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    Re: What is this Polo?

    Hello,

    Your find is an excellent one, last of its dying breed.
    The cosmetic calculating websites are of no use when
    Attempting to dissect the older fragrances.

    After a lot of time spent...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    http://s28.postimg.org/58z9xamdp/image.jpg
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    Re: Hiding purchases

    Default Re: Hiding purchases
    100% THIS !

    These are words to live by and practically applicable to every kind of
    Relationship that exists, including the one with yourself. Excellent
    Advise my...
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    I recently acquired a 2oz original release bottle in the brown opaque cylinder.
    I just entered my twenties and its competing to be in my top three favourites.
    An amazing fragrance that exudes class...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend testers exist?

    They come in a small white box which has 'TOM FORD' written in gold font on the top.
    It's a snug fit for the bottle.
    The box has, ' DEMONSTRATION/NOT FOR SALE ' written in the front.

    The bottles...
  6. Thread: Creed 1849

    by fraghead93
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    Re: Creed 1849

    Got to love creed's marketing model, A year back or so when it was launched, weren't there just a 'Few'
    bottle's available ? and once it was gone, it was gone !

    I'm sure they got a lot more...
  7. Which note cause the base of ADG and L'eau D'issey pour homme to 'radiate' and smell so heavenly?!

    Their openings are not at all as apealing as the base, and ive noticed people complimenting me more
    Often, 6-7 hours into wearing them. I personally love picking up my shirts the next day before...
  8. Re: What is the muskiest fragrance with great longevity?

    Can't go wrong with Acqua di Gio or L'eau D'issey pour homme.
  9. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme retail & tester bottles cheap...

    There seem to be two type of testers listed, the cop colours seem different, or is it just the lighting ?

    Also, what type of shipping did you'll use for a regular US address ?

    Regards.

    36096...
  10. Re: Niche or Designer Fragrance Terminology.

    No matter what, just remember this :

    A higher price will not always equal higher quality, it rarely will.

    Sometimes our preference for a particular fragrance and the fact that we enjoy it so...
  11. Re: Need a nose to test my vintage Azzaro Pour Homme

    Hello, I own the original formulation Azzaro pour homme and an intermediate version roughly from the early nineties, azzaro pour homme
    Is my favourite fragrance and I have been wearing it for quite...
  12. Help me date my Lagerfeld Cologne and it's size.

    Hello,

    I recently purchased a bottle of this cologne which was advertised as a 3.4oz, but once I received the bottle, It seemed
    much smaller for some reason. The bottom stamp does not mention...
  13. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo (Green) : Warner Vs Cosmair

    I got to the bottom of it and ended up purchasing a lot of bottles.

    I posted an audio review in this thread, it'll help you out if your
    looking into the mystery of reformulations :

    ...
  14. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    Thank you for your kind words jason_newton.

    Regards.
  15. Jovan musk oil (Vintage) vs Jovan musk aftershave (Vintage).

    Hello,

    Have not seen any discussions about the jovan musk oil here on the forum's, has anyone used it ?

    How does it differ from the aftershave ?

    Regards.

    ...
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    Ferrari Essence Musk.

    I wrote this review a while back when I started my blog, just thought of sharing it with all the people here.
    Hope this review helps you out,

    Regards.





    Hello,
  17. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    @mossyoakpen, when I finished this recording I realised that I had only relayed about 1/3rd of what I planned to say !

    Thank you for your kind words,I hope most of your doubts and questions were...
  18. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    P.S- I did myself a favour and smelt pine needles and yes, a dominant note of pine is present !

    But the tobacco, leather and patchouli still invokes the colour brown. The pine note just makes it ...
  19. Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    Thank you hednic, your kind words mean so much :)

    I have 1 original form by "Warner/Lauren"

    1 is by " Warner Cosmetics as a division of Cosmair"

    5 bottles of "Cosmair" ranging from 3 digit...
  20. Ralph Lauren Polo Classic through the years (Reformulations discussed via an audio review.)

    Hello,

    This has been requested over the years by quite a few people and since I've had the opportunity to own a lot of different formulations over the year's,
    I thought I'd share my experience...
  21. Re: Could you ID these vintage fragrances ? ( H pour homme, Pierre Clarence, J Casanova )

    Bump
  22. Could you ID these vintage fragrances ? ( H pour homme, Pierre Clarence, J Casanova )

    Hello,

    I have an opportunity to purchase these at a really good price, but I could not find a lot of information about their notes.

    If anybody owns them, it would be really nice if you could...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Thank you, it's my father's favorite bottle and I never want him to run out of it.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Thank you, it's my father's favorite bottle and I never want him to run out of it.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    http://s7.postimg.org/mi4g1q157/image.jpg
  26. Re: Uploading those mega sized photos like those in the SOTD thread.

