day Chanel.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste: Fake or not?

    Cannot see your links.
  4. A look again at Kouros Eau de Sport (1986)

    Hello everyone,

    I have this final set of impressions up on my blog now. Vintage Kouros has been covered extensively but I don't believe anyone has really focused in on the elusive Sport edition.
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  5. Re: Affordable Vintage Niche/designer scents that smell fantastic! Compliment Getters that are vint

    Agreed.

    First Calvin is truly excellent but from my experience it's not cheap. Plus, people tend to buy the 1999 re-release thinking it's the vintage and it's not at all.
  6. A look again at Cartier - Pasha de Cartier (1992)

    Please leave any comments.

    http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/?category=fragrance

    Thanks.
  7. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    I collect only men's fragrances that I personally owned and used as a young man between 1984 & 1995. In many cases, this has meant buying more than one bottle of something that was originally...
  8. Re: Experts on vintage Chanel (especifically Antaeus) : help really needed

    It's not vintage - the position of the lettering is the true test. I go with theory one. As a tester bottle, it could have easily had another cap put on especially if it was hanging around in a...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    It's certainly an interesting development for Chanel. Back in the 80s and early 90s, more or less every big designer fragrance had a bar of soap in its range. That trend seemed to die out by the end...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Right now in the UK, the regular Bleu EDT is about 64 for 100ml.

    The parfum is 80. I tried both and couldn't even tell the difference in terms of quality or longevity. It's not worth another 16...
  11. Re: Help identifying Chanel Antaeus batch/production date

    I've never seen an 80s bottle without lettering above the CHANEL title but it's entirely possible. Even testers from that period did specify what they were - EDT, Apres Rasage etc.

    The bottom of...
  12. Re: Help identifying Chanel Antaeus batch/production date

    Are you definitely sure of authenticity? There should be additional lettering above the CHANEL lettering.
    Also, it should say 642013 on the back beneath the 100ml details (I believe that only...
  13. Re: Coromandel from Chanel Les Exclusifs - For Men?

    I had a 2ml sample of this arrive today. I think it's absolutely wonderful. It's easily one of the best fragrances I've tried in the last ten years. The last fragrance I tried and subsequently bought...
  14. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Bigsly, can you post the base of the bottle? You don't have the box, right?
  15. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Here's a 1995 bottle. http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/2014/8/28/more-fahrenheit
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I've been on holiday in the UK for two days now. In Boots, they had it for 80 but Debenhams said it wasn't available for another week. However, Sales girl there gave me a tester which was kind.
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  17. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Good comparisons, Andre. Fahrenheit is safely in my top three of all time. Nothing was ever the same after its release - at least for me. It shook up the entire industry at the time.
  18. Re: Selfridges London - Les Exclusifs Price

    Thanks, lpp.
  19. Re: Selfridges London - Les Exclusifs Price

    Thank you, Guidion. I really appreciate that.

    Regards
  20. Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum using a new formula or manufacturing?

    I haven't seen true vintage Egoiste Platinum for at least three/four years now. The Egoiste Platinum/ Platinum Egoiste thing is irrelevant.
    True vintage would follow the known lettering conventions...
  21. Selfridges London - Les Exclusifs Price

    Hi everyone,

    I will be in the UK for a little while soon. I wondered if anyone in London or Manchester could tell me the current price on the 200ml bottles?
    I cannot find out anything from...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Okay, I'll get someone to check it out. Thanks
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Has anyone seen this in the UK? Debenhams, House of Fraser etc?
  24. Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    First thing would be to find a cellophane sealed bottle of Patou Pour Homme EDT Spray.
    I bet even if I had the money, there simply isn't one anywhere in the world in that condition.
  25. Re: A look again at Escada Pour Homme (1993)

    That's partly why I mentioned Patou Pour Homme in the review. Its status is almost mythically out of proportion, I feel.
    But that's another argument for another thread.
  26. Re: A look again at Escada Pour Homme (1993)

    Thanks, Ken.

