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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Hah! Fools seldom differ!
    Just spritzed this 5 minutes ago!
    Cheers Montana

    Camel
  2. Re: summarize your fragrance journey from birth to now

    Very soon after I was born Emeraude I associated with my mother. All of the females in the early life was a Kaleidoscope of Chanels, Guerlain and Avons. One Grandfather White collar always scented of...
  3. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Right double barrel.
    Opium from you and Oland from the other!
  4. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Getting low on my Jub 25, so I'll hold you up for that!!
  5. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    You're too young to be having that BDP. Mine mine,mine. Hah!

    Joe. You may fancy yourself a Great White
    ,however I'm an Orca and I go for your Liver.
  6. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Don't you dare decant that Koh-i-Noor. It's mine.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Not enough discussion of people's favourite batches yet I guess.
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Bois du Portugal
    Diptyque Tempo
    Louis Vuitton Orage
    What I'm wearing today
    Spirit Bear Celtic Moss layered with 1999 Chanel Pour Monsieur Cologne.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    What magnificent poetry, this!
  10. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Fork over your Safari Danny!
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    Re: Question On Oleg Cassini For Men

    Yes the 70's bottle of Cologne was so very Contemporary. The scent was extraordinary. Very strong, distinctively Masculine. A unicorn that I wish I'd purchased in the 70's. Then again I was an Eau...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Camel Chypre one is a base scent which is rough outline of my taste. Composition was developed from conversation with the Perfumer and I expect a little investigation of my reviewing, writing style....
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    :thumbup:
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    I'll add that a Myrrh-like resinous background provides an interesting dimension to this.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    After a couple of days of Krizia Teatro alla Scala my current Chypre Vintage Civet crush I'm continuing with the urinous Beekeepers Daughter from Spirit Bear Perfumes.
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    Re: Common n Cheap

    Just my bias ( Oldster 80's Vintage Wingnut Society)
    Your first list, pre 2000 I would prefer to call Inexpensive VS Cheap.
    and add Vintage Jovan Sex Appeal, Monsieur Houbigant.
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    These have been mentioned before.
    Vintage Bel Ami
    Jovan Sex Appeal
    Eau dHermes
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Prince Epapsiou has led me to many gems including the great Patou 1000.
    Soooooo I shall wear his latest gift
    Teatro Alla Scala by Krizia EDT to November 14 in the evening after wearing Moschino...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Orage by Louis Vuitton
  20. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Teatro alla Scala by Krizia
    As always (excepting Bel Ami) Epapsiou is right on in regards to this gem.

    In EDT this ranks with Patou Ma Liberte and Armani by Armani. All remarkable 80's scents.
  21. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Dirty Girl!

    I think I'll do the same tonite. I'll dream of being 16 again, when I was ruined by an older woman from Quebec.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Think I'll join you with a mid 90's sample of Eego Weee
  23. Re: Top 10 Smalll American Artisan/Niche Houses

    Interesting Post.
    It may provide vehicle to have an expansion of exposure to this most inspiring Artisan genre.
    Some of my current tops are
    J.Hannah
    Jessica's main focus currentseems upon the...
  24. Re: BBC Article: People with no olfactory bulbs still have a sense of smell!

    Thank-you!
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    Re: What makes a scent feminine?

    Yes, I agree.

    You girls just stay away from my Estee Lauder FOR.MEN.
    and Eucris
    And.......
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    Re: What makes a scent feminine?

    Cultural norms differ throughout the world,however in the West, current,there is a general trigger set by White Florals and Nectar sweetness.
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    Re: Hiram Green thoughts

    I have to say that I share the love of Arbole Arbole. I quite admire the arrangement of the ingredient in particular, the Vanilla. Green seems genius.

