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    Re: Czech and Speake - any recommendations?

    They're all solid

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    Re: Resinous fragrances?

    Will second that you're not likely to find many good current resinous scents under $100 (niche players seem to dominate this type nowadays). BUT you can still find resinous vintage scents for a...
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    Re: Resinous fragrances?

    L'Eau Trois
    SMN Potpourri (not under 100 tho)
  4. Thread: Gucci Homme 2003

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    Re: Gucci Homme 2003

    Rock Crystal always reminded me of a softer GPH.
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    Re: Thoughts on current Caron Pour Un Homme?

    I had bottle of 80-90s PuH but I actually prefer the current formula. Much smoother and better balanced.
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    Re: Dating this bottle of Hammam Bouquet?

    Thanks for the feedback! You're right it has a strong musk note. Upon closer inspection theres a darker oil at the bottom that separated....
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    Re: Era of Santos de Cartier EDT

    Probably 90s if I had to guess.
  8. Re: NEW: Parfums de Nicolaï - Patchouli Sublime!

    I wish her fragrances were still priced at bargains.

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  9. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    roro I was envious of your Envy ;)
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    Dating this bottle of Hammam Bouquet?

    Can anyone help date the approximate age of this bottle of HB? I acquired it in a estate sale lot with a vintage bottle of Jubilee Bouquet. The Jubilee Bouquet has the classic bell shape with a...
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    Re: Czech & Speake Oxford and Cambridge vintage?

    Cant help you with O&C but it comes up on ebay from time to time. But I do have 2 different bottles of vintage 88, and they both smell differently. One has a more pronounced rose (similar to a 3rd...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thanks actually 5 bottles.[emoji5]

    Yes I've tried the silver cap. It's more Christmas vibe with the more pronounced spiced orange pomander, but still very nice. The gold cap square label is...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Still prowling for vetiver and shaal nur, and of course more MdM. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170906/319db713a5580f7820287b966651e9fc.jpg

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage etro patchouly. Smells awesome.

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  15. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Yes, Wall Street is mine
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    Re: Current Caron formulations - worth buying?

    Caron PuH vintages have a bigger change than do 3rd Man and Yatagan (the second version) IMO. All of their current releases are great.

    I wouldnt bother trying to chase down the vintage versions,...
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    Re: Scents that fell by the wayside

    Good to know CdG brought those back I never knew!

    Krizia was great along with Relax (wish I can reacquire this for a good price)
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    Scents that fell by the wayside

    Does anyone still loves scents that were either liked or loved here at one time, but seemed to disappear with the crop dusting of niche/designer frags over the past ten yrs? I remember when Piper...
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    Re: Incense based fragrance

    Full Incense is my favorite church incense by far, but Messe de Minuit is my favorite overall incense.
  20. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Buh bye, Royal Mayfair
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 or something close?

    This one reminds me of a mix of Bois du Portugal/Boucheron PH/Jazz all mixed into one. Good stuff.
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    Re: recent cheapies that wowed you??

    Jacomo Rouge. Stuff smells great, doesnt overpower, and is cheap as water. It's all I've been wearing the past two weeks.
  23. Re: Just How Good Is Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    Solid scent, but I didn't rush out to buy a second bottle after I finished my first.
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    Re: L'Artisan Timbuktu - How to spot a vintage?

    I believe there's been 3 (maybe 4) bottle redesigns. The first 2 should be good to go. The last 3 have the squared off shoulders. The first with the rounded sholders, and the first redesign with the...
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    Re: versace dreamer smells like fleur de male?

    A common theme, but not notes, for me. Florientals.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Couple days ago. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170806/1d7724a17b5915aee25cf7678e418593.jpg

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    Re: Yatagan - vintage vs. contemporary formulation.

    Bumping this as I recently acquired the red bottle (second) version from a very nice basenoter on ebay (whoever you are, thanks again). With the recent formulation being one of my all time favorite...
  28. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    Rive Gauche

    Bois du Portugal
    Heritage
    Dunhill for Men
    Azzaro

    edit: Jacomo Rouge
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy - Pi Air!

    Was able to try Air today at Sephoras. I feel like there's a slight floral topnote added in, but the dry down was pretty indistinguishable from Fraiche. Will be picking this up.
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    Re: NEW: Givenchy - Pi Air!

    I have and love Fraiche, if this is similar will def pick up

    edit - i agree neo was a dog
  31. Thread: Sung Pour Homme.

    by gimpy
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    Re: Sung Pour Homme.

