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  1. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    1980

    Christian Dior Jules

    I remember so much talk about the "heat wave" of 1980. This stuff would really radiate in heat.

    This is a brilliant fragrance that I've been slow to fully...
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    Re: Egoiste vintage??

    I also think 1995 to 1997, roughly, for that 100 ml spray. I’m confident it’s going to be good.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Raw Silk and Red Roses and L’Agent are both ones I’ve tried and liked.
  4. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    I have original versions of Givenchy Gentleman, Yatagan, Antaeus, Versace, Boss, and Fahrenheit.

    I have second versions of Paco Rabanne, Polo, Jules, and Bel Ami.

    The Bel Ami is in a shaker...
  5. Re: Your favourite mainstream/designer perfumes released within the last 5 (or so) years?

    I've barely smelled it. Maybe just from a scent strip in a magazine. I like the regular Coco Mademoiselle.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Deep pockets could be an alternative.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    No idea. It's an ok smell, and I've smelled other men's classics that are similar. I don't like any of them as something to wear myself.



    I do see Fougere L'Aube as one of the options.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Le Canotier - Is that hedione I'm smelling? Is it Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage / French Lover that smells a lot like this? I like it ok.

    It's also a little like my beloved Elie Saab Vetiver. Could...
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    Re: Roja Dove Fragrances...anyone else like them?

    Perfume bottles make excellent souvenirs from shopping trips.

    There was an older gentleman working the Roja Dove booth the last time I was in and I thought he was surprisingly chill. The SAs for...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm trying Mousse Illuminee. It's not really working for me. It reminds me of Xeryus, and I never really get along with Xeryus. Not bad, just not for me.

    The sparkly illumination effect isn't...
  11. Re: Your favourite mainstream/designer perfumes released within the last 5 (or so) years?

    If these count as mainstream enough, which were mentioned above, I agree with them:

    No. 5 L'Eau
    Chanel Boy
    Elie Saab Vetiver
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    She hated Champs Lunaires. She said she would move if someone sat next to her wearing it.

    I told her it might be an acquired taste. I think she would hate any tuberose.

    She used to work as a...
  13. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Polo from 1978

    98772

    98773

    This was all the rage when it came out, even on elementary school playgrounds in rural America where it was discussed with reverence.

    This is a later version...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Champs Lunaires - A strong white floral. I like it. It manages to be a little masculine, which smells like a trick I've smelled before, long ago.

    It's a little like Serge Lutens Sarrasins, or...
  15. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Not that I know of.
  16. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Day 3 brings us to 1976 and Caron Yatagan.

    98700

    The first time I wore this on a date, my girlfriend acted bemused. She asked whether she was supposed to like it, as if it might have been a...
  17. Re: New to perfume, loving it, lots of questions :)

    Really good first post. I feel the same about Chanel No. 5. Which concentration did you get?

    I think Chanel is easily one of the best houses, along with Guerlain and Dior.

    From Chanel: No. 5,...
  18. Re: What did everyone wear for St. Patrick’s day?

    I wore Givenchy Gentleman. My girlfriend wore No. 5 edc.

    We stayed in for a pint of Irish stout.
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    Re: Egoiste vintage??

    It's early, i.e., '90s, I believe.

    I'm fairly confident it's original formula or very close.
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    Perfect for Yatagan.
  21. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Maybe one of these?

    Jacques Bogart Bogart (1975)
    Gucci Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Ungaro Ungaro (1977)
  22. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Nice descriptions! So you like it?
  23. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    That's a good idea.
  24. Re: I like Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere; should I try the EDT and L'eau?

    L'Eau is a strong release.

    Update: Reading above I see L'Eau isn't for everyone. Strictly based on current formulations, I find L'Eau to be a good option.

    In real life, I shop vintage, and just...
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    Re: What is your traveling strategy?

    One 50-ml bottle (the scent of the trip) and two decants that may not get used.
  26. Re: Whats your favorite frag in the Dior Homme line?

