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  1. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    You make some very good point and I respect and hear them. I don’t have cable service currently so until recently I’ve been oblivious as to the spread of this. I always hear fragrance enthusiasts and...
  2. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    That may be true, but I will say that your knowledge spans the length of the Grand Canyon. I read a lot of your reviews and although that long I certainly learn a lot
  3. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. I didn’t realize that this would get a little heated. I will say openly that I don’t donate to charities- very small amounts actually go to the cause and...
  4. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    It’s a very heartbreaking video. This covid-19 is like death staring you in the face. The u.s. doles out millions if not billions in foreign aid, but it’s never enough. Celebrities are always asking...
  5. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Thank you appreciate that, Haven’t been active for a little while and I thought I would try and come up with an interesting topic something a little different you know.
  6. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I lost a lot of weight myself, and you’re right the only lousy thing is trying to put together a whole new wardrobe because basically nothing you on fit you anymore
  7. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Wow! I’d hate to ask how much it would cost to redo the kitchen. For 20k that bathroom should clean itself! Lol
  8. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    +1 lmao!!!
  9. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Most likely, the government is “Always willing to help” but you are probably correct I already see a lot of issues regarding the stimulus of who and how it will be received.
  10. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I am curious as to what kind of a plumbing catastrophe would set you back 20k that’s really steep, yikes!
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    Re: MFK Grand Soir in warmer weather?

    I find habit rouge EDC to bloom very nicely in the warmth. I have a vintage splash bottle in the coffee bean box probably from the late 70s. It’s hard to date early bottles but it certainly from that...
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    Re: MFK Grand Soir in warmer weather?

    Yes, longevity is superb 12+ at least. I agree this one flew heavy under the radar, in fact I heard rumors of discontinuation but those have been laid to rest. BR 540 was hyped to the hilt. It’s a...
  13. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Well... I feel about 2 inches tall everybody seems to be doing the responsible thing and either saving it or using it wisely. I may buy a bottle or two but the majority of it I will save as the next...
  14. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    That’s very humble of you. I’ve always been open to helping people financially when I can during tough patches as I know I’ve had my share of them as well, but everybody I know and also all of my...
  15. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    It’s a really solid summer scent and I like it a friend of mine picked up a full bottle while we were in Vegas. It’s quality juice through and through, but in my personal opinion they are overpriced...
  16. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    Wise decision, I will probably save some of it. But there are a couple that I have been after particularly some old vintage Creeds that I just don’t have the disposable income for. Looking for a...
  17. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    That’s great to hear! D.S. and Durga is pretty well received by ash from gent scents.
    Cheers
  18. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    That’s a bummer! It appears as though from several residences listed that your doin well.
    Stay safe during this madness
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    Re: MFK Grand Soir in warmer weather?

    Wear what you like, when you like. Me personally I stick to cooler or cold weather As I think this is when this fragrance really shines! Also I have to be wary, fragrances project on my skin...
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    Re: MFK Grand Soir in warmer weather?

    I concur- I hasten to say even 1 as 2 sprays can become quite cloying on me.
    My skin projects exceeding well.
  21. Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I’ll keep this brief-


    Just curious as to who is going to use their stimulus money to add to their fragrance collection?
    If so I’m curious as to which fragrance and perhaps why? Please comment...
  22. Re: Just blind bought a pre reform bottle of 24 gold scentstory what are you thoughts?

    Thanks for your input, I’ve given it a couple wearings and thus far I like it. I concur that for its price it’s quality and performance is superb. Not sure I’m on board with the whole marketing...
  23. Re: Just blind bought a pre reform bottle of 24 gold scentstory what are you thoughts?

    Thanks hednic always like you opinions
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    Hugely underrated.. that is all lol
  25. Re: D&G Pour Homme - Which country: Italy? Euro-italy? Germany?

    Definitely go with the euroitalia bottles made in Italy. I’ve heard mixed information about the German and UK bottles but enough to generalize that they are inferior to the first one. I own two...
  26. Just blind bought a pre reform bottle of 24 gold scentstory what are you thoughts?

