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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    That Halloween costume sounds a little vintage-y.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I'm relatively excited about this synchronization, yes. From Chanel, we have Pour Monsiuer, Antaeus, Egoiste, Platinum Egoiste, Allure Homme Edition Blanche and samples of another 25 or so. I think...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I remember liking the sound of Tobacco Oud. I've encountered this line a bunch of times, and smelled most of them, so I assume I've smelled it, although no clear memory of it is forming, so maybe...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Earlyn might want us to skip her. She was busy managing fallout from Covid19 the last I heard.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Either way is fine, today or tomorrow. Just bring your A-game. Just kidding, no pressure.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    After a nominating process with cc, PrinceRF has agreed to go next! I'm curious to see what he'll present and who he'll line up next. He could blow it wide open.
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    Re: Weird fragrance quirks anyone?

    I need to get there, Rob. In dim lighting, I recently sprayed the wall instead of myself.
  8. A Beginner's Guide to the Germaine Monteil House

    I'm curious about the Germaine Monteil house, having seen Bonnette and Deleanu mentioning it in glowing terms. How would you describe this house to a newbie?





    Looking around, I've gathered...
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    Where'd you get the Byredo tip, and what are the lines you've explored most heavily since then?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Dog agility class is a great occasion to go big on perfume! I make the pups navigate downed trees. The poodle and the pug almost always take a different approach. For being a pug, the pug is great at...
  11. Re: Egoiste Platinum EDT cologne for Men 16 oz - legit bottle?

    What about splashes? I'm trying to imagine it, myself. The tester could be a splash. They could have a pipette that's just right for the brown bottle. Keeping the tester topped off - shipshape and...
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    Re: Weird fragrance quirks anyone?

    I get excited about old perfumes.

    By steadfastly backing up my favorite perfumes twice, most of which are discontinued, despite the fact I won't need all these backups, I will be able to sell my...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    My appetite for perfume is big going into July. Antaeus (Sport) and Bel Ami are back by request.

    Versace L’Homme is my Bijan Men replacement. Gucci Pour Homme is a newer-to-me bottle. I had...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm closing out June in Derby.

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  15. Re: Egoiste Platinum EDT cologne for Men 16 oz - legit bottle?

    I would have to smell the juice. It sounds and looks crazy enough that it could be legit.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I also congratulated Manny on Tuberose and Moss. I thought it was that good. I think I'll get a bottle.
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    Most worn for the month



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    Re: Aventus Millesime Help

    I'm not sure why the first post didn't go through. It looks like this one is good.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    If we're talking matriarchs, I like a strong version of Shalimar.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The Gucci was hitting the spot more than JHL, and projecting a lot more. The JHL sample I have seems fairly quite and subdued, a sweet, musky skin scent.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm layering Gucci Pour Homme (1976) and Aramis JHL.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I do know about Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne, which was formerly Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport, I seem to recall. I've never seen a "cologne" version of Edition Blanche.

    I think I could...
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    Re: How Did You Become A Fragrance Lover?

    It has been on again, off again for me. So much of it has been driven by gifting. I got Brut, Stetson, and Chaps as gifts as a kid, during the '80s. I got a bottle of Fahrenheit in the late '90s, for...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    You nailed it first time, Mike.
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    To go to 4.0, I think you have to go feminine. Then, of course, there are lots of choices.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I just did a heavy wearing of the edp yesterday, and that application approach worked wonders.

    The concentration of the smaller bottle I have is Eau de Toilette Concentree. I believe the only two...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsier by Guerlain questions

    I'm not sure if my bottle is the same as Aero's.

    I like my bottle, but I'm not completely gaga for it. My significant other, Jules, really likes it and likes to wear it herself, especially near...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Nice notes on Yatagan, which I know. I do not know Nini Ricci Phileas. I have seen it bouncing around Basenotes over the years, but had never read up on it 'til now!
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I suspected oud or something oud-like in #4. I had liked #4 when I had sampled it before this pass. Since then, I've had fatigue with this kind of wood note, and I didn't even recognize the fragrance...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Karma Chameleon

    New England IPA

    Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    My scent of the midday is Allure Homme Edition Blanche edp.

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    Birds flying high know how I feel about the opening of this. It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new perfume application...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur bottles

    Thank you so much!
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    Re: The "Alpha male" 2.0 ?

    L'Homme Libre probably isn't really it. Just try Bleu de Chanel or the new Dior Homme - they're better versions of L'Homme Libre, I think - although I do like L'Homme Libre.

    I also think regular...
  34. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Lellabelle, I will grab your Fate Woman.

    All your talk about getting caught spooked me, so I went down the alphabet quickly and never got past the "F" section.

    Update: I know this is crazy, and...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Hopefully the relevant samples will be making their way to your mailbox today.

