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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Öland (1970)
  2. Re: Top 10 Fragrance wish list/next purchases

    In no order (non-DC'd stuff)

    1) Creed Silver Mountain Water
    2) Acqua di Giò Profumo
    3) Roja Dove Elysium Pour Homme Cologne
    4) Diptyque Oud Palao
    5) Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperiale
    6) Maison...
  3. Re: Nicoli patchouli intense anything similar?

    Now I want to try this too.

    *buys ticket for the hype train*
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

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    Creed Himalaya (2002)

    Needed a Friday mood lift
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th July, 2020

    Ambra di Luna is goooood!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th July, 2020

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    Creed Himalaya (2002)
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    Re: Eau De Space

    Heard you get a complimentary bottle of Elon Musk when you join SpaceX
  8. Re: A modern, very masculine and fresh scent

    Is it rare? I wasn't aware!!!
  9. Re: Does owning MB Legend make buying Chanel PE redundant?

    Repost
  10. Re: Does owning MB Legend make buying Chanel PE redundant?

    Chanel PE is way crisper and sharper in the base than Montblanc Legend, and arguably better.
  11. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    Honestly if a name change made the bottle worth tons of money, I wouldn't even use it and would have to buy it again under the new name.
  12. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    Dior Homme is basically a leather flanker to Shalimar anyway.



    Guess I shouldn't tell them I like Chanel no 5 too.
  13. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    Did Laurice Rahmé of Bond #9 threaten Julien Sprecher of Parfums de Marly with a lawsuit? She's basically the Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada) of perfume as is, so I can totally see here...
  14. Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    I'll smell it when I smell it, being an exclusive means it's priced against other things I lust after more intently at that level.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You must be really tiny.
  16. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Welcome and hope you enjoy them! I'd also add Green Irish Tweed, Himalaya, and Royal Water to that group, but I have a soft spot for the drier side of Creed's style.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Anything not an EdC over 9oz is likely a lifetime supply for me unless it's in my top 10.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    If you enjoy it, what's it matter to anyone else? Still valid!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Royal Water for a refreshing after shower scent.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Royal Water (1997)
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    Re: Quandary- need your help

    My partner hates galbanum and carnation so I have to make sure I don't wear stuff like Lauder for Men or Parfums de Marly Lipizzan to bed, so I totally get where you're coming from.
  22. Re: Fragrances you've changed your mind about...

    I was super unimpressed by Eau d'Ikar by Sisley (2011) because of the switch from weirdly beautiful to just-another-vetiver-and-woods in the dry down, but after wearing it again, I've grown to...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's an insane bottle holy crap.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's actually cool that you're someone I can make these kind of references with here. You actually get my nerd humor.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    You'll need to wash that shirt twice afterwards.
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    This is Dior trying to take Terre d'Hermès and de-Ellena-fy it by making it simpler and more opaque, then tacking on the postmodernist "classic masculine" ad campaign and the sour bergamot preferred...
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    Re: Thoughts on Malin + Goetz

    I wasn't a huge fan when I tried them in Nordstrom pre-COVID. Interesting concept though. The Cannabis one was fun.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I agree. I'm all for giving love to obscure niches and artisanal perfumers (especially ones a part of the Basenotes population, as it's effectively giving validation to the work of supporters), but...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    130007

    3000 years ago.
  30. Re: I realize I don't have any modern scents!

    Some Modern Avons are wonderful, like the Premiere Luxe Homme and Premiere Luxe Oud fragrances.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oh yeah I remember now. Back when they were passes and not swaps. This is where I learned about Elvis and ended up stocking some.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    My review is up for one of them, that's all I remember. I think. Maybe not.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    One of my favorites!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I don't remember :cry:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've sampled this before.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Jacomo de Jacomo by Parfums Jacomo (1980) providing a day's worth of smokey delight.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    I never kiss and tell.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    https://youtu.be/x3u5DQPfBOk

    Are we not men? We are Devo.

    (You made me do this.)

