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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    tdem1961,

    Any time one can create the illusion of a tropical getaway for oneself I consider it a small but significant miracle and victory over the forces of the mundane.

    Best...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Wearing Phileas for the first time from a mini. Its ok. Meh. Not something I feel compelled to chase after. I will probably use up the mini then not pursue it further.

    Thanks Monsieur Montana for...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Equipage from a vintage mini. Its ok but I am more than a bit underwhelmed. I definitely like Bel ami much better. Bel ami has better projection as well. Monsieur Montana please tell us about your...
  4. Re: Do you show off your vintage collection? Do you find others are interested?

    Every once in a while one of the women at work will say that I smell nice and ask what I am wearing. Then when I start to tell them about some obscure non commercial fragrance with a weird name and...
  5. Re: Name the "Vintage" fragrance you sampled today for the first time.

    Thanks Bavard. It is always nice to get some confirmation that I am not just imagining things in regards to the strength of a fragrance. Especially if I am wearing it for the first time. Especially a...
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    Re: Need an all season fragrance

    Caron's The Third Man
  7. Name the "Vintage" fragrance you sampled today for the first time.

    I thought it might be nice for us in the Vintage forum to have our own thread like this. Feel free to give your honest first impressions of the fragrance as well.

    I just tried Krizia Moods and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ricci Club for me today. Belated Happy Birthday Bavard!

    Rick
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Gucci Pour Homme 1976. One of my favorites. I need to get more of this only 1/4 left in my bottle. I indulge in this sparingly for that reason.

    Rick
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Carven Homme from a decant. I don't know if anyone else has had this experience but once in a while I will smell a particular note in a new (to me) fragrance and puzzle over what it might be. Then...
  11. Re: I Scored a Vintage Cosmair Safari EDT & Aftershave set off Ebay!

    Great score Sir. My Father wore Safari for years. If I am remembering correctly he had the after shave balm. I am almost certain of it. I will be looking for a vintage bottle of the EDt for myself...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks Guys. I was hoping I didn't get a degraded mini or something. I wound up putting the remainder of the mini in a fresh decant container and spraying it on. I used it all in one wearing but it...
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ho Hang from a mini. It was nice from what I could smell of it. Very faint on my skin. I can get whiffs of it now and again but not much. Maybe the mini was stored improperly over the years. Either...
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    Re: Clive Christian No 1.......How Much.....No

    I bought a bottle of this blind when it first came out. The regular bottle of course. I don't think they offered the one with the diamond back then. I was foolish back then with disposable income at...
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    Re: Where do people find vintage fragrances?

    I have started by going back to the beginning of this forum " Vintage Perfume Forum " and reading all the posts that are of interest to me in my searches. I use the search feature to look at photos...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    First wearing of Ho Hang from a mini. Its nice from what I can sense of it. It is quite weak on me. Maybe I got a bad sample or its lost some of its oomph over the years. It first came out in 1971...
  17. Re: Anyone else familiar with an 80s Mary Kay scent called Tamerisk?

    I've been curious about this scent as well for quite some time. Just never investigated the notes. I think I've looked for it on the bay a few times and didn't find much either.
  18. Re: Expensive scents that smell absolutely horrible - your list.

    Clive Christian No 1. It wasn't absolutely repulsive just way too floral for me and kind of a mixed up floral as well. It seemed to be going in no particular direction to my nose. Smelled like a...
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    Re: Reasons I have come to value Basenotes

    I came to this site in 2006 just because I wanted to learn more about fragrances. Some posters were much more aggressive and divisive then. The posters these days seem much more tolerant and...
  20. Thread: Speick Edt

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    Re: Speick Edt

    I was hoping the EDT and the AS would smell like the soap but I guess they don't. Bummer cause I love the smell of the soap.

    Rick
  21. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Just because I don't care for or purchase a particular brand of coffee doesn't mean the free market out there shouldn't decide what is still produced or not. Bidnesses will sell what people are...
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    Re: $2.50 per Ounce and Great Reviews?

    I am getting to be an oldish goat so I have given up the idea of trying to be unique from the rest of the herd, flock or troop of humanity. I am too old to care about whether it attracts hot chicks...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ho Hang Club today.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I'm not exactly certain purecaramel but I had thought that I had read a thread somewhere here that the vintage Etienne Aigner number one is the one that " does have" the No.1 on the bottle. I could...
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    Re: Vintage Ralph Lauren Safari?

    Does anyone know if Cosmair was the original manufacturer of Safari or was there one before that? If anyone could shed some light on that it would be great.

    Thanks in advance,

    Rick
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime VS Erolfa

    I would pick Tabarome Millesime over Erolfa. It might be a bit unfair of me but I just don't care for aquatics or oceanic's at all even though I'm a former Navy man.

    Rick
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have a question Cytherian,

    Is it the 85% Vol on the bottle and box that identifies this Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme as the concentrated EDT? I would like to know as I am looking for a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Zino Davidoff. I'm not a huge fan of Patchouli. Especially if overdone. I don't mind it in small amts but Zino seems to do it so well that it doesn't seem to be in my face like some...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Etienne Aigner # 1 from a mini
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Monsieur,

    I have owned the Vintage Giorgio of Beverly Hills and currently still own the VIP. Those are some power house fragrances. One spray to the chest of them is all I need. I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I just purchased mini's of the following on the bay.