    As for Danny Zuko from Grease and/or Arthur Fonzarelli from Happy Days, and possible associations with Jules: this is...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Agreed.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm just seeing this now. I vaguely remember trying Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan Parfumeur. I'll check whether I have a sample. I'm somewhat lukewarm on L'Artisan Parfumeur, but hopefully it will...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Nice to hear from some connoisseurs! And I love the shout out for ribbed-bottle Jules - a tip of the hat to you, sir.



    It can be hard to come by, true. Although the new version is now available...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    How about Dior Jules?

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    Pictured are bottles from 1996, 2003, and 2019.

    I’ll gather some thoughts and report back. And I’ll think about a successor. If anyone wants to go, private...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

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    George the pug with a decant of Spirit Bear Celtic Moss
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    Re: International shipping worries

    Shipping from Russia is slow. Things are shipping by ship, but it helps to think of the ship as a canoe, to keep expectations in check.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My pleasure. I think that was my last shipment abroad for a good, long while. If more Rogues are released, I'm going to grab samples myself - I am out of any future legs of this pass.

    Thank you...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    This is the La Nuit I got in. House of Phlegethon (HoP) had an order unceremoniously cancelled by an eBay seller, so I'm planning to send this her way after a few wearings. It came from...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Unnamed (revisit 2 of 12) - Huge old-school leather, with a hint of apple cider. Crazy perfume. It brings to mind Santa Maria Novella Peau d’Espagne. Probably not the best fit for me. Beloved is more...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Miss Balmain is good. I just got in a mini of Paco Rabanne La Nuit (HOP - it came in yesterday!), and it seems similar to Miss Balmain.

    A lot of things bring Miss Balmain to mind. Anything with an...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I've put on some of Sample 2 to join in. I'm still liking it.

    When something is spicy hot like this, I actually break out in a sweat from it. I'm into the early stages of this. It smells the same...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    For this Dance Party Thursday:

    Song: The Sign by Ace of Base

    Drink: Water with an electrolyte tablet

    Perfume: Givenchy Gentleman, the gentlemanly 1974 version
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I went with Givenchy Gentleman this morning. It is delivering in style.

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  49. Thread: Where to buy?

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    Re: Where to buy?

    1. eBay

    2. Etsy

    3. Basenotes

    I don't really have favorite sellers. Or I do, but I don't choose what I buy based on the seller.

    Shopping the second-hand market is my preference - older...
  50. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Embarrassed? I thought it was a classic application of the scientific method - try something and see what happens.
  51. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Yes. And the paper was punctured, and it was barely possible to still read the address.
  52. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I used the box clues from Bijan Men to get an early bottle of Bijan Women:

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    The box just says Bijan but the bottle says Bijan Women.

    This is a lot like Samsara to me. I like this more...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I'm following, SubUmbra. Glad to see you're reading upthread. I also liked the mention of Chergui.
  54. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I received it, but the vial was smashed, like they had sent it through a roller. So I've smelled it on paper.

    I have a lot of thoughts about it just from smelling it on paper. I got a blast of it...
  55. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    I'm happy to send some Jules. I have some in a bottle similar to Aero's that I can decant, and a couple more recent versions. Among other things, it is the poster child for how to maintain a...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    I'm trying Beloved again (revisit 1 of 12). "Geranium rose" sounds right to me. I'm comfortable in this.

    This line smells so different to me from anything else I've tried. These aren't perfumes I...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I used FedEx to ship to Scotland.
  58. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It took me around a year to really warm up to Dior Jules. Once I smelled the base on a card blind, and I couldn't place it, but I had to have it. Then I figured out it had been sprayed from my...
  59. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Those Lellabelle smelling notes got my pulse racing. PerfumedLady likes the good stuff.

    I'm working on sending a couple vintage Dior samples to Aero58, Miss Dior edc and a Dioressence edt decant...
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    Re: Reformulation better than Vintage?

    What I was reading was fitting with my thought that some reformulations were intentional, for example, in response to consumer demand, but they weren’t so different, and usually not as good, and some...
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    Re: Reformulation better than Vintage?

    These (Derby and Jules) and Equipage, and Egoiste, and maybe even Chanel Pour Monsieur now, are good. (Also, Mitsouko).

    I couldn't say better, because they're different, but they are arguably just...
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    Re: Top 10 masculines of the decade: 70s

    This is the kind of thing that has been on my mind, 70s masculines.

    I finally got a small bottle of Gucci Pour Homme (1976).

    YSL Pour Homme could be of interest. Just a small bottle for now.
    ...
  63. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I think the cologne and the edt are different enough to notice.

    I might not have made a link to Versace L'Homme from the edt.

    I have done a little side-by-side of the edt's (distributed by...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Bijan Men is my vintage scent of the day. I'm happy with it.

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    I started with the cologne, then I started getting curious about the edt's, so I sprayed on some edt from a couple different...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'll try to sample Bracken Man the next time I'm in the shop up the road that sells Amouage.
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    Some of David's posts were getting filtered. Apologies, David.

