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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Houbigants Chantilly.
    Same ballpark as Emeraud and Shalimar. But better imohttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190620/f9ab87f22025c2b06eb9b27d147d870f.jpg
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Kidding me. They made this so interesting. Down to the last over. One of the best matches this World Cup.
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Oh really. Will you be going to any match?
    The traffic will drive you crazy when England plays India Sunday from next :)


    There is a semifinal there too, in July
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    SA vs NZ?
    You were able to snag a ticket?
    Heard it was super hard.

    I would wear Habit Rouge considering the weather.
    Do post pictures
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    [CONUS] Re: Spring Cleaning - Huge Discounts

    bump
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Discontinued and reformulated fragrances come under vintage for this thread's purpose :)
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    :)
    I am holding back here. Trust me.
    I tried to start this sampling with an open mind but boy does he rub me the wrong way .
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Fetish Homme:

    Hermes BelAmi clone for more than twice the price of shaker bottle. Why would anyone buy this is beyond me.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Got the samples. Thanks CB
    Vetiver Homme:
    Again a Guerlain homage. Execution is a bit modern and sits somewhere between Guerlain and Ford's Grey Vetiver.
    Nothing special. There are better vetivers...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Welcome back. You were MIA for a while
  11. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    Cool. Let us know what you think when you get it
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I thought it was for the long voyage on a cruise ship.
    That is the only voyage where one can possibly need 16 oz bottle of Diorling ;)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    And this is the one that got me into vintage Dior hole. I think this is Grayspoole signature scent.
    I think I am partial to the EDT...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Need to fix the pic to text ratio of this...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Never heard of it. Do posts your thoughts post cruise.

    As for me, a friend mentioned that she used to wear this but could not find it anywhere. She thinks it has been discontinued. Not sure....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What else would I be talking about ?
    Oh hold one, wait a minute.. I see what you are trying to do. You have a dirty mind CB
  18. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    This is the best.
    Alain Delon has some good ones too but Pavarotti is the best in celebrity fragrance
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I would not mind doing hair-play or play of any other kind with the contents of the poster.
  20. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    I think it is by Viktor and Rolf and not JPG.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Going with Palais Jamais by ETRO. IsoE introduced me to this I think. Love the way it is constructed. Somehow the jasmine kills vetiver's green bite and vetiver destroys jasmine's skank. Or perhaps...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Creation E:
    Bavard and PL were on the money with this. A typical mall scent. A nicely done mall scent. There is a nice (rasp/straw) berry candy accord here along with rose + some vanilla for...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    That is interesting and would explain why some atomiseur decant are not bubbly or experience shrinkage.
    I guess one way to see the pressure in your bottle is to feel how cold it gets when you spray.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    This



    Using kitchen reference for mansplaining.... Are you trying to get me banned.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Alright Alright Alright.
    Time for some 101s.
    Read this - https://www.explainthatstuff.com/aerosolcans.html
    Read ahead only when you have finished the above required reading.

    The Aerosol back...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I have been wondering too. Hope he is OK.
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    Re: Best Vintage Fragrances UNDER $100

    Are you affiliated with them? I think I asked this question last year too when you dropped this etsy shop's name in couple of threads.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Also when unscrewing atomiseur decant do it half turn at a time and wait few secs.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Been a while since chemistry class but a few things I am 99% sure of
    1) There is no way that gas is oxygen in natural spray cause that is the worst gas to use. Probably just air or Argon
    2) The...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Decants form atomiseur are always a bad idea and I try to not do them anymore. Disaster waiting to happen both when you make decants and when you open them after a while.
    The juice has the...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Reckless Femme:
    Orange Blossoms, Jasmine and musk. Plus something sweet at back.
    Not bad.
    Anyone know what is this a clone of ?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Beware Jeremy, seems like Josh's fanboi army has arrived.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes indeed.
    The fragrance is in the neighborhood of vintage VCA PH, Trussadi but less bitter. Add a bit of Feraud PH to them and you get closer.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Bought it from a gentleman vintage basenoter (are there any other kind :) )
    A typical vintage powerhouse

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/23feae21919ff2527db3dc667f9c7c20.jpg
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    You know me too well.
    Tried Beguiled Femme.
    A subset of Danger Femme but a good subset.
    So he took Jasmine, Iris, musk and some SW AC from Danger Femme and made this. Left out the nuclear...
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    Re: Aesop Marrakech??

    Both Marrakech and Intense are FBW.
    Not sure about naturals synthetic part but it is constructed well. Better than most out there these days.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I find Made in Switzerland to be better composed. The later ones were harsher IMO.
    But drydown is similar.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    IS this made in Switzerland?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Not sure. my guess is somewhere between 2000-2010
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yes sir. His dad designed it. I bought a bottle from him and he gave me the official poster too. Will take a pic and post it one of these days. There were a couple flankers and I have the musk one....
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    So you are making me do all the dirty work . :evil: indeed.
    Danger Femme is a bad Samsara clone. A shame really cause I love Samsara and would have loved to see a different take on it.
    Again using...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    There was at least another version before this. Similar bottle but different box.. But from my experience they both smell same/similar enough.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Got the samples. Thanks PL.
    As many of you know, I am not a big fan of Roger. I find him tacky and his perfumes derivative.
    Therefore, I wanted to make sure I enter this smelling with an open mind....
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    Re: Need suggestions for a purchase