    Hey guys and girls,

    Just bought a bottle of 24 gold by sent story. It was advertised as a vintage P reformulation and it appears that it is. Just wondering your thoughts and input on it as I blind...
  27. Re: Troubleshooting a pre bar code bottle of Dior eau Sauvage

    I had tried soaking it while I started this thread and it worked. I used it once when I received it And it’s sat for just a couple of months but I didn’t think that would be long enough for the...
  28. Re: Troubleshooting a pre bar code bottle of Dior eau Sauvage

    Thanks!
  29. Re: Troubleshooting a pre bar code bottle of Dior eau Sauvage

    Yes, I understood that you just meant the atomizer top. I don’t have any alcohol handy but I’m soaking it in some water. It doesn’t appear that there’s anything obviously wrong with the atomizer tube...
  30. Re: Troubleshooting a pre bar code bottle of Dior eau Sauvage

    It crossed my mind, but my concern is it being old would any similar atomizer fit on it? Are the sprayer tubes pretty much standard size?
  31. Troubleshooting a pre bar code bottle of Dior eau Sauvage

    Hi all,

    Been on quite a long hiatus, but I’m having an issue with a vintage bottle I bought and I thought I would turn to here for some help.
    It seems to be leaking underneath the sprayer head...
  32. Re: Question regarding the original Michael for men?

    Ok great- thanks guys for the info, really helpful!
  33. Question regarding the original Michael for men?

    Hey guys and girls,

    i'll keep it short- i'm interested in purchasing the original Michael for men, (vintage bottle)but my question is the original bottle just said "micheal" on it.i'm aware...
  34. Re: New acquisition: 90's era green Irish tweed. Anyone experience this?

    It is shipping international so it will be a couple of weeks, but when I receive it I will let you know. I love my '15 bottles and will have some ground in which to compare it to. It's only a one oz...
  35. Re: New acquisition: 90's era green Irish tweed. Anyone experience this?

    As always, thanks hednic! I super excited to get a hold of this
  36. New acquisition: 90's era green Irish tweed. Anyone experience this?

    Just bought a bottle of 90's era GIT and wondering if anyone has ever smelled this in that era? I am also not sure if back then it was an edt as opposed to a an edp? No doubt the current quality is...
  37. Re: Help with batch code identification for Valentino uomo

    Hey thanks for the response, I was not aware they had already switched to puig before uomo was released- I'm content to know that I have a stronger and better Performing batch than what is currently...
  38. Re: Has anybody sampled aqua celestia forte edp- thoughts???

    I thought the same, it is a bit sharp.. but you must try on skin, as it changed my perception completely-although it's not a weak scent by any means. The top Has certainly got a punch to it, but I...
  39. Re: Has anybody sampled aqua celestia forte edp- thoughts???

    Thanks hednic, your input is always awesome. Sprung for a full bottle and I do not regret it at all!! Others have noted short lived longevity- on my skin this easily lasts until the next day also its...
  40. Has anybody sampled aqua celestia forte edp- thoughts???

    Hey everybody,

    Just sampled for the first time the MKF line and found them to be absolutely beautiful! Always enjoyed Francis kurkdjian's work and own many of his signitures.
    Has anyone sampled...
  41. Re: Help with batch code identification for Valentino uomo

    Awesome thanks,
  42. Re: Help with batch code identification for Valentino uomo

    Thanks, tried customer service and was directed to boutique in New York called twice and no answer....
    Maybe wrong number.. will try and email!
    Thanks,
  43. Re: Help with batch code identification for Valentino uomo

    I'm not positive on that, but it may have been weakened a little although the scent remains true. I think it was liscened under Procter and gamble and now puig. I'm happy with my bottle as it's...
  44. Re: Help with batch code identification for Valentino uomo

    Oh well, I tried
  45. Help with batch code identification for Valentino uomo

    To my basenotes peeps:

    Hey, I'll keep it brief.
    Bought a bottle of uomo and can't get a production date from the batch code(C1101) checkcosmetic reads error not specified;
    Heard the company...
  46. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    Not everything was boxed at first, but were in drawers. Since the first incident I've placed my collection in sealed boxes just for peace of mind.
  47. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    thanks for the responses thus far everyone, is nice to get both sides. whether or not it does affect them to the extent of human perception, ill heir on the side of caution to protect a "priceless"...
  48. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    yes it is!!! ill be moving in the near future,ill have to do it eventually, so im starting to pack to ease the burden of doing it in a week or two. i guess ive started with my fragrance collection. i...
  49. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    thanks for the words of reassurance, although just to be safe, and partly because my OCD wont allow me, ive stored everything safely in sealed boxes.
  50. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    i do live in the US. I wasnt positive these laws exist. i think they would be hard to enforce, but ive contacted the management company to have her comply.
  51. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    i have. this goes back a year or so. i wrote a letter and left it in her door... several hours later it was crumpled up on my door step. soooo, thats how that went. i have even explained my having...
  52. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    i do own a few, more for cigars and pipes though ive considered that, but i wouldnt even know where to source them???
  53. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    your explanation does make sense, ive halted wearing any fragrances for the time being and have also not actively sprayed while smoke odor is present. it tends to linger so i have like i said just...
  54. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    my adjacent neighbor(i live in a condo) smokes like a chimney and it creeps through the walls. actual physical smoke im not sure, but its stunk up my room on several occasions and im just wondering...
  55. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    yes thats a valid point.. although its not in the same room, it sure does smell like it. smoke tends to settle into things.

