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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Clubman Special Reserve

    $4.90 - Smells great
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    Most fragrances aren't great. This one probably won't be either. His Au Coeur du Desert is excellent, nearly perfect for its type, but I wish he could have left a few drops of amber in the souk.
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  3. Re: Vintage geek opinions about bottle age and sweet spot, please.

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    -- I buy it if it looks and sounds like it's in good condition and if possible send it back if it isn't.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

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    Azemour les Orangers (Parfums d'Empire)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Knize Ten
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

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    Sycomore EDT
    Pour un Homme (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Fougere l'Aube
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    Re: Bengale Rouge (Papillon)

    I'll figure I'll get a decant from strikeknot.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nino Cerruti (1979)
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    Re: Rare Chanel Sycomore 15ml Parfum version

    Sycamore/Sycomore
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Baie de Genievre

    108625

    Vintage fragrance I bought and sold not long ago. Kept a few mls. Smells great, but like most Creeds, satisfaction was fleeting. Almost kept it because I liked the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Must have been a bad day. It's amusing to hear people's perceptions of perfumes, but in the thirteen years I've been here reading people's impressions about those fragrances, that's one's entirely...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pour un Homme (1934)

    utterly indispensable
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Edit: Inserted YouTube video into wrong thread. Removed post.
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    Re: Rare Chanel Sycomore 15ml Parfum version

    Wilhelm, Thanks for the excellent info and unique perspective.

    I bought a bottle in 2008. It smelled great, I wore it all the time. Probably more fresh-citrusy and might have had more of that...
  15. Poll: Re: Which has the best Projection & Longevity? Allure Homme Sport or Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Both have as much as they need.
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    Re: Rare Chanel Sycomore 15ml Parfum version

    Thank you.

    Attn: What does the parfum smell like?
  17. Re: Classic Barbershop Smell without smelling like old man...possible?

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    Boy Chanel

    Closer to the fougere genre's original intent of ease and quiet power.
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    Re: The Fragrances We Would Buy Again

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    Pour un Homme (vintage)
    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Azemour les Orangers
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    Habit Rouge
    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Jicky EDP
    Vetiver
    Zino Davidoff
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    Re: Your top 10 of this decade (2010 - 2019)

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    Au Coeur du Desert
    Azemour les Orangers
    Kolonya
    Iris de Fath
    Iris Nazarena
    Boy Chanel
    Skive
    Patou pour Homme (2013)
    Lignum Vitae
  20. Re: how often is poor performance really your nose not performing

    Poor bastards going on about "performance". I used to piss and moan about it. I learned to smell and it rarely happens.

    Jean-Claude Ellena says it takes the average person at least ten years to...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: Most worn in August 2019

    CdG Peppermint, Bois Blond, Querelle, Sublime, others - Haven't seen those names around here in awhile. Good ones.
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    Wore these a lot:

    Sycomore EDT
    Azemour les Orangers
    Skive...
  23. Re: Fascinating facts about fragrance/the perfume industry?

    Nothing surprising but it's predicated on lies and the withholding of information.

    https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Scent-Inside-Perfume-Industry-ebook/dp/B000V78V44
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    Re: Amber Fragrance similar to LDDM or ACDD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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    Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)
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    Re: Need your assistance, MEN!

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    Re: Need your assistance, MEN!

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=creed+himalaya&_sacat=26395&_sop=16&_pgn=3

    There are a million of them. This is page three. No box, bottle is kind of beat up. I'd sell 100mls for $89
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    :thumbup:
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
    Dior Homme EDT
  30. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    I always think of this place as an excellent example of classic narcissism. I don't collect the fragrances. I use them in the same way as I use any other vice.

    I understand why some people might...
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    Re: buying first niche parfum

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    Au Coeur du Desert
    Kolonya
    Azemour les Orangers
    Fougere l’Aube – richer, more natural, more satisfying than Green Irish Tweed
    Chergui
    New York Intense
    Feu Secret
    Avignon
  32. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I always keep them. I moved up north a few months ago. I'm moving back in a few weeks. It's a pain in the ass moving bottles without boxes. I also sell things I don't want. Always feels good (art in...
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    Leather Oud
  34. Re: Fahrenheit - Quite possibly the greatest fragrance ever made

    " Talking about his favorite classical fragrance, Jean-Paul Guerlain, the perfumer for the house until his retirement in 2002, mentions “Lanvin Arpège under its original formula, Fahrenheit and Eau...
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    Re: Michael Edwards Perfume Legends II

    Great one.

    Buy the new Fragrances of the World, too - http://www.fragrancesoftheworld.com/
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    Re: Must try 'clean' niche fragrances?

    Stephen Jones (Comme des Garcons)
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

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    Sycomore EDT​
    Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    Pour Monsieur (vintage)
    Pour un Homme (vintage)
    Knize Ten (vintage)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    Habit Rouge vintage EDC
    Nino Cerruti pour Homme...
  38. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

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    Being that relaxation is anyone's most significant power - relax. It's just some goddamn cologne.

    And consider Emmanuel Bibesco's famous question: "pourquoi pas rien?". It's a good one.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Way cool.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    No. It's well blended but diluted. Has a similar but attenuated interplay of smooth, cooled spices and herbal elements, but it's not the complex, deep, woodsy, herbal, spicy, semi-leathery fragrance...
  41. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Scentemental feeling a hair frustrated and mechanical with the niche popularity of beguiling top and heart notes but mostly unremarkable finishes — lots of insubstantial variants and “instant...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Patou pour Homme 2013

    Original Patou pour Homme fitered though fresh modern woods, but a hell of a lot better than I remember. Warm, relaxed, confident, no sugary molecules in sight. Engaged my...
  43. Re: Designer or Niche: A Reevaluation (very long post)

    Neptune in Scorpio
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Reading your post makes me feel like I must have eaten the brown acid. Read the post again and think about it for awhile.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled Halston Z-14 on a guy. Smelled good. Asked him what it was. He told me it was Hanae Mori.