    Sorry I couldn't be more positive about Escada as you clearly love it more than I. It's still a very fine fragrance but if I had to choose between this and vintage Chanel Pour...
  27. A look again at Escada Pour Homme (1993)

    Hi everyone,

    After Escada Pour Homme, I have one more vintage review ready and then I'll be taking a break for a while.

    http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/?category=fragrance

    Regards
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    This is my experience of it too. I was a young guy (barely twenty) back in the late 1980s. I remember PPH but don't recall it being popular at all. I recall seeing it in department stores but it...
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    It's a 1993 EDT.
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    Forty-Five.
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    Escada Pour Homme

    I've been reading a lot of threads on here lately regarding this. How would people rate it on a scale of 1 to 10?
    Is it really a winter fragrance or could you get away with it during the summer?...
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    He did however mention in it back in post no.5
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    There was a sealed 1994 box in my review. The green dot is printed on the cellophane.

    http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/2014/7/7/christian-dior-fahrenheit-1988
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    Re: Patou pour homme ......

    Yes, I don't imagine they would be.

    I'd really like to get hold of a bottle at some point - wish I'd have bought it when I was a teenager. Heard so much about it over the years, I need to see if...
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    Re: Patou pour homme ......

    Did either of you find it on eBay?
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    Re: Patou pour homme ......

    I didn't really want to bump such an old thread but I'm curious about how good the old bottles would be. What sort of price would someone be looking at for a spray edition still boxed?
  37. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Kouros Eau de Sport
  38. Re: A look again at Giorgio Armani - Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)

    Thank for all your support. It's nice when people actually read something you've written.
  39. Re: A look again at Giorgio Armani - Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)

    Thanks, hednic. I'm not sure I posted in the right forum but I guess it is okay.

    Regards
  40. Re: A look again at Giorgio Armani - Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)

    You're welcome.
  41. A look again at Giorgio Armani - Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)

    Please leave a comment if you enjoyed it.

    http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/?category=fragrance

    Regards
  42. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    Not wishing to really bump the thread - I'm sure it will fade away again soon but I have added an extra paragraph (and some pictures) regarding identifying fake editions. Thanks to Osoblanco for his...
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    Review of the vintage will be in the coming weeks.

    http://t.imgbox.com/V9cYe92x.jpg

    Regards
  44. Re: You are stuck on/obsessed with_____,and wish......

    I'd love to try the original Patou Pour Homme but it looks as if I would have to mortgage my property to do so.
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    It cannot be any earlier than 1991 because the address would say 30 Avenue Hoche rather than 33.

    Regards
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    I was under the assumption (based on the knowledge of Fahrenheit collectors on here) that there have never been vintage bottles with a three digit batch code? They were originally five digits.
  47. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    You're welcome. New review next week.
  48. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    How are you storing them? They should last decades if properly stored. Do you use Parafilm Sealing Film?
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Chanel Egoiste 100ml Vintage & Sealed. No Green dot - Batch 9105 (1990)

    http://t.imgbox.com/ARG5VdzA.jpg http://t.imgbox.com/pC5ZbEhx.jpg http://t.imgbox.com/u1Vrics9.jpg
  50. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Chanel Coromandel
  51. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    Sorry to hear that, silentrich.

    Most likely due to being stored without the box. Don't worry, we've all been burned over the years.
    My advice to people wanting good condition vintage fragrances....
  52. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    Indeed. Also, I would never buy anything from eBay unless it was both a spray and in a box - the former due to light worries and the latter due to tampering with the volume. In fifteen years, I've...
  53. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    The point I was making is that the lettering has traditionally been in the same location on vintage Chanel irrespective of the size.

    Even the miniatures had the respective lettering.
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  54. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    Um, is everyone who has replied in thread sure about this?
    Isn't it common knowledge that Eau De Toilette should appear above the Chanel lettering?
  55. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    The details regarding one of the two sealed boxes in the review have now been amended in light of Osoblanco's observations.