    This is the first I'm hearing of a 4th iteration of Dior Homme. I'm curious. I love the third version which I thought was still the latest.

    Dior Homme EdT
    original (2005-2010) : formula 01704/A...
  27. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    I don't necessarily see the need to downsize unless there's a storage issue, or maybe to raise money. Otherwise, why not put some in a shoe box in a closet, and see if you miss them.

    The stuff...
  28. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Moving through the 1970s, today I'm wearing Givenchy Gentleman released in 1974.

    As much as Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is a benchmark fragrance, it's not quite as earth shattering, to my nose, as...
  29. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Worth Pour Homme Concentree has a fair amount of overlap with Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, to my nose. Paco is a little warmer, and has more of a benchmark feel to it. Worth is lighter and soapier - good...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I haven't but I'd be curious to try them.



    Wow! Have fun with it!
  31. Re: Men- what’s your favorite women’s fragrances on women?

    Miss Dior Le Parfum is one I smell often. It is quite strong. When I get a hug from someone wearing it, I'm suddenly wearing it myself. It smells a little like pipe tobacco to me.

    My favorite at...
  32. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Kouros Fraicheur is a good substitute for Boss, and it sounds like a good occasion to wear Esencia Loewe.

    Kouros and Boss do have strong animalic notes, plus some other bold flourishes. Boss has...
  33. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    You'll be in Jules then? I'm looking forward to your smelling notes.
  34. Re: Whats your favorite frag in the Dior Homme line?

    Dior Homme, the original edt, is my favorite. I also like Dior Homme Intense. Those are my two favorites. I didn't buy any of the others. I like the Cologne and the Parfum, but I've decided up to now...
  35. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    I can understand that. I might shed a tear in the same situation.



    I'm feeling good about kicking off with Paco!



    Those are some tasty substitutions.
  36. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    1973

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme was released in 1973. The bottle I have is what I believe is the second edition:

    98530

    This was part of a lot of full, 100-ml testers that were sold for around...
  37. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Well curated. Looking good.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Maybe both. I have my sample of Ma Liberte from Epapsiou.

    Your notes on it are fantastic.
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    It sounds like Orto Parisi Stercus
    Could be a bit of a circus
    I can't be succincter:
    It's all about sphincter
    Why would anybody use it on purpose?
  40. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Thread Killer in the HOUSE!

    But this one's resilient, so not even the slightest worry, especially with this double down, which I applaud. '73 to '82 looks like a sweet spot in your collection. By...
  41. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    I tend to stay in when I'm wearing feminine fragrances.



    Yatagan is worth a sniff. Are you considering a bottle of Bel Ami, or did it not make the cut?



    Versace L'Homme is well done, nice...
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    Re: frags marketed to women but work great on men

    I’m a big fan of Chance Eau Fraiche, although it leans feminine to my nose.
  43. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Purecaramel loves a Bel Ami sync.

    Brilliant selections with Yatagan and Jules. I respect them even more knowing they're worthy of Cook.bot wearings!



    Eight out of 10 is fantastic. Top...
  44. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Don't be shy to hop in, Hednic. You have some Paco, I'm guessing.
  45. Re: 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Anything from 1984 to 86 would keep you in sync.
  46. 70's and 80's Chronological Sync - 10 Fragrances in 10 Days

    Starting Saturday, I'm planning 10 days of wearing chronological releases from 1973 to 1988. Feel free to join on any of the days and/or share your experiences with these.

    1. Paco Rabanne Pour...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass (with Bavard as Host)

    Report back. I'm curious to hear how it goes.
  48. Re: My experience of living with just 12 fragrances - An enforced experiment

    I think 100 perfumes that blow someone away is possible. There are so many to try.

    However, I have fragrances in my collection that do not blow me away. I got them out of curiosity - I want to...
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    Re: Single wear March

    Having a bunch of samples doesn't stress me out. They're in a couple shoe boxes in the closet, harmless. I have two to three hundred, I think.

