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  1. Re: What was your first fragrance that you bought for yourself that was marketed for women?

    Yohji Yamamoto Parfum - I bought it in 1996. It came in a big perspex box and the bottle was wrapped in tissue paper. There was an eau de toilette too but the box was smaller.

    Still have it...
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    Sport de Paco Rabanne

    This is getting very hard to find. Actually haven't seen this (in a good condition) for a fairly long time.
    Could this be the heading in the direction of Kouros Eau De Sport?

    Lovely scent that...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport too strong?

    Anything can be too strong in certain situations.
  4. Re: Rich and manly, yet Harmless and office safe ??

    Chanel Bleu
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    Re: Nombre Noir - Vintage Question

    Thanks, guys. Gonna pull the trigger.
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    Re: Bleu de chanel not really amazing

    Bleu is an okay fragrance but I prefer Blanche from the current mainstream line.
    Moving up, Coromandel is perhaps the best fragrance I've found in the past ten years, IMO.

    However, Coromandel...
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    Poll: Re: Avents vs Dior Homme Intense

    Sub forum.
  8. Re: Great Scents revisited: GIANFRANCO FERRE' FOR MEN, EDT by GianFranco Ferrè.

    Great fragrance but back in the 80s (when I was in my twenties) I don't remember anyone at all wearing it.
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    Nombre Noir - Vintage Question

    Could a guy pull this off?
    Too feminine?
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    Re: Recently found in Japan

    No, they were all in Tokyo.
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    Re: Recently found in Japan

    For anyone wondering, the Patou is not cloudy. It was just condensation on the glass when I took it out the wine cooler to photograph.
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    Recently found in Japan

    http://2.t.imgbox.com/6k6HfB9t.jpg http://3.t.imgbox.com/Yw6NqB5G.jpg http://6.t.imgbox.com/VhPdXLU9.jpg
  13. Identifying vintage Commes Des Garcons (1994)

    Imagine this has been messed with over the past twenty (plus) years.

    Anyone still have the original from 1994 that came in a white box and vacuum-packed in cellophane?

    Regards
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    My girlfriend has this.

    http://6.t.imgbox.com/YNkMO96y.jpg

    And this.

    http://1.t.imgbox.com/jDmFQDdL.jpg http://4.t.imgbox.com/oGHJmjNy.jpg
  15. Thread: 1980s

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    1980s

    Clip from Miami Vice.

    One or two old favourites make an appearance.

    https://youtu.be/P_dbZyuG0RU

    Don't know why the video won't embed....
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    Calvin Klein Font

    Does anyone know what font Calvin Klein used in the 1980s?
    Specifically, the brand name.

    Here's an example: http://uneasy.in/1JgSzw8

    Regards
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    Re: The KOUROS Encyclopaedia 2.0

    Someone mentioned the coffe table book. I wonder how much it would cost to do such a thing?
    If we ran a kickstarter on here maybe it could be a reality.
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    Re: The KOUROS Encyclopaedia 2.0

    Now that's what I call a nice collection of pictures.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de channel vs Allure line

    Edition Blanche.
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    Re: Who watches Hannibal on nbc?

    Been watching it but probably not a show for everyone.
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/horror/scared-smiley-emoticon.gif
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    The thing women most often said.

    Back in the 80s and early 90s, I bought a lot of fragrances. The most often repeated comment during those decades from girls was always basically this:

    "Wow. Mens fragrances smell better than...
  23. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    Neroli Portofino. Nice but longevity is not good. A bottle of this would last about a week. Not good value.
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    Re: Calvin Klein - Eternity 1989 (Vintage)

    jonnyv,

    There isn't a great deal of information on Calvin Klein's Eternity or Obsession because there is no interest in them on Basenotes. There has been no effort to crowdsource batch numbers....
  25. Poll: Re: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Thanks everyone, who chimed in. It's good to hear other people's thoughts. I know these two fragrances are not an easy comparison. I'm just interested in if you had the money to buy either.

    Regards
  26. Poll: Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino versus Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

    Just curious what people think of these two. I appreciate that they're not really in the same area - apart from being suitable for summer.
    I'm just interested. Please don't base your answer on...
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    Best Fragrance Review Ever

    Yeah, sorry. What's he reviewing again? So distracted.


    http://youtu.be/A-Xqqt0DdtI
  28. Re: Is this a vintage bottle of Chanel Platinum Egoiste?

    Hi wampa, did you you get that from eBay? Just curious. I hardly ever see vintage Platinum Egoiste on eBay.
    Lucky you!
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/9/5/cartier-pasha-de-cartier
  30. Re: What is the best projecting mens fragrance

    LOL. Yeah, the memories...
  31. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    This is the best post in ages. Someone who is enthusiastic and excited about a vintage scent they once owned and the pleasure of reliving the original all over again.