    Smelled Dior Homme on a guy. Smelled good. Asked him what it was. He told me it was Dior Homme.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Lauder for Men (vintage)

    Always great but never too far from Louder for Men.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Eau d'Hermes (vintage)

    Unquestionably great and fortunately no monogrammed slippers in sight.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)
  49. Re: Yatagan or Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme EDP ?

    They shouldn't be mentioned in the thread.

    Yatagan.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Everything.

    Self-consciousness will destroy your soul. When you're self-conscious you're really just showing symptoms that you don’t know who you are. The only reason you should wear a fragrance...
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    Re: Timbuktu or Dzjongkha ?

    Both good. I like Timbuktu a hell of a lot better and I've worn it for a long time.

    Timbuktu is cool, soaring incense-vetiver-sandalwood, smooth, low-hum bracing euphoric freshness.

    Dzongkha...
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    Re: Mediterranum cologne

    Misread name. Removed post.
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    Re: Alternative to Scent Strips?

    Cotton balls
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
  55. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    Serpent's Hermes was the brilliant Eau d'Hermes. Terre d'Hermes smells good, but it's hard to fit that annoying nuttiness into the same genius and clarity as Eau d'Hermes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Recent finds from my grandfather's house

    Good times. Please send me the Pour Monsieur if you don't want it.
  58. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    He could be a pain in the ass, but serpent never bored me. I'd like to see him back.
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    Re: Slumberhouse History

    Slumberhouse makes me slumber
  60. Re: What do you think of my first "Wishlist" of 10 scents ?

    Good luck.
  61. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Knize Ten
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Eau d'Hermes
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    Eau d'Hermes
  64. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Insolence EDP
  65. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    Serpent.........................................................
  66. Re: Does light ACTUALLY cause fragrances to expire prematurely or is that a myth?

    Read about it. It's best to keep the things in direct sunlight.
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    Re: Signature scents

    Joop!
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    Re: Osmotheque conferences

    Sounds ok.
  69. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Lost interest................................
  70. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

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    Re: New Frederic Malle - The Moon

    Worked with Pierre Bourdon and Christine Nagel. Great, but good perfumers train people all the time and it usually doesn't amount to much. He seems to be competent anyway. Somehow I don't give a shit...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Balenciaga pour Homme
  74. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    It definitely isn't lacking any cardamom, man that stuff can be annoying, but it's an excellent fragrance. It can also smell like the guy who just got some new cologne and wants 'em all to know...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yatagan
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    "..........like the tanned skin of a guy with gomina in his hair stepping out of the shower wearing a pre-WWI British dandified fragrance: citrus, flowers, musk. It has that faintly repellent...
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    Re: Which is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Maurice Roucel: “There sometimes is a misconception that Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur is my “musk” fragrance. This is not true; there is no musk in it at all, it is an animalic oriental. Helmut Lang...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage Parfum de Peau. Damascones in the bottle probably spanning the same olfactory range, but whatever.

    Returned............................................
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    Re: How bad have I messed up?

    38 degrees is too cold. Room temperature is ok. 55 degrees is excellent. If it's good enough for Jean Kerleo I figure it'll work.
  80. Re: Making labels for decants without a label maker?

    I like good labels.
  81. Re: Got 3 old creed perfumes from my uncle, not sure if expired

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    Wrong thread
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Yatagan
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    Re: Who prefers dirty looks to compliments?

    Definitely.

    The ones "....that are perfectly legible across the room and say in 700-point type, “Do Not Approach This Asshole....”
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    ...
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    Re: Who prefers dirty looks to compliments?

    I generally prefer to be less self-conscious and not give a shit.
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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    +5

    Oud Maximus (Bortnikoff) - More interesting than the rest. Better than the name. Ok since he named it after his kid, Maxim.

    Clunky, cloddy "heavy as a sarcophogus lid", smells too much of...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pour un Homme
  88. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Fuck perfumes, anyway.

    I might keep Patou pour Homme-Pour un Homme-Sycomore EDT-No. 88-Kouros-Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

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    Egoiste
    Tea for Two
    Kolonya
    Musc Ravageur
    Fille en Aiguilles
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

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    1. Patou pour Homme (vintage)
    2. Sycomore EDT
    3. Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage)
    4. Nino Cerruti pour Homme (1979)
    5. Loewe pour Homme (vintage)
    6. Kouros (vintage)
    7. No. 88 (vintage)
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
  92. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

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    Sycomore EDT
    Derby
    Egoiste
    Kouros
    Leather Oud
    Antaeus
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Third Man
    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

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    Great one, Bavard. I might try some soft, bitter-powdery, rubbery vintage Black (Bulgari). Something, fun, engaging and good to share. Maybe even some older Pour Monsieur.
    ...
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Au Coeur du Desert
    Habit Rouge EDT
    Egoiste
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Musc Ravageur
    New York Intense
    Chergui
    Zino Davidoff
    Ungaro 1
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

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    Vintage where possible:

    Kouros

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Third Man
    Yohji Homme
    Mouchoir de Mosnsieur
  96. Re: Seeking information on older bottles of Eau d'Hermes

    You're a rare creature, Johnny. 97% of the jokers on this site would never understand that.

    "It's a great fragrance, but it's weak and doesn't last." 2/5 - Turns out the thing is perfect, lasts...
  97. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

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    Ormonde Man
  99. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    Drier, dustier, less amber and vanilla, richness without heaviness, free of any burden and frippery, luminous and smooth as c-m on a gold tooth - Au Coeur du Desert is closer to the original intent.
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    :thumbup:
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