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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    Rêve en Cuir - Indult:

    This is another good one. It was hard to categorize initially but after a few tries I know what this is - a smell of interior of the modern handbag. Less animalic than Femme...
  2. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Oh yes. The vintage one is really really good almost 10/10.
    The current one is just nice 6/10.

    As many have opined, Creed (like most fragrance houses have) reformulated everything good they had.
  3. Re: vintages many on here hate but you love - and why you like them

    Galbanum heavy vintages don't work for me. For example, Jules is a no- no.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    There is tobacco note here. And good tobacco, not the Tonka tobacco that people go gaga for these days :)

    I wonder what that note is. It was used a lot back then. Vermeil, Davidoff original,...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    That is it. I am unfriending you.
  6. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    Unfortunately true. They had some good stuff but all was lost via reformulation and discontinuation.
  7. Re: For an inexperienced guy: Best cost/benefit choice of a clone

    Zee is 100% legit
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    No Perfume:
    This starts like a peaty scotch. I guess the alcohol and cresols are common in both the Lagavulin and No Perfume :)
    Withinh 5 minutes I can smell two main accords - Boot polish leather...
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    Thanks Cacio for the samples. I am starting with Parfumeide Cuir Tabac.

    It starts out with spices and boot-polish leather. The spices I detect are cardamom and little cumin.
    Within a few minutes...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Have not done a full wear to know the longevity. But my guess is probably 4-6 hrs.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Smells like Gin and Tonic.
    The text is on the back of label and visible from the other...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121071.html

    Discontinued 'leather' that has a small cult following.
    I like its feminine vintage counterpart better.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I feel the same way with Utsos. Late mid being the best part.
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    I tried both Explorer and the Mercedes Aventus clone at Lord and Taylors. I found top of Explorer to be better but after 20 minutes Mercedes was much better and closer to Aventus. And lasted longer...
  15. Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    16/8 here and no difference.
    Health on the other hand...
  16. Re: GIVEAWAY: Atelier Cologne Philtre Ceylan (+ samples)

    I think it may be better off in this sub forum

    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/283-Shameless-Self-Promotion
  17. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Jacomo de Jacomo
    ANTAEUS
    Moschino PH
    Idole EDT
    Bois de Portugal
    Balenciaga PH

    All in vintage form
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I am in if not too late
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Let me know when you do next
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    More like wife doing a Marie Kondo
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Ho Hang and I have a history. It is a long one that has unfolded over time. Details are buried in vintage forum threads.
    If you are interested stop by for Manhattan meetup ;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I had a sample and that smelled a lot like Ho Hang.
    Raspy sweet woods and rose.
    This one is not like that. This is very confusing.
    Old school floral, chypre, aldehydes. I can't box it.
    And it is...
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    Over a century (138)
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    It does not pass the smell test
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    Don't understand why I would light up vagina scented candle. Candle is not personal. It is for creating a shared experience. Unless I am with a group of people who want to be in an orgy with the said...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My Fav Ungaro

    I am wearing Escada PH
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    PDN New York
    Tiffany for Men
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monseiur
  28. Re: Rochas Moustache (vintage 1949) vs Moustache Eau de Parfum (2018) vs Moustache Original 1949 (20

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I do love the new bottles.
    A pity they don't seem to be selling well. They are certainly better than Sauvage, Y etc
  29. Re: Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris

    Thanks for the article.
    Here is the original version of it with more details

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/science/ambergris-sperm-whales-dna.html

    I chuckled at this bit. Now they know...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What do you think of Leonard?
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

    bmp
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I occasionally partake. A teeny tiny lick.
    Tom Ford Extreme is the most delicious thus far.
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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    Whoever said you are too old is lying Bonnette.
    Anyone who appreciates vintage fragrance is forever young
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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    I don't think I will ever stop (barring medical reasons - allergies, cancer etc).
    But I have plateaued. As the collection grew I realized there is not much else out there. Gets harder to really be...
  35. Re: How to permanently delete images from Attachments Folder?

    I don't think you realize but nothing can be permanently deleted once it is on the internet
  36. Re: My First Warner/Lauren Polo Arrived This Morning!

    As you wish milady
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/473800-The-ghosts-in-vintage-perfume?p=4820480&viewfull=1#post4820480
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    The ghosts in vintage perfume

    A recent musing in a Polo thread led to this thread.
    The question was on differences between Warner and Cosmair version.
    Most of us, who have both, find the differences not in composition but in...
  38. Re: My First Warner/Lauren Polo Arrived This Morning!

    This. Though I wonder is it due to maceration difference.
    Also one thing that has been bothering me - how much does the plastic tube change fragrance over time? It is not very reactive but over time...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You are on a roll this year Badarun. Making up for the lost time I guess ;)
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Only if price is good else don't :)
    40cents/ml or so
  41. Re: Rochas Moustache (vintage 1949) vs Moustache Eau de Parfum (2018) vs Moustache Original 1949 (20

    Too pissy for me - the concentree. I do have mini of original cologne. That is nice but smells a lot like Eau Sauvage.


    Yes, unlike Dior Homme, Givenchy "reboot", Rochas is going for real deal....
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    I bought it based on your comments and it is exactly what you said. Nice quality scent for cheap.
    Reminds me of the Arabian Oud,rasasi guys doing western style fragrances.
    Cardamom, Iris, rose,...
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    Re: Expiration dates

    no one here looks at expiration date
    Fragrances last foreverish if stored in cool dark place
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It is really good. Compared to stuff they release now 10/10. Compare to it's contemporaries 8/10
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    70-80 style. Fougere. Don't agree with Foetidus review. This is not dry at all.
    Shamu1 compares it to JHL, he is wrong.

