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  1. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I always keep them. I moved up north a few months ago. I'm moving back in a few weeks. It's a pain in the ass moving bottles without boxes. I also sell things I don't want. Always feels good (art in...
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    Leather Oud
  3. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    " Talking about his favorite classical fragrance, Jean-Paul Guerlain, the perfumer for the house until his retirement in 2002, mentions “Lanvin Arpège under its original formula, Fahrenheit and Eau...
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    Re: Michael Edwards Perfume Legends II

    Great one.

    Buy the new Fragrances of the World, too - http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com/
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    Re: Must try 'clean' niche fragrances?

    Stephen Jones (Comme des Garcons)
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

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    Sycomore EDT​
    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Habit Rouge vintage EDC
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Au Coeur du Desert
    Patou pour Homme Prive
    Bel...
  7. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

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    Being that relaxation is anyone's most significant power - relax. It's just some goddamn cologne.

    And consider Emmanuel Bibesco's famous question: "pourquoi pas rien?". It's a good one.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Way cool.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    No. It's well blended but diluted. Has a similar but attenuated interplay of smooth, cooled spices and herbal elements, but it's not the complex, deep, woodsy, herbal, spicy, semi-leathery fragrance...
  10. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Scentemental feeling a hair frustrated and mechanical with the niche popularity of beguiling top and heart notes but mostly unremarkable finishes — lots of insubstantial variants and “instant...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Patou pour Homme 2013

    Original Patou pour Homme fitered though fresh modern woods, but a hell of a lot better than I remember. Warm, relaxed, confident, no sugary molecules in sight. Engaged my...
  12. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Neptune in Scorpio
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Reading your post makes me feel like I must have eaten the brown acid. Read the post again and think about it for awhile.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled Halston Z-14 on a guy. Smelled good. Asked him what it was. He told me it was Hanae Mori.

    Smelled Dior Homme on a guy. Smelled good. Asked him what it was. He told me it was Dior Homme.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Lauder for Men (vintage)

    Always great but never too far from Louder for Men.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Eau d'Hermes (vintage)

    Unquestionably great and fortunately no monogrammed slippers in sight.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)
  18. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    They shouldn't be mentioned in the thread.

    Yatagan.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Everything.

    Self-consciousness will destroy your soul. When you're self-conscious you're really just showing symptoms that you don’t know who you are. The only reason you should wear a fragrance...
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    Re: Timbuktu or Dzjongkha ?

    Both good. I like Timbuktu a hell of a lot better and I've worn it for a long time.

    Timbuktu is cool, soaring incense-vetiver-sandalwood, smooth, low-hum bracing euphoric freshness.

    Dzongkha...
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    Re: Mediterranum cologne

    Misread name. Removed post.
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    Re: Alternative to Scent Strips?

    Cotton balls
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
  24. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    Serpent's Hermes was the brilliant Eau d'Hermes. Terre d'Hermes smells good, but it's hard to fit that annoying nuttiness into the same genius and clarity as Eau d'Hermes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Recent finds from my grandfather's house

    Good times. Please send me the Pour Monsieur if you don't want it.
  27. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    He could be a pain in the ass, but serpent never bored me. I'd like to see him back.
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    Re: Slumberhouse History

    Slumberhouse makes me slumber
  29. Re: What do you think of my first "Wishlist" of 10 scents ?

    Good luck.
  30. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Knize Ten
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    Eau d'Hermes
  33. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Insolence EDP
  34. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    Serpent.........................................................
  35. Re: Does light ACTUALLY cause fragrances to expire prematurely or is that a myth?

    Read about it. It's best to keep the things in direct sunlight.
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    Re: Signature scents

    Joop!
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    Re: Osmotheque conferences

    Sounds ok.
  38. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lost interest................................
  39. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

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    Re: New Frederic Malle - The Moon

    Worked with Pierre Bourdon and Christine Nagel. Great, but good perfumers train people all the time and it usually doesn't amount to much. He seems to be competent anyway. Somehow I don't give a shit...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Balenciaga pour Homme
  43. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    It definitely isn't lacking any cardamom, man that stuff can be annoying, but it's an excellent fragrance. It can also smell like the guy who just got some new cologne and wants 'em all to know...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yatagan
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    "..........like the tanned skin of a guy with gomina in his hair stepping out of the shower wearing a pre-WWI British dandified fragrance: citrus, flowers, musk. It has that faintly repellent...
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    Re: Which is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Maurice Roucel: “There sometimes is a misconception that Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur is my “musk” fragrance. This is not true; there is no musk in it at all, it is an animalic oriental. Helmut Lang...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage Parfum de Peau. Damascones in the bottle probably spanning the same olfactory range, but whatever.

    Returned............................................
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    Re: How bad have I messed up?

    38 degrees is too cold. Room temperature is ok. 55 degrees is excellent. If it's good enough for Jean Kerleo I figure it'll work.
  49. Re: Making labels for decants without a label maker?

    I like good labels.
  50. Re: Got 3 old creed perfumes from my uncle, not sure if expired

    .......................................................................................................................................

    Wrong thread
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Yatagan
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    Re: Who prefers dirty looks to compliments?

    Definitely.

    The ones "....that are perfectly legible across the room and say in 700-point type, “Do Not Approach This Asshole....”
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Who prefers dirty looks to compliments?