    Back to my Guacamole de Guacamole by Parfums Guacamole.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Jacomo de Jacomo by Parfums Jacomo (1980)

    Whack-a-Mole de Whack-a-Mole by Parfums Whack-a-Mole
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Yuppers! Especially Bel Ami, which uses isobutyl quinoline to add the tannery vibe to it, like walking into an Hermès leather shop.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Because leather itself is something of a mixed-reaction genre, and by leather I mean "try to smell like leather" and not "let's drop some sweet rubbery raspberry BS compound in here and call it...
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Antaeus is more castoreum leather while Bel Ami is more petrol leather.
    That's to say, Antaeus is muskier and drier, while Bel ami is spicier and pushes off skin more.
  43. Re: Kouros vs. Antaeus vs. Lapidus vs. Lord Al Rehab vs.....

    These were all the "bangers" of the 1980's, and the generation that loves them obsesses, defends, and endlessly pontificates on them in the same manner 20 somethings go on forever about 1 Million,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Just don't accidentally leave cK Be on your neck when you apply it. Things get a little weird. XD
  45. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last night it was cK Be, which I forgot to completely wash off this morning and joined Chanel No. 19 for half of my day today.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    I only own Antaeus so far but I'd like to pick up Bel Ami at some point. Not the shaker because that sells for ridiculous prices, but some form of it.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I had a face full of Tobacco Oud over the weekend when I went out to pick up food. Maybe he thought it maintained the 6ft social distance needed to not wear a mask, because he wasn't.
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    Re: De marly percival vs bleu de chanel

    Black smells nothing like the rest of the Luna Rossa range.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I thought my No. 19 was reading "too sweet" then I realized I still had cK Be (1996) on the back of my neck from last night, so I had to wash that off just now and refresh a single spray of No. 19....
  50. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    Off to the ignore list with you then. I don't have time for attempts at picking fights. Suggest you do the same, then you won't have to suffer my point of view.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel No. 19 (1971) really hit the spot today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I didn't know what to wear and suddenly I saw the cap of this Chanel No. 19 (many older Chanels have the same bottle) and said "whatever this is I'm wearing it" and here we are.
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    Re: Dunhill Century (2018)

    Still never showed up, no thanks to COVID-19 lockdowns, so the only way I can try this is via decant or blind buy.
  54. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    I'm not exactly on topic with the OP (but I already put in my 2 pennies upthread on the news), but what you're suggesting is that eventually Basenotes will be a giant vintage perfume forum, which...
  55. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    None. I chose my 5 already and posted them way upthread on the first page. My choices haven't changed. They are still

    Balenciaga pour Homme (1990)
    Azzaro Acteur (1989)
    Joint by Roccobarocco...
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    I wish I could tell you but I haven't tried any of the Black Suede flankers either. Some of them are exclusive to the European and Latin American markets too, so they're troublesome in getting.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

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    Chanel No. 19 (1971)
  58. Re: Your Top-5 of the Most Underrated and Criminally Discontinued Fragrances of All-Time.

    I've long since given up on trying to de-escalate discontinuation FOMO frenzy or "I didn't care about it when it was available but I suddenly love it now that it's gone" mentality you see copy-pasted...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

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    Chanel No 19 (1971)
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    Re: De marly percival vs bleu de chanel

    Percival is similar in some ways to Creed Himalaya (2002) or Paco Rabanne XS Pour Homme (1993), but a bit more chemical in nature. If you like Bleu de Chanel and Dylan Blue but find one too old and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Chanel No. 19 (1971)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Calvin Klein cK Be (1996)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Putting the more in Morabito.
  64. Re: Woah new Parfums de Marly Sutton came out today

    I'll see if my local niche shop can get it to try.
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    You tend to see more love for these brands on grooming forums like Badger & Blade, but I agree more pure "colognoisseurs" should step out from behind their niches or designers and try them.
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    Re: Eau de Space

    I heard the 2001 batches are a real odyssey.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Without it my devilish charms are powerless!
  68. Re: To spend or not to spend? That is the question!

