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    Re: What fragrance mesmerize you?

    I came here to give my vote for No.19 as well! So good -- the vintage, that is. It's a shame what No.19 has become.

    Also, La Nuit (PR), Kouros and Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    http://i.imgur.com/7WO8Jvp.jpg

    It took some perseverance, but I finally found Christian Dior Eau Fraiche at a price I was willing to pay. Came without a box and there is no production code on the...
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    Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    Escada Magnetism for me. I got sucked in by the praise this one gets and hunted for it for more than a year. Convinced I would like it, I would have blind-bought a bottle if I'd run across one at a...
  4. Re: why is Hermès Terre d'Hermès Pure Perfume ---smelling like a strong Hospital Smell ?

    I've wondered why Armani Eau pour Homme smells like a dentist's office. Anyone else experience this? Doubtful, I know. :wink:

    The few times I've tried Armani EpH (from a mini that I'm sure is...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 7th August 2015

    Yeah, good stuff.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 7th August 2015

    KOUROS Fraîcheur.

    I just noticed that this has overtaken Givenchy Gentleman and Trussardi Uomo on the list of My Most Worn. Those two were 2nd and 3rd for a looong time.
    KF is now tied for 2nd...
  7. Thread: Eau Sauvage

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    Re: Eau Sauvage

    Seven different kinds? I'll have to check the directory. I'm only aware of the three discussed above.

    I tried the parfum at a duty-free shop, and it contained an accord that reminded me of...
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    Re: Performing musicians of Basenotes

    Guitar player here. I don't really have a go-to fragrance for nights when I play. Much longer is the list of things in my collection that would just be totally wrong. :wink:

    I've worn Fahrenheit,...
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    Re: Fragrance with heavy aldehydes

    Two more that come to mind are Trussardi Uomo and Krizia Uomo. I should clarify that I only know these in their "vintage" or pre-restriction formulations.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 31st July 2015

    http://i.imgur.com/YRXEif8.jpg
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    Re: Where to find vintage colognes?

    Yes, Chanel is probably one of the most frequently faked brands.
    But I have yet to see a counterfeit Antaeus, and I am confident I would recognize one. Although there are exceptions, fakes are...
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    Re: Scent for stadiums

    Ha!
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    Re: Most Often Mispronounced Fragrances

    Now it gets interesting!
    In each case, I am aware of the "correct" pronunciation but don't bother with it.

    But "Mazda" interests me because it is a Japanese name and, as you noted, is pronounced...
  14. Re: If you are given a chance to become a fragrance "brand ambassador", what will be your brand?

    Rochas.

    A little late? :wink:
  15. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    :thumbsup:
    Did you get yourself a bottle of GIII?

    To this list I would add:
    Y (Yves Saint Laurent), in a vintage formulation.


    And I second the mentions of vintage Quorum and Mitsouko....
  16. Re: Recently stumbled upon some old "1960's" unopened perfumes.

    I think most of the people who would be interested in an item of that age, and willing to pay serious money for it, will want to see the juice. In the end, I think you'll get more for it if you open...
  17. Re: Recently stumbled upon some old "1960's" unopened perfumes.

    30 ml of parfum/extrait. Yes, that would be the pick of the litter, IMO. :laugh:
    How much it might be worth is another matter. Depends on the condition of the juice inside and what market you're...
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    Re: Most worn June 2015?

    Didn't need to check the records to know what came in at No.1: KOUROS (7 times)

    Close behind were KOUROS Fraicheur and Eau d'Hermes at four times each.
  19. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    I first got interested in fragrances just five years ago, and quickly gravitated toward vintage. That's probably why I have yet to smell so many newer releases, like Spicebomb, Encre Noire, DHI, even...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Just got a big, beautiful vintage bottle of Miss Dior.
    It seems to date to 1980 or 1990, but I'm guessing the latter.

    http://i.imgur.com/TvdYBhI.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/PVGAyp5.jpg
  21. Re: Recently stumbled upon some old "1960's" unopened perfumes.

    Rochas Femme can fetch good money, being rather less common than Madame Rochas.

