I had to get the Aventus, Too expensive to buy. Cheaper to steal.
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I had to get the Aventus, Too expensive to buy. Cheaper to steal.
The newest version (not sure if embossed of stickered) has no more oakmoss and I think treemoss on the ingreedients list (read post number 11 here by Luca)
and the one I have, an embossed version...
How would you rank the embossed bottle version of ApH? In terms of overall performance?
If vintage ApH Intense is 10.0, and the 2013 version without oakmoss is 5.0?
I quite like the version I...
So, the most current release has reverted to the black and white stickers? But is now the weakest version?
I have this.
Embossed glass. No sticker.
Has both oak moss and tree moss in the ingredients list.
Serial number is...
maybe the SAs are trying to be nice and keeping guys from embarrassing yourself when you unwittingly wear a female fragrance.
Maybe their conscience could not take not speaking out and warning a...
They got a100 or 120 ml bottle too, costs about 40 something dollars.
Same price points for the medium and full size Escada pour homme Edts.
I swear if I already didnt have 20...
Thegeneral population isnt that much into fragrances.
And if they do, it' mostly well known designer brands and aquatic, citrusy, fresh stuff.
athey dont really love super heavy scents. Maybe...
Haha, thanks for the replies. Funny and interesting posts.
To Ronin, I'm in the Philippines.
I'm still thinking about buying at least one bottle from the lot of bottles.
By the way, the...
1 oz Electric Youth by Debbie Gibson
2 oz Myrurgia Flor de Blason
for 6 dollars, total. haha.
I have a valentines hift now for a close female friend. Plus a teddy bear.
she likes clean edp...
I saw this 30ml, green box of cologne, it says "myrurgia flor de blason" barcelona, spain.
It's really cheap, like 2.50 US dollars cheap.
I'm thinking of testing and getting it, but maybe later...
The shop also has vintage VC&A pour Homme, Jacomo de jacomo, Jacomo Silences aaand if I remember correctly, Worth pour homme haute concentree(?)
I saw this bottle of Joop Homme on this forgotten, once cool shopping center near where I live, and I sorta wanna try it out.
I can't actually "try it out" there, because the SA arent allowed to...
Time machine in a bottle.
Patou pour homme, full size bottle a/s for 14 US dollars.
I already bought one, same store, and thought aout buying all the stocks for "safekeeping".
When I returned, the extra bottle was no...
50ml 1993 Guy Laroche Horizon + deodorant - $3.75
60ml vintage Pierre Cardin pour monsieur $7.00
112ml Vintage Eau Sauvage $7.00
100ml vintage Aramis $7.00
50ml vintage 1994 YSL Kouros $22.00...
Our lovely housekeeper, Ms. Rose (40 something and loves rose fragrances, coincidentally) said to me one evening, after a 1 spray application to the chest..
"Wooooh?! What is that...
I got a 75 ml bottle.
The one with the Perry Ellis signature in the front. Black background.
The box says Parfums Stern, 1988
But it has a big sticker at the back, with a paragraph...
Just the aftershave, tony. No EDT.
Never had it. Had a chance to buy a US$50 gift set, but didnt buy it.
I think it squirts out instead of sprays, if you use controlled pressure and try doing half sprays.
Full pressure, it sprays OK.
It's great when decanting to smaller atomisers,though.
Thanks for the suggestions.
There isnt any.
But other basenoters have said that most of the US marketed fragrances in the past, use the word COLOGNE to actual EDT fragrances, to be able to...
Here are the pictures.
Aramis "eau de cologne"splash that a basenoter estimates is pre 1980.
Eau Sauvage splash, silver cap and trim, also estimated as pre 1980
Eau Sauvage mini, 1987
YSL Kouros, serial code and...
Would it be OK in a tropical weather environment?
Where I live now, summers are at a hot and sticky 34+ 'C.
And we're experiencing "chilly" January weather of 17-20'C. (This is considered cold...
Thanks, magnus &mikeperez.
What is it that you like about vintage Perry Ellis for men?
So, is vintage PCPM a powerhouse?
My skin seems to project scents really, really well, add to the tropical, humid, hot climate here, 75% of the year, and strong scents really carries on my skin....
Thanks for the replies.
That place is like a hardcore perfumista's dream sometimes.
The rockbottom prices and the vintage quality of the products is so unbelievable, it almost makes me wanna...
..which one should get first?
I'm planning on getting both, eventually.
The PC is the Made in France version, 50ml, maybe. with a special, dark plastic display case. Splash.
And the Perry...
The Dubai/SIngapore versions are exactly the "scented water" ones that Jack Hunter just described.
