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  1. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Wearing a sample I don't like can wreck my mood. I have to turn to gallows humor when even scrubbing won't wash it off.
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    Re: Most worn in May 2020

    I'm lucky with a handful of fragrances that I never get tired of.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    These two are still going strong and up for June! Bijan Men will be one of the five, playing favorites with my newest bottle. Mouchoir de Monsieur aced its test run earlier this month, and should be...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2020

    Most worn for the month:



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  5. Re: Whats the most attractive lady's perfume to you? (Feerie appreciation & a thief's journal)

    Mitsouko edt is a favorite of mine, but there are so many. Chanel No. 5 edc. I also like women in fragrances marketed to men.
  6. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Another new one, to me.



    I get that effect from several of the Aqua Allegorias. I wouldn't like Guerlain based on those, but I do like Guerlain for some of their others. Lots of them.


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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Top posting, Mike!
  8. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    No, that would be a reformulation nightmare. A neutered wedge salad. A shadow of its former self.
  9. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    Could be. It's a complex fragrance. Interesting that it's not for everyone, but then again some people don't like wedge salads with blue cheese and bacon (Not really - I was exaggerating for effect -...
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    Re: How do reviews work on Basenotes?

    There are only one or two people who review them. I would never get bogged down in the process personally, and signed up for Basenotes Plus when I wanted to post reviews.
  11. Re: Possible scamming in the “In Search of” thread?

    Yes, please report potential scammers! Click the icon below the post / message to report it!



    You're back in business, my whistle-blowing friend, now as original poster (OP) in a three-thread...
  12. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I would guess so, yes. They look great to me. As PStoller speculated, they could have been among the earliest versions, but for a different market. The ingredients list is nice and short. That's...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Solid notes on Sample 2. It seems like a successful perfume.

    Sample 4 was a small problem for me because it turned out to be the one from this set that I had tried before and I didn't place it. My...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Fascinating way to describe it, as a Cartier basic, but it feels like a good fit in part because Cartier flooded the discounter sites with bottles priced to move, and it feels like a fragrance that's...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    My scent of the evening this Friday is Christian Dior Fahrenheit.
  16. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    This came in, and the reference code is ref. 302. And it has a barcode. Otherwise it looks the same. New in cellophane, as was the first one, from another seller. I'm excited that it's slightly...
  17. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I was thinking oak moss, maybe. Sometimes it comes across as swampy, to me, as in Mitsouko, another effect I dig. Mustiness doesn't seem so far removed. I've used the term musty for fragrances in the...
  18. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    Getting into the musty territory the way this one does works for me. I get it, and I like it. For me, it's musty, but just the good part of musty.

    That raises the question, "What could possibly be...
  19. Re: Anyone else not a fan of beast mode performance?

    I like a beast mode fragrance, but I don't hold it against a fragrance, necessarily, if it doesn't last long.

    By the numbers, I'm going to get in more wearings of a fragrance if it fades quickly -...
  20. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    The ref. 301 bottles are the 2.5 ounce colognes. There is a listing with multiples of these for around $35 each. I have one on order because it's heavenly juice and I need a backup, although I must...
  21. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    Same here, I have to reapply to get my fix. The strength, and a lot of the beauty, are in the first hour.

    The base has frankincense and/or myrrh, and it's immediately one of my favorite...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I think I have tried Terracotta, but I'm not sure. I have memories of trying it and liking it. But I haven't replayed those memories in over five years, so it's hazy.
  23. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I'm absorbed by the bottle and box guides, PStoller. I'm tempted to do the 2.5-ounce boxes.

    Using the ref. numbers, but not only those, I think I can tell the order of release - but after release,...
  24. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Vintage Bijan

    I'm new to the house of Bijan. Bijan Men (aka Bijan for Men) was recommended by drseid and Dimitrios, and it is a stunner:

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    In the blind sample pass hosted by LiveJazz, sample 1 was the...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur unusual bottle

    I think of 1996 as the last year (close to the last year) before things started getting bad all over, not just for Chanel.
  26. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    I get sensitive to some ingredients, mostly modern-smelling "woods," and that can wipe out tens of fragrances that I might have otherwise, or previously, liked.

