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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    This is going to be an easy sync
  2. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    Hmmmm....

    Avon Mesmerize (1992) - A lovely semi-oriental fougère-type scent with apple and spices up top, sandalwood and oakmoss in the base, plus a nice creaminess throughout. Very below $30
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  3. Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    Thank you!

    I kinda see "cyber-fication" (not a word but bear with me) as the big mainstream thing across many art and media markets. People love VR, they love virtual realities provided by MMOs,...
  4. Re: Opinions about l'occitane eau des baux?

    The big ruckus about Eau des Baux is that it beat Tobacco Vanille by a year to the market, yet "fragrance army" types who follow hype and not facts will call it a TV clone, so folks who love the...
  5. Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    I bet you're someone who likes Philip K Dick and cyberpunk in general. You're right, about manufactured romance and digital souls. We're spiraling towards a dystopian corporate oligarchy on a dying...
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    Re: Tom Ford Metallique

    I liked it but I wasn't emphatic about it beyond it's creativity.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I totally love this stuff and always have. The cologne is even better.
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Aramis Tobacco Reserve (2018) from a sample. Powerful, linear, and surprisingly high quality for a legacy brand of Lauder. Punches above it's price point into TF private blends both in performance...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I finished up my Royal Copenhagen stint and moved into my first tobacco wear in a while, Windsor Pour Homme by English Laundry (2016). It's sorta Spicebomb meets Eau des Baux with a touch of Burberry...
  10. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

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    Windsor Pour Homme by English Laundry (2016)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

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    Windsor Pour Homme by English Laundry (2016)
  12. Re: Anyone else seeing a whole bunch of Chinese (?) character threads in the "General Fragrance" for

    Another dozen or so spam threads just appeared. You have some hackers targeting this site and generating random accounts/threads. They're going to render the site unusable (perhaps their goal) if you...
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    Re: Aramis Special Blend (2019)

    I recently tried Tobacco Reserve. It's pretty good. Would love to try this one.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    Intenso is more like a tonka-heavy retool of current. I found it gross.
  15. Re: Anyone else seeing a whole bunch of Chinese (?) character threads in the "General Fragrance" for

    Again with scam/phishing topics, this time here in the support forum.
  16. Re: Go figure: Dior Higher and Higher Energy are not discontinued

    US gets less and less of the legacy or extended catalog selections for male fragrances anymore because all the men buying perfume in malls are younger upper class or upper middle class guys and they...
  17. Re: Paper or cardboard smell in vintage Coriandre

    I never got a cardboard note or musty paper note in the sample I reviewed personally, and it was not from current production. Although some bottles can probably age differently than others.
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    Re: Real or fake Viking?

    Best answer
  19. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    I didn't consider Guerlain as a designer since they never made clothing or accessories, but I'd pick Habit Rouge (1965) as their house-defining magnum opus for men.

    I'll update:

    Burberry:...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I also really enjoyed a sample of Jean Couturier Coriandre (1973), which is right up your alley Mr. rose and civet oakmoss savon (think a smoother Aromatics Elixir with a small poof of animal musk...
  21. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    I teetered between Pour Homme and The One actually, so I almost went that way too.
  22. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Such a precious kitty gosh. I miss mine.
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    Vintage is way smoother and more blended to my nose. All the ingredients from the citrus to the tobacco play in harmony. Current is a much sharper and more powdery rendition, and is still D&G Pour...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Everyone I show the bottle to or gets to hold it feels like it could be an impromptu blunt force weapon if need be.
  25. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    For me:

    Chanel: Antaeus (1981)
    Dior: Eau Sauvage (1966)
    Hermès: Bel-Ami (1986)
    Yves Saint Laurent: Kouros (1981)
    Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (1973)
    Azzaro: Pour Homme (1978)
    Calvin Klein:...
  26. Re: Your "chore" scents or dumb grabs at the moment

    For me it's always Azzaro Pour Homme, but used to be Avon Black Suede and Paradigm for years until the formulation I like started getting a bit more scarce on the former, and the latter is just DC'd...
  27. Re: Noob with particular tastes seeking recommendations