    Regards
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    I used to go to the gym as a teenager. Ten or fifteen sprays of Kouros before I started my epic workout.
    Strangely, the place seemed deserted after an hour.
  33. Re: SANTOS - The latest release , A return to its former glory ?

    The original box can be seen here.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/6/23/0493wu6tn5lrujy58as1rtto4mgl7c
  34. Re: Chanel Coromandel- Anyone else find its a bit too feminine?

    I think it's one of the best male fragrances in the last twenty or thirty years. An absolutely amazing scent for men.
  35. Re: Neroli portofino, Mandarino d'amalfi & Costa azure in Sephora!

    The reason is because although NPF is a private blend, it has been successful on a scale that completely dwarfs all his other fragrances. That's why they are pushing it into smaller stores now. The...
  36. Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme kinda smells like semen, right?

    I'm sure the people at Chanel said "We need a fragrance. One that smells like semen."
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    I think for me the biggest worry trying to sell them at that price is that it would mostly be collectors or people who know about vintage stuff.
    If that's the case, they would also be well-read on...
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    Okay, Thanks.

    Those bottles have been on and off eBay for over a year. I saw that same picture last summer.

    All that bright light and no boxes.

    shudders
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    Re: Egoiste concentree $649 on eBay

    Link?
  40. Re: Looking for some info on reformulations. I have a theory.

    That's so true. I bought a wool Ralph Lauren sweater last year and it is simply nowhere near as thick as one I still have from 1995. (Nineteen years ago). Same thing with his cotton dress shirts. The...
  41. Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    All my scents (apart from Coromandel) are long gone - In the form I like and remember.

    Yes. Yes (depends on what you define as crazy).
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    Only Egoiste stands out for me. The 90s were the age of aquatics and all that unisex stuff that didn't appeal to me.
    Everyone's mileage varies but the 90s were a pale shade of the fragrances that...
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    Re: Got a Bottle of New West by Aramis

    Yeah, the vintage is excellent. Great projection and longevity.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Wow. This sounds like a disaster.
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    I've been buying vintage Kouros for years. That's quite expensive for a Sanofi bottle. You're mostly paying for a sealed box.
    I would wait and wait. It will turn up cheaper if you keep looking.
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Pour Homme (vintage).
  47. Re: I like it better than expensive scent X or I can't justify the price difference.

    I wish 4711 had the longevity of Tom Ford Neroli Portofino.
  48. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    The first one is a masterpiece. The rest are a very mixed bag.
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    I think this very much depends on your location. I used to wear CPM in the summer but UK summers are mild compared to other parts of the world (where the summers can be brutal), I would go for...
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    I would suggest the Cologne Sport. Buy a 150ml size and you can use it liberally through the summer months and it doesn't cost an awful lot.
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit help dating

    They're fine.
  52. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    Finally, someone understands it.
  53. Re: Is Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne a blind buy for me?

    Great scent but it's longevity is dreadful (at least for). Be ready to re-apply after about 30 minutes (seriously).
  54. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    You're still here then? And still banging the same old drum.
  55. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    You can find it still sealed if you're patient and thorough in your searching. You have to look every day.
  56. Re: "KOUROS: the Scent of Gods" (a 100-pictures review)

    There is a some information on Eau De Sport below for people who are interested.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/9/17/kouros-eau-de-sport-1986
  57. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    I'd probably go with Eau de Sport (80s version) simply because it''s older and consequently harder to find.
  58. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    The duo bottle travel kit was on eBay a few days ago.
  59. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    Do you mean in terms of rarity?
  60. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    Thanks, I will. You are the first in 9 years.
  61. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    Look, all I’m saying is we get it - You don’t think vintages are worth the money or the hype. You’ve posted about it six times in the past three months.
    ...
  62. Re: Why do companies "admit" reformulations by changing the packaging/bottle?

    And you seem quite obsessed with pointing this out. You've already made your point about three times on this subject in the recent Fahrenheit thread. If you're happy buying new fragrances, that's...
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    Re: Layering Vintage and Reformulated

    Apparently, you can get away with it with Antaeus.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I'm thinking about doing this too.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    So I just rang Selfridges on Oxford Street to ask about this. The sales woman at the Tom Ford counter sounded utterly clueless.

    She said it was coming out on Monday. I asked her again and she...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Looking at the bottle on Selfridges, there is no 100ml option - and it looks like a splash bottle.
  67. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    Great Kouros memories. I've always loved it. Even when it became unfashionable. It's also a great reminder of some memorable times from my youth. That's probably the psychological reason I'm so...
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    Re: 80's Powerhouse Male Fragrances

    Imagine watching just about all your childhood television memories condensed into a haunting and evocative collection. Memorex takes you back in time to the 1980s.