    thanks for the input.
  56. Re: possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    i had figured as much, prob just being a little over paranoid, i have a hepa filter constantly running to "clean" the air. bothers me because i have some expensive and vintage fragrances some dating...
  57. possible perfume damage due to indirect smoke exposure???

    hey everybody,


    been a while since ive been on but have a question. long story short, i live in a condo and my neighbor being the ass that that she is, is smoking all the time. my collection has...
  58. Re: Question about vintage carven eau de vetiver?

    Yes, I concur. I have a bottle of habit rouge from the 60's and it's just divine! Have an early 90's bottle as well and although they are both absolute bliss, the 60's bottle is richer and more...
  59. Re: Question about vintage carven eau de vetiver?

    Yes, I'm finding that out. I think it's aptly named for the splash version of the fragrance- usually it's first incarnation. What a find though, I believe it to be somewhere from 60's or 70's and...
  60. Re: Question about vintage carven eau de vetiver?

    Very similar hednic, the cap is the same, but the bottle is thinner and rectangular in stature. Maybe just a rebottleing??? Still not quite sure if it's the original carven vetiver or a flanker of...
  61. Question about vintage carven eau de vetiver?

    Hey there,

    Question about a recent purchase of mine. I just got a splash bottle of carven eau de vetiver pour Monsieur, it's quite old and in phenomenal shape. It's in a tall rectangular bottle...
  62. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    ahmad-a i purchased it from ebay. risky, I know, but im pretty familiar with the packaging to spot a fake. she said she purchased them from saks batch reads from 2013, so it should be potent. i think...
  63. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    the flacon should be here tomorrow. ill be sure and fill everbody in. i need to get a decant bottle though, one with a small spray pattern- in case this stuff is nuclear...
    maybe ill try to find...
  64. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    sprayed some recently as well, although still fairly potent its weak compared to when i sprayed it just a couple years ago. the old juice lit up the tom ford counter and the newer stuff just kinda...
  65. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    when i get my flacon im considering selling splits. it should be from 2013. it should last a while.
  66. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    just think some day these will be considered "vintage"

    makes me ill............
  67. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    not sure exactly, but my 2016 bottle has a completely different set of ingredients than the ones in the saks a year or so ago. so maybe end of 2015. perhaps the tonka/oakmoss limits had forced a...
  68. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    update:

    was able to get the batch code. its from mid 2013 so there should be no qualms with performance. congrats to me!!!!

    I have just mortgaged a new bottle of cologne........ i am happy and...
  69. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    the longevity is there, but projection is sub-par and the fragrance seems thinner, less full and rich. a flacon of this stuff should last till dinosaurs make another appearance...
  70. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    glad to know im not just paranoid, this fragrance hobby (borderline obsession lol!) is going to be the death of me!
  71. Re: help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    still a high quality scent???
  72. help deciding on a flacon purchase of tom ford tobacco vanille?

    hey everyone,

    question i need some help on. i am considering on purchasing an 8.4oz flacon of tobacco vanille made near the end of 2015. i have a 3.4oz spray from march 2016. although no official...
  73. Re: Does the possible toxicity of banned and restricted ingriedients in vintage scare anybody???

    well, at least im not the only one with the thought looming over my head... i live a pretty health conscious life, but i do enjoy my fragrances. not many things can reminisce a certain era so clearly...
  74. Re: Does the possible toxicity of banned and restricted ingriedients in vintage scare anybody???