    I think those Guerlains may be from the 60s or earlier, based on the type of wrapping paper. I should think that the...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Good work. I've been on the hunt for that one for some time. It would be a blind buy, but one I feel I have to try at some point.
    Hope you enjoy it :thumbsup:
  23. Thread: Vintage Kouros

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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    With that 50ml splash bottle of KOUROS I mentioned above, I also got the original pamphlet, which contains some interesting copy.

    http://i.imgur.com/KdSTxpL.jpg

    I thought some of you might...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    I just got this sealed box of Eau d'Hermes. Looks to be no newer than the mid 70s (no EMB code on box), but I wonder just how old it is. The box is a more earthy shade of orange than I have seen...
  25. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    Not too far off. I'm 45.

    I'm not surprised you guessed on the high side -- my wardrobe skews older :thumbsup:
  26. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    33. Am I even close? :wink:
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    Re: Just broke a nice bottle of...

    I broke a full 15ml bottle of No.19 parfum in my bedroom. It was a refill spray for those small silver cases Chanel used to sell. Good thing No.19 happens to be one of my favorite scents of all time!...
  28. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From the wardrobe of Pollux:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Magie Noire, Lancome
    Revillon pour Homme
    Monsieur Balmain
    Signoricci 2

    Nice collection of vintage stuff you have there, Pollux.
  29. Thread: Vintage Kouros

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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    My first experience with Kouros (original) was a bottle from around 2008, purchased as a blind-buy. In another thread, I said that the original Kouros was my least favorite of the Kouros line that I...
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    Re: best way to ship

    +1.
    To a T :thumbsup:
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    Re: May 2015 - Most Worn Fragrances

    Polo (Cosmair edt & cologne)
    Jules, Christian Dior
    Hermes Eau de Cologne
    Signoricci 2

    Wore each of these three times. Polo came out on top last month, too. Largely because I recently got my...
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    Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    I'm afraid not.

    Based on the smell, I'd say it's not the current formulation. Maybe this bottle is 10 years old or so? I've already sold it, so I can't check it for other clues.
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    Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    If it's any consolation -- not that anybody needs it, necessarily -- the much vaunted Egoiste Cologne Concentree was made in the US, as far as I know.
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    Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    Here you are. A bottle of No.5 EDP. I got it used, and it didn't come with a box, unfortunately.

    http://i.imgur.com/QpgroAV.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Eau de Caron
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    Re: Frags chosen for life . What are yours?

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Fahrenheit
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Azzaro pour Homme
    Trussardi Uomo
    Kouros Fraicheur
    Antaeus

    ... would probably have to add a few more if I gave it some thought.
  37. Re: can any kind soul help me date this vintage EDT of Guerlain's L'Heure Bleue?

    Production code ZA...
    That would be 1992, unless it has no barcode, in which case it would be '82. I'm guessing it's '92.
    The best resource I know of for help in dating Guerlains is Andre Moreau's...
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    Re: Most worn April 2015

    Polo green. That's actually a surprise to me. But I got a bottle of Cosmair cologne spray last month and gave it a couple of wears, so that explains it. Also wore Warner/Lauren after shave. The AS...
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    Re: Antaeus Vintage Vs Current Formulation

    Yes, I agree. When Antaeus goes "off" it can be quite unpleasant. I have a few vintage bottles that smell fantastic, but have had others that had acquired a nasty top note. Once that dissipates, the...
  40. Re: Which scent have you worn the longest on a CONSISTENT basis?

    One more for Fahrenheit.
  41. Re: Which of your fragrances do you wish your man (or the men around you) would wear?

    Eau de Rochas is indeed a good one. I think I'll give it a wear next week.
  42. Thread: Best of the 80's?

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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    I've been keeping my eyes open for that one. Never smelled it, but I have a feeling I would enjoy it.
  43. Thread: Best of the 80's?

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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Fahrenheit
    Jules
    Trussardi Uomo
    Antaeus

    The Trussardi puts a grin on my face every time. And the smell it leaves behind on clothing, after washing, is intoxicating to me.
  44. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    I just picked up a couple of minis. As you can see, the box and bottle feature what we're calling the 1st edition logo. Neither box has an EMB code, which normally would suggest a pre-1979 product,...
  45. Thread: Guilty Pleasure

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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    I wear a number of "feminine" fragrances on occasion -- Gucci No.3, Chanel No.19, La Nuit (PR) -- but there is one that I love the scent of but just can't bring myself to wear, and that is Chanel...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2015

    Dioressence in an aerosol spray. And it works fine :thumbsup:
    The smell is magnificent.

