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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm not sure that's really the PStoller way.
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    Re: Bel Ami Bottle shapes

    I wonder why Hermes would change it so much from 1986 to 1991. I've tried the same two 1986 samples, and they also smell the same as each other to me, and I have a 2001 shaker bottle that is quite...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    I'm looking for a mint-condition original version for $50. From sampling, it is nice. There's been a fair amount of discussion about the old and new versions of Or Black, and I'm not expert enough to...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    These have been there for a long time, while others have hopped on the wish list and were quickly purchased.

    These are bottles I would like to have, but not enough to seek out, especially...
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    The little guy, bless him, with his food phobias, identifies with the final verse of Rapper's Delight.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Cestrum and I are fairly well aligned on these.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    MikePerez and some others are more expert than me. I've never tried L'Eau. I tried Dress Code, and that's not really my speed. Not the classic-smelling vibe I crave.
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    The Les Exclusifs edt?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I've tried a couple different bottle types and they smelled the same.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    AlanG doesn't play.
  11. Re: Vintage geek opinions about bottle age and sweet spot, please.

    I think I hear more "original release" talk for male fragrances (from the 70s, 80s, and 90s), and less for female fragrances (such as No. 5 and Shalimar, from the 20s).

    There's more to explore...
  12. Re: Aramis Tuscony is it better then Azzaro pH ?

    Tuscany for me.
  13. Re: Vintage geek opinions about bottle age and sweet spot, please.

    With a sealed backup, and a bottle in use, I think you're set. Identical batch codes, of course.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You could make an original post for an Habit Rouge thread. Who doesn't like Habit Rouge talk? Include that picture! I don't know the modern edt, but I agree with your notes on the other two. Toppie!
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    True.
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    For a bottle that would have otherwise stay sealed, removing the annual perfume samples for the gas chromatograph could run you up against the Heisenberg uncertainty principle.
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Bleu de Chanel, sometimes autocorrected as Bleh de Chanel.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    The edt is definitely stronger. Overall I like the edc slightly more.
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    You ever try these? I have a friend who swears by them.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Habit Rouge edc is smoother, more gentlemanly. The vintage edt has more nag champa incense and / or sandalwood, more like a women’s Guerlain.
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    Re: Frag Newbie ... What Should I Do Next?

    I’m a relatively cautious buyer as well. I think you have what it takes to build a seven bottle collection, and can avoid ending up with 50 and a storage issue.

    No matter what you do, you will...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You took the picture, Aero? I like it.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    I have the Platinum Egoiste and Allure Homme Edition Blanche deodorant sticks. I usually just wear Mitchum even when I wear those fragrances, though. They’re really good, but slightly different...
  24. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    I put 4 to 10, mostly small bottles of old fragrances from eBay.
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Camel Chypre is crazy enough it might work.

    It leans masculine to me.
  26. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    I'm interested, too, if it's not too expensive.

    Update: $12 per bar. I went for an IsoESuper and their Chypre soap.
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    Re: Looking back....

    The best synonym I can find for what I think people mean by "higher end" is "more expensive."

    Because smell is subjective, I haven't found a better way to translate it.
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    Re: No idea where to start? First Post. Help?

    Good posting, AiKz.

    I had the same issue with La Nuit de L’Homme, and had to get rid of it.

    Your sampling method is perfect, I think. The challenge with some ingredients, like one or more in La...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Oh, well played. This is a fun thread, a little blind sample pass-esque.
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    I feel like some fragrances I have push the boundaries of polite society, and I really enjoy them: vintage Boss, for example. I enjoy toeing the line of “ too much,” without overstepping it in...
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    Re: Looking back....

    For someone who likes Platinum Egoiste, like me, an expensive fragrance that might not be heartbreakingly disappointing is Xerjoff Uden, maybe.
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    Re: Unable to subscribe to BN Plus

    I think probably only for some of us. I think Grant has a fix in the works.
  33. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    I'm a big vintage sampler, mostly through swapping with people such as Purecaramel and Epapsiou.

    I do it to find the next mesmerizing bottle that I just have to have, that kind of thing - an...
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    Re: Your Favourite Perfumes From Roja Dove ?

