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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Not if someone sends you a sample for free.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I agree with Brooks that LIDG is better than LIDGE, although it's off topic because it doesn't smell vintage-y enough.

    I have a big Coriolan sample I had forgotten about when I was taking...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Mitsouko and Chanel Pour Monsieur are connected, to my nose. Any old version of either is fantastic. When they had to make changes, they added coloring (orange for Mitsouko, green for Chanel Pour...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Yes, Bonnette, you are an inspirational Guerlain fan, thank you. And an authority on Mitsouko. I've never tried Mahora. I'm so glad I have a little L'Heure Bleue extrait. If I were indulging, I might...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    A fan of Heritage and Derby!

    Slayerized likes Heritage and Vetiver! Good looking bottles. They look vintage to me. Gold cap means vintage, I believe.

    Hednic likes the men's stuff!



    I've...
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    The older New York bottles seem to be even darker juice, and more floral. It's hard to notice much difference, unless they're side by side, and that's just based on one sample of the Paris version.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    I think having "Eau de Toilette" on the back means 1980s, but I'm not positive. Early 80s even. There's only one style of Antaeus Sport bottles, released in 1985. By that time, the concentration had...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    That is a righteous collection of classic Guerlain fragrances, Aero. Nice collecting! How do you like those Mitsoukos? Are they clearly the same fragrance?
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    That's from 1904, I seem to recall, a pre-2000 release to be sure. I'm not sure when mine is from. I bought my Eau de Cologne Imperiale in a shop a couple years ago, so a current version of an 1800s...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    My significant other, Jules, has the same issue. I'm sort of resigned to it being a lost cause.
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    I have never come across a nip. This looks like a fun project.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Having multiple concentrations is a treat. That would just be Mitsouko for me, edt and parfum. I have sampled that one in edc, and it was a beauty. An edc or two would be tempting.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Ah, I'd forgotten this one. Thanks!
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Hello, tarac! Those are lovely Shalimar edcs. I think older can be better because of the richness of ingredients, but newer can be better for having preserved top notes - either way you win.
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    I agree that discussing perfume can be a challenge, but it's so fun to try.



    Tired of talking about perfume? That sounds so sad to me. If they're "not tired" of perfume, it sounds like they're...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Happy Saturday, Arun! I've never picked up a bottle of Guerlain Vetiver. I do think I recall seeing it in that Habit Rouge edc-style bottle.

    I have a Samsara edt in there. I've been bonding with...
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    Vintage Guerlain

    Who here likes vintage Guerlain? Say pre-2000 releases? It’s one of the houses I’ve been sampling the most heavily over the last few years. A lovely Basenoter had sent me a bunch of samples from the...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Vintage Chanel No. 19 parfum
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    Re: Antaeus And K10 Just Landes - Yessir!

    I've only ever tried the "Golden Edition" of Knize 10. It was ok, but it didn't spark me to seek out the original.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread. It was a good one. If people want to keep it going or bump it later, no worries, but some of the best threads come and go a month later, and I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm on Giorgio for Men for a third day. I'm coming down from the intensity of the bonding on the first day, the infatuation losing its fevered edge.
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    There's a bunch of turnover on this site, which might suggest the answer is yes.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I got a compliment the last time I wore Derviche. I was told I smelled like a cigar shop.
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Do you know Or Black? Your wardrobe is blank! It has a touch of Russian Leather.

    Epapsiou mentioned French Line - it's in this mold. Epapsiou has so many, they blend seamlessly.

    I've been...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I appreciate this patchouli enthusiasm. There are a bunch in here I need to try.
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    Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    Sure. Thanks!
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    There are some tasty lists in here. I want to be sure to try everything from every list that I haven't tried yet.

    For vintage fragrances marketed to men, these are 20 that I have, wear, list in my...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Gucci Pour Homme is so much about the classic oak moss accord, to my nose. I can't say I don't love it. I never went for a bottle because I had already bought several bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Earlyn, apologies for not taking up the challenge. It did look off to me, but there is so much I don’t know.

    There was a Patou-Lacoste collaboration, I think, so I thought it could have been...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    There's a lot of concentrated truth in an Aero post, or that is, I agree.
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    At the moment, there is a quick and easy fix to perfume suffering: buying vintage on eBay for less than the cost of a lot of current retail. Other than that, there's Rogue, which is hit and miss,...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    You wouldn't realistically expect to find many fragrances as good as these, surely?



    Correct. The bottles/boxes I have only say No. 1 on the back of the box. As long as there's no mention of...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    For fragrances comparable to Ho Hang Club, I need something such as Moschino Pour Homme, Jules, or Antaeus. Maybe Givenchy Gentleman.

    Boss can sometimes scratch a similar itch.
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    Re: My New “Vintage” Dior Fahrenheit!!