    You sir, are a genius !

    Thank you so much.

    Regards.
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    Re: SOTD:Saturday, December 6, 2014

    http://s29.postimg.org/5gv31svaf/image.jpg
  28. Uploading those mega sized photos like those in the SOTD thread.

    Hello,

    Whenever I try to upload a photo I can upload a very normal sized thumbnail,
    I want to upload those big photos that day for example, hednic puts up.

    Here are the ways I've tried so far...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

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    Re: an update on polo green.

    The 1oz size is still in production. Chances are that most 1oz bottles online are of the newer version.
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    Re: an update on polo green.

    Ralph lauren polo is as close as perfection in my books !
    Glad to hear you enjoy it, it is indeed one of the most top
    notch fragrance for men competing with a lot of french/Italian
    made ones and...
  32. Tracking shows delivered, have not received it yet.

    Hello,

    I had posted a thread earlier where i tried to find a solution to a peculiar problem of mine.
    For about 4 bottles of cologne the tracking showed delivered but I would not received them.
    ...
  33. What does the concentration, "Voile Parfume" mean ?

    Hello,

    I came across a bottle of Caleche by hermes(vintage) and was contemplating buying it.
    Now all that the seller knows that this is by Hermes so he isn't being of much
    Help. I'm enclosing a...
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    Re: Vintage Egoiste Aftershave?

    What Jason said.

    Still, as long as your covered by ebay and paypal protection, do not hesistate.
  35. Re: Current fragrance enthusiasts buying ideologies.

    This isn't only what basenoters say.

    This is everyone I've come across in Facebook groups, YouTube videos, other blogs etc are saying.
    I just watched a review on a fine designer fragrance where...
  36. Current fragrance enthusiasts buying ideologies.

    Expensive is better.

    Exclusive is better.

    Unless I post a bottle of 800$ worth of cologne
    As my SOTD, my day is incomplete.

    All designers are generic.

    All designers are synthetic.
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    Re: New fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez

    They're really running out of names, aren't they ?
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    Re: Damn you USPS !

    Thank you all for your replies, they help a lot !

    I'm put up in an apartment, just shifted here. (Hayward,CA)

    Don't know about any thieves, i've usually been home most part of the day.

    After...
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    Damn you USPS !

    In the past one month, I have lost three bottles of cologne in a very peculiar manner,
    The tracking shows the parcel delivered, but I haven't received even one bottle yet !
    Two were mailed as...
  40. Re: Cosmair polo, black atomizer/sprayer ?!! (Thought it was gold in color) pics included

    Bump
  41. Cosmair polo, black atomizer/sprayer ?!! (Thought it was gold in color) pics included

    Hello,

    Someone has offered me a cosmair era polo which sports a black atomizer/sprayer as opposed to the gold ones I've seen.

    Plus it says on the back, "Not for individual sale"

    Is this a...
  42. Re: Firece Intense and Fierce Confidence by Abercrombie & Fitch

    You could buy 200ml of the regular fierce and spray 4 times as much at that price if your looking for better performance.

    Oh, you would also have some money left over to buy a 50ml bottle of MB...
  43. Ralph Lauren Polo (Green) : Warner Vs Cosmair

    Hello,

    I'm on a hunt for polo from the earlier years and also trying to compile a guide for all those who are looking for the older
    formulation, I just brought 5 bottles, each bearing a Cosmair...
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    Pierre Cardin A Mans Cologne

    Hello,

    Does anyone have any idea about the notes for this one and how old it could be ?

    Regards.

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  45. Alternative to checkcosmetic.net, their website seems to be down. (Le Male reference)

    I'm trying to date a bunch of batch codes for jean paul gaultier (Le Male), and I've already tried checkfresh,
    They don't support JPG.

    Do any of you know of an alternative ?
    Or more better, any...
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    Re: Nice story for a change...

    Kudos on quitting !
    We are all behind you and I pray that you never give into temptation again, be strong !

    Enjoy the world of fragrances and this hobby will surely keep your mind and soul busy :D
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    A&F Fierce, room spray ?

    Hello,

    I recently brought a bottle of fierce after my old one ran out, unfortunately the new one lasts no more than
    4-5 hours on me and then it's gone.

    I really enjoy this scent and so do the...
  48. Re: Is this what a first issue bottle of "Tabac" by Maurer & Wirtz look like ?

    Also are there any differences in the overall composition and performance between the two versions ?

    *typo in the title, meant to type 'Looked'
  49. Is this what a first issue bottle of "Tabac" by Maurer & Wirtz look like ?

    i

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    ii

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  50. Re: Is this what a bottle of JPG Le Male looked like when it was launched in '95 ?

