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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Avon Leather (1966)
  2. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Obviously our comments were in jest, hence their brevity and off-the-cuff nature. I see no need to apologize or walk back something said about an anonymous eBay listing as observational humor just...
  3. Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's sorta because it's already a mega-expensive unicorn and a lot of people don't bother being curious when the price for admission just to try it is so high (since sampling discontinued frags is...
  4. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    I still don't like what they stand for as a brand but I like what I have by them.
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    Re: So umm...Dior Homme 2020...?

    So many threads. This one is very controversial.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Bois des Iles

    Chanel Égoïste was Jacques Polge's attempt to make a masculine market Bois des Îles, which at the time was considered feminine (but is really quite unisex). Modern Bois des Îles is also a Polge...
  7. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    I don't care so much about non-fragheads disliking fragrance, just infighting and snobbery within the community where someone thinks their opinion is so authoritative that anyone who shares an...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I've owned my bottle for over a year and barely logged 7 wears. I think I'm safe. ;)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Creed Aventus for a special occasion involving special people.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Aventus (2010)

    Felt like it was a good time to enjoy this again.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

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    Creed Aventus (2010)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th January, 2020

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    Creed Aventus (2010)
  13. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agreed, and sadly describing the situation here south of your border.
  14. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Never thought of perfume as a way of money laundering hahaha.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Rive Gauche pour Homme to meet someone very special.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003)

    Honorary vintage status bestowed because of its discontinued unicorny covetedness
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

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    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th January, 2020

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    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pour Homme (2003)
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    It comes back down in price when imports find their way onto American eBay. American Crew Classic scent is ironically only discontinued in America.
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    I think in this case other people just have less of a descriptive vocabulary for the fragrance. Only the body wash has a "classic" version because there is also a 3-in-1 version...
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    Re: The scent of American Crew

    The original American Crew fragrance is called Classic and can be found in 50ml cans or 100ml glass bottles. In a pure scent format, it's very much a fougère, albeit a bit heavy on the sage.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A different pile of treasure than the normal one.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Paco Rabanne Ténéré (1988) to celebrate my last day of work before I go on vacation.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Paco Rabanne Ténéré (1988)
  25. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Dua is the Troma Studios of niche perfume.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Jacomo Eau Cendrée yesterday because it had been almost 2 years. Ed Hardy Love & Luck last night because I wanted something fresh.
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Just don't expect the oakmoss base. It's all chypre until you reach that base, then it becomes iso e super, cashmeran, and musk. Still decent though.
  28. Re: Howcome Hermes Voyage Parfum doesnt get much love?

    It's pretty mediocre despite having mega-fancy packaging.
  29. Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think Jacomo Eau Cendrée (1974) is another one like Avon Öland (1970) that you should try if you like No. 1

    Imagine a smokier darker Etienne with a tiny bit of Öland's orris soap and you're 80%...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Jacomo Eau Cendrée (1974)

    This one is a swirl of heavy aromatics, tobacco, vetiver, oakmoss, musk, spices, and very dark. I find Eau Cendrée to be an "archetype 70's" masculine accord,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

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    Jacomo Eau Cendrée (1974)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th January, 2020

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    Jacomo Eau Cendrée (1974)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Eau Cendrée by Jacomo (1974)
  34. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Black Lagoon Intense is on the way.



    Just toss "Haute" or "Maison" in there and you can add another $100 easy to a bottle.
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I'll give that a looksie in a few. Thanks for the link!
  36. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Parfums de Nicholai got reshuffled as "Nicholai Createur de Parfum" so it sounds more Booj-wah (lol).
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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Hugo Boss goes for the youth market anymore, since at least the 90's with Hugo. If you like youthful and dynamic scents, I don't see a problem. It's mostly the VERY vocal minority of classic...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I like it too and find it more referential to the "citrus and woods" masculines of the 50's/60's (typically but not always chypre), than Bleu de Chanel. To me this is more of a...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I just posted my review for it but Dior Homme (2020 Version) is not only the wrong gender, but doesn't show up in recently added nor searches. You have to browse the house index to find it. Ghost...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    They still make (or at least sell) the old one, so I call the newer "Y for him".
  41. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Artisanal perfumes are like "Extra niche niche" because they are offen hand made in non-duplicable (thus semi-bespoke) batches the same way grandma makes her apple pie without measuring cups, plus in...
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    Re: Lalique Pour Homme (Lion) EDT vs EDP