Yes. They're mostly nice people, though. And I always specifically say to them, in advance, that I'm just looking around and testing stuff, because I don't want to disappoint them when they assume...
Patou pour homme aftershave
I have the afterhave splash, and even if I'm not as olfactorily sharp as most of the people here, I do reconize a bit of Azzaro PH in there (and Tuscany is said to be somewhat similar to Azzaro)
I hope you will. Good luck.
I'm not even a BIG fraghead. Just a beginner here.
Maybe I will get that vintage APH. One of these days.
I asked them if they had the EDT version, and they said, not in the shop. And they're not sure if they have it in their warehouse.
I wanted to get the vintage Azzaro, but it doesnt have a box and...
Sorry, I got too excited, and was asking for quick advice here, and was surprised of the slower than usual reply time.
Anyway, it has a round, clear plastic seal on top, unopened. And it has a...
Just bought it. Will post pics soon.
Wow, just checked the online prices and past BN threads.
Even for the aftershave.
This is the city's "cologne district" and when you want to buy colognes at lower than mall prices, you go here. And they have some old stock too.
The shop's just a few feet away...
I saw a bottle of it in a discount carousel/bin (along with vintage Azzaro PH, Fred Hayman, Eau Sauvage Extreme, and some cheap Lomani stuff) and I thought to myself, "interesting.".
The bottle is...
I did 3sprays of Azzaro pour homme, and 3 hours later, went to a college registrar's office. It was crowded and humid in there.
someone from the back of the queue shouted
, "who took a shit and...
I read that article while listening to this.
A basenoter, Andre Moreau, said I probably got a pre 1980 vintage.
You're right. I really like it. Decanted about 10ml of it in a travel atomiser. And I've been using it for 2 days straight.
Just 1 spray, 8 inches away from my chest. (I live in the tropics, gotta...
One spray (travel size atomizer) to the chest and it radiates so nicely.
I was tempted to go for 2 or more sprays earlier, because it did not seem strong...
Hi. I bought this Chanel no.5, travel size sprayer.
It is in great condition, and beautiful.
I got it for around 12 US dollars, in an old shopping mall's forgotten fragrance section, along with a...
Vintage Aramis EDT.
1 spray, and I like it a lot.
Thanks for the link, Andre.
If I follow what the link is discussing, it says I got a pre 1980 vintage Eau Sauvage.
Wow. Unbelievable. And both Aramis and Eau Sauvage bottles for the combined...
It's a funny sort of box. It doesnt even say the address. No writing at the bottom or sides.
Nowhere in the box or the bottle can you even see the words Eau de Toilette or Cologne.
Wow. Before 1980? I already have the full bottle, but the 2oz spray version is still in the shop.
Off topic, I also got an Eau Sauvage, full bottle. Most probably acquired by the...
Thanks for the information, guys?
Why's a respected fragrance house mislabel their product as an EDC when it's clearly EDT, even EDP strength level, though?
Not as vintage as I thought. 2004 production year?
Still very potent. And the EDC labeling can mislead some.
I like it, in very controlled apllication....
Thanks. I got 1 full bottle, and I like it.
Apparently, it's not as vintage vintage as I thought. The back of the...
Is ARAMIS really that bad? I'm planning on getting a 4 oz vintage in a couple of hours. Just 8 US dollars, converted.
That bad even with very judicious application? As in a couple of dabs here and...
Thank you so much, guys. Will buy it ASAP tomorrow. Shop's closed.
Will post pics too.
I frequent this antique/curio shop and I noticed the have Aramis in there.
A 2oz "spray cologne" in an oval bottle with gray rubber coating.
And a 4 oz "splash cologne".
Both bottles have...
How do you know which one is is original re-issue, and the reformulated re-issue, just based on the box or bottle markings or design?
Thanks. I noticed just 1 spray to the chest gives off a "3 hardcore hours in the gym" kind of vibe. Caveman kind of stuff.
Thanks. I have noticed that I have been experimenting and trying out Kouros a lot more than I originally thought I would.
I've been using it and wearing in public, maybe twice a week now.
I'm planning on trying out some similar masculine scents to layer with vintage Kouros (1 light spray to the chest projects 8+ hours, and lasts all day, no kidding)
What do you guys think...
No website. Sorry. My Sotd now, Sprayed it on, 1 spray to the chest, around midnight, after a long bath (it spits out a good mist, even at 8-12 inches away)
It is 10:30am right now and it still...
I live in the Philippines, and we have this older, gone out of fashion shopping mall where I live. Used to be a "cool" mall, 20 something years ago. Not anymore.
It's like a time warp...
What I got is the one with metal base plate and shoulders, with serial code 41651.
Dist, N.Y., N.Y, 10019 USA
50ml - 1.6oz 80% vol.