    On top of that, my ideas about...
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    Re: Uploaded picture related

    Advanced editing, manage attachments. What you want is the "insert inline" option.

    Take this photo of Gigi as an example:

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    A fairly random pick this morning, Mouchoir de Monsieur from Guerlain, a snap decision that has been working out fine.

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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    There is something mysterious at play. My bottle is "cologne" rather than "edt," so maybe that's part of it. Olfactory fatigue could be a factor, but not to this extent, I don't think. I might start...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I'm enjoying this thread, especially investigating whether "oakmoss bomb" is an oxymoron.

    I'm picking up some Gianfranco Ferre for Man (GFF) in Bijan Men (aka Bijan for Men), and I'm experiencing...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I agree with these impressions of Sample 1.
  32. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017-2020

    Nice haul, PrinceRF! You should do reviews.
  33. Thread: New here

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    Re: New here

    Same here. Lemon Lime Lady has seemingly started out of the gate with obscure rarities. Like Bonnette, I'm stumped for recommendations at the moment.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    That's my understanding as well. I've seen 1981 as the release year for Bijan Men and 1984 as the release year for Versace L'Homme. What a couple beauties. There are enough other notes making waves...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I'm happy with Bijan Men. It is going to fit into my wardrobe nicely. This is a Versace L'Homme smell-alike and I love it for it.

    I'm thrilled to have another take on this theme.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Lovely smelling notes on Diorella.

    Update: My significant other went with Diorella this morning.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    I think so. I can't remember exactly how I convinced myself, and I think nothing is all that black and white (it might have changed earlier for some fragrances than others, for example), but I think...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    With the very existence of oak moss bombs in question, the United States Postal Service served up a double today of Basenoter recommendations to put it to the test:

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    Bijan Men ($40 for 75...
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    I probably wouldn't use that word, no. I have non-alcoholic beer analogies on the brain, and rather than call them awesome, I might think of them as mighty impressive given the ingredient...
  40. Re: Are You Passionate About Style/Fashion/Grooming As Much As Fragrance?

    I should say I agree, if this doesn't go without saying.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    I thought I would have finished this bottle of Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree by now. I have made it the subject of a "finish focus," which has ultimately led to it becoming my signature...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    I think of the the craziness in Histoires de Parfums 1740 Marquis de Sade as coming from everlasting flower (immortelle).
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I tend to agree, but I'm on the search for how some of these fragrances come across as mossy to others.
  44. Re: Early notice: Carine Roitfeld, ex-Vogue editor, launching fragrance?

    I merged them in General Discussion - they're being marketed as unisex.

    I was prompted this morning to say what I want for my birthday next month, and started thinking about sample sets, and...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    The only possible thing, and only for quibblers, surely, might be a perceived lack of subtlety.



    This is the one I think of, too, but I'm prepared to learn that it has no animalics and that...
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    Re: Best ORRIS ROOT fragrance

    For a Chanel exclusive, maybe Cuir de Russie or Jersey instead of Bois des Iles.

    I like Prada Infusion d'Iris edp absolue.

    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist is another good one.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur unusual bottle

    That's what Pour Monsieur was like for a while. Still distinguishable from Concentree, but the green juice edt had more spiciness. It smells like they were trying to make up for the lack of oak moss,...
  48. Re: Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Here's a link to a men's perfume organization chart from a German company called Haarmann and Reimer:

    http://www.leffingwell.com/h%26rfragrance/poster_genealogie_masculin.pdf

    I don't...
  49. Re: Are You Passionate About Style/Fashion/Grooming As Much As Fragrance?