    This type of spray has been discussed here before, I think. The glass bottle is coated with a polymer, as...
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 EDT - recent purchase

    Thank you for the description. I've only seen photos of those bottles, never had one in my hands.
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 EDT - recent purchase

    Looks like 70s vintage to me, too. And based on a reading of the instructions, it's a natural spray? I had thought those old ribbed bottles were probably aerosols. By the way, are those actual ribs?
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    Re: Vintage l'Heure Bleue

    Yes, 88 or 98 is more like it. The only thing is, the OP's code is 8 digits long. I'd like a better look at that box. Then again, what's it to me? :laugh:
  50. Re: Guess what a classmate was wearing in class today...

    Coming in way late, but my guess was Kouros as well :tongue:
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    Re: Help with Dating a Chanel no 19

    Andre's blog is indeed a great resource. But in the OP's case, I suspect the only code will be PWC1, which can be seen on the box. The US-made Chanels often have codes similar to this, and I haven't...
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    Re: Help with Dating a Chanel no 19

    Now a bit more about the boxes:

    I took pics of some of the vintage and semi-vintage boxes I have, to document the changes through the years.

    http://i.imgur.com/Csq4mrb.jpg

    The older ones are...
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    Re: Vintage l'Heure Bleue

    First, congratulations! But I don't see how that could be from 1978, since those boxes weren't used until 1983. Doesn't it say "COPYRIGHT GUERLAIN 1983" somewhere on the box?

    The production code...
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    Re: Help with Dating a Chanel no 19

    Glad to contribute to "the cause" ;)
    One thing I will say about the metal-skinned cases is that, while they look great and you can feel the quality, they tend to share a certain flaw. Namely, the...
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    Re: Help with Dating a Chanel no 19

    And here are the photos.

    The older bottle is on the left. The case is clad in a thin, brushed metal (stainless steel?) skin. The inner material is plastic. This type of metal-skinned case was used...
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    Re: Help with Dating a Chanel no 19

    Oh yeah, I vaguely remember seeing those clear plastic stickers on a few 50 ml refill bottles. I had forgotten about them. Regardless, I am pretty certain your bottle dates to the 80s. Do you have...
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    Re: Help with Dating a Chanel no 19

    Battle of Evermore -- great song :thumbsup:

    Your pics are mighty small, but from what I can see, that looks like a late 80s edition of No.19. That ingredient list looks like the one showing the...
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    I rarely wear anything, but when I do, I go for something with a good patchouli note. I love the scent of patchouli that lingers in the sheets for several days afterward. :thumbsup:
    Givenchy...
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    Re: Vintage Miss Dior - recent purchase

    I see that the box does have an EMB number (on the bottom), which indicates that the product was made sometime after 78-79.
    The production code starting with a 4, plus the lack of a bar code, would...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Woooo!! My girlfriend said she likes this one. She has really come around on the vintage stuff. At least when I wear it, that is.
    But her tastes in feminine frags are...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    Chanel No.19 Eau de Cologne
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Azzaro pour Homme, vintage "white label" (90s)
    Yeah, nothing too exotic. But I like to grab these older bottles when I find them. :thumbsup:

    http://i.imgur.com/K8qpWFL.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Is this Vintage Azzaro pour Homme?

    I just got a bottle that looks exactly like the one on the right in your photo. Well, the bottles look identical, but mine has a cap like your bottle on the left!

    If I were to guess, I would say...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme from the early years.

    Been a while since I wore this one. I had forgotten just how good it is. :coolold:

    http://i.imgur.com/Ua1nCSR.jpg
  65. Thread: Azzaro pour Homme

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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    As someone who likes Azzaro Pour Homme a lot, I would also like to recommend Un Homme. It reminds me of both APH and Jules by Christian Dior (vintage).
  66. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Upon reading the title for this thread, I wondered, "How would I know?"

    But I guess Symbole by Dana might qualify. I bought a set of vintage perfumes, and the Dana came with it.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    A pair of 1 oz Givenchys. Best guess is 70s-80s vintage. I tried the Givenchy III, and the spray mechanism works great. Nice spread, and not too heavy a dose with each push.