    I haven't tried Unspoken, but Scandal and Enslaved are two of the ones I like. There are a bunch from the house I don't like as much. I like the women's stuff I've tried from Roja Dove more than the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That is a beauty, Alan. I still have not tried any vintage Dioressence, although I think we have a mini parfum on order. I've smelled the current version a couple times now, including last night at...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    I love a Jack Hunter top five thread. Scrolling through the list of what I've worn most in the last year, these are jumping out at me as current favorites:

    1. Givenchy Gentleman - I love the old...
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    Re: New Banana Republlic?

    I haven't seen these. I did sort of like the previous line they did with representative fragrances from different years, including a nasty synthetic oud for whatever year it was, 2016 maybe.
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    We are going to Miami. I'm not sure we'll do any perfume sniffing.
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    Orlando has been a bust so far. All work.
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    Re: Finding vintages plus suggestions

    Patou Pour Homme (1980) and Gianfranco Ferre for Man go together well in rotation.

    L'Air Du Desert Marocain has a lot of fans. I never got into it myself.

    I like Egoiste a little more than...
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    Smell.

    I don't think I've ever used the construction, "Do you really want to smell like...?"

    It's a stirring philosophical question.

    Related are comments on olfactory fatigue, such as, "I...
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    We flew through NYC on the way to an audiology conference in Orlando.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    It’s such a tricky fragrance, current Antaeus. I’m wearing some now. It’s great, and I went through a period of wanting a bottle, but the interest doesn’t quite stick - mostly because I have several...
  44. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Trumper is easily one of the best I’ve tried.
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    Re: New - Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Eau Poivree

    I’ve never worn either. Smelling the nozzles in a shop this morning, they were fairly similar to me.
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    Chanel Pour Monsieur edt is available at The JFK airport today:

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    It smells ok. Better than my 2008 bottle, and the newer juice is a lighter green.
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    I agree that things can feel different starting in the late 90s, and pre-70s bottles are a higher risk for degradation.
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    I'm more with Cacio, but I could follow Grayspoole's approach sometimes, too.

    I tend to go with stuff that looks like it was from the 80s or early 90s.

    The oldest stuff I have is probably from...
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    Re: Unable to subscribe to BN Plus

    I had the same issue. See what Grant says, but a possible fix could be to just send the payment to his PayPal account, and he can flip a switch behind the scenes.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    You're in a position of strength to get your wardrobe just how you want it.
  51. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme : which formulation is this one ?

    I don't think you would have liked it. I would hold out for first version or concentree, if anything.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    There are some mini's around. With your collection, a mini is all you would ever get to wearing, I would imagine.



    Thanks, Jon. I have Habit Rouge in that same ribbed bottle. I love a ribbed...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thank you so much, Sisyphus. It sounds like you're a Guerlain fan, and you're wearing Heritage today?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm learning to love the clove-rich top of Derby over time. It's true that I liked the opening of the vintage Derby aftershave more than the vintage edt. But over time, the richness of the edt comes...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Polo
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guerlain Derby

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    I won an eBay auction for this. I have had vintage Derby on the brain since the Scotch and Perfume party when the base had been so good.

    I came close to coughing up...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    It divides opinion. It works well for me. It's on the modern side, but I like it.

    Based on your negative first impression, and how loaded you are with other fragrances, I would say it's not for...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    IsoESuperman - It sounds like you and I had similar impressions of these. It was fun to try some full wearings. I easily like the women's fragrances more, at least from this set of 10.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Those are some stylin' slippers.
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    I probably wouldn't get Fahrenheit again. I have such a bond with it from over the years, and I have a bunch of backups, and I've been wearing it a bunch, but the way my tastes have evolved, even the...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    That is nice. I enjoyed your write-up on Chypre.
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    Re: Is this a Vintage Chanel Antaeus?

    I'm thinking late 80s or 90s. The good stuff.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    She got you into this?
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    I had a general feeling of being in over my head with these fragrances, especially Chypre and Celtic Moss, as if I need to grow into them.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Not really. Chanel Pour Monsieur could count as light, but it's heavy on oak moss. Givenchy Gentleman and Antaeus are the same weight, I think. The magic of Givenchy Gentleman, for me, starts after...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    My vintage scent of the day is Cosmair Polo.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    This is one of the fragrances in the rotation of fragrances I say are my favorite, along with Chanel Pour Monsieur. Those are the main two recently. Antaeus gets a shout sometimes as well.
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    Inevitable, but fleeting. I agree it's different enough to distance itself. I keep thinking that if someone likes one of them, they would probably like the other.