    I do have more than a few vintages,(much less true vintage) so much of some, that i wear them pretty regularly, and some in splash form, so while i dont bathe in them, quite a fair amount is applied....
  75. Does the possible toxicity of banned and restricted ingriedients in vintage scare anybody???

    hello all,

    I've always enjoyed older and pre-reformulated fragrances as opposed to more modern offerings, 80's 90's era etc... recently, ive chosen to swallow the red pill and see how deep the...
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    Re: On the lookout for a fresh jasmine

    hello,

    one of tom fords private blends- jasmine rouge is a favorite of mine. its is slightly on the heavier side, full, if you will. although it has a laundry list of notes, I mainly pick up a...
  77. Re: question on an older version of habit rouge, in reference to the oud note.

    thats the same bottle i have, i just recieved it the other day. its juice seems far darker that current versions. so i hope this is good news! will be analyzing shortly!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    habit rouge eau de parfum is on its way!
  79. Poll: Re: For a 45y Dad - memorable, most beautiful, subtle and affectionate?

    although its not on the list, green irish tweed by creed is a real gem. easily fills each category! the stuff is just gorgeous!
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    Re: D&G The One, Spicebomb or Bleu de Chanel?

    my opinion, Bleu de chanel EDP. its an extremely well done complex and rich fragrance with some uuumph! is it super original- no, but its quality speaks for itself- ive got three bottles of the...
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    Re: D&G The One, Spicebomb or Bleu de Chanel?

    agree with you totally. the EDP, in fact i now have 3 100ml bottles... although i do enjoy the edt's opening,the EDP goes into much darker territory.
  82. Poll: Re: For a 45y Dad - memorable, most beautiful, subtle and affectionate?

    +1 for tom ford as well, the EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th December, 2016

    tried and true, ARAMIS (vintage, of course) "unashamedly masculine"for this mid thirty's male. not the worlds most expensive fragrance, but a well done fairly versatile creation and great leather...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th December, 2016

    that looks wicked! what kind of fragrance is it???
  85. Thread: Himalaya

    by jazzbojr
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    Re: Himalaya

    As a huge creed fan, I too am not crazy about himalaya. I can appreciate the scent, as it is solid, but a little to powdery for my taste, I much prefer SMW- whats funny, ill practically bathe in le...
  86. Re: question on an older version of habit rouge, in reference to the oud note.

    it looks very similar, it has the same covering, but is not embossed with habit rouge. instead, it has a square cut out in the center and you are able to see the label on the bottle in the recess....
  87. question on an older version of habit rouge, in reference to the oud note.

    Hi,

    I've recently acquainted my self with vintage habit rouge and its various concentrations. of all so far I prefer the vintage edc. it strikes a perfect balance and has this sensual softness i...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    thats two for green irish tweed. especially nearing, and into the basenotes its strikes such an amazing balance! it magic
  89. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    mine was definitely legit, bought it retail at nordstroms...
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    Re: The New Armani Code PROFUMO

    i have an original release of mania and its great, an all day scent- great for summer! when i bought it i got the 1.7 oz. at the time they were pricey, but worth the extra green, as they performed...
  91. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    its a funny thing, when i exchanged my first bottle i too shot for a pre-release date, landed one from july 2015, but still the same, i must have missed the train. i guess its my fault- i was...
  92. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    seems like a bait and switch to me, but a win-win for the house of Dior. hype the snot out of the newest release, then change it early on and continue to pocket the profits with an even lower...
  93. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    so, im not crazy then. i always trust my nose! tester was strong and very apparent- notes were clean and clear. bottle i purchased was thin weak and had this metallic aura that i didn't care for. for...
  94. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    its very strange to me... i swear up and down, when i sniffed the tester it was in your face strong. now its got no balls, i can barely smell it after application! its there but its got no backbone....
  95. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    noted... can we safely assume there is peace of mind in this hobby??? lol!
  96. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    well, current batches will mark about 1 year. but, mine was made january 2016. go figure...
  97. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    im scratching my head a little bit... i hate to blame an off bottle, but perhaps? may return or exchange it.
  98. Re: has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    think this one is going back... next stop ebay "vintage sauvage" lol!!!
  99. has new sauvage from dior been tampered with???

    hey everyone,



    has anybody noticed recently sauvage ( or at least me anyway) has been watered down a bit??? a month or so after its release i gave it a smell, although it came off synthetic to...
  100. Re: would like some opinions on tesing NIB fragrances for sopilage before you store them long term..

    my thoughts exactly, but i cant help but wonder...
    thanks
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