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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    Nicolaï - New York Intense

    Have a 12 hour workday today so needed something with moderate projection but fantastic longevity.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Moschino Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    That's a great one! A full 120ml bottle would probably be to much for me, but if they would include this one among their 30ml offerings I would go for it.


    I meself went for Shalimar EdC today...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    I'm joining!
  5. Re: All Season - All Occasion Fragrances with Very Good Performance.

    Personally, when going for one fragrance for all occasions I would definitely wouldn't pick something with too much projection/silage.

    From my collection, fragrances that meet my criteria are:
    -...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    My no buying weeks are going fantastic (ahum), but for €0,70 per ml I could resist this almost full bottle of New York Intense. Especially while my vintage 30ml has maybe only 15% left.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Versace L'Homme

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  8. Re: Top ten list of favourite fragrances that can be got for $60 or less

    Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    Guerlain - Héritage
    Guerlain - Vetiver
    Guerlain - Jicky
    Aramis Havana
    Aramis - Tuscany
    Caron - Pour un Homme
    Caron - Le 3eme Homme
    Knize - Ten
    Nicolai - Cologne Sologne
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    Re: What do you think of Nicolai Amber Oud?

    I have never smelled Gris Clair so can't comment on it, but for the rest I completely agree. I think it is a fantastic put together fragrance in her signature style. So very Frech and very elegant....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Miss Dior, 70/80's bottle

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  11. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    Your description of yourself is very similar to how I was at that age, and still am. I'm not a suit type of man, but do like nice and timeless clothes (indeed chino's, smart/casual shirts,...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I've have an extremely busy time at work currently, so I unfortunately couldn't join in the Moschino pour Homme synchronization.
    As expected though, this topic turns out to be full of interesting...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    Started my Saturday morning (as I usually do) with the newspaper, a cappuccino and Eau Sauvage Dior(as this has become sort of a ritual it now gives my an ultimate relax weekend vibe).

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st November, 2019

    Habit Rouge EdP


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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Was planning on not buying anything the coming weeks, but the Caron topic on the (temporary?) discontinuation on much of their line, made me buy both Pour un Homme and Le 3eme Homme . I'm not quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Guerlain Héritage

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Caron Le 3eme Homme (mini)

    The more I wear it the more I realise how fantastic this is. I don't think vintage is lightyears ahead of current formulation though, and with the knowledge it will...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Started with Azzaro pour Homme (from mini) this morning and went for a nice follow-up in the evening with Aramis Tuscany. Both perfect sunny autumn day scents.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm also by no means very skilled at naming and recognizing notes, but I just try to recognize them and make sense of them having a note pyramid at hand.
    In any way I find it just as interesting...
  21. Re: Best "value for money" scents, which niche collectors wouldn't turn their noses up at

    Can you say more about this release? Scentland was raving about this one on his Youtube channel, and I must say that the notes and performance (moderate sillage and projection but very good...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Yes, I definitely have an eye out for the EdC. The notes from yesterday where very interesting to read, and convinced me that the EdC stands enough on it's own to go after.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

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    Edgar Degas, Cavalier en Habit Rouge (1868)

    In the opening I get this big splash of a very juicy note I would describe as an abstract citrus note. I don’t think it really smells like real...
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    Re: Jaipur , blind buy ?

    I like dandy-esque fragrances, I like powderyness in fragrances, I think Boucheron pour Homme is fantastic and I liked almost all of the notes in this. So before testing this, I thought this was...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This is interesting!
    Quite some fragrances that seem right up my alley, but that I have never tried yet. I'm curious to know what the opinion is on these.
    I shall join, when the few fragrances are...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd October, 2019

    What do you think of this Hednic? I'm a big fan of PdN, but this one underwhelmed me quite a bit unfortunately.

    As for my own scent of the day, it's Heritage edt by Guerlain

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    Re: Your Best Deal

    Probably my vintage Habit Rouge edt 100ml (spray) bottle that hadn't been used before, which I found for €20,-
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Monsieur Carven

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    I did already say I liked books, but I also started reading Proust this summer so this is a very nice pick!


    Histoires de Parfums was on my rader for about a year ago I think, and once or twice...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Shalimar EdC

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Habit Rouge EdT


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  33. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Personally I think Krizia Moods is at least just as good as Givenchy Gentleman, a bit bolder and more daring probably, but therefore less versatile (I wouldn't wear that one to the office)?
  34. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    I don't know exactly why, but I understood there are currently three types of Givenchy Gentleman on the market.
    You have a new release in a black bottle (Gentleman Givenchy) that has nothing to do...
  35. Re: Did you ever blind-buy Heritage de Guerlain, and did it fall short, meet, or exceed expectations

    Sampled the EdT and EdP quite extensively before buying, and decided to go for the EdP in the end.
    Before I knew it I had regrets, swapped my EdP for Eau Sauvage EdP and bought the EdT instead. Now...
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    In my natural habitat (surrounded by books)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Eau de Guerlain (mini)

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    Re: How do you rate Aramis Devin?