    I love leather but in comes in shades. Some of it is more tannery smell (BelAmi), some of it is photorealistic shoe/handbag (Ombre Leather), some is more powdery like an impression of leather (Knize...
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    Re: Vintage Chanel For Men Cologne

    I sorta think this style will more and more be dependent on artisanal perfumers who don't give 2 s**ts and a handshake about chem firm-lobbied industry "regulations" to ensure the profitability of...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Avon Öland (1970)

    One thing early Avon masculine fragrances had to contend with was being both forthright in their manliness and laid back, since they were courting the blue collar baby...
  30. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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    Öland by Avon (1970)
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    Re: YSL Libre EDP

    I actually wrote a review on this. The Basenotes entry is --> Here <--
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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    Öland by Avon (1970)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Makes sense. I have a vintage mini to compare with my modern backups and only (very) slightly less performance is detected. This one has held up super well over the years of regulatory changes, as it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    They've literally never changed the bottle so I wouldn't know. You'd need to use Raiders to go in-depth.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks! If you really wanna make me smile (outside Avon), get your hands on some Lapidus Pour Homme (1987)! That stuff is killer!
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    Re: Problem with Versace "The Dreamer"

    Avoid the front of your neck and chest, confine sprays to back of neck. Spray on arms instead or dab on wrists. You'll catch it in the air more often if it's further away from you.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Another round of Luna Rossa Carbon to test at work.
  38. Re: Graduating my Stepson from Lynx/Axe

    Depending on if you're looking to go down a broader range of release years or keeping him current makes a difference. Assuming current, I'd pick

    Calvin Klein Obsessed for Men (2018) for the...
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    Re: Fall/Winter Vanilla fragrance

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    One of my fall heroes. Snubbed by price snobs, but a dark horse favorite on these boards.

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux (2006)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Is this the source of my sample? Just curious.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon (2018)

    This is a sharp lavender modern masculine that feels squeaky clean and buttoned down, resting on a base of ambrox and norlimbanol. It's not quite a fougère...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

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    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon (2018)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

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    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon (2018)
  44. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    I guess the cat's out of the bag.
  45. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    Only problem is will all the acolytes who worship the unicorn that is the original give it a chance? Probably not I'd say, because that one was clearly in the old Guerlain/Chanel/Patou school of...
  46. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme - prices

    This stuff is so strong too. I nabbed 2 backups right as it began going up and I'm going to be on my death bed with some remaining. 2 sprays for me and I'm good all day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Thanks for the wishes! <3
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    The only chronic problem you have is smelling like rosy animal butt, which ain't a bad thing 'round these parts buddy. <3
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    It's funny that we wear what we like a lot, but what we love very little under this stratagem. Although my top 4 most worn are truly favorites.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    You mean real fudgergris and not fudgebroxan?

    That's a pretty fancy cookie.
  51. Re: NEW: Ramon Monegal - Ocean Oud, Oud On Fire, and Soul Of Oud!

    My local niche shop has Monegal, but not any of the ouds
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon because I got it for my birthday. It's a really lovely modern barbershop scent that isn't an insanely-priced niche release. I recommend it to anyone who loves lavender and...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    I don't have a bottom shelf per se, just because I tend to cherish/savor things I love more (and thus wear them less), going with "easy" or "dumb" reach things for my daily grind (pretty much my most...
  54. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    But do you actually enthuse about this scent?
  55. Re: Anyone else seeing a whole bunch of Chinese (?) character threads in the "General Fragrance" for

    You got somebody else making spam threads with mathematical titles now
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Thanks for the birthday wishes from all who gave them.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Last time I tried blowing out a birthday cake, I incinerated the table. Now I just get Nordstrom gift cards and perfume. Thanks LJ! *hugs*

    Also, I know I often pick on the idiosyncrasies of the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thank you!
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    I'm still searching for a decant of the vaulted Keeblerique Marshmaleux en Fudgeurs commissioned by Charlemagne.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    It's like asking where all the cookies that go into Hershey's Cookies & Cream come from.