    I like Guerlain vanilla. Chanel...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    I agree with these notes on L'Origan edt. I get clove and it's not as involved as L'Heure Bleue, but I imagine most L'Heure Bleue fans, such as myself, would like it. It is so agreeable.

    Someone...
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    Re: How would you rate/review a perfume if .....

    I still don't know what this means.



    I rarely consider price.



    Neutral.
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    Re: The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne

    Good to see cytherian posting.

    It seems like there's a fair amount of interest in this type of thread.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    How's the bottle on the right, Avecesar? I'm confident I know the juice on the left.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It's fine to let some go. There are no "must haves." Not even Egoiste. Well, maybe Egoiste.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Years, really? Two, maybe. You described Bois Noir as especially rich.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cook.bot describes Egoiste/Bois Noir as rich, too. For me, it's an easy fragrance to wear every day, if I were so inclined. About three days in a row is my max. I'd gladly wear anything I've backed...
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    Re: Tried a couple colognes and could use help

    It's good to be picky, and give something a couple full wearings. You want to enjoy the whole ride, including the base.

    If you have fun sampling, you'll inevitably find stuff you like just as...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I love those 93-ml bottles. That is quite a bit of Shalimar to be getting through. I'm looking for heavy sprays on this one.
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    This.

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Nice find, drseid. It sounds interesting.
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    It's always worked for me.

    Businesses like them thrive on being legit, so they'll fix it - I can't imagine they wouldn't.

    They've shipped my stuff next day when I've ordered.
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    Re: dior jules vintage

    Ah yes, the Basenotes Marketplace. I scored a 19-ml vintage Antaeus mini on there.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yes, some smelling notes on Djedi?
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    Re: Merchant of Venice in... Venice!

    Any pick ups?
  84. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    Fahrenheit gives me the most anosmia of anything in my collection.
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    Re: dior jules vintage

    Did you buy it retail? It was previously sold in the US?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Apology accepted, Diddy. I'll throw in my apology for any hype as well.
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    Re: Merchant of Venice in... Venice!

    That place looks and sounds amazing.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I love the stuff Mythrol was posting. He did one on sandalwood too. I think he even did some audio reviews - maybe just one. His brother is a hardcore perfume fanatic and Basenoter: Diddy, a few...
  89. Re: 20% OFF @Rogue Perfumery - Grab them while you still can!

    I think Chypre-Siam is easily the best one. I also bought Derviche, and it's fun - a little loud in the opening.

    None of the others really compare to Chypre-Siam, in my experience.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Good idea. I'm really enjoying your posts, PStoller. The process of learning the old vetivers is still on my list of things to do. I didn't get excited about vetiver at first, and I don't get into to...
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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

    I think I've sampled this and might still have some. I like Maître Parfumeur et Gantier. I need to try this one again.
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    Re: No idea where to start? First Post. Help?

    Fahrenheit was one of my first bottles, and still one of my favorites.

    A couple others I like are Hermes Bel Ami and Moschino Pour Homme.
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    I loved Coromandel at first, but never bonded with it enough after that to be too into it / buy a bottle / finish my samples.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men, a great one, a little similar to Givenchy Gentleman, but with vanilla.
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    I would dock them points for lack of wearability.

    My mindset is something like gourmet hedonism - I'm unashamedly going for the best / my favorite stuff and wearing it all the time.

    So much of...
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

    I'm personally plagued by vintage fever, to provide context, so most of the backup hoarding behavior revolves around thoughts of wanting to avoid inflationary pricing in the future for discontinued /...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Saving arguably the best for last: Beekeeper's Daughter. The opening of this makes me smile.

    I love a big floral. This is a lily type, I think. It's the perfect amount of restrained stinky...
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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

    Most worn this month



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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    The No. 19 in this pass was a beauty.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Fifteen milliliters of the good stuff. An easy decision.
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