    Krizia Moods Uomo
    Ho Hang
    Globe
    Esencia Loewe
    Acteur

    Just for testing to see If I'll like them. I am trying to find as many fragrances...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Monsieur Rochas EDT Concentree from a one ounce spray. I like this but very weak sillage on me.
    Monsieur Montana I do love the Macassar. Deep woody goodness. I will be searching for a...
  33. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Merci beaucoup Monsieur David. I truly appreciate your making the comparison of Ebene to Gres Monsieur. I will begin to look for mini's immediately. It helps to find a fragrance that smells similar....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Macassar from a decant I purchased
  35. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Avecesar,

    Merci Monsieur for the information. I was unaware there was a tall thin bottle. I had heard there was a recent reformulation and am wondering what that particular bottle and box look...
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    Re: Creed's greens

    Love the Creed Green Valley. Selection Verte was too mild and fleeting for my taste.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    HouseOfPhlegethon. I was able to find a mini of the Bugatti without too much trouble on the bay. I think its well worth your while to sample. Quite nice. I havn't spent time looking for whole bottles...
  38. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Well I am becoming more and more curious about this scent but not enough to pay the prices they want on e-bay for a full bottle without eventually smelling a sample. I will keep searching for a...
  39. Re: How old were you when you started to get interest in fragrances?

    I'm thinking it was about the time I began to be interested in the opposite sex. In my junior high school they had dances for the students three times per year. The guys used to inappropriately douse...
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Caswell-Massey Vintage Greenbriar
    Jockey Club
    Tricorn
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    Re: Old world charm

    Santa Maria Novella-The whole house says old world charm. They've earned their chops.
  42. Re: Is it weak sillage or is my smeller broken?

    If anyone has a photo of the Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme Concentree to post that would be greatly appreciated by myself.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Tabarome today. Mmmmmm comfort scent.
  44. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Nope I didn't get it Bavard. I don't know if I would like it as I am not that fond of patchouli forward fragrances. I don't mind a bit of it but some of the 80's frags are drowning in it. I have...
  45. Re: Is it weak sillage or is my smeller broken?

    I see what you mean Monsieur M about 10 to 12 sprays of Monsieur Rochas not getting me there. I suspect that as an American I may have the mentality that "More is always better". When that may not be...
  46. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Thank you so much. You've been most helpful as have all the folks in this forum. I really appreciate the help.

    Best to you Sir

    Rick
  47. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/245973687/very-rare-old-formula-25oz-ebene-balmain.

    Sorry Monsieur. For the life of me I could not figure out how to drop and drag the photo's into the reply to thread...
  48. Re: Is it weak sillage or is my smeller broken?

    Thanks Ken_Russell for your assessment of the Van Cleef. I find the sillage and projection to be mild to moderate but Moderate at best. I thought I was the one having a problem because I kept reading...
  49. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Thank you again. I suspected that was the original one. There is another one I've seen that is a tall thin bottle in a different patterned box. I suspect that is the reformulation. I just saw the...
  50. Re: Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    Thank you so much Monsieur Montana. I will proceed to use the search tool here to check on what the vintage bottle and box should look like and see if there had been any reformulations along the way...
  51. Is it weak sillage or is my smeller broken?

    As some of you have read I've been testing a lot of Vintage fragrances lately. I've recently tried three that I really like a lot but they seem to have sillage problems. Either that or they just...
  52. Since Ebene smells like Tuscany is it worth getting?

    I have read several comparisons on these boards that Ebene smells very similar to Tuscany/Etruscan. Therefore is it worth all the trouble and expense it would take to try and get a sample of this to...
  53. Re: Monsieur Dupont , EDT - 1972 Vintage - Anybody Ever Tried It ?

    Thanks so much for the great review Dimitrios. Great description of what the fragrance smells like. Sounds like it could be right up my alley.

    Rick
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ettore Bugatti from a mini
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    Re: Sexiest powder fragrances?

    A very inexpensive powdery fragrance that I find quite elegant is Caswell Massy Jockey club. I think it could easily be worn with a tuxedo or any formal wear and be quite appropriate. Its not avante...
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    Re: montale favourites

    I own Sandalsliver and like it quite well but I believe it may be discontinued.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme from a mini
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Vintage Van Cleef & Arpels pour home
    SMN Spanish Leather
    SMN Potpourri
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme Vintage from a mini
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Caswell-Massey Vintage version of Greenbriar
    It smells so old fashioned barbershop but I just love it. A comfort scent for me.
    The current formulation is a poor imitation at best and not worth the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Etienne Aigner No. 1 from a mini
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Original or "Vintage" Giorgio of Beverly Hills Red for men
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Patou pour homme
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    I didn't buy it but got Cigar Aficionado in a swap. I really didn't like that stuff.
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    Re: What was your first cologne?