    With these three safely secured, you could go on to realize my dream wardrobe by adding Chanel Pour Monsieur and Givenchy Gentleman.
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    The real test of a holy grail is whether it makes peoples' faces melt. I don't just call my fragrances holy grails without justification.
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    In the latest round of sniffing I did with Epapsiou at a fragrance shop, we tried over 50 fragrances, and Egoiste was the best one, for my tastes. I love the variations in the different formulations,...
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    Re: Dior Oud Rosewood 2020 Discussion

    The Dior copy is often terrible. They need more restraint.

    I have disliked everything Dior has done so far with "oud" on the label.
  38. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    The market for holy grails dried up in the 90s.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I am feeling fine in Giorgio for Men

    122038
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    I don't know Cresp, but it sounds like a future sample pass. Brooks is back!
  41. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I pay way more attention to Dior than Mercedes Benz. I did try some of the Mercedes Benz fragrances recently at a Lord and Taylor's. I would need to try them again - I didn't bond with anything on...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    What's spinning, coffee lovers?

    Song: My Baby Just Cares for Me by Nina Simone (my greatest karaoke triumph to date)

    Drink: The Usual

    Perfume: Chanel Pour Monsieur concentree (vanilla,...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I’m excited for April, a magical month. My finish focus is gathering momentum. One bottle down, Moschino Pour Homme 50 ml, and four in line for April!

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Cologne (near empty)...
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    Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2020

    Most worn for the month:



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    Those are great picks for the two Guerlains. Egoiste and Dior Homme Intense are reliable. If you decide you need to add one more bottle to make your collection complete at the magic number of seven,...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I would maybe go big, with something like:

    1. Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    2. Nicolai Patchouli Intense
    3. Christopher Street
    4. Aramis Havana
    5. Ambre Sultan
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    No. I like to wear them about two days in a row, and then switch.
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    Fascinating patterns. Jules and Yatagan are paired (with good reason), as are M and Bel Ami.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    That's my recommended system, to see which ones you love the most, including the deep down base you can still smell the next morning.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    I recommend waiting one month between bottles, so if you sprung for two, that would be two months.
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    Re: Your Worst Batch of Samples?

    I haven't heard of Strangers. I have sampled the others. Interesting to hear they didn't work for you. I need to sample some of the recent houses you champion - some day.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    BruceB, OP, thank you for taking up the topic. We are specifically talking about the band "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." They had three albums.

    1. Are You Experienced (1967) - Third Stone from...
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    Re: Your Worst Batch of Samples?

    If I could remember back, there were some bad ones.

    I started by sampling newer releases that were getting a lot of discussion on this site around 2015. There were a lot of bombs, for me.
    ...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I've been thinking about mine. I might make an afternoon project out of it.

    I should be able to sync on any Coromandel, Miss Dior, or Iris Poudre days. I'm not positive I can find Iris Poudre - I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm back on the Habit Rouge edc. It's impressive how many wearings I'm getting from the bottom of the bottle.
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    Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    Fun thread.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Black Coffee

    Habit Rouge edc

    Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower"

    I'd previously played favorites with originals, but I think this might be the best Hendrix recording. "Bold as Love"...
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    Re: I was wrong, so very wrong.

    Mont Blanc Explorer
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    I thought Paris-Deauville was ok, and maybe one Jules might like, but she was against it when she tried it in a shop.

    I thought the others were surprisingly plain for Chanels, and don't have high...
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    Your Most Worn...


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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'm trying to work out a sample delivery with the folks over at Lucky Scent.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    A person only needs so much perfume anyway, but Platinum Egoiste is one of my favorites. I don't think I could say I like Fahrenheit more than Platinum Egoiste.
  63. Thread: Fahrenheit LC

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    Re: Fahrenheit LC

    It looks ok to me, although from the pics, maybe an optical illusion, but the tube seems too short, and might leave about a finger of juice in the bottom. Otherwise, it looks like a legit '99.

    Ah,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Durtal, get in there! Welcome. This thread has been on the active side. I was scrolling up for a while until I saw your inaugural post of the coveted Gucci Pour Homme 2003. Nice one.



    This is...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    My significant other loves Fahrenheit Fridays. She's much more of a Fahrenheit fan than an Egoiste fan. In the moments I can smell it, Fahrenheit is more exciting, but I can pretty much smell Egoiste...
  66. Re: What should I add to round out my collection? Should I sample the most popular fragrances?

    Interesting picks for a first post, Poorbateman. Chypre-Siam is a bold suggestion. I like it.
  67. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense for the sprayers.

    Bleu de Chanel edt for the snap-in-place magnetic cap and the partially light-blocking bottle.

    Both of these designs for their simplicity.
    ...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Beverage update: Yes, I still have coffee.