    Regards
  56. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    It could be possible. It was all a very long time ago now.
  57. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    It's not possible the color changed to black around 2002/2003. The batch code on the 1994 bottle is typed in black - the batch code was identified by Andre as I asked him about the 1994 bottle late...
  58. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    I can't for purely selfish reasons. If I break the cellophane, it will affect the sale value should I choose to sell it one day. Both of my bottles are still sealed. I had to ask another collector to...
  59. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    Also Andre states on his blog regarding Christian Dior:

    "And before 1998?
    The situation is more confused. It happens a similar mechanism - but not identical - where the number of digits is...
  60. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    Yes,, it does seem strange but all I can tell you is that I personally bought this bottle in the spring of 1990 shortly before university. It has been up in my attic for more than twenty years. The...
  61. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    Thanks again to everyone who took time to comment and post. Much appreciated.

    More boxes are currently making their way out of the attic.

    Regards
  62. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    No, I don't wear any fragrances at all and I stopped buying around the end of 1996. It sounds weird but even getting out the old boxes and testing them them again for reviews fills me with an...
  63. Re: A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    It's pleasant but like so many others, lacks longevity and a complex dry-down. I recently tried Obsession while I was over in the UK last summer. I sprayed the eau de toilette on the back of my hand,...
  64. A look again at Christian Dior - Fahrenheit (1988)

    Hope you like this one.

    Please comment, or use the share link on the review page. They take a while to write - only a few seconds to share or comment on.
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  65. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Sport - recent purchase

    Back in the day, I only bought it because I thought wearing it might lead me to Bridget Hall (below).

    Strangely enough, that never happened.
  66. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Sport - recent purchase

    Paul P,

    Glad you like this - it was one of the last fragrances I ever bought. I stopped buying fragrances in 1995. I have the same Cosmair bottle except as a spray. The batch code stamped into the...
  67. Re: Where have all the men's fragrance blogs gone ?

    I think there is some aspect of ego-trips involved. Unfortunately, that's just human nature.

    Partly, it probably stems from the effort involved. I recently wrote a lengthy review of vintage Santos...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Okay, let's all just agree to disagree. :)
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    That's not the issue. I'm saying that big companies like the ones mentioned have the financial resources to take very big risks without people losing their jobs.

    They just are not prepared to do...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I'm sorry, but I just don't agree. The richer and more successful a company becomes - the more money they want and the safer they play the game. Big companies are motivated purely by greed.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    It isn't their job - but is is someone's responsibility to cast aside financial considerations, stock-holders, meaningless test-groups, fickle consumer fads and produce fragrances that take real...
  72. A look again at Cartier - Santos (1981)

    Hello everyone.

    I found the step-ladder, went up to the attic and looked carefully. It was there, patiently waiting for me in all that unending darkness.

    Revisiting fragrances from long ago is...
  73. Re: Whoa! Wore vintage Armani Eau Pour Homme for the first time in about a year...

    No, they are very different (in my opinion), I have four bottles from the early to mid 90s. I also have a bottle purchased in 2011. The beginnings on both the 90s and 2011 are similar but the...
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    Re: New from Ralph Lauren: Bog Pony!

    Back in the eighties, I had a great deal of respect for this label, used to buy his clothes regularly. Tiny little logo carefully stitched on the shirts. Mostly either polo shirts or long-sleeve...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    'New' is not the problem.

    Chanel not releasing something that disrupts the industry and challenges perceptions - that is where the real problem lies.

    Regards
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Without a doubt. Unfortunately most people do not care. If it is marketed to the correct demographic with the right advertising then it will be a hit. That's what Chanel cares about now - it's...
  77. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I think it's an okay scent for work perhaps. I don't own a bottle but I've tried in a store once or twice.