    Lalique pour Homme (1997) is truly extraordinary. I only have the EDP myself, but this is a great masculine semi-oriental old-school fougère brightened by a drier and fresher use of citrus than in...
  43. Re: What fragrances have you changed your mind about recently?

    With quality versus space being a growing concern, I'm beginning to evaluate some of my seldom-desired designers, particularly the Ed Hardy range and a few others. It isn't that I don't think they're...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig (1988)

    Hard to believe Alberto Morillas made this.
  45. Re: Navitus Parfums (Redolessence & Paramount Impex LLC & Various perfumers)

    I'd sample these but I do admit it looks like a bit of a cash grab line. Outward appearances could be deceiving though.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    The Baron by Evyan/LTL (1961)

    A floral soapy powdery sandy scent with heliotrope/carnation/jasmine at the heart. Reads very feminine when held to a modern standard. Reminds me of a...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    The Baron by Evyan/LTL (1961)
  48. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    I also fancy Dirty (minty fougère), Lust (animalic jasmine/rose), and Karma (hippie juice lol) as well.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    This is a good one. I need to review it..
  50. Re: Dior Homme 2020, GPH 2003, Dirty English

    Iso E Super is the Schrödinger's Cat of base notes, so you're close to the mark.
  51. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    Give this man a Nobel Peace Prize, he's onto something. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    Macy's was in the Bon Marchè
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    It's on a corridor being overrun by homeless. All the retail stores are being chased off 3rd Ave one by one.
  54. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I'm fun to have around for Mad Libs or Cards Against Humanity too. <3
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    I'm trying to remember the dice rating system but forget which one means which.
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    Re: Macy's Closings

    This happened to the old Seattle Macy's too.
  57. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Fragcomme de Carçons?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain Shalimar was my bed scent so it felt natural to segue into Dior Homme. Night time and day time iris.
  59. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Shalimar (1925) to bed because it was like sleeping on silk sheets.
  60. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I prefer Polyaromatic thank you very much.
  61. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    That's a shame. Probably traveling is best if you do that anyway.



    There is definitely a LOT of hit or miss with the brand. Mark seems to just make whatever tickles the fancy, and his "playing...
  62. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    This is a really, really good answer.

    I'd like to add that some people who desperately want to belong in whatever cliques or social groups they're courting will often self-assimilate their tastes...
  63. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I see what you did there.
  64. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Replace every tub of The Stuff with a bottle of Aventus and the movie's plot still works. I don't think Dior Homme 2020 will have that kind of pull at least.
  65. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I just imagined a panicked mob fighting over tubs of ice cream like the movie The Stuff.
  66. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    "They can take my freedom, but they'll never take my oakmoss! ...wait a minute."
  67. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    The silver stem was already carrying a premium because of purists/hardliners wanting the "real Dior Homme" et al. Sure, that will go up too in time, but the significant difference is anything "Dior...
  68. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    We have to prepare for when the Ambroxians send the Fragrance Army to our quadrant of the galaxy.
  69. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    FragranceNet is good about showing the right picture. They even show differences in sizes and tester/retail boxes. You shouldn't have a problem with them. Or conversely, you can deal with eBay, where...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th January, 2020

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    Dior Homme (2005)

    2011 Demachy reform.
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    Dior Homme (2005)
  72. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I don't typically have expectations going in, so disappointment is rare, but I was really taken back in a bad way by Acqua di Giò Absolu Instinct. It's pesticide for people IMO.
  73. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    Gonna give you a hail over the FragComm-5000 Olfactive Subspace Communicator Device.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Monogram

    Chaps is not hard to find, just expensive from vintage forum hype/the usual suspects. It is good, but very leathery and a bit powdery!
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Monogram

    It's too rare of a thing for many folks to have, because Ralph Lauren actually recalled unsold stock when they pulled it. The stuff is near museum-grade at that for those who do have a bottle, so...
  76. Re: Something comparable to Gucci by Gucci for men?