    I dress casually, jeans and a t-shirt when it's warm like today. I like jeans because they have good pockets. Pockets on chinos don't work for me - everything falls out when I sit down and I hate it....
  50. Re: Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    A later version of Quorum could be a complicating factor in the comparison. I have sampled vintage versions only.

    For the vintage formulations, I personally am not seeing much connection between...
  51. Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    This is a thread to compare and contrast Puig Quorum and YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme.

    Please mention if you have either or both of these in your collection.

    I don't love Rive Gauche Pour Homme,...
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    Re: Sample/decant collection

    I think the tape can help if it's a thin, even layer. I think it's difficult to impossible to get the tape on the threads in a thin, even layer.
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    Re: Alternatives to Rive Gauche Pour Homme?

    For someone who likes Rive Gauche Pour Homme, I think YSL Jazz Prestige might also work (and/or maybe another version of Jazz).
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    Re: Sample/decant collection

    Decants can add up fast.

    I have loved having the chance to have fragrances in decants. I usually never need more than about 4 ml. The way my mind works, if I want more after that, I love to go for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I enjoyed your Guerlain Vetiver notes, Aero. You could copy and paste that to the reviews section.
  56. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I'm impressed by the turnout. I might not read the statements until after I've worn the perfumes and listed my approximate order of preference. I find it hard to imagine the statements having...
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    Re: YSL Jazz timelines?

    I'm curious as well. I've sampled some older versions, but I'm mixed up in my memory about Jazz / Live Jazz / Jazz Prestige.
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    Re: Original Oscar de la Renta for women

    AlanG - Impressive work in the husband and perfume-collecting departments, setting the standard.

    I have not tried this one. I believe AlanG is indeed the one in the know on Oscar de la Renta....
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I like this idea. Three is a nice number. I have the first two. I'm hoping I can put Bijan for Men in that third slot, and I believe you're right, I'll be able to rest in peace.

    In addition to...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I like this. Trying to understand is a big motivating factor. I also want in on the experience - it's arguably the same thing - but if and when I can finally get to the point of understanding, then I...
  61. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    I'm also in this school of thought. I'm not positive Diorissimo would click as a daily wear, but I'm feeling it for the others.

    It is news to me that you've been kept in the dark on vintage Dior...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    A vintage Diorella spray is exciting! I'll be curious if you get a fruit note from it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Davidoff (1984)

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Whoa. Interesting. Cool. Glad you like it and were able to pick up a second bottle (I presume, and not a third or fourth). I don't recall you mentioning backups often.
  65. Thread: Atomizers

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    Re: Atomizers

    I've used BestBottles and SKS.
  66. Re: Vintage Bijan for Men Light and Sport versions?

    A sport flanker is tempting. I saw those, too.
  67. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Sounds perfect. I'll have to re-up midday.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I've tried three versions of Piguet Bandit:

    1. A parfum from the 90s or early 2000s, I think;

    2. A vintage edt, from the 70s or 80s, I think; and

    3. The current version (edt or edp, I'm not...
  69. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    I suppose wearing clothing when it’s hot out is for other people.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Antaeus Sport, for me. I bought a mini online because I thought the idea of a sport version of Antaeus sounded funny. I opened the package right away on the walk back from the mail box, a 7.5-ml...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Top posting, Dr. T. I'm equally interested in patchouli. I'm not always convinced I know what it smells like, or like anything else, it can be mixed with something else and successfully confuse me.
    ...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Julie lives with me. She also goes by various nicknames such as Jules, Julie Bear, and Love Muffin. She's sort of like a Basenoter, but doesn't post. She's a fragrance collector and does meetups. She...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Best thing ever.



    Hot on Basenotes right now. I've had a sample.



    No clue.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Tasty link to an Avecesar thread. Nice! I have Gianfranco Ferre for Man in stock, what I think is first version, and it's in line for a group swap event later this year. I have not completely bonded...
  75. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    Sounds awesome! As a judge, I would spend an entire day (roughly 6 am to 9 pm) with each fragrance, keep a bunch of notes to help me remember them, and then rank them in order of preference at the...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I completely missed this until now, apologies! There's a good chance Grayspoole hasn't seen her nomination. She could write something up in a jiff, I imagine.