    I had a bottle (current formulation), liked it but rarely wore it. To me the smell reminded me a little of the smell of freshly cut flower stems (so not the flowers, but the green smell of the stem)....
  39. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Continuing with my mini's:

    Chanel no1 19 -> Yes, I really like this one. Soft, elegant and just beautiful. While I really liked the fragrance, my wife absolutely loved it so my mini went to her. ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Versace L'Homme

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    Re: Fragrance That Captures This Mood

    For me, Chopin's Nocturnes always evoke a sense of melancholy in me, and the fragrance in my wardrobe that represents that feeling the best is Nicolaï's Odalisque.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    Maybe a bit dependent on what it is you would wear, but I would seriously doubt 90% of the men really would notice (or care) you would be wearing a "womans" scent.
    I do work in an office as "the...
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    Re: 10's top ten?

    Nice to see all the lists, and it reminds me I really have to sample Elie Saab Essence nr 6 Vetiver and Houbigant's Bois Mystique.
    And a shame Fougere Royale came out in 2010, because together with...
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    Re: 10's top ten?

    This was a nice but difficult exercise. I had to dig quite deep into my notes archive to see what I liked from those years. It was already clear from the start though, Nicolaï would dominate this...
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Although I hardly ever buy niche (expect for the numer one on my list), the houses I feel mostly drawn to are:

    01. Nicolaï Parfumeur Créateur
    02. Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    03. Divine
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I hadn't read your comment, but this seems to solve it. Thanks!

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Aramis Tuscany. On a nice autumn (or spring) day, this one is hard to beat.

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    On my bottle Parum de Toilette is also written down, so I think the bottle and box do match. It was also from a private seller (not on Ebay) who sold of her old Guerlain bottles. Everything she had...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Big +1 on Krizia Moods Uomo.

    Also adding Patchouli Intense by Nicolai.
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    I have nothing new to add, but just also want to state I'm in the "more dense and richer" camp regarding vintage. That being said, I won't go so far as saying I really find it better than the current...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    My box does have the greendot recycle symbol (more grey-ish than green, but color could be a bit faded) and the bottle a 5 digit batch code starting with VB. According to Raiders of the Lost Scent...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    According to the batchcode it should be from 1998.

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    My last acquisition just arrived and I decided this is a nice one to end my shopping spree and take a little break from buying full bottles. As there are some expensive non fragrance related things...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thanks! Going to try this method!

    @thrilledchilled, thanks for the link! I don't think I would go for that method though. It would seem to me, if you would use an eye dropper (or pipette) you...
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Yeah, that's a no brainer on your side I can imagine!
    Even that bottle alone just looks like the epitome of class and elegance.


    For me, my best purchase was Monsieur Carven.
    Have it a few...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    How do you practically do this? Do you just put your finger on the top of the bottle, and gently apply it on a few places afterwards?
    I have the feeling when I do it this way, very little perfume...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Clean an dressy I got, flowery and sprakle in the base I didn't detect. But that was just the thing I found was missing. A counterbalance to the serious nature of this scent.
    With more wearings...
  58. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    I can definitely see why people really love this fragrance. Like I said, I do find it intriguing and it wouldn't be the first time I will grow to like a scent like this. In that sense I'm glad I now...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    *double post*
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Both my mini's don't have the "number one" written on the bottles. The're the same as the bottle of Marand75, so I understood that indicates the vintage ?
  61. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Few quick first impression from my newly acquired mini's:

    Guerlain Vetiver: have and love the current formulation. This one is a bit more mossier, earthy and dark to my nose. It lacks the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Boss Number One (mini)

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  63. Re: Which two non-niche affordable fragrances would you add to bring my collection to six?

    I would like to give a +1 for Guerlain Heritage EdT, Guerlain Vetiver (my go to for hot and humid weather) and Aramis Havana.
    Furthermore I would like to throw in Houbigant Fougere Royale and...
  64. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    I think Loewe 7 Anonimo would fit the description quite well

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Charles Jourdan Un Homme (mini)
    Herbal, bright, spicy and mossy. Fantastic stuff!

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Yes, it's funny how this works. I think maybe part of it has to do with the amount of perfumes someone smelled. In my instance, if I smell a vintage fragrance with an overripe fruit note, my mind...
  67. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Came across a guy last weekend who was getting rid of his mini collection and sold every he had between €1- and €2,50
    Had to take advantage of this, so acquired the following mini's from him for...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    First a disclaimer; my guess is that I haven't smelled nearly as much fragrances (let alone vintage ones) as most of you, so the associations I make are probably way broader and less detailed than...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Davidoff Classic Men. Inspired by the "best male oakmoss fragrance" topic I remembered I had a mini of this laying in my cabinet. It was one of the first vintage mini's I bought and at the time I...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Eau de Guerlain

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Shalimar PdT
    Perfect accompaniment for this autumn day.
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Yes, welcome to this forum!
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    Re: What are YOUR 10/10 fragrances?