    My Aunt probably thinking I was a young gentleman and should have a bottle of fragrance got me a bottle of Royal Copenhagen when it first came out. I was about 12 or so. Maybe 1968-69 or something...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Davidoff by Davidoff from a mini
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Sybaris from a mini.
  68. Re: Have you ever said to yourself " Phew! Thank goodness I don't have to chase that one down".

    Yeah. I know Dimitrios. But I am serious. One would think that I would like at least one or two of those classics but Moschino, Furyo and By for men were too Animalic for me. Maybe I'm just wimpy....
  69. Have you ever said to yourself " Phew! Thank goodness I don't have to chase that one down".

    After discovering this forum all about Vintage I started to learn about a lot of fragrances I had never heard of. I made quite a list of ones I wanted to test and have been on a testing binge for...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Macassar from a decant. I really like this one. I was very worried that I would. I almost didn't order a decant because I didn't want to crave another rare and expensive scent. In the opening it...
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    Re: Halston 1-12. I don't understand.

    I think you are right Bigsly. There is no incentive to try to scam people who want to purchase 1-12 because they there just isn't the demand. It isn't sought after like Patou pour homme or Ebene. I...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Carven Homme- I'm liking this one. Its my first wearing. Nice and musky.
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    Re: Halston 1-12. I don't understand.

    It would be such a shame if there were no more bottles of undegraded 1-12 left out there. I do know that the sprayer unscrews from the top of the vintage bottles. So bottles with sprayers could be...
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    Re: Your wardrobe was stolen.

    I would be quite satisfied with several 7 dollar bottles of Pinaud Special Reserve and their Virgin Island Bay Rum. Then I would haunt the local Good Will and root through their cologne section...
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    Re: Your Favorite Macho Fragrances

    Caswell-Massey Greenbriar-Vintage version- The most recent version is a wimpy cop out nod to the popular unisex frags of today.
    Caswell-Massey Jockey Club
    Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Vintage Red For...
  76. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tsar
  77. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Vintage Greenbriar
    Vintage Jockey Club
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Borsalino from a mini. It had a basenote I couldn't identify that I just didn't care for.
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    Re: Recommend Me Some Clubman Pinaud Aftershave

    I like Pinaud Special Reserve. I believe it smells almost exactly like a cheap mans version of Vintage Creed Tabarome. I have owned and used Vintage Tab for some time now and my guess is that Pinaud...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Oscar De La Renta Pour Lui EDT
    I was also recently able to find the face balm version of this on the bay. That was the version that originally introduced me to this fine fragrance in my...
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    Halston 1-12. I don't understand.

    When Halston 1-12 first came out I owned a bottle. I loved the fragrance. I have been looking for a vintage bottle recently and have been disappointed in my efforts with the two bottles I have...
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    Re: Victor Wall Street

    I have added this one to my list of fragrances to try list. I know it is somewhat ridiculous but I am influenced to try a fragrance by the way the bottle looks and the color of the juice. I love the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Monsieur Rochas again. This is my second wearing. I like this scent but on me it is weak. Need more sprays.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Monsieur Rochas. My first trial of this scent. Seems a bit on the light side.The dry down is nice and spicy.
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    DK Men Unleaded and Nemo

    I have been on a spree of buying mini's lately to try all of the vintage fragrances I can. Its a less expensive way to go than a whole bottle purchase. Has anyone else noticed the similarities...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bugatti Original from a mini for sampling.
  87. Re: How have your tastes changed as you've gotten older?

    I guess I have started to gravitate toward what some on the boards would consider "Old Man Scents" more now. I have never enjoyed the trend towards aquatic, oceanic scents. I am stuck in the 60's,...
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    Re: Notes you hate

    Can't stand Bitter orange, Neroli or Vetiver unless blended well and in a supporting role. I'm also not a big fan of strongly vanilla forward frags. I'm not certain but I think Pi is like that. I...
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    Creed Vintage Tabarome has a root beer fragrance to my nose. Its difficult to come by though and very pricey. Clubman Special Reserve which is very inexpensive and readily available smells very...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Davidoff
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Sybaris from a mini- Nice stuff.
  92. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Vintage Greenbriar
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Patou Pour Homme
  94. Re: Do you stock pile? Buy Rare/discontinued Frags?

    I have an extra bottle of Mouchoir De Monsieur in the closet as well as an extra bottle of Vintage Greenbriar. The Mouchoir I have extra of because it wears so light on me I use about 5 sprays. The...
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    Re: Halston 1-12 EdT Splash bottle

    I actually used to own 1-12 back when it first came out. I loved it. It was so unique. A few years ago I became nostalgic for this scent and thought what the heck. I bought a bottle not realizing it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Gatsby from a mini

    Reminds me somewhat of the Burberry for men in the Blue Knight bottle
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Davidoff from a Mini that I just received. Wow this stuff is powerful.
  98. Re: Name The Vintage Fragrances You Are Lucky To Have

    Vintage Creed Tabarome
  99. Re: If you could bring back one VINTAGE cologne from any year,which one would you choose??

    My tastes were a bit pedestrian way back then but here goes.

    Jovan Ginsing
    Brut
    Halston 1-12 (A bit of a step up from the Brut and Jovan)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Gucci for men 1976
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