    Answer: Creed.

    Checkmate
  61. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    I'd say creatively 1960-2005

    Availability-wise? Present day.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks guys! Yeah I don't really advertise it! XD
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I see what you did there.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    My To a Wild Rose (1951) comes in the same bottle as the Occur! It was part of the "Crystal Cologne" series.
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    It strikes me as a near fougère kind of a thing with the ambrox base in place of oakmoss/evernyl.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)

    An interesting spicy chypre kind of thing with tobacco, animalics, amber, and an interesting sort of southern sweet tea vibe in the opening that dries down...
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I just sampled

    Yves Saint Laurent Libre (2019)

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    It's a pretty good lavender fragrance super uncommon in the women's market and very unisex in my opinion. Everyone should sample it....
  68. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

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    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

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    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)
  70. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Remind me never to take a three hour tour with you.

    I came here to say Azzaro Wanted as well.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Both because I'm kinky like that.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    I'm wearing that fragrance and it has no Creed logo on it that I can see. Beautiful animalic amber a la Balenciaga Pour Homme though
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Dipped in some amber and civet.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme versions

    I believe the entire men's La Collection is discontinued because YSL Pour Homme and Jazz have dried up as well.

    Kouros is even getting harder to find and more expensive. I had to reserve a few...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Comeback Elvis is a good comparison.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Probably that inbetween phase where he had the cape and sideburns but not the Crisco diet.
  77. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    I try~<3
  78. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Wearing mine today!



    I LOVE this one so much!
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Trying to revive zombie threads?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)
  81. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Hopefully it leaves you all shook up like it does me.
  82. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

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    Here it is. Comes in 1.7oz and 2.5oz. This is the 2.5oz
  83. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    English Leather in its original form was right up there with stuff like Bandit and Knize Ten.
  84. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)

    Southern sweet tea, spices, and animalics.

    Bizarre like Elvis' taste in sandwiches and equally obscure
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    Re: Looking back....

    Montale has

    A

    L O T

    of fragrances, many of them redundant. Tread carefully.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A lot of these power frags were though, tbh.
  87. Re: Today in Providence Place Mall, a new store selling vinatges , discontinued Fragrance!

    PNW is sort of a dead zone for vintage and designer frags because everyone just goes to the high-end department stores, although a few niche shops abound.
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    Re: Looking back....

    I still say that MDCI Invasion Barbare and Penhaligon's Sartorial are both higher-end attempts to steal Platinum Égoïste's metallic aldehyde note.

    Also, my first high-end buy was Amouage, then...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Puig Sybaris (1988)

    This is a semi-oriental fougère take on the 80's musky animalic powerhouse vibe, fusing castoreum-like warmth with spices in place of the florals or aromatics found...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Boring in the smaller bottles, but the 4.2's are imposing as f**k to look at. Compare my 1.7 to my 4.2 here

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

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    Puig Sybaris (1988)
  92. Re: Midnight in Paris? Wasn't worth the hype for me at all!

    Once it passed $100 on eBay, I became blissfully ignorant and never need to smell or review it.
    Let the trophy hunters have it lol
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It's a Kouros/Lapidus/Ténéré/Furyo kissing cousin to me, just without the florals and substituting oriental spice. It's basically Like a Chanel PM EdTC or Tiffany FM but with added skankerooni.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig (1988)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    The old ones do have a nice patina though. I'm a shabby chic fan.
  96. Re: Pick One Fragrance Brought Back To Original Formulation?

    English Leather. Make it smell like leather again and not soap.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    I came for the beer talk, stayed for the perfume talk. Bravo.
  98. Re: For any lovers of Paco Rabanne PH out there

    Fantastic visual
  99. Re: Obsession for men? What have they done???

    People always scream discontinuation if stock online dries up, or if they just want to see something they like and have invested in become the next rare bragging trophy. I always look at a...
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    Re: New to the Fragrance Game

    I do prefer "fragrance journey" over "fragrance game" but both terms are inadvertently pretentious as they suggest things other than getting into something because it brings you joy.

    The...
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