    Never mind this reply. It's just a grind post to boost post count of the user and isn't intended to deliver any substance. You learn to spot and ignore these in time.

    To answer your question...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Guerlain Shalimar (1925)

    The EdC version is stronger than it looks.
  78. Re: The Dior Homme Line...Should We Panic Yet?

    People are going to panic regardless and by the tone of your messsge, you've already done some preliminary panic. Yes, 2005 and 2011 iterations of Dior Homme will become $300-$500 unicorns available...
  79. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Discounter websites and eBay sellers: anyone not beholden to recalls from Dior to return stock (like the brick and mortars).
  80. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Well I just got my 2nd backup so 300ml should see me through until the end of civilization. Let Dior burn its reputation to the ground, I'm not bothered.
  81. Re: Your 2019 vintage standout discoveries

    Yeah, the civet stands out but overall the composition is low-key and wears close like an EdP. I think it's the vanilla in the base doing that.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

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    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon (2017)
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    Prada Luna Rossa Carbon (2017)
  84. Re: Your 2019 vintage standout discoveries

    I did mostly backups of vintage favorites last year, since 70% of what I discovered in 2018 was "going unicorn" by early 2019. I pretty much beat the scalpers from pricing me out of my favorites, but...
  85. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Some of the snobbourgeois in the fragrance community don't see Gorilla Perfume (and by extension Lush) as proper niche due to the success and proliferation of their stores throughout malls and urban...
  86. Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's not unilaterally legal across the globe, but in a lot of places IFRA is more or less law because they broker an acceptable compromise between what the manufacturer lobbies want and what the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Tai Winds (1972)
  88. Re: Which niche brand you think is well worth the price?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Diptyque, Amouage, and Gorilla Perfumes (Lush), not that I wouldn't still try for deals.
  89. Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    There are differences.

    Original has real bergamot oil, not IFRA-approved vacuum-distilled bergamot (bergamot is restricted).

    Original has more oakmoss than current because even with treating it...
  90. Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's because Creed is willing to foot the bill for low-atranol oakmoss to preserve the base accord.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    I'm up 2 and -1 so far, but thinking of clearing out some things I never wear, so stay tuned.
  92. Re: Unique and interesting, but still compliment getting?

    Depends on time of day and weather really. If I had to name only one fragrance for all seasons that could potentially draw compliments but not smell like a Macy's counter, I'd have to say Calvin...
  93. Re: Is Boucheron pour homme (1991) blind buy worthy?

    Do tell once you get a full grasp of it. I'd love to hear your thoughts!
  94. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    That is literally the state of modern masculine designer perfume, yeah. It's why niche exploded and designer growth has plateaued, but the biggest designers already have their own "niche" prive lines...
  95. Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think it's funny you kept the large font. XD
  96. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    I already have a tinfoil hat. Should I upgrade to a colander helmet? I hear Sur le Table has a sale on anti-brainwave pasta strainers. That'll keep'em away from my RG.

    (Also you're welcome!)
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    Quartz pour Homme by Parfums Molyneux (1994)

    This is a lovely crisp apple and cedar over dry amber, vetiver, and labdanum. How anyone hates this is beyond my understanding. It's not...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Join Planet Sillage, where there's a bell you can ring if someone on the elliptical smells like jock straps dipped in Axe Kilo.

    (In all seriousness though, I feel ya man.)

    As for forum topic: ...
  99. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    I see them eBay scalpers rappelling down on ropes like Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible trying to swap my Rive Gauche for a can of Barbasol undetected like:
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    "Go ahead, make my scent of...
  100. Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Tin Can - any pitfalls?

    That's why I've erected an electrified fence and attack drones around my bottles. The prices skyrocketed instantly after word of discontinuation swept through the online fragrance community. It'll...
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