    Sung is one of the greats IMO. Always puts a spring in my step (similar to Rive Gauche). It's what I picture Patrick Bateman wouldve wore for some reason. It's a clean, power scent if that makes...
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    I get a big nutmeg note but no lavender. This has always reminded me of a cousin of the old Gucci Envy.
  33. Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme.... The Magic Is Back... Yippee!

    Good to hear. the vintage is probably my fav all time.
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    Re: Coolwater replacement?

    Your local walgreens should have testers of Aspen to try. It's also dirt cheap.
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    Re: New Armani Eau Pour Homme

    Haven't smelled the new one, but LOVE the original (prob my fav all around scent), which has a strong herbal component already.
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    Re: Fragrancenet sending out old bottles again

    Stop buying from discount stores (and abusing their return policy), if youre gonna cry that it's not a recent batch. Pay retail straight from Aramis if youre that worried. I bet dollars to donuts...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    For me, BDP, if not considering price (I love, love the top notes on it). But Heritage is the better value.
  38. Re: Tips on buying vintages...Struck out a couple times.

    I've never had a vintage frag go off (rare imo). Lots of times the top notes will be mostly gone, on the other hand.
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    Re: Creed Tabarome Millesime VS Erolfa

    Very equal scents IMO. I would take Erolfa during the warmer months, and Tabarome during the others (and more dressy events). You can probably have these 2 only and be pretty much set.
  40. Thread: Voleur de Roses

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    Re: Voleur de Roses

    Very underrated fragrance (these days). More earthy than rosey, I agree. Longevity is also not good.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    I agree with this. There is very little back and forth discussion nowadays I've noticed vs. years' past. What point is there contributing if you think no one even cares? The personality has been...
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    Re: Next 'Discontinued' Creed?

    I wouldnt mind a rotating vaulting/unvaulting like Disney does. A bottle would probably last long enough for me inbetween.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Time lines meet up
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    milamber

    His vintage scents thread brought me here. Sadly, I think people move on, tastes change, etc, which keeps people coming and going (myself included).
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    Dismissing anything under $1.50/ml
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    Re: Masculine Masterpiece ?...Aquawoman Rochas

    The man's is a dry fresh herbal scent. No aqua except the name.

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    Re: Masculine Masterpiece ?...Aquawoman Rochas

    It's criminally underrated. Not an aquatic, but searing dry fresh herbal aromatic scent.
  48. Re: What were the go to summer scents for men for the 1950s-70s?

    I remember those times, me and the old chaps only wore Real English Leather and Vintage Tabarome in those days
  49. Re: Trying to track down a cologne that smells like burning Autumn leaves

    Leonard PH
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    Re: Just bought Himalaya

    Great scent. Overpriced, but great versatile scent.
  51. Re: Great Niche House With Reasonable Prices - Any suggestions?

    I feel like SMN is not that cheap, though I wish you could find their stuff discounted more.
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    Re: Best from DIPTYQUE PERFUMES?

    If you like bold, interesting fragrances: L'Eau Trois and Opone
  53. Re: Best from this list Armani Eau PH, Eau de Rochas, Oscar for Men, Pinaud,

    Haven't smelled the recent versions of the Armani or Rochas, but these two are tied for me for favorite classic citruses. I can never settle on which is better. AdP is beautiful, as well.
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite Diptyque

    Opone and L'eau Trois
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    Re: Rainy day scents?

    Grey Vetiver
    VdR
    L'Eau par Homme Kenzo
    Tsar
    Kyoto
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    Re: Any thoughts on L'Artisan's Timbuktu?

    Timbuktu has a sharp vinegar allusion, is that it? Common from the perfumer.
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    Re: Low budget fragrance

    If buying from online discounters, then Bulgari (as mentioned), Mugler cologne, Cool Water...If you tell us what you like, we can recommend something more specific.

    Edit, a cheapie that I love is...
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme or The Third Man?

    Puh is more versatile. Would get that one if youre getting only one.
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    I've only had the brown bottle, but nice burning scent. Very similar to vc&a and trussardi homme.
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    Re: Sung homme anyone?

    Great great scent. 80s but masculine fresh.
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    Re: Pulling off 1980s scents today

    Lots of good scents already, but here's one that is severely underrated:



    SUNG Homme


    Great, great scent. 80s yet clean.
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    Re: I Think I'm In Love: Acqua Di Parma Fragrances

    Colonia
  63. Re: Which is better? Montale full incense,Etro Messe de Minuit or Eau des baux

    Montale's is the best smokey incense.
    MdM is the best overall scent IMO.
    EdB is a great value and cozy scent.
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    Poll: Re: Heritage vs Equipage vs New York Intense.