    Some 10/10 (to me) that haven't been mentioned yet:
    Guerlain - Jicky
    Carven - Monsieur Carven
    Divine - L'Homme Sage
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Started with Baikal Leather Intense, cause I worked from home and wanted to see if my thoughts on it where the same as first wearing. Answer yes, nice first two hours but then it falls apart. So...
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    Re: What's happening with Parfum D'Empire???

    Hhhm, that's a shame to hear. Like said, everything from them I sampled whas at least interesting, and Ambre Russe and Cuir Ottoman are fantastic I think. Especialy Cuir Ottoman I wouldn't mind a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Parfums de Nicolai - Baikal Leather Intense (from sample)

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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I think 12 full bottles is not nothing to feel humble about.
    Not only that, I just looked at your wardrobe and I think you have a fantastic collection already! Some real gems that are probably...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    I have 30 bottles right now, a bit more than I would ideally like. They are all stored in the bedroom (with no natural incoming light), around 15 are on a dressoir for current use, the others safely...
  79. Re: Fragrances you feel wear just perfectly, longevity, sillage, projection...

    Many good recommendations here already. I also want to throw in Fougere Royale from Houbigant. Gets you through a long (10 hour) work day easy, is constantly present but doesn't project heavily.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Gianfranco Ferré for Man

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

    Houbigant - Fougere Royale

    My go to office scent. Smells clean, elegant and has a "vintage" feel to me. Performance is also perfect. Very moderate silage but excellent longevity. I normally leave...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Versace l'Homme. Thanks to Bavard and Marand75 for convincing me splash is also a good option with this fragrance. And Marand75 also for giving me the heads up to the deal I pulled the trigger on...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Moschino pour Homme

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That is interesting to hear Marand75
    Very curious what your thought are when you received it. There are some deep vintage 50ml splash bottles, very reasonable priced right now so maybe I could take...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I used New York Intense as example in this case, as I consider both perfect office fragrances with a citrus opening and gorgeous creamy/spicy drydown. Comparing the two I do think that New York...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice find!
    Did you find that with spray, and on Ebay?
    For deep vintage Versarce L'Homme with spray I can only seem to find 30ml for around €70,- or 100ml bottles for around €160,- . As much as I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The Loewe's are very nice.
    I'm curious what you think of the Pierre Cardin? I can currently get if for very cheap, but don't know if I should get it (just because it is cheap) as I have the feeling...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Nicolaï - New York (blue label). I'm almost at the bottom of my small bottle (maybe 5ml left), so I use this one very sparingly. I know there is no real reason to do so, as the current New York...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Aramis Tuscany this evening. Perfect companion for typical Dutch autumn weather.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Fabulous! Unfortunately I can't pull this off myself, but I find it beautifull anyway. To me this is the ultimate scent of nostalgia.


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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I still have to try any Balenciaga to be honest. Pour homme, Ho Hang and Ho Hang Club are all on my "try" list though.

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    Re: Unable to subscribe to BN Plus

    I became Basenotes Plus member yesterday and didn't have any problems subscribing when using my Paypal (connected to a bank account, not a cc). So I think it works now?

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Moschino pour Hommehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190927/18c89a8168eaaf7bd378c6ac51f960fc.jpg

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Thanks for your input Avecesar, appreciated. Maybe I just need to go find me a sample of the current stuff so I can smell for myself.

    I agree with you that it's a under rated scent. I think I wore...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Yes, sorry forgot to quote you.
    Thanks for the useful information! I think my sample is deep vtg (bottle with the "l'homme" centered right)? Full, mossy and creamy are indeed words I associate it...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Is this the bottle that came after the bottle where the "L'Homme" is centered right (see picture below)? And how does it compare with it (if you smelled both of course)?
    I'm looking for a vintage...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    My bottle of Monsieur Carven came in yesterday, so it's a no brainer. Also working from home, so no need to go light on the trigger.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Houbigant Cologne Intense. This one is becoming a big autumn favorite of mine. Modern scent with some oldskool allure and elegance.
  99. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    Two minis came in this week:
    Shalimar PdT and Eau de Guerlain.
    Just as with Heritage my first impression was that current formulations of these hold up remarkably well. Especially with Eau de...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Today it was Givenchy Gentleman for me. Was still on my patchouli kick after Moods last night, so this seemed like a perfect choice for office (which it was I think).

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