    It is similar to original Lacoste - the one that does not have Patou in the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Derrick Orland.
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    It is good. Not great. Top and base parts are great. Mid is meh and lasts hours.
    I would recommend bit for $1/ml
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    And??
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What a haul. I have no idea about any of these (except Fahrenheit and Capucci). Can you write your thoughts on them
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yes. Mediocre fragrance and nothing at like the original namesake.
  51. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    Found it at Sephora.
    It has nothing in common with the original Dior Homme.
    I think they are trying to get into that shitty spicy freshie space with this.
    Platinum Egoiste seems to be the canvas...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Going with new Dior Homme. I had to see what the fuss was about
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

    bump
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    Re: For the Vintager Who Has Everything

    All I want is are the refill bottles that go in that dispenser।।।
  55. Re: what are you favorite vintage leathers from days of yore?

    Moschino PH
    Bandit
    Maybe BelAmi
  56. Re: Semi-vintage One Man Show... Pine? Similar to Quorum??

    I also see resemblance to Krizia Uomo. I think there is a deeper vintage of OMS (not tried it so this is a conjecture) that is different and is what is being talked about here.
  57. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    And that is why grayspoole is a national treasure.
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Moschino PH
    Biehl AL03
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    Re: Favourite leather fragrance

    Davidoff?
  60. Re: Year in Review: Best underrated cheapie releases of 2019

    These days , yes :)
  61. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    There is no such thing as mostly American problem. If it is here it will be everywhere.
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    I use it for many things. Dishes, hand soap, shampoo. Never used it as body wash though.
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    Astute readers know which threads/OP to avoid.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Aceverse
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oh boy Imagine PC with this Aigner AS, BelAmi EDT in his leather upholstered DB9.
    Leather gods would cower
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    My money is on Sahara Noir
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Things we do for our SO :)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yeah that 3x4x4 sums it up for me too.

    Wearing Jaguar Mark II today - Angel + Cuminy funk
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    YOu tried AS of this?
    I have been trying to describe it but is hard.
    Herbal , leathery, fresher.
    If you look at Darvant's review it is all over the map. And he is right.
    It is not as good as...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Screams Italian goodnesshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200113/301b1d5accbeaae7ca554767b5da9580.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This ship always reminds me of the one Tintin had in 'Secret of the Unicorn'
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I had the current (2009) version but did not like it at all. Something did not work for me. A scrubber. Then got the vintage one and that was something I could wear.
    Not my fav by any means but...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Your new year is off to a flying start
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    What are your thoughts on this. Caramel got me into it. One of my favs
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    It takes time to grow on you. The style of vintages liked by MM and Avecesar was an instant like for me. But Egoiste took time. Kouros (and other animalics) too took time.
    I think the scent profile...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That would make for a very dull life
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oh yes we do :)
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    That is not entirely correct, J and IsoE got earth shattering stuff. My parsimony is limited to you Bavard :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Was Quartz reformulated? Well it is a dumb question, let me rephrase - has the current version been reformulated well?

    As for Missoni - I have a couple. Olympios is Fahrenheit clone. Missoni Donna...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Great haul man. How is Quartz and Enigme?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Tapatalk
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hmm never heard of this one and could not find much on it either.
    Please give a detailed report once you have had a good wear :)
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    [CONUS] Re: Slumberhouse and other goodies for Swap

    bbbuummp
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Welcomed new year with Patou Pour Homme. Spritzed it a little before midnight.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Silences Jacomo from decant.
    Had a bottle of it that my dad finished off. that must have been non vintage cause what I am wearing today is so much better.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    yay can't wait. Blind sample pass are always fun and this is a Trifecta Pass - Blind, Vintage and IsoE hosted.
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    Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Edit:
    Old thread covering 2016-2019: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/428077-Vintage-Fragrances-I-bought-today


    The Vintage Fragrance I bought today is becoming way too big - 3.5 years worth of...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Who are you calling old!!!!!!!!
  89. Re: Buying vintage Kouros (and other fragrances)

    Welcome to basenotes GucciEagle.
    I think you are just suffering from buyer's remorse. We all have had that remorse many times over :)
    Just enjoy the fragrance. It is not a bad price for mint...
  90. Re: Chypres, Neo-Chypres, and the Death of the Chypre

    Thanks grayspoole for the excellent discussion point.
    I was never happy with the ever changing definition of Chypre, Fougere and I guess reading your post has finally made it clear to me that there...
  91. Re: Just blind bought Bandit Homme by Robert Piguet

    From what I recall the Piguet Homme line was sold to some nondescript folks and they made a mockery out of it.
    Cheap bottles and bad fragrance
    But that is just what I read. Have not tried it. Let...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    80s
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This is a treat. LfM is perhaps the best masculine .
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Looks very beautiful
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    Re: What cologne would the mandalorian wear?

    Metalique
  96. Re: How many bottles do you go through in a year?

    Hard to say when you have a lot of bottles.
    I can say that I go through at least 150ml of perfume a year. Maybe 300ml on the high end.
    So 1.5 to 3 bottles a year
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I wish I could wear all week. But, alas, have less than an ounce left.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Sycomore EDT
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Pavarotti - I love this one a lot
  100. Re: Yep another wedding one - but shortlisted :)

    Rive Gauche but be careful cause :
    Booze + girls+ RGPH -> high chance of getting bitten
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