    That link was really helpful, thank you !
  51. Re: Is this what a bottle of JPG Le Male looked like when it was launched in '95 ?

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  52. Re: Is this what a bottle of JPG Le Male looked like when it was launched in '95 ?

    Thank you everyone for your help, have a nice day.
  53. Re: Noir De Noir, Not as strong as it used to be ?

    A lot of private blends have become weaker over time, I have personally experienced TV & TL go from nuclear to average performace
    in the recent year's,

    I'm sure none of the private blend's have...
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    Re: Limited edition bottles of Le Male.

    Bump, my question is the same as master classer.

    Also is the 2004 version the same as Le male or is
    It a summer tyow weak cologne flanker ?
  55. Is this what a bottle of JPG Le Male looked like when it was launched in '95 ?

    http://postimg.org/gallery/15mfwunrc/
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    Re: Possible eBay/USPS fraud.

    Thank you all for your help and invaluable advice, will sure follow up on everything said, a doubt if I may ask,

    In case I wanted to know who signed for delivery, how do I get to know that ?
    When...
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    Possible eBay/USPS fraud.

    Hello guys,

    Let me begin by saying that I'm not from the states, that being said I brought two bottles
    Of cologne off eBay and since I didn't have a US address, I had it shipped over to a...
  58. Re: " Meeting THE parents for the first time" scent. (Niche and designer)

    Honestly, wear whatever your comfortable wearing, ideally, your favorite fragrance.

    Whether it's as common as ADG or as rare as vintage Extract of sandalwood by C & E,
    It'll give you the...
  59. How old is this L'eau D'issey pour homme ?

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  60. Re: Did earlier bottles of JPG's Le Male have a sticker label on the bottom of the bottle ?

    This is how mine looks that I just ordered :

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    It comes in a white tester box as opposed to the more abundant brown boxes you can find.
  61. Did earlier bottles of JPG's Le Male have a sticker label on the bottom of the bottle ?

    And do the recent bottles have the batch code details etc laser etched/engraved
    On the bottom ?

    Your answers would help my search for an older formulation, while the true vintage
    Which is...
  62. Which box looks like the original formulation Halston z-14 issue ?

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  63. Can a approximate date be arrived upon if a box is missing the "e" (estimated) sign ?

    Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Marshalls: GIT for $199

    It's even more cheaper at fragnet, with their coupon works to be around 152$.

    About a year ago, you could find GIT for as low as 100$ if you Knew where to look.
    but honestly the way GIT smells...
  65. Re: AB Silver Spirit vs Insurrection Pure II vs Glenn Perri's Unpredictable Adventure?

    Afnan supremacy silver, as close as you can get.
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    Poll: Re: Tuscan Leather.

    One of the most recent reviews on Fragrantica, dated 25th Sept. 2014 :

    " This is the worst Tom Ford product I ever laid my hand on. It's just total waste of money. I couldn't believe Mr Ford could...
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    Poll: Tuscan Leather.

    Hello,

    TL has been one that I've tried from a sample a while ago and remember it for its insane performance, but more
    fragrances came in the way and this guy was forgotten.

    Recently I read a...
  68. How well does acqua di gio and L'eau d'issey pour homme age ?

    Hello,

    Keen on finding and purchasing original form bottles of both, and since they both are citrus/aquatic, just wanted
    to know from those who have bottles, about how well have they aged ?
    ...
  69. Wanted : Acqua di gio (original form) & L'eau D'issey pour homme (original form)

    Hello,

    Please do let me know if any of you have bottles of the above for sale,

    Thank you,
    Regards.
  70. Re: ID on DIfferent bottle of English Leather Timberline (by MEM)

    Bump
  71. ID on DIfferent bottle of English Leather Timberline (by MEM)

    Hello,

    I today came across a 8.4 oz bottle of this fragrance, it comes in sort of a wooden like compass box packing,
    Initial burst is of alcohol, but what follows is a fragrance in the vein of...
  72. Re: What can Creed do to fix the batch inconsistencies?

    Amen !
  73. Re: Help me find an original formulation/vintage Azzaro pour homme.

    Thank you for all your replies, considering purchasing an aftershave of the intense version, do you think
    it will give me a fair idea of the scent itself ?

    Any others owning the above bottles...
  74. Re: Which new Guerlain is the re-issue of Coriolan ?

    While it was released in both splash and spray versions, the splash version should be from the very first year of it's release
    I.e 1998, as far as I know, all later bottlings upto 2001 have been...
  75. Help me find an original formulation/vintage Azzaro pour homme.