    36012
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Mini of La Nuit EDP (paco rabanne)

    I love this stuff.
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    Re: Kouros and ive just made a 'Blind Buy'

    Fraicheur is my favorite, followed by Eau de Sport. The original Kouros doesn't do much for me, but I love K Fraicheur.
    Congratulations on a nice find!
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934

    This thread inspired me to wear it today. My bottle is a vintage splash (70s-80s), and it reads "classic blend cologne" on the box, which is pale brick in color with a dark brown horizontal stripe....
  71. Re: Habit Rouge EDC smell anything like the EDT and EDP?

    I think that style of bottle was rather short-lived, having been used from roughly the late 80s until possibly the early 90s. I have seen Mitsouko, Shalimar and Vol de Nuit in bottles like that,...
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    Edmond Roudnitska
    Nicolas Mamounas
  73. Thread: Back up Bottles.

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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    What do you mean by that? I'm just curious.
  74. Re: What happened to GENTSREVS reviewer on Youtube?

    I didn't realize he had done that. His fragrance reviews were some of my favorites, and he had reviewed some of my favorite fragrances.
  75. Re: hello ladies, I need some help from the veteran members

    YSL Paris, refillable spray.

    Yeah, I am good. (at google, that is)

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    Re: An innovative idea for using up excess juice

    Pal, she knows. You ain't fooling anyone! :laugh: Unless she works in a smoky environment, then maybe her nose won't pick up on it when she gets home.
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    Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    I would be tempted by the following:

    Charles Jourdan - Un Homme
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Rochas - Eau de Rochas pour Homme & Monsieur
    Givenchy - Gentleman & Monsieur de Givenchy
    Christian Dior -...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage bottle

    Interesting info about the fluting. I never noticed the difference between the two types of bottles, vertical vs. diagonal fluting.

    This is getting off topic, but I just wanted to add something. I...
  79. Re: About the transparency (or not) of Antaeus vintage bottles

    It's only apparent if you hold the bottles in front of a light source. Otherwise, they all look to be opaque. Maybe I'm just repeating what is common knowledge? I've never seen the Antaeus bottles...
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree
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    Re: Your top lavender fragrances

    Un Homme - Charles Jourdan
  82. Re: About the transparency (or not) of Antaeus vintage bottles

    The vintage bottles I have (80s & 90s, splash and spray) are all transparent. I can't speak to the more modern bottles.
  83. Re: Please help me identify the product chanel no. 5

    It looks real to me. It is hard to tell from the photos, but I think your bottle is at least 10 years old (based on the cap design alone). And I wouldn't worry about the lack of production code on...
  84. Thread: Back up Bottles.

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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Trussardi Uomo
    Christian Dior Fahrenheit
    Monsieur Rochas
    Gucci No.3
    Givenchy Gentleman

    I likes the vintage. So for a time, I bought backups of these whenever I found them.
  85. Re: Identify as many of these designer frags as possible

    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur back there, too.
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    Re: Most worn in November 2014

    I wore Mystere de Rochas three times and Gucci No.3 at least twice in November. These were my most worn "women's" fragrances.
    It's funny, I wasn't sure I liked either of these when I first got them...
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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    +1.
    This refers to the original version. I've never smelled the newer one, but remember reading that it is not as good.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Loewe Esencia, 50 ml splash. Been curious about this one for a while :tongue:
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    Re: Women's greens for men

    Gucci No.3 is one that works on me.
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage) and Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve.
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    Re: Halloween/Holiday Fragrance

    Rochas -- Mystère
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 18, 2014

    Gucci No. 3
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Oh no, I very much doubt it's a fake. Your bottle looks just like the other 100ml bottles of No.5 and No.19 EDT I have seen from that same era.
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Danieq,
    My guess is that it's from the 90s. It would help to see the box (or a lot number), but based on the bottle design alone, I'm saying 90s.
    The bottles of the previous design had small...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Rochas Macassar
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    Re: Which items in your collection do you cherish?

    Kouros Fraicheur
    Trussardi Uomo (vintage)
    Fahrenheit (vintage)
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    Re: Vintage Egoiste Chanel

    I'd say it is "vintage", from 1992.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Early 70s vintage. (28 ml)

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    Re: Bottle volumes listed in CC rather than ML

    The fragrance in question is Givenchy III, and both examples appear to be vintage. It's probable that the "cc" version is "more vintage" than the other.
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    Re: Bottle volumes listed in CC rather than ML

    That's what I figured.

    ...Now if only the US would shift from Imperial to metric across the board ;)
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