    Vanilla Absolute carries a greenness that I...
  28. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yah. We do nuttin right ups here. Eh! Beers good tho!
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    Re: Best performance Vintages

    Lapidus Pour Homme

    Screeching performance for solid 8 hours.
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    Re: Amber Sultan, Amber 114, or Grand Soir

    Ambre 114 is so very easy to wear, inexpensive and has a balance that just misses sweet cloyness.
    Blue Amber is a bit more raucous with a big Winey Patch counterpoint.
    Grand Soir may be more an...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    ODEAN/PETITE FLEUR BLEUE by GODET
  33. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    Interestingly the different strengths offer different appeal to my mostly Masculine tastes.
    I have found the EDT, on my skin, invokes a Golden glow with enough sparkly bits to interest my Masculine...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    "Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd...."
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    All great adventure as long as you carry your bottle of Truth and Light. Bel Ami.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Beware brethren. Epapsiou has been led down the black hole of Confabulation. Cook.bot has stirred this pot of wickedness.

    Prince Epapsiou would do best to address our Tsar Badarun as Sire.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Top of heap choice!
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Beekeepers Daughter
    At opening this scent growls with a base of almost animalic waxiness that resembles the shape of dry tannic of wine on the palate.
    Built upon this a voluminous bouquet of...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    LOL

    How do I turn that friggin thing off?

    Continue sometime tomorrow for the rest of the Beekeepers review

    Camel
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Beekeepers Daughter

    One advantage to directly interviewing a Perfumer/Artisan/Artist is to be able to ask of the Intent or idea behind of the Creation. Being in presence of the person offers the...
  41. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    What a wonderful idea.
    That's mine for tonite.
    An '88 Vintage Extrait provided by " Her Cheekiness" Cook.bot!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Indeed!
    Totally Geekworthy!

    A Diana de Silva gem.
    Raiders of the Lost Scent a major Geekathon on this and other 80's Giants.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    I must say that I was,very, impressed with both the My Sin and Nuit de Noel in Vintage. Both offered to my mind "They don't make them like this anymore" . I believe both were Parfum Extrait....
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    Indeed.one out of 30 I didn't find to my taste.
  45. Re: Expensive smelling menís fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Bugatti 1992
    Spirit Bear Camel Chypre Two
    Spirit Bear Beloved
    Spirit Bear Celtic Moss
    JSP Burvuvu
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Apologies. I am working from a Behnke piece from Colognoisseur which claims that Cardin contracted Givaudan and Ellena was assigned.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Both are good picks. The Maxim's is a real charmer. Great Musky drydown. I think it may have been created for Cardin by JC Ellena.
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    I concur.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    CC
    CC has a foundation of Camphorus Patch, Castoreum. Moss and a bloom of Jasmine with a slight citric and fruit provided by Orange Blossom.Maceration certainly improves and softens the mix. Drydown...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Celtic Moss

    This certainly has a poisonous level of Moss, however the highlight is the big grassy Vetiver. Just the right amount of Camphour to border on the medicinal. This is meaty, smokey and...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Don't mind my friends Lellabelle. They may be degenerates, however they're totally loveable.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Spirit Bear Perfumes
    Beekeeper's Daughter
    Celtic Moss
    Amore
    Beloved
    Chypre Camel Two Bespoke
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    My experience has been that the pre Coppertop is a little prettier. A bloom of Florals and citrus hits first and Animalic develops from the background.The Masala becomes more apparent as it dries....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Indeed. That's why I'm sending you a 2018 EDT to jar your senses. Vile, vile, vile.What a glorious example of disgusting stink!
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    Re: Fav Elie Saab "Essence" collection?

    VETIVER No. 6 is in my Wardrobe for the reason that it avoids the Soapiness and/or bitter soil of others.

    My favourite Vetiver Chanel Sycomore EDT is no longer available.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    1989 Eau D'Hermes EDC.
    Lovely stuff!
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    The Perfumer will be developing upon the CC base for me. The beautiful Jasmine bloom will be boosted and it's animalic dialed up. She has suggested a touch of Rose Otto, which in my experience, adds...
  58. Poll: Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I'm with Oviatt, largely, excepting that Vintage throws off a feeling of a Man's Leather Toiletry Bag.
  59. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Ma Nishtana it is. Easier wear than Cardinal of which it resembles. The smoke is very interesting as it presents a "live" quality as it sucks the breath out of me much the same as burning incense....
  60. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    Some have said that there is a Horse Pie accord in this.
  61. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    This.
  62. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    A well reviewed Prissana Incense scent that predominates with Frankincense, Myrrh smoke.
  63. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    About 60% of the the people I come across seem to be wearing some sort of scent suppressant and/or Laundry Detergent musk. I find it laughable that workplaces profess perfume free environments,...
  64. Poll: Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    With current offerings Bel Ami Vetiver offers a blast of Leathery goodness at least initially.
    My fave Hermes currently though is Eau dD'Hermes with it's rather nasty mothballish Civet
    80'S Bel...
  65. Re: Can most modern mens fragrances really be considered unisex fragrances?