    Hello,

    Im including some photos of some different types of Azzaro pour homme i'm able to purchase :




    1.

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  76. Re: Is this what a "Tester" of Acqua Di Gio Essenza (75ml) look like ?

    Bump.
  77. Re: Is this what a "Tester" of Acqua Di Gio Essenza (75ml) look like ?

    My bad, meant to type two.
    Thank you for pointing that out.

    Regards.
  78. Is this what a "Tester" of Acqua Di Gio Essenza (75ml) look like ?

    Delete thread
  79. Thread: M7 Fresh

    by fraghead93
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    Re: M7 Fresh

    Well to be honest, this is like the vetiver and mandarin orange from M7 combined with
    a certain Acqua di Gio element, with the latter turned up more than the former.

    I found the performance to...
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    Poll: Re: Versace or Armani ?

    Would have loved to buy the essenza but the minimal price it is available
    To me for is 130$, which i find is kind of pricey, that too for a 180 ml.
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    Poll: Re: Versace or Armani ?

    Thank you all for your replies my friends, I appreciate them all.

    Actually according to the price point and me testing them, both these
    Buys felt value for money to me, the Armani's a bit pricey...
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    Poll: Versace or Armani ?

    Hello,

    Two fragrances, versace pour homme & acqua di gio, both of the same vein, both broadly classified under aquatic,
    If I'd have to narrow it down, id say that the Versace is an aromatic...
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    ID This Unknown Azzaro.

    Hello,

    Has anybody ever seen this unknown Azzaro before ?

    Regards.

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    Monsieur Rochas eau de cologne

    Hello,

    I have the opportunity to purchase this little gem for an amazing price,
    Would love to hear your opinion on it, including the note separation and
    It's performance considering it's an eau...
  85. Afnan supremacy silver... A clone of basenotes favourite fragrance

    Hello,

    Today while I was browsing through the offerings of a perfume store, I saw that they had
    Lomani ab spirit silver available and my curiosity got the better of me and I had to try it.
    It...
  86. Thread: Jean Patou

    by fraghead93
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    Jean Patou

    Hello,

    I've chanced upon on a bottle of "eau de 1000" by jean Patou,
    The issue here is that when I dab it on my hand for testing it's
    Notes all I can smell is a very top notch sandalwood, maybe...
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    Armani sport code bottle weight ?

    Hello,

    In trying to find out the quantity of liquid left in a bottle of sport code I'm about to buy.
    Could anyone please help me out and let me know the weight of just the bottle of sport
    Code...
  88. Could you identify my Chanel Cristalle EDT and No. 5 EDC ?

    Hello,

    Could you please lend in your expertise and let me know according
    To you, which years do these bottles belong to ?

    Also, what are your personal experiences with them ?

    Thank you so...
  89. Re: Can you identify my vintage Coco Chanel & No. 5 ?

    Bump
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari, Vintage ?

    Bump
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    Ralph Lauren Safari, Vintage ?

    Hello,

    Could anybody tell me if this is the original formulation of Ralph Lauren's
    Safari for women, and how is the fragrance in your opinion?

    Regard.

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  92. Can you identify my vintage Coco Chanel & No. 5 ?

    Hello friends.

    Need help as to which years both these bottles are from.

    The Coco Chanel had a painted serial on its bottom that read "SD 1", which fades away
    bit by bit every time I run my...
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    Re: Identifying Vintage Fragrances.

    Bump
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    Re: Identifying Vintage Fragrances.

    Enlarged photos added.

    Yes, i do intend to check the fragrance before purchasing, thanks :)
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    Re: Identifying Vintage Fragrances.

    Will upload detailed photos to help Id them soon,
    Thank you everyone for your time, it means a lot.

    Regards.
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    Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree.

    Hello,

    I have recently acquired the cologne concentree at an excellent price.
    Just one doubt, do different versions of this fragrance exist ?

    Say for example an original vintage and a newer...
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    Identifying Vintage Fragrances.

    Hello,

    Here are some vintage fragrances that are available to me,
    Could anyone lend in their expertise and identify them for me ?

    Thank you so much for your time,
    Regards.


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    Original Formulation Givenchy Gentleman.

    Hello,

    I just purchased this beauty, and I am truly blown away.
    The depth and the richness, with perfectly intact notes
    has left me speechless.

    I was intending to purchase a 100ml bottle,...
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    Re: Krizia Moods Uomo.

    Thank you for your opinions everyone,
    I just hope what i've purchased is indeed
    the original formulation.

    Regards.
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    Worth pour homme haute concetree.

    Hello,

    Is this the original formulation, and is this the box people refer to as "Paisley" ?

    What are your opinions and experiences with it ?
    I am considering whether I should buy this in my...
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