I recently got one, 50ml, in-box, with metal shoulders and bottom.
eau de toilette"
Serial under the box is 4165, and serial on the back bottom part of the bottle is 41651
Great. I also got a mini ES from 1987. Very similar bottle, only with a brown cap.
I'm happy with that lucky find.
Thanks a lot, gido.
I got this this week, off of an antique/vintage/curio shop here in the Philippines.
They got mostly empty cologne bottles there, and the old empty AVON ones with the...
I saw about 6 small boxes of the escada PH's 5ml EDP version inside one of those old stores here in the Philippines.
Costs about US$ 6.75 per 5ml bottle. Seems to be in great condition.
I kinda like it. But the females I know like Fierce and Cool water much better.
Just 1 spray, for sweaty, tropical nights.
They have it on a local Avon store here. Mesmerize for men. I don't know its production date, but it looks fine. Says MADE IN MEXICO on the box.
It only costs 11 US dollars.
Should I buy it? Is...
Thanks in advance.
1. How old are you?
2. Male or female?
That's like "bring out your Christmas sweater" weather in the Philippines.
It's like 30-36 celsius here, the past month, noontime temps.
Anyway, I think Nautica Voyage sells pretty...
I'm gonna wear Brut Classic and Rive gauche PH next week, as my scents of the week. Maybe even Azzaro PH.
How about old Cool Water?
Some people have said it reminds them of being beside a grassy, flowery side of a lake on a rainy day.
1 more week, straight, of testing RG, but initial results seem to be positive.
30 something ladies seem to be intrigued by it, even 10 hours after initial application (just 1 spray to the chest)
It really does. It's good in that way. It's kinda too dominating in the heat, for me.
Breezy day, it's alright. Airconditioned room, great. Hot, cramped, crowded room, not so great.
1 spray for strong sprayers (Fierce, Cool water, etc.)
Or if a new acquisition, and I need more time to test it out.
Usually 2, especially light aquatics. (1 chest, 1 nape)
I like it, especially inside an airconditioned room.
I feel like acting less goofy and getting more serious.
It's solid and steady. Not flashy or an attention whore.
Outside in the heat, not...
Many thanks, everyone.
I have been wearing RG, consecutive days now, including today.
Just 1 spray to the chest. Wide spray.
I was planning on making RG my "night only" mature scent, but...
You know what I mean.
These scents have a rep of being from another time.
Not insulting people who are wearing them, I'm planning on wearing them myself.
I just want a more mature vibe. But...
Old Spice EDC
Rive Gauche PH
Brut Classic EDC
It's 89 degrees F now, around 3pm. With a RealFeel of 103 F.
Some days, actual noontime temps go up to 96+ F. Imagine the RealFeel of...
I finally did buy it today. Checking online prices, 40 US doesn't seem as bad now, I guess.
Some online prices are ridiculously overpriced. Add the shipping costs to that too, and it aint worth the...
I saw a 125ml can of Rive Gauche PH, and I was kinda starstruck and almost impulse bought it.
It was 40 US dollars for the 125ml. (Yeah. JUST too overpriced, I think)
I already got...
Maybe something similar to Curve?
Some people describe it smelling like walking through a damp, woody, flowery forest.
Perry Ellis red 360, some people say, smells like Big red chewing gum, after the initial AdG-esque top notes are finished.
I use Dove for sensitive skin. Unscented.
As of now, the only ones I'm confident of using for this hot weather are a rotation of ADG, CK one, Cool water, Clean Men and Paris Hilton Men.
It's too hot to experiment. (I tried...
I'll try it one of these days. Thanks.
Will be using this one when rainy season starts and it begins to cool down a bit.
Nice. I already transferred half of it in a glass atomiser.
I'm just not confident of wearing this one in 97 degree (36+ C) hot and humid weather here now.
I read it's great for more formal...
I got a 10ml mini bottle of Eau Sauvage from an old shopping mall in Manila.
Cost me 5 dollars, US.
It has a brown cap, like the picture above. Brown box, with "Not for sale" printed in the...
The temp range these days is low-mid 80's to mid-high 90's.
Thanks. I'll try that freezable ice pack thing.
How about trying "Playboy New York"?
It's a lot cheaper than Curve, so if you hate it, you could just throw it away.
Most people who tried it said it smells a bit like Liz Claiborne Curve +...
I actually did buy an insulating container (styrofoam cooler box) to store my bottles now.
It'snot exactly a refrigerator/cooler, but it's slightly better than being totally exposed to...
It's currently the middle of summer here where I live, where temperatures go up to 36 C (95+ F) and very humid. Forecasters say it might even get hotter next month.
I store my colognes in their...