    I go through spurts of sampling a lot, although I...
  50. Thread: Monthly Samples

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    Re: Monthly Samples

    The couple times I've smelled Caron Pour Un Homme, I didn't like it. It does have a big following though. I do have Caron Yatagan in my collection, which is also a little out there, but works for me....
  51. Re: I'm seriously considering STOPPING the purchase of $$$$ fragrances......here's why.

    The cheapies are bombs on my skin. Nautica Voyage and Calvin Klein Euphoria Men project for hours. It's tiring.
  52. Re: How the hell did Roja Dove get away with his 50ml for the price of 100 "offer"?

    As a business, it hurts to think you're losing money by under-pricing something, so it's fun to experiment with how high the ceiling is.

    To answer the question in the thread title, I'd say, "By...
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    Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Nice to see the legend in the house.

    It's curious how differently people interpret masculine versus feminine. From Chuck's list, Gianfranco Ferre for Man and Tuscany are scents I think would work...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There's a lot of overlap in our top 5, Nor Cal, but I definitely seem to appreciate the Amouage fragrances more than you, especially Gold Man and Tribute Attar. I think Gold Man is roughly on par...
  55. Thread: Monthly Samples

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    Re: Monthly Samples

    I didn't realize you hadn't had a taste of vintage Givenchy Gentleman. For me, it starts out fine, but after about 45 minutes gets really nice. I get a fair amount on my undershirt, and the whole...
  56. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    I'm not sure about pictures. For people who have posted pictures, Cazaubon has one of the bigger collections:
    ...
  57. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    Yes. The gambling war historian.
  58. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    The real answer is Sea Roses, surely. The number of bottles is too big to admit! It's almost like infinity, you can never get to a final number.
  59. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    For a four fragrance rotation that includes Aventus, I might like these to go with it:

    1. Fahrenheit - I think these may have IsoESuper in common. There's something in each that reminds me of the...
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    Re: Office Fragrance

    Chanel Pour Monsieur edp
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    Re: Tauerville Rose Flash vs...

    They are two interesting, ambitious perfumes. Rose Flash is like a sweet dessert. Portrait of a Lady is a little like an old closet.

    I personally like Portrait of a Lady way more.
  62. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    I've seen a couple collections that were around 500 bottles.
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    Re: Schooling Sales Associates at the counter

    I've had some good talks with Guerlain SAs.

    Some of the SAs in little shops are good: Osswald in New York City, Tigerlily in San Francisco. They know their stuff.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Some classics, which are so much fun to collect!
  65. Thread: House party

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    Re: House party

    This does sound like a laugh. Tom of Finland would be fine. There are so many. Dior Homme Intense. Habit Rouge. I think the situation calls for something powdery.
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    Re: What do you think of Le Labo The Noir 29?

    I think they're all (or mostly) unisex.

    The tea fragrance is ok. It's typical of the line.

    There is something interesting about this line. It does fairly well using modern aroma chemicals in...
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    Re: Schooling Sales Associates at the counter

    I've talked to other customers, and compared smelling notes. A good sales associate joins right in.
  68. Re: I'm seriously considering STOPPING the purchase of $$$$ fragrances......here's why.

    Three of the longest-lasting fragrances I've tried are:

    1. Chanel Coromandel
    2. Dior Homme Parfum
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme edp
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's musky and woody, with the flowers more in the background. It's alluring. It smells unisex to me.



    Ah, maybe more civet than musk. More likely both. I was getting more musk from my mate's...
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    Re: Why is Calvin Klein hardly ever mentioned?

    It doesn't seem to be a favorite on here. I like Calvin Klein fairly well, but it rarely gets people talking.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    No. 5 edc

    98154
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    Re: Check Fresh & Platinum egoiste

    The bottle pictured looks fine. It could be from around 2010.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Jules
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme and Versace L'Homme

    Easy enough to get older versions of these. The Armani is an Eau de Cologne with oak moss. I’m surprised it doesn’t get more love. The Versace is immense, on par with favorites such as Antaeus and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I would have thought the old tester (spray) and the old splash would be the same. Anything I have in older packaging is like the juice you describe in your splash.