    Song of the day: Joxer goes to Stuttgart (honorable mentions to It's Magic and Mascara Tears)

    Perfume of the day: Christian Dior Fahrenheit edt (a...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Happy Fahrenheit Friday, Fahrenheit fanatics! I am synchronized in Fahrenheit edt this Friday morning.

    Fahrenheit is a big fragrance and a big commitment, for me. It's always such a serious...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Cool. I think you'll have fun with them.

    I wouldn't worry about what situations to wear any of these. I would just put some on in the morning, including on the back of your hands and/or wrists so...
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    It sounds familiar from a doctor in Italy who spoke to the New York Times recently. He said it is especially traumatizing when the staff starts getting sick. I'm sorry you're going through that.
  72. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    For Andrei - Eau Sauvage


    For KBF (1972) - Allure Homme Sport Cologne


    For Piney - Sycomore edp
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've been sampling Pascal Morabito Or Black and Or Black Sport. This is a great pair. I love the two takes on the theme. These are on par with Antaeus and Antaeus Sport or Kourous Eau de Sport and...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    This does sound promising, like straight Mannyade.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    A few mugs of dark roast does have a certain uplifting quality.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Keep them coming, cc. These are being added to my Spotify playlist.



    I love this one, and cover versions.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Sounds like a plan! I smelled Dylan Blue when it first came out, and I thought it was a nice take off on the Bleu de Chanel style, which I do mostly like, although I think even Chanel isn't getting...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You need to let go of that L'Egoiste up my way.



    My pleasure. Call it generous if want, I'm in it for your smelling notes.

    I agree it's pretty damn good, Balafre. I actually have a bar of...
  79. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    The pic is fine, sir.

    With that coat, I suppose you can just about pull off Nicolaï Patchouli Intense. Just walk tall.

    I like Epic Man in a similar vein, wearing it to confirm you have the...
  80. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    For people who like Etienne Aigner, I say check out vintage men's Avon. It's not rare, but they did lots of variations on similar themes, I think, and I think the Avons are good: Oland, Blend 7,...
  81. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    I can't bond with it in the same way as Givenchy Gentleman. I have some kind of block with Etienne Aigner, I think.

    As for what this thread is about: the Etienne Aigner Sport does seem rare to me....
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Performance on Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme isn't always great. The regular Allure Homme Sport might be a little better, despite what the names imply.

    I get some of the Eau Extreme on my cotton...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Others know it better than me, but I think it overlaps, a bit, with Bleu de Chanel, as does the new Dior Homme.
  84. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    My neck is stretched now, Cevenol, thank you!

    I did some Etienne Aigner sampling several years ago and didn't go for any bottles. SexySmells and a few other Basentoers seem to love it. I did get a...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    I might get Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme first, or maybe the Prada. I like the Chanel a little more, but the Prada is the more recent style, and maybe more in style with people who follow new...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I'm liking the song suggestions on this thread. The song of the day thread doesn't always load well for me - it often doesn't load quickly enough to feel worth it, and there's a lot of...
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    Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    If it's someone I know, no problem. If it's a total stranger, sure if he or she seems cool - so usually not.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    The ones you listed go together pretty well. There's a new version of Dior Homme edt I think you would like. I think it's going to be a hit.

    There was a Burberry I liked that was sort of in this...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Almost counts in horseshoes!

    Re-post if you make it!
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Concentree has its fans. Veteran Basenoters Remik and Cytherian prefer the concentree. After reading their reviews, my expectations were maybe too high, but I love it.

    I'm trying to focus on rose....
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    Re: Do you buy similar fragrances?

    The backup / flanker line gets blurred for me because the so-called backups are often from different years and smell different.
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    Re: Do you buy similar fragrances?

    I like it. I don't mind flankers. I like flankers for the same effect. I'll go for a flanker over a smell-alike from another house if I like it more, which would usually be the case. I'm a bit of a...
  93. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Spirit Bear Chypre
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
  94. Re: Polo tester smelled like a BBQ full of burning hair

    I've come across this thread title three times now, and it keeps making me laugh, so descriptive.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Ha ha. We really got it together, baby. Ah go on, then - I'm dialing it up.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    Great posts, RC! Humility seems to be the perfect mindset to review fragrances.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The Viceversa bottle will spoil you: dab, spray, or both!
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    The edt. If you're in Europe, or maybe even Canada, it's easy to order online. In the US, Pour Monsieur edt is only sold in airports, I believe. I've tested it in a couple airports, and the current...
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    Thank you for the notes, Adam! That's a big shout out for made-in-France Antaeus. I'm kinda, sorta curious to see how dark the juice is from the 50-ml made-in-the-US splash and from the 100-ml...
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    Re: What I received since my Jan 01 BN break :)

    That is an interesting comment on Versace L'Homme, and I can see where you're coming from. Solid analogy!
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