    Bay oil! Ok. It certainly has...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I'm seeing some of this on eBay, including listings with boxes showing the short ingredients list. A one-ounce spray for $23 shipped is do-able in today's market.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    ^ Bogart makes some interesting stuff. What a ride Witness is. A slow, but sure, developer. It's a different fragrance by the end, and a good one.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Dimitrios - Excellent to see you, as always. I know you like Bijan Men. I looked up the Bijan Men reviews from drseid and you (I didn't see one from KBF1972).

    drseid on Bijan Men



    Dimitrios...
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    Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    You may be right. You probably are, and I get your point. Still, I feel like I need more time with 1957 to be sure. I'm torn. It's almost like a new genre, to me.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    For Davidoff, it seems like the prices, even for a 50-ml with no box, are over $100. However, it is crazy confusing to search because there is so much Davidoff (Cool Water and Zino) to sort through...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice ratio of samples to bottles. I know all the samples, but not the bottles. I never got into that Givenchy. I think I still have a mini. I felt like one day it might click. I do think it's your...
  83. Re: What is the least amount of time it's taken you to go through 100 ml?

    100 ml of different fragrances - maybe 100 days.

    An individual, 100-ml bottle where I wore every drop - around 15 years.
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    Re: Favourite Chanel?

    I like Bois des Iles (90s edt, Les Exclusifs edt, edp, and pafum). I can't imagine Diamond Joe liking it as much as Egoiste.

    That would be a surprise twist.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Montreal, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Vermont.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Maybe this fall. I'd love to do something again if people are interested. We do still stock Scotch, grilled cheese, and eggs.
  87. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    Both. I'm extremely empathetic. Sometimes.

    If they don't notice, that's equally fine. If they notice, I want them to love it. Like melt in the knees or ask for a spritz. The dream is that someone...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    That sounds right. I've hung with Hat and Beard there. And the honorable Epapsiou. Jules and the kiddos a couple/three times. On my own another half dozen. Never a baby.
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    Re: the drydowns - which do you enjoy the most?

    Givenchy Gentleman

    For something modern, Coromandel.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It doesn't sound like a great fit, put that way.

    I'm hoping for a devastating rose fragrance for the night, with a seductive blend of castoreum, civet, musk, patchouli, and oak moss.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    My mind was scrambling trying to picture you buying something at a meetup. Where did you buy the Eau Noire candle?



    The longevity is crap.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Exactly.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You're a Puig guy, Jon? I'm the happy owner of some recently-acquired Quorum. I've read it's a powerhouse, but it's calibrated just right for me.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    For me, finding out was a little like the ending of the Sixth Sense. Or, I don't know, maybe the Usual Suspects is a better fit.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    What do you think is a good price for this beauty in the 2020 perfume / vintage Davidoff market? An unused / 95% full 50-ml vintage spray without box?
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    Re: Is Bleu de Chanel Parfum a Dud?

    My preferences on any new sample are news to me as well, although I think the perfume is more enigmatic in this case.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I'm glad you can see the Santos. I'd didn't get it at the very first, and then it came on strong for me. I'd like to wear #8 again.

    What was it that IsoE got at that meetup?
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Ah, this was on the back shelf getting dusty. I had to pull it out. Dance party Thursday is coming early.

    I'm doing single-track repeat, having some water, fresh in Egoiste Concentree, and going...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'd hate to send the half-mini that sinks the whole operation!

    In today's trading, even at these prices, I'm liking a perfume sample more than a hole in the head - but I'm not sending you anything...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This was a US-based seller, I assume? After reading that you, Cook.bot, Purecaramel, and Jon Rodgers were into it, I took a punt on a mini from Portugal. I don't know that I'll ever get it, either,...
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