    I want to add the later versions...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man - 1st version

    This is right off my 2nd shelf. It doesn't quite make top shelf in my collection, for my tastes. It's a 75-ml splash. It should last forever. I almost use it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I like it. Do you smell three different versions among these four bottles? (I see three different bottle types. You have two bottles of the in-between version.)
  78. Re: Does price generally equal quality in your nostrils?

    Price does not equal quality to my nostrils. My favorites are Dior and Chanel, and they have have a bunch of options for less than $100 that I prefer to so-called luxury fragrances.

    When I'm in...
  79. Re: Any perfumes smell like Derby by Guerlain (2012)?

    Equipage is a nice alternative. I like Derby, but I probably prefer Equipage.

    They don't smell so much alike because the clove in Derby is such a loud note to my nose, but aside from that, they're...
  80. Thread: Monthly Samples

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    Re: Monthly Samples

    All others are pretenders. Nothing matches vintage Givenchy Gentleman, especially the base.
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    Re: Armani eau pour homme and Versace L'Homme

    The only two fragrances you need.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I'm wearing Boss No. 1 this morning from the bottle pictured. This one has "Cologne" in the name, which I think makes it the oldest / original Boss Hugo Boss Cologne Eau de Toilette. The bottles I...
  83. Re: Any perfumes smell like Derby by Guerlain (2012)?

    Comme des Garcons edp
  84. Re: Which one fragrance did you want to love but hated

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme. I assumed I would like it. I wouldn't say I hated it, but I was surprised and disappointed. I also never got into Xeryus or Insense, anything by Azzaro, Furyo, Ho Hang,...
  85. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale is a safe suggestion, especially for someone who would appreciate having a representative of the Eau de Cologne citrus genre in his or her wardrobe. It doesn't last...
  86. Thread: Mens rose frags

    by Bavard
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    Re: Mens rose frags

    Dior Homme Parfum has rose in the base.

    Ambre Nuit is a good one.

    Those are two of the more masculine ones, along with Portrait of a Lady.

    For more unisex roses, there are a bunch, such as...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th March, 2019

    Je Suis Un Homme
  88. Thread: Dior homme.

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    Re: Dior homme.

    I would get current Dior Homme.
  89. Re: Fragrances that were HYPED and turned out to be solid for you?

    It depends on who's doing the hyping. If it's Purecaramel, I'm sure I'll like it. These are a few he's recommended or sent my way:

    1. Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
    2. Boss No. 1 (vintage)
    3. Ho...
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    Re: Smell like a rockstar?

    Guerlain. Lots of Guerlain.
  91. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    There’s not for me. I would want to think about what the individual normally likes, etc.

    Egoiste might be the safest bet I can think of, but it’s hard to find to sample, so location is also a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Monsieur Montana loves this one. I recently got a mini to try to bond with it.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I like it. I have old versions (80s I think) of No. 5 parfum and edc.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    I’m trying save, rotate, and re-post.

    97546
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Getting in my second vintage scent today:

    Hermes Bel Ami, early 2000s shaker bottle. I've had a steady flow of compliments since I put it on.
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    Re: 10 Days of Guerlain

    I have the edt version of L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme. It's more modern/trendy smelling than what I usually go for, but I had a day of sampling this stuff where I was getting some amazing...
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    Re: Your most worn February 2019

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    Allure Homme Edition Blanche Eau de Toilette by Chanel
    20 wears





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  98. Thread: Monthly Samples

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    Re: Monthly Samples

    You're venturing into the fairly obscure and/or quite recent.

    I thought I might have tried Norne, but I'm not seeing my review on it, and I can't quite remember.

    The Areej le Dore and the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Christian Dior Jules
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    I hadn't noticed, but I suppose that's the nature of rotation.

    I feel like I have some nice alternatives.

    Jules is a lot like a Chanel.
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