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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Congrats NCal!!! On both the purchase and importantly your BN achievement...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Mr. S is becoming the fragrance buyer equivalent of the energizer battery bunny :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Two of the finest! First one for the animalic aspect and the second for being the best Davidoff release (in my books)...
  4. Re: Loud, Fresh, ice, Brutal Projection, ........?

    Lush Dirty - mix perfume with body spray, throw it in the fridge for added cool. Awesome in the summer heat, although I don't go out with it. It's more cool down and enjoy the evening type of...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

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  8. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    ^^^ Say goodbye to Mito, Lellabelle!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    ^^^ Looks beautiful! I'm sure it smells even better!!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Lol. Vintages always hold surprises, Corday Ruse is amazing floral leather, I'm hoping the honey / leather in the Piver holds a similar surprise! We'll see...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    ^^^ I doubt this will come close to the birch tar laden vtg Cuir de Russie EDT, but I'm hoping there's some good leather in it...Might take a few weeks to get here...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Two of the very best from Jovoy...
  13. Re: Perfume for folks that work in a smelly environment

    I would go heavy mint / citrus combo, on skin and on clothing. Maybe layer Lush Dirty (parfum) with Acqua Viva.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Why? A mod should wear one SOTD and 2 others on each arm (different ones), as insignia for patrolling the fragrance forums :laugh:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Last purchase for the next few weeks / months...

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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Roja Dove / Clive Christian / Xerjoff = Eau ripped-off.
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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Sauvage = Eau Sewage.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Lol, I'm glad one person's memories were stirred too!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Got reminded of trolls and taxi and taxi drivers and China and so on, so going with vtg Eau Sauvage EDT...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Got reminded of trolls and taxi and taxi drivers and China and so on, so going with vtg Eau Sauvage EDT...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    While not as beautiful as a Guerlain bee bottle, the Amouage mosque bottles are amazing too...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Mostly online. The few rarities I've picked up at stores were after I cajoled the SA to bring out stuff they plan to discard or the stuff no one wants. I went through around 250 testers and found...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    1998-2002. Now I forget which was which; either VdN or this was 98, other was 2002.
  24. Re: Dry warm weather incense scent like CdG Ouarzazate, Divine L'Homme Sage

    Welcome back Asha! Your single note exploration thread's were awesome reads...

    Sahara Noir, if you can find it, followed by Jovoy's La Liturgie des Heures or Profumo.it Mecca Balsam. Although you...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    I'd start with Hammam Bouquet for day 1, then for day 2, start looking at your wardrobe...You remind me of a past basenoter who was banned few years ago and kept resurfacing, why might that be?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    And it's in excellent condition. Bright, sharp, slightly dirty citrus mix. Oakmoss is present, but unless you spray liberally on self and clothing, as expected, it'll be gone in a couple of hours.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Correction to my purchases yesterday - didn't get the Eau de Guerlain but bought the Cologne du Coq.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Scent-less even after it's hit 1200 in LA? And here we thought u and Mr. S were committed basenoters...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Happy Birthday Bavard!

    Chanel Cristalle today, from yesterday's haul.
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    Re: Shipping to canada via europe

    Ha, fellow Mississauga'an!

    What's written on customs docs play a bigger role than amount. Have your seller use moisturizer and an amount under 100. If shipping from Italy, use Posta recommendata...
  31. Thread: Recommendation

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    Re: Recommendation

    Are u based out of London or your home country? Recommendations would vary as weather is drastically different...

    For London - any Maison Francis Kurkdjian or his male sampler pack will be good.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Vacation is done this week and I'll be MIA soon. But yes, been busy as the stores are finally opening up here.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Don't think it's that vintage of a vintage NCal. Legit piece, but there's nothing on the box or bottle and the box doesn't have the Creed insignia all over it either. Will need to give a proper wear...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    A few more today...

    Christian Dior's Eau de Dior. Cylindrical 200ml spray like the below - tester bottle, condition was excellent. I didn't know this existed until today......
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Will wait for your's and Mr. S's report on the oldest parfum version. And I hope u take the time to digest the parfum version once u get it - find a milder summer day, preferably; spring is the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    A few more today...

    Christian Dior's Eau de Dior. Cylindrical 200ml spray like the below - tester bottle, condition was excellent. I didn't know this existed until today......
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oohhh nice! This is the older / oldest version - civet aplenty...Guy Robert's smiling from heaven...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I was told by couple of our Italian basenoters about Puig's Vetiver, blind buy, will see how it turns out once I receive the package...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Shiseido is one house that oozes quality - I own Basala (and Basara) and Bravas and they're great. Been looking for Tactics for a while now and pulled the trigger as the eBay seller gave a good deal...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Can't find an image of Sandalwood 120ml from Yardley.

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Couldn't agree more. Excluding Fahrenheit which was still used by the younger crowd, my initial collection was Moustache along with Eau Sauvage EDT - didn't feel old then, the body feels old now, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Hermes Bel Ami vtg as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Morning all!

    Hermes Bel Ami vtg as my SOTD
  44. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Agree on the Malle's Monsieur...

    I don't sit well with most, if not all of Jean Claude Ellena's releases. Most are so watery that I might as well take a shower and the lingering shower gel smell...
  45. Re: Omg my scotch and fragrance hobbies intersect!

    ^^^ :thumbup:

    Same tastes here KBF! Love Lagavulin and Laphroaig... Macallan too.
  46. Re: Revisiting what fragrance after a long while ago?