    The reason I think it is so disliked is not really down to the fragrance itself (it's...
  78. Re: A look again at Chanel - Egoiste (1990)

    I did see 'Bois Noir' recently but it was a splash bottle (as a collector, instant alarm bells ring) and it was only a third full. Seller also wanted ridiculous money. I don't believe there was even...
  79. Re: A look again at Chanel - Egoiste (1990)

    No, I haven't tried it. It never came on sale in the UK. Egoiste has had a very checkered history in England - around the time Platinum arrived in England (Summer 1995) Egoiste was withdrawn...
  80. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (1989) Vintage

    I've had to amend a detail here. This fragrance was introduced in1988 rather than1989.

    It first appeared in November 1988. The USA GQ Magazine for November of that year carries a print ad for it...
  81. Re: A look again at Chanel - Egoiste (1990)

    Thanks again to everyone who read or commented.

    There will be another vintage review next Monday (June 30th).

    Regards
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    Re: What Chanel Fragrance

    For hot summer months, get the huge bottle of Cologne Sport.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128384.html

    For the rest of the year - Pour Monsieur, Antaeus & Egoiste.
  83. Re: A look again at Chanel - Egoiste (1990)

    You're welcome, mdclx.
  84. Re: A look again at Chanel - Egoiste (1990)

    Your welcome, hednic.

    I would like to post vintage fragrances more often but despite all the modern tools available, blogging platforms, resizing images for Photoshop and stuff - it still takes...
  85. A look again at Chanel - Egoiste (1990)

    Hi guys,

    After loving this for so many years, I finally posted a review which can be found below. Please feel free to chime in with your own comments either here or on my site.
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme...red ??? black??

    The red cap is the first formulation and the placing of the YSL logo is important to look for too. I've never tried the concentree even back in the day (1980s). I don't even know if it came in that...
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    Re: YSL Pour Homme...red ??? black??

    I have the original. I wrote about it here: http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/2014/6/22/yves-saint-laurent-ysl-pour-homme-1971

    Kind Regards
  88. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (1989) Vintage

    Thanks everyone who replied to this thread.

    My blog is here: http://www.jasonnewton.net/blog/

    I'm not really competing with Andre's blog as most of my posts concern 70s to 90s fashion and...
  89. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (1989) Vintage

    Thanks, Andre, I didn't look at your coding correctly.

    I'm so happy, mostly because it has taken me so long to find it.
  90. Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree (1989) Vintage

    Today I came into possession by a happy coincidence, a bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree that may have been one of the first bottles ever manufactured. Pour Monsiuer Concentree first came...
  91. Re: Request For Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    My main reason for asking for this is because it would then be possible to get an RSS feed (which I can filter at my end) rather than having to set email notifications for every new thread.
  92. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    In fairness, there are very few outstanding fragrances that would require this kind of coverage - although that's obviously only my opinion.
    I think it's also fairly extensive because the flankers...
  93. Re: Request For Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    Please, if you could ask them. I didn't know about Groups. Could you send me a link?

    Thanks again for your kind and quick response.
  94. Request For Vintage Fragrance Discussion

    I everyone,

    I was wondering if it may be possible to have a forum discussion section just for vintage stuff. I know there is one already set up for collecting bottles but I find it increasingly...
  95. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Great photos, cytherian.
  96. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    There was a similar issue that occurred last year - Andre adjusted his Armani batch codes listing because I found a boxed bottle that overlapped between two separate dates.

    Seriously, I wouldn't...
  97. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Please can you post it?

    In all honesty, 1993 0r 1994 is still going to be very good vintage in my opinion - assuming it's been stored correctly.
  98. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    As Andre will probably advise, you have to check many things including the box as well as the batch code. There has also historically been some overlap between bottles and boxes.

    Do you have the...
  99. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    Andre,

    Kouros unrelated but still Chanel - Found a 50ml bottle today - Batch code is 7102 (1989), maybe one of the earliest.
    I thought maybe you would like it for the 'Raiders' blog?
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Chanel Egoiste Vintage - Batch Code 7102 (1989)

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