    This would seem to be a thoughtful, discerning opinion and common sense perspective.
  66. Re: Can most modern mens fragrances really be considered unisex fragrances?

    Pluran, again, shuts down the nonsense, with a Bulseye Dart.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Cheeky Girl :laugh:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    And this is why we love you.

    Indeed!
  69. Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    Agreement is that my girl makes no comment as long as I don't comment on the purses.
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    LOL.
    Indeed.
    Hunting it was. The Cashmere was Ivory.
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    Certainly.
    October 4, 1964. West side Vancouver. All the leaves are brown and sky is grey. Granny is raking Maple Leaves into a smouldering pile on the street corner. She is wearing a pair of...
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    For me LPH is distinctive in that it carves out an accord so very reminiscent of Burning dry Deciduous leaves in a Westcoast Autumn.
  73. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Perhaps. I've had little exposure Rogue, however I can say that it places well in the genre of Aftel, JSP and J. Hannah
    What I have heard though is that Rogue focuses upon Classic material and...
  74. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    A Semi Bespoke Chypre from Spirit Bear Perfumes named CC.
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Most Vintage Chypees.
  76. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    This .

    However if pushed I would have to say Original Aramis Cologne or if you prefer Azurre, Early American Old Spice, Sycomore EDT, Dior Amber Nuit, Cabochard.
  77. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    I have a n Artisan scent which has become regular wear this Autumn.
    This together with Vintage Leonard Pour Homme sit front stage in my Wardrobe current.

    Then again my notion of Niche encompasses...
  78. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    I'm cheered to hear of a women wearing this. The current EDP is very satisfying as a scent and only slightly pales when scented next to the 90's.
  79. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    I too had a teenage love affair with this Gem in the 70's. Working into the 80's I wore it in itineration as it's sharper edges softened mildly. By 1994 it had changed I to a facsimile lost into a...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Hmm. Interesting thought.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Interesting observation that works well to offer extension to this thread.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I think that I would agree and acts as a salve to curb my troll.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I've found my Buchman plus Sea Foam matched with Aventus, particularly 2015 Vintage, well received, in spite of the fact that I'm forced to wear Turqouise Satin flats. Bad feet.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Hmm,

    What are Basenoters thoughts on the Tea Tannin in Ex Idolo Thirty-three?
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    lol
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    lol
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Thank-you for this!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    You've largely sold me.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Hmm.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Double Post
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Weird works, however these days, I would prefer to be thought of as Queer. Dahling.

    Leather Oud eh? I think I'll wear that today. It goes well with my Mack Shirt, Leather Chaps and Black Silk...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Indeed!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    You Go Girl! Just leave the Fishnets at home, unless you have the legs for it. Hah!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Babbling is cathartic. Everybody who has participated has been able to reveal their opinions with relatively little personal attack.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Givenchy Gentleman 70's Vintage held place in my Wardrobe. Earliest had Civet melded in.
    These days Mazzolari Lui fits the animalic a d Pavarotti by Pavoriti fits the elegant.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Ah! Another weirdo who is drawn to the exquisite smell of Creosote!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Ah ZC! You continue to challenge my Masculinity by exposing my Bias to Vintage and Niche/Artisan.

    Back at you. En Garde!
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    "Its amusing you think I'm from the Middle East but I'm actually from the West"

    It amuses me that you would think that I think that.

    You still haven't convinced me that your opinion is derived...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Ah yes! Chypres marketed to women. ( I'm not so convinced by modern ones) An added plus is that many partners Male or Female are attracted to complexity in fragrance and clever colour coordination in...
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    I have to agree, as PStoller's observation, would seem to concur with current Western thought on Gender Identity and it's Fluidity, or if you like it's Dynamic in relation to that of an apparent...
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