    With impractical number of bottles many have here, including myself, it's always refreshing to smell a fragrance you've not used in weeks or months or years...I crave for my vtg Eau des Iles and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Don't own the Olga version, suspect they're the same. Simple, bright, green citrus eau. Quite fleeting but I love these eau's. Another I'd recommend is Bravas by Shiseido. Similar brightness in...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Chapitre Pour Homme by Diana de Silva
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One of the earliest releases - prob 85, which is when I think Derby was introduced...
    Edit - didn't read the part where Bavard confirmed it was 1985 :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My SOTD is Eau de Patou, gel for a nice cold shower followed by the EDT - smells like a million dollars...

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    I'm thinking he's laughing at today's gents unable to don this wonderful floral...

    My SOTD is Eau de Patou, gel for a nice cold shower followed by the EDT - smells like a million dollars...


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  53. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    +1...
  54. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Chauvinistic views were / are still present, however, it's not just basenotes forum. It's more so about humanity's evolution to move from a patriarchal society to an equal society - isn't going to...
  55. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    Signor Vivara by Emilio Pucci is another...
  56. Re: Powerhouse Era Fragrances - What years and what bottles?

    Furyo, as suggested by Ken_Russell, from 1988.

    And I agree on Nobile not being a powerhouse I would say even Bel Ami is not a powerhouse).

    Few others I use that I consider as a powerhouse: ...
  57. Re: Ebene de Balmain is better than Geranium Pour Monsieur

    I was thinking the same. Ebene is more complex than Geranium PM although I like it too, particularly in the summer heat.
  58. Re: Excellent customer service at Marc de la Morandiere!!!

    I've dealt with Marc also and he's one of the few remaining that still caters to customers.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    By has one of the best drydown for a 90's released fragrance and yes, definitely try Bandit, the vtg is as good a leather as there are.
  60. Re: What Would Be Anthony Bourdain - The Fragrance?

    Slumberhouse Baque - he would appreciate the artist and the fragrance...RIP Bourdain, really enjoyed his show...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    ^^^ One of my fav rose / floral's..

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.3949.jpg
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    Re: House Flagships

    None from Piguet stand up to Bandit...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Superb acquisitions...
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    Own both and agree with Jon.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Closing in on the top 5...

    Furyo
    Eau Sauvage edt vtg
    Nobile
    Bel Ami

    The final one is a revolving door policy ;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Add me to the bandwagon - way too many Guerlain's out there...
  67. Re: The Balance of Notes in Black Aoud: Could've been Better!

    You're mixing perfection with imperfection...To be clear, Bel Ami, in vtg, was the "perfection".

    I own and like Black Aoud too.
  68. Re: The Balance of Notes in Black Aoud: Could've been Better!

    Same here. You can't ask balance etc with Montale, agreed, they have some good ones, but their reproduction rate is replicated only by Mancera. They're about being a production line fragrance company...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That bottle even if empty, is a piece of art. Wonderful purchases from the 2 of u overall...
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    Re: House Flagships

    Nice thread...

    Guerlain Shalimar (women)
    Guerlain Vetiver (men)
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    Re: No stores- I'm bummed....

    I went to the TJ Maxx xhains here (Winners / Marshal's) plus couple off Nordstrom / Saks off 5th etc - total bummer. No fragrances except Goodlife / fBurberry etc and couple of sugar candies bottled...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Agree & I'll add cacio, darvant& few more that pop up from time to time. Great noses.
  73. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar: Old formulation vs. New formulation

    Nobile and Tsar aren't close. Nobile came a year earlier and imho a great if not the best aromatic fougere ever created. Tsar hangs between good and great. Tsar's drydown is what puts it over the...
  74. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    74 houses that have 2 or less in my wardrobe, not including back up's.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You have some good ones there Alan!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm envious to see the one that's eluded me so long - Guet-Apens��
  77. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Good to see you post...I can't find the Cologne or Cuiron, but the eau de parfum travel version is still available:
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  78. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    Clorox stocks are up, hope you're selling enough & buying the stock too...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Eau de Monsieur from Annick Goutal.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    Layering a spritz of Lush Dirty with vtg Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur - so far, so good...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    ^^^ :thumbsup:

    Layering a spritz of Lush Dirty with vtg Annick Goutal Eau de Monsieur - so far, so good...
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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    In protest, I'm going to wear my 31 May 2020 vintage Aventus. You all don't know what you're missing...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've mine stuck in storage and with the weather heating up, would love to get my EDT out too!!!




    One of the finest Amouage's. Been a long time since I sniffed the women's version, but I still...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    ^^^I likes!!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks N.Cal...Hednic, watch out, I just have another 20 yrs to catch you...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    The color looks a bit too bright, have you guys gotten a sniff of this, or was this just purchased?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Basenotes doesn't count back up's, rightfully :laugh:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yes, vtg Tsar is awesome; been patient enough to wait for decent prices and snagged the 2 today.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    My official 500th bottle per basenotes - Tsar de Van Cleef and Arpels, 2 bottles, 75ml splash...

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    What's this like? I've always had huge respect for Capucci...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Annick Goutal's Eau de Monsieur.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Just seeing this picture brings a good vibe to me!!!
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    Re: Your favorite warm weather Creed fragrances

    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Have you tried the EDC version? Probably the first release I would think of the Guerlain Vetiver. I liked it the most, although it's fleeting...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Capucci Pour Homme
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    You can never go wrong with Aventus - I'd say, buy every batch like I do (normally 3-5 bottles a day)...
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    Re: What's the EdT you prefer over an EdP?

    Idole de Lubin edt.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Time out you both :laugh:

    Loving the Apres l'Ondee bottle...

    One day, hopefully, iI can pull out all my Guerlain's and take some pics to share on this thread...
  99. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Way to go KBF...Good picks. I recently bought viking and am quite happy...

    What price range was the Sahara Noir? I got one in use and another as back up, so wasn't planning to, but just curious on...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    New York by Parfum de Nicolai. Sad seeing the bottle's just over half full...
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