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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Still rocking this for now. Stuff lasts forever.
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    Re: Curve for men

    All "niche" means is something that won't appeal to everyone, like a niche music genre (eg. Jazz Fusion), or niche eatery (aka a local gastropub). Niche is not a bestowal of class or ranking,...
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    Re: What cologne was joker wearing

    If the bottle isn't shown I'd have noooo idea.
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    Re: I miss Grey Flannel!!

    when classic brands go downmarket they always suffer.

    That's what killed English Leather too.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That's me and struggling to use every discontinued "unicorn" I own. Damn this hobby.
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    Re: Versace dreamer new batches

    Beat me to it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I fell in love with this one myself recently.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Assuming you bought only fragrances you like, there can be no wrong decision, just more or less optimal ones, hopefully. XD
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    No time to explore your options? :p
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I needed some Green Irish Tweed in my life and the weather was perfect for it.
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    Re: Best, beast mode cheapies?

    All Bogart
    All Lapidus
    Early Jovan (Musk, Sex Appeal, etc)
    Avon Mesmerize for Men
    Avon Black Suede
    All Giorgio Beverly Hills
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I love this stuff and to me, Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is the "Nü Barbershop 2.0" accord that needed to be made to keep the style from being relegated to overpriced niche recreations (I'm looking at...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)

    The whole chicken and the egg argument surrounding this and Cool Water is irrelevant to me because they're so different in tone and texture outside one...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
  16. Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Mouchoir de Monsieur (1902) was a reaction from Guerlain to more men initially using Jicky (1889) than women. It literally translates as "handkerchief of mister" because it was to be sprayed on the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lord Molyneux is basically a dank mossy musky rose for men. It's very Victorian and a kissing cousin to GFF Uomo.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I love Ténéré as a drier take on the Lapidus Pour Homme style, and Lord Molyneux, which itself is a lot like Aramis 900 mixed with some Joint by Roccobarocco. Paradigm shouldn't be sampled until...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Red for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills (1991)

    A very enjoyable "jumble up" of floriental chypre notes with a clean fougère-like top and ambery base. This is very hard to describe and...
  21. Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I'm an Avon to Zegna kinda guy, and always will be.
  22. Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Actually the newly-marketed YSL Libre (2019) is all but a fougère (no oakmoss) for women. It has a lavender-forward construction, a citrus top, tonka and musk in the base, and differentiates itself...
  23. Re: Penhaligon's Chester - a game of two halves!

    I would have reminded her that regardless of my income level, I'm not going to fork over an undisclosed sum of money just for the privilege of her customer service. I need prices just as much as I...
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    Re: Vintage Paco Rabanne XS

    I'm sorry you got burned by a fake. The tester white boxes of the original bottle are still floating around, and since the cap is built-in on a hinge, you don't have to worry about it being capless....
  25. Re: Hi there,trying to find the value of 6 x 7.5ml bottles of versace jeans miniature coffret from 1

    None of the Jeans fragrances came out in the 80's so I'd double check your reference sources on age.
  26. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night I ended up in JB by Jack Black (2010)
  27. Re: Essence mâle "JPG" or Dylan Blue "Versace", ?

    Neither is sexy to me but Dylan Blue is more versatile
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    Re: What Creed to buy next- serious topic

    For me it's either:

    Royal Mayfair
    Royal Water
    Himalaya
    Original Vetiver
  29. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A cheapie Jovan I was curious about called Secret Amber.
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    Re: Would you.....

    Absolutely not, especially after having sampled it and finding it just okay.
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    Re: share your method of application

    1 spray into hand for application behind ears, then 1 spray to forearms in summer, tops of hands in winter when wearing long sleeve.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Drakkar Noir because it was a former mainstay and it had been too long since I wore it last. I also toyed with Figment Man. Whoo boy that's a live one.
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Parfums de Marly Akaster.

    Another winner from a house I don't want to like.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)

    The classic and iconic 80's aromatic fougère that informed so many fragrances to come. Fresh minty bergamot and lavender, artemisia and spice, oakmoss,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Drakkar Noir by Guy Laroche (1982)
  38. Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

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    I see where this is going, so I'm just going to pull a live and let live before rolling out. Remember, if you believe perfume has gender, and someone else does not, believe so, please do...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It's called Gieffeffe (1995)

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120680.html
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I haven't, but I'd love to taste all 3 eventually.
  41. Re: Dunhill Cologne / Dunhil for Men (1934)

    They sure are!



    ErMaHgErD rEfErMaLeRsHuN!!!111 (JK man :p )
  42. Re: Fresh barbershop green (fern-like) fragrance to pair with Proraso Green aftershave?

    I'd say JB by Jack Black (2010) would pair well with Proraso. It's not a fougère though.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    There should be an M on the cap under GFF. The feminine world have a W.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    A nice crisp eucalyptus and geranium chypre-type masculine over sharp woods base. Very groomed and bright, dry and well put-together.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)
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    JB by Jack Black (2010)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Now I'm in JB by Jack Black. I just love it
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    Re: Are Barney’s still open?

    When they announced closure, the one here in Seattle was gone by the end of the week. I imagine the inventory went back to the home store. There were never any discounts or flash sales, just poof.
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    Re: Yo yo yo let me speak on this

    A Konnan or Eddie Guerrero reference.
  50. Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Eqoiste Platiumn??? I went with.......