    Heritage EDT
    Vetiver Guerlain
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    He is fine. I did speak to him a couple weeks ago. Just busy with life. He will be back on BN soon
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    Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

    There is a survivor bias here. Only good classic fragrance survived and that leads to the thinking that all old stuff becomes classic.
    I don't think Sauvage would attain same status as Kouros 25...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow this is the all-star line up
  48. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    One of my work colleague shares a similar profile and she wears Coco Noir. I like it on her and I think it will be work for your aunt. It is warmer than No 19.
  49. Re: Worth Pour Homme lovers - through the ages - any pics ?

    here is what i wrote in my review for WpHHC


    tl;dr
    Worth PH (the one in Derbyman's pic) is the best followed by Paisley Haute Conc followed by tranparent haute conc
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Jackpot
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Joining the Shycat day with Patou - Eau de 1000
  52. Re: Diptyque 10-ml minis - where are they coming from?

    10 ml .
    I have one.
  53. Re: Diptyque 10-ml minis - where are they coming from?

    They are given by SA as a gift when you buy something.
    I think they started doing this last year when they released Tempo and peau fleur.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I think I need to bring my ass down to Bayou Country.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That is what I thought. I find it richer (nicher) version of Zino. Glad I am not the only one :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    what do you think of it?
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I remember the first time Bavard smelled them. We were at Bergdorf - our firstor second meetup . And I was busy smelling the Prive collections while Bavard wanted nothing to do with them. He went...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It is the same thing. And smells better than Black Afgano ;)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hascish Homme
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    You are on a roll.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Lauder for Men.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Looks like it was the most fun Chicago had this year.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    Thanks. Did not care for Philippe II so not for me :)
  64. Thread: The Harmonist

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    Re: The Harmonist

    I would probably recommend this house at that price.
    Hopefully they will be at the discounters soon.
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Run Wild!

    What are your thoughts on this? Reminds you of anything ?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This is a good vintage. How are the top notes?
  67. Thread: The Harmonist

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    Re: The Harmonist

    I tried the line at Barneys a month ago. A nice line which tries to copy the vintage style. But at the price I would just buy the vintages.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Must have been under the influence when that thought crossed your mind :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks for the link.
    I went and fixed some typos and changed
    "...intend to write my thoughts on them over the next few days" to
    "....over the next few years
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Is that the reason for your handle?
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    That is sucky.
    I will wear an extra couple of layers for you
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    I guess it is sorta like Blind men and the elephant
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    I, too, find them poles apart but then my nose is not as refined.
    What I did notice is that Pandora Pour Homme/Meditarrenum base is very similar to Romeo Gigli
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A year!!!??
    Time to give up your BN membership card
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    [CONUS] Re: Slumberhouse and other goodies for Swap

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Back with a bang.

    How is JCasanova? Do you think it smells like CdG Parfum.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    No need for screenshot for Guerlain Vetiver. Just buy any EDC. They stopped making them before things got bad.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Since that is Diddy's perpetual state I am guessing not.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That someone was me :)
    and that 08-14 is ballpark as I do not have all the batches with me :) . I would stay pre 2006 to be absolutely sure. Or post 2014. But vintage is going to be better than post...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    So green with envy. Please post a ton of pics and Meetup notes.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Pity? Not till you have enough to make a throne with. Then maybe Epapsiou,the first of his name, the enemy of galbanum, will take pity on you
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I do not have 1000. I got a sample from Cook.bot i think and I used it up. From memory 1000 is more like vintage Joy than ma liberte.
    Unfortunately I do not remember 1000's drydown very well. But I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Remind me never to cross you.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I am salivating. Especially at the 1000.
  85. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP USA Site Backordered/Now Sold Out

    None. Concentree was renamed edp.
    Not sure if the name concentree is also an indicator of vintage formulation i.e. name changed happened with reformulation.
    In any case, all formulation and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This is first vintage. Really good. Leathery citrusy Fougere.
    The second vintage is good too but less leathery.

    I have both and I like both. Perhaps second one a bit more
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    Is there any other way ;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This sounds like an interesting story. Pray tell more
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    ^^This.
    Not only is current version good but I find it better than vintage. One of the few cases where oakmoss is not needed :).

    HouseofPhlegethon go on eBay and buy any version. You won't be...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    Great thread grayspoole.
    I am not well versed with coty other than Emeraude and Chypre.
    I do have a bottle of each but no earlier than 70s so I guess Pfizer version.
    I like them both but as I...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Makes sense. Was the best YSL Masculine so naturally they had to discontinue it.
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    A tough one. Here is my list (in no particular order) and I don't promise it will be the same next week ;)

    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Heritage
    Derby
    Mitsouko
    Moschino PH
    Bois de Portugal
    Gucci PH 1976...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    A true basenoter :)
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    I went to cancun last year. The resort had Mugler Cologne toiletries. I will be wearing Mugler Cologne for the sync
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    Good riddance.
  97. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Vintage Kouros . This will keep any aliens from even thinking about approaching earth.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Happy birthday PC.
    SOTD - Givenchy Gentleman in honor of a true gentleman.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What a coincident. Mine was French Line too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pliers to uncrimp bottle.
    Slowly in case it is still pressurized.
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