    I generally prefer to be less self-conscious and not give a shit.
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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    +5

    Oud Maximus (Bortnikoff) - More interesting than the rest. Better than the name. Ok since he named it after his kid, Maxim.

    Clunky, cloddy "heavy as a sarcophogus lid", smells too much of...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pour un Homme
  57. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Sycomore EDT
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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

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    Egoiste
    Tea for Two
    Kolonya
    Musc Ravageur
    Fille en Aiguilles
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

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    1. Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    2. Sycomore EDT
    3. Habit Rouge vintage EDT
    4. Kouros (vintage)
    5. Nino Cerruti pour Homme (vintage 1979 formulation)
    6. Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    7....
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
  61. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

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    Sycomore EDT
    Derby
    Egoiste
    Kouros
    Leather Oud
    Antaeus
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Third Man
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

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    Great one, Bavard. I might try some soft, bitter-powdery, rubbery vintage Black (Bulgari). Something, fun, engaging and good to share. Maybe even some older Pour Monsieur.
    ...
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Au Coeur du Desert
    Habit Rouge EDT
    Egoiste
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Musc Ravageur
    New York Intense
    Chergui
    Zino Davidoff
    Ungaro 1
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

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    Vintage where possible:

    Kouros

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Third Man
    Yohji Homme
    Mouchoir de Mosnsieur
  65. Re: Seeking information on older bottles of Eau d'Hermes

    You're a rare creature, Johnny. 97% of the jokers on this site would never understand that.

    "It's a great fragrance, but it's weak and doesn't last." 2/5 - Turns out the thing is perfect, lasts...
  66. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

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    Ormonde Man
  68. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    Drier, dustier, less amber and vanilla, richness without heaviness, free of any burden and frippery, luminous and smooth as c-m on a gold tooth - Au Coeur du Desert is closer to the original intent.
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

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    Inverno Russo
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I haven't tried it. I'm looking forward to it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Loads of ridiculous bullshit.

    Wearing Chypre Siam, btw. Nothing but a serious, luxurious all-day fragrance. Warm, elegant, off-dry, comfortable but never slack, always present but never loud....
  73. Fougere Royale (2010) - Has nothing to do with the original 1882 Fougere Royale.

    Fragrantica had a review page up for this fragrance nine years ago.

    Fougere Royale 2010 is a sad little thing as far away from the original 1882 formulation as a hawk from the moon.

    Get it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    La Nuit (Paco Rabanne)

    Like anything for a secure person, an enlightened and discerning person: No rules. It's for women, men, and whoever wants to wear it. La Nuit is "perfume made flesh".
  76. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Definitely.

    A magisterial fragrance and an excellent iris.
  77. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    L'Iris de Fath - Supposedly coming out in a less expensive concentration.

    L'Attesa

    Iris Silver Mist - Hopefully it's still decent.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

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    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Derby
    Azemour les Orangers
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Giorgio for Men (vintage)
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Great fucking movie!

    Like sex, laughter is such a toggle switch for the nervous system................................
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    Re: Perfume Critics (outside of Basenotes)

    Definitely.
  81. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    Stupid name.

    The main thing I ask myself is: “Why not nothing?”
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Patou pour Homme (vintage)

    A serious, luxurious all-day fragrance that smells great and feels even better. Warm, elegant, off-dry, comfortable but never slack, always present but never loud....
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    Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

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    Mitsouko (vintage parfum)
    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Habit Rouge EDT
    Sycomore EDT
    Cabochard (vintage parfum)
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Thanks. Tried Derby again tonight and wondered why it it took me so long to start liking it again.
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Edit after sleep:

    Vintage formulations on all but Habit Rouge:

    Patou pour Homme
    Sycomore EDT
    Pour Monsieur
    Habit Rouge - recent EDT rather than my vintage EDC/EDTs
    Nino Cerruti pour Homme...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Derby
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Patou pour Homme
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Re: Famous Anosmics (?)

    “One of the stories I heard when I started meeting the perfumers and was let into their tightly closed world involves Jean Carles, one of the greatest perfume makers in Paris–he used to work for...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That's for damn sure. There aren't many strifeknots in the world. Like his signature, spreading the aesthetic bliss. He's got a lotta great stuff on there now.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Similar quality and tone, I'm using Chypre Siam when I want an alternative to vintage Patou pour Homme.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If they're satisfied, I'm satisfied. :-)
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

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    Rive Gauche (1971)

    Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
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    Re: ‘Correct’ application of fragrances

    I smelled something great at The Perfume House not long ago. Semi-sweet, woody, mesmerizing. The woman had one spray on her forearm. I love Chergui, but smelling it there gave some new resonance.
  97. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

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    The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it.

    "And, as you get ready to go out, consider Emmanuel Bibesco’s famous question: "Pourquoi pas rien ?".
  98. Thread: Dead Thread

    by pluran
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    I'd just like to see more of those formulas. Jacques Guerlain, Ernest Beaux arranging their base note accords, playing with every natural animalic.
  99. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    I'm glad I don't worry about whether the fucking things are casual or formal. Some pretentious crap. Such limited thinking. Boxing yourself in. Perfume is boundaryless.

    Got on a bunch of vintage...
  100. Thread: Dead Thread

    by pluran
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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Here is a phenomenal 1920s style mossy woods chypre, properly golden brown, loaded with quality naturals and every necessary magnificent material for the job, including nitro musks:

    Notes include:...
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