    Allure Homme is the epitome of smooth synth oriental tones to my nose. Chanel Platinum Egoiste is good too, but definitely more of a work frag
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The Slimane not so slimming?
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    That's some BIG MONEY

    But also a BIG DELICIOUS

    My BF loves the smell of this (and me in it) but we both grapple with the price at the moment. It's a sweet sweet torture. Sadly our little taste...
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    Re: Aventus the next Cool Water?

    There are shades of truth in all three of your statements, so rather than go with an agree/disagree reply, I'll just share my experience and how it shaped my perspective on Aventus with a caveat,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wore Obsessed for Men by Calvin Klein (2017) because it had been a really long time and I was overdue to experience it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Obsessed for Men by Calvin Klein (2017)

    Not talked about, not reviewed by hardly anyone, and pretty much overlooked modern "sequel" to Obsession that inverts many of the originals...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

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    Obsessed for Men by Calvin Klein (2017)
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    Obsessed for Men by Calvin Klein (2017)
  58. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    You can still find the original 1994 bottle design around but it's getting more expensive. The cap still flips but there is more room for your hand. Also yes, Himalaya does pretty much copy XS (as XS...
  59. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    The original tall bottles before the redesign were better but I feel ya.
  60. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    I usually sleep with something mild if I wear anything to bed at all, so we're talking eau du colognes like Guerlain Cologne Imperiale or Muhlens 4711. Sometimes I'll do simple lavenders like...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I think the smell of my Aqua Velva scares more people with the minty brown shoe note than the Jovan Sex Appeal does. They usually get a chuckle out of the name then go "oh the scent isn't all that...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aqua Velva Musk because I shaved.

    There's something about that Aqua Velva Man
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's beautiful. You won't be sorry
  64. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    I still have my dad's old bottle. The new stuff is fine just as an aftershave, but if I mean to actually WEAR Old Spice, it needs to be the older stuff.
  65. Re: Is there a high quality expensive ingredient version of Old Spice someone else makes?

    Originally "Early American" Old Spice from 1937-1950's ish. Tons of it around.
    Also vintage Shulton Old Spice.

    Outside of that, you can get in the same wheelhouse but you won't find any -exact-...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (2003)

    Because I felt like smelling like Gentleman, since I rarely am one myself.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003)
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    1) Avon discontinued perfumes

    2) Lapidus Pour Homme

    3) Avon, literal gallons because a flea market had a $1 per bottle sale from the estate of a former Avon lady

    4) 100 maybe, not counting...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme (2003)

    (Special waiver: discontinued and still popular)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I'm debating on joining you with a rose scent but Rive Gauche Pour Homme is calling my name.
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  73. Re: In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    I count an aftershave lotion as a fragrance if it is intended to be worn all day as a scent by the maker and has performance which allows for it, like many Pinauds and older Avon varieties which only...
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    Re: Just received from Neiman Marcus

    They're done by fl oz/ml and sometimes that doesn't take the fill level to the very top. This doesn't seem like a low fill though.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    I would have liked to have known you
    But I was just a kid
    This thread burned out long before
    Your puns ever did.

    KO

    #MicDrop
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    We all smell down here.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Okay Jack, keep being nimble. I'm just as quick.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fortunately, the perfume in the bottle itself is mostly harmless.... mostly.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Guess we've snuffed this thread?
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    Re: Best Floral Fragrance?

    I feel like women get a much better selection of quality and realistic florals than men, but it also depends on what kind of floral you're after in general.

    I can't make any sort of brief list but...
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Now that's what I call ulterior votives.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    https://i.imgur.com/hfjbYJ7.gif
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The market copy on the box is pure cheese that borderlines on misogyny in today's social climate, but sill makes me chuckle that such nonsense actually worked in getting blind buys at the Rite Aid.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Jovan Sex Appeal for Men (1976)

    You have to be able to laugh both at this hobby and yourself to enjoy cheapo gems like this one. Thoroughly a shot at stuff like YSL PH (1971), Pierre...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Jovan Sex Appeal (1976) because I wanted to smell like a low-rent cast extra in Saturday Night Fever.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

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    Jovan Sex Appeal (1976)

    I feel like Anchorman Ron Burgundy in this.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

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    Sex Appeal for Men by Jovan (1976)

    Obviously it doesn't work. Smells nice though.
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I sorta figured it went without saying that Bond is not really in the same league substantively with most of it's competitors, hence I didn't originally say it. ;)
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I merely meant in price point. I'm sure back in 1920 you had people who also thought putting D'Orsay or Caron in the same sentence as Guerlain was sacrilegious too, and it just proves that existing...
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    How illuminating.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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    Jovan Sex Appeal for Men (1976)

    The Drugstore Disco Destroyer (Triple D).
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    Re: Nautica Voyage flat performance

    Spray away from face. Place behind ears or on backs of hands. You'll smell it all day that way.
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    I was not super enthused by the ones I've tried thus far.
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    Re: Anyone Tried These?

    Waxing your puns again I see. Maybe it's time to trim your wick
    :p
  95. Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme cologne vs Edt

    The word "cologne" co-opted for men, but didn't solely belong to them. Trust me, that's still for women.
  96. Re: Vintage Kouros Body Oil by Aldunya?

    Um yeah I wouldn't fall for that man.
  97. Re: Rive Gauche pour Homme cologne vs Edt

    Anything in a blue can is the feminine version.
  98. Re: Bernard Chant sample pass -- an inquiry

    Some but not in vintage, therefore not sample-grade for the noses in this particular forum.
  99. Re: Anybody buy Mancera Cedrat Boise in 2019?

    Mine came from online discounter. Bought in 2018.
  100. Re: Bernard Chant sample pass -- an inquiry

    I would be down to participate but only as a sampler.
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