    I agree. Areej le Dore tries to fight their scalpers because they don't make any of that secondhand profit and just want to get their perfumes out there, but between superfans and opportunists, it's...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Elvis by Elvis Presley (1989)

    A smooth animalic amber with a slug of pie spice and southern sweet tea.
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    Reminding me that I need some of this.
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Very classy fragrance, especially pre-buyout Dana.
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    Re: Eating crow: The house of John Varvatos

    Oud is decent but it's much more tobacco than oud.
  73. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    I'll wear his grandmother's perfume collection if he doesn't want them. Really, I will.
  74. Re: Political ads for US 2020 election displayed

    I saw a video on how slow a site loads with zero adblock and how much of the site becomes hijacked with malicious ads (that force interaction or page reloads), and on some sites, you literally could...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I surrender.

    Just don't take my Avon Leather!

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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    You'll easily smell it on yourself all day, it just doesn't grab other people's attention.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You feel the Sudden Impact of it's Magnum Force when wearing it though.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Probably to prohihit resale? Creed used to "de-batchcode" retail bottles for tester use in the 90's, which explains some older 4oz bottles coming in boxes without them on eBay, so perhaps a similar...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not concerned with projection anymore. If I can enjoy it all day, I'm happy.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For a Few Dollars More it does.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Let me provide some backup for Danny.

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    JB by Jack Black (2010)

    It is a dandy take on the Iso E woods of Terre d'Hermès and Encre Noire. Less vetiver and patchouli, more cypress,...
  82. Re: Have you had a positive compliment that kind of hurts

    Someone told me once that I smelled really good, and that it reminded them of their grandma who always collected perfume.

    I was wearing Dior Homme (2005)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Lee Van Cleef & The Arpels Pour the Hommes (1978)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My guess is it was address info or note info because these are tester bottles. I have a retail bottle this size and the info on that one is put on a label placed on the bottom of the bottle.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig (1988)
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    Re: Bois des Iles. An Oservation.

    (If the getting is good I might take it. I don't own any)
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Acteur is a masculine but there isn't anything particularly manly about it. Just a sweet rose chypre with a leather base! Avon is amazing especially in vintage. It gets put down by the "trained...
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    Re: Rose Varieties—Help!

    Gotta have

    Tea Rose by The Perfumer's Workshop in there (green stemmy rose)
    Azzaro Acteur (jammy damask rose and leather chypre)
    Avon Roses! Roses! (classic soapy rose)
    Montale Black Aoud...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Vintage Dana Canoe (1936)

    Get a bottle that looks like mine

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    This is pre-barcode stuff.
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    I think once again, a lot of my favorite Avons could be placed on this list because most guys in the "FragComm" are so loathe to try them due to the reputation they have for being cheap or...
  91. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I've worn then both nearly equally, because when I'm in the mood for that type of fragrance, it's almost a dice roll.



    Dior Eau Sauvage and Fahrenheit are classics tho



    Your opinion is...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Azzaro Acteur (1989)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Villorenzi is a house I have yet to try
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    Re: Creed Exposed!

    Truth. Takes a lot of gall to have creative vision, and with that comes ego if success strikes. On the flipside, a lot of creators also have imposter syndrome or debilitating self-doubt.
  95. Re: Agua Brava by Puig, which of the Box Colors has the best formulation?

    I think the red ones are older.
  96. Re: Anyone else remember Tamerisk by Mary Kay?

    Never had a chance to try it but the name rings a bell.
  97. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    Bleu de Chanel is a generalist fragrance with class and refinement enjoyed more by enthusiasts

    Sauvage is the bEaSt MoDe DaWg of the designer world that sells more because it speaks to base...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    + 1 floof for Sumare
  99. Re: Masculinity in gender differences in perfumery

    Yep. There is no "should", merely what suits conventional style and what rides counter to it. These people shouid see what high-end designers dress both guys and gals in for their runway shows if...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    If you can't find a Victor bottle, go for the bottle with the built-in plastic sprayer. Anything with a silver slide-over cap made by Visconti di Modrone is newest formula.

    Also wearing today:
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