    Heritage
  65. Re: Looking for a nicer variation of: Occitane Eau de Baux

    Spicebomb
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    Re: What's happening with Iquitos ?

    Great scent but not worth that IMO. I remember when this was going for $10 for the big bottle in 2005. Should have stocked up.
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    Re: Best ethereal incense?

    Passage d'Enfer, Cardinal, Olibanum, maybe Kyoto.
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    Re: Dzongkha is an excellent scent.

    this scent has a great juxtaposition. substantial but airy.
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    Re: Scents from the 90's that i still love

    90s had some great scents, too many to list here. Ungaro I, II, Egoiste, Envy, etc.
  70. Re: Fragrantica's Sauvage page turning really ugly !

    I'm looking forward to trying it, but judging something on the basis of Fragrantica's reviews is probably not fair. The hit rate there is much lower. If you hid the fragrance name on a random...
  71. Re: Anyone heard of this? $15/mo. cologne subscription service

    Please let me know where to send my bank account and ssn.
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    Poll: Re: Creed Himalaya vs. Creed Erolfa

    Hard to choose, two of the most underrated Creeds. Going with Erolfa as that's the one I have at the moment.
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    I love blind buying. The excitement of unboxing a scent you've never smelled. If I end up not liking it (rare) I'll swap or sale for something else.
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    Re: How consistent is Bois du Portugal?

    No its a tester so I just haven't primed it. I think it may be 2013 also. The other two are a couple years older.
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    Re: How consistent is Bois du Portugal?

    My last two bottles were different in strength, but both good. Have a third but it's unopened so can't test it.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Vintage dreamer. Smells wonderful.
  77. Re: I love Bvlgari Extreme(1999). which Bvlgari is similar?

    The original is the closest (with less grapefruit), but Soir has the same airy oily effect.
  78. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Great collection, and I cannot pass up on the Envy!
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Bumping this thread since I'm wearing this today. It's amazing that this fragrance works in almost every occasion--work, casual, formal. While it doesn't have the most projection or longevity, this...
  80. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    Thanks for the heads up! Even with the shipping charges, still way under anywhere else.
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    Re: Body Kouros reformulated?

    This has not been reformulated to my nose, despite the updated bottle.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    At one point it was PH (and I still think that is probably the better constructed fragrance), but these days it's Tsar. I can wear it anywhere and it always feels like a second skin.
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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    Etro's Palais Jamais for smoldering green tea by a fire.
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    Re: Caron 3rd man - smell alikes

    I'll second AD and add Nicolai's pour Homme. 3rd man sits inbetween these two IMO.
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    Re: Fragrance with the most beautiful smell

    Bois du Portugal
    Heritage
    Egoiste
    Chergui
    Edit: Iquitos
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    +1 AHeB, JV, Diesel ++
  87. Re: Silver Mountain Water, Himalaya or Original Vetiver?

    All three are solid, however I always get tired of Himalaya and SMW always gets tiring.
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    Re: If I like Aramis Havana...

    Cuba, but tread lightly...
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    Will definitely need to try the EDP once I run out of the EDT. The EDT loses it's projection after a couple hours. On a side note, I can't imagine an EDP of L'Ombre. The EDT I have is beast mode, and...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Marc Jacobs Men
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    Re: It's back! L'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

    Smelled this the other week. It's the same juice--an earthier Envy with the ginger replaced with nutmeg.
  92. Re: What does a vintage PdN New York bottle look like?

    Bottle change was around 2004-2006 if I recall. I purchased a rectangular bottle (with the vintage juice) around 2006.
  93. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Great collection. Hope you don't notice the Cardinal missing ;)
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    Check your local TJ Maxx. Picked up mine for $20.
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    Re: A trip down memory lane...

    CW/Polo Sport/Claiborne Sport

    Still wear all three.
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    Decided to wear this today in homage of this thread, and I'm loving it!
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    Grey Vetiver (feels more alive), but OV has better staying power and projection.
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    Re: Oscar for Men: Is it a good scent?

    Very arresting if you're not used to this type of scent (I have an older bottle). It took me some time to come around to it, but I very much enjoy it now.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    http://i.imgur.com/YaHSz5e.jpg
  100. Re: Fragrances that get you in the mood to enjoy classical music

    SMN Potpourri = Early romantic

    Hammam Bouquet = Late romantic

    Avignon = Bach
    Cardinal = Mozart
    Full Incense = Beethoven
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