    They're posted now, I believe.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It might be as simple as edt=old, edp=new
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You have a stein collection? I made it to Oktoberfest once, in '94.

    On that trip, there was perfume talk from other people in my party - they liked Cool Water, which I was able to smell in a shop...
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    Re: Fake testers in perfume shops in France

    Interesting story, Jeff. I'm glad to hear Sephora isn't suspected of using fake testers.

    If you're sure they're fake, the sales associates would also know, unless they're new, so you could ask...
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    Re: Looking to try something new....suggestions?

    What a double whammy of posts. I had an idea in my head where the thread was going, and then this.



    This is more what I'd been thinking, but the "total overhaul" ideas are interesting, too, or,...
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    Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    "The last week" seems to be the best time frame for the immediacy of "right now."

    Most Worn in the Last Week:



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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I like it. I don't know that you would. It is like original Diorama in name only, as different as Platinum Egoiste from Egoiste.

    She was already into Dior when I met her, a little bit. Then, she...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Fun picture, freewheeler! Jules has a new setup for featured fragrances.

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    The typo on the Diorling decant makes it a priceless collector’s item.

    I had to throw Leornard in with the...
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    Re: The 34 Bottle Threshold/Rule.

    If I'm not that excited about a bottle, I call it a sample.

    Using this approach, it's easy to reduce wardrobe size.
  75. Re: Can you help me find a vintage Allure Homme Sport Extreme?

    The older version was edt concentree. I think that’s the only thing you would want to look for, as opposed to edp.
  76. Re: Abercrombie & fitch fierce vintage discussion 2020

    I don't mind Fierce. It screamed so loud in the malls, I was appalled at times, but I thought it smelled like a hit.

    I never tried Chanel Platinum Egoiste until 2014, and that reminded me a fair...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Three perfumes at a time, and a sense of purpose - that sounds amazing. I'll give it a shot.



    Nice. I've tried deodorants that smelled so good that the edt's could seem like a letdown. More...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My heart skipped a beat when I read this. I'll be back on Bijan before nightfall, I do believe.

    The Moschino Pour Homme can give me the fever, as well, but it's been out of my system long enough...
  79. Re: I'm looking for materials to combine with Castoreum for a sex accord, any Ideas?

    Fascinating. And they switched when benzene was identified as a carcinogen? This extraction method would still work in a fume hood, I would think. Maybe I'll go on to be an oak moss supplier.

    I'm...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Givenchy Gentleman

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    Re: A Fragrance In Only 2 Words

    Givenchy Gentleman - Seventies Patchouli
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    Re: Drakkar Noir memories.

    This isn't one I've worn. It looks like a fairly typical entry in Raiders of the Lost Scent to me, updated with new information as it comes along.
  83. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    I like the look of these decants, so I would already be primed to like what's inside them.
  84. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    Decants are brilliant, except sometimes some of them can be more prone to evaporation.
  85. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    Getting a good deal is fun, I think, and then I can have happy thoughts about the perfume associated with that.
  86. Re: Vintage Quorum, Paco Rabanne PH, Leonard PH question

    I'm not completely falling for Leonard Pour Homme.

    I never could bond with Van Cleef and Arepls pour Homme, and I fear it could be the same with Leonard. I'm going to throw it in with the samples...
  87. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    For people thinking price doesn't matter in your level of enjoyment of a perfume, have you ever picked up a new-in-cellophane vintage Patou Pour Homme for $25?
  88. Re: Do you like or dislike fragrances based on criteria OTHER THAN SMELL(and performance)?

    The bottle.

    How other people describe it.

    How people react when I wear it.

    The box.

    Whether the bottle is clean and shiny, or smudgy.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Can there even be another answer when the question is, "What should I do when the 3.4-ounce is on backorder?"

    I'm joking, of course - someone could get a 50-ml, or two.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Samples four and five have done well.

    I loved the summary.



    No need to summarize, I agree, but I find them useful contributions.
  91. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I want to see you crazy kids work it out.
  92. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I'm in disbelief with all these leakers.
  93. Re: Vintage Quorum, Paco Rabanne PH, Leonard PH question

    Safe suggestion.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My vintage scent of the evening is Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur.

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    That is a birthday hat I can pull off, thank you!

    One of my favorite Broadway characters, Elphaba from Wicked, wears that style, too.
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    Re: Looking for my CREED frag

    You got some samples in? Five hours of flowing sounds good to me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    A little joshing, doesn't hurt too bad, I guess. I am a fanboy of your theoretical constructs, it's true. For my birthday, I'd hope for an early read by private message before you post!
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Cartier has been getting some love. I sampled Pasha quite a while ago. More recently, I've succumbed to a longstanding crush on Cartier Santos. My tastes have been leaning more woody, musky, dark and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Mitsy.



    Toppie!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I suppose I could bust out some unsolicited stats. Most worn in the last year:



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