    Sourced from over forty hours...
  69. Re: First time smelling and comparing Fahrenheit vintage and reformulated.

    Vintage is heavier and longevity better.

    http://www.uneasynostalgia.com/blog/2014/7/7/christian-dior-fahrenheit-1988
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    Re: Best Cartier Frag to sample?

    Santos.
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    Re: Polo / Ralph Lauren, Supreme Oud, 2015

    Ralph, you peaked back in 1978.
    You could have left it there. Your legacy is ensured.
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    Re: 80's Powerhouse Male Fragrances

    All scents manufactured from the late 1970's through until around 1990 were all 'powerhouse' scents. Heavy, strong sillage and longevity. It was a reflection of those decades, particularly the 80s....
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    Re: Chanel AHS - about the reformulation

    I cannot detect any change whatsoever. I still have some of the 2004 first release.
  74. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    I understand where you're coming from completely. The main difference for me was that when I was a teenager (well, mid twenties) Kouros was a popular choice and it didn't seem very challenging. Oddly...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Also asking the same question.
  76. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    cytherian, would you say that vintage Kouros is among your most admired scents?
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2014

    Yes, the 2007 bottle is the only one I use. The rest apart from a more recent moisturiser are all vintage so I never use them at all.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Agreed. Haven't bought anything by Tom Ford. Too pricey for what they offer - at least for Private Blends. I do love the 70s inspired design of the bottle however.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Indeed. I thought the ad was badly written - rushed even. Immoderation. Is there even such a word?
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    You're kidding? I was in London on 23rd January. Visited Selfridges and the SA said June. Same at Harrods.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Shipping now exclusively for two weeks only via Tom Ford website. Great... If you live in America.
  82. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    What am I doing? Completely wrong thread.
  83. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Shipping now exclusively for two weeks only via Tom Ford website. Great... If you live in America.
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    My distaste of YouTube reviews comes from an experience unrelated to Basenotes but I think it does bear thinking about.

    I used to follow this guy on YouTube who just simply did un-boxing videos,...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2014

    I'm okay too probably.
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    I'll be honest. I don't like or watch YouTube reviews because the personality of the person always gets in the way too much. Mostly in a detrimental sense. Just me probably.
  87. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    Arrived.Bottle has never been used. No barcode obviously. Waxy card (all really old Chanel boxes are like that).
    Batch code stamped into the card is 06 E (June 1982).
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    Oh dear, there's those two words again.
  89. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    One fragrance blogger said that Antaeus was the no. 1 fragrance for gay men.

    It's a myth that was propagated with this 80s marketing ad.
  90. Re: Did original YSL Kouros in the 80's and 90's sell best for a certain demographic?

    When I was in late teens (early twenties) most guys at my school wore it. None of them were gay so people can dispel that myth. Everybody wore either polo, kouros, obsession or lacoste. Some guys who...
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    Re: Solid wine cooler for fragrances?

    Okay, this is what I did to store my vintage stuff which could not survive in Japanese summers.
    About seven years ago, I bought a portable digital thermometer and I went to Takashimaya department...
  92. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    I grew up in the UK in the 1980s. Here is my memory of Pour Monsieur.

    For many years, it was called 'A gentleman's cologne.' It then changed to Pour Monsieur EDT. I don't know exactly when but I...
  93. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    This is currently on its way to me.
  94. Re: Whatever happened to Jil Sander Man Absolute?

    Yeah, I bought a bottle in 2011. The prices on eBay for this are ridiculous. Gorgeous scent, however.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/287181-Jil-Sander-Men-Absolute
  95. Whatever happened to Jil Sander Man Absolute?

    This was a fantastic, warm vanilla scent. Sexy and sophisticated. Why was it shelved?
    Anyone know about it?
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    Re: New Fahrenheit Box. Reformulated?

    At this point, it's pointless talking about if it's been reformulated. It already has been at least five times since 1988.
  97. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    Wow. How did I miss that? I practically live on eBay.
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    Re: What famous people wear

    I don't own or wear any on that list. I don't know whether to be upset or thankful.
  99. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    I also think Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino is overpriced - but it is a very good neroli with good longevity (at least for me).
    As others have said, you have to weigh up how much you really need it. Of...
  100. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    This has been a big problem for me over the years. I imagine Neroli Portofino or Chanel Sport Cologne might work. Find something very, very light.
    In Japan, wearing scent in the workplace is a...
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