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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've seen it compared to a number of things, none of which I have ever smelled.
    I guess I'm the wrong person to ask!

    Like you, I'm wary of blue stuff. Aqua Quorum was a blind-buy, at most $10 +...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's so unlike anything else I own, but it just works. I am really enjoying it today. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    aqua quorum (1994)

    The sole aquatic I keep around.


    https://i.imgur.com/Uh5DBwF.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I was pretty sure it would. It's been my observation that Dior was lax in their use of the "e" sign well into the 1980s.




    That sounds lovely. I have the parfum, and just wish I could find a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Looks good. I'd love to get a nice bottle of the EDT.

    I'm guessing early- to mid-'80s on this one. There's an EMB code on the box, I take it?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I imagine we smelled fabulous.

    The EDC I wore was not actually from the bottle shown, but from a 45ml spray. It's probably very close in age to your EDT.


    https://i.imgur.com/w5xUX7U.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Chanel No.19


    https://i.imgur.com/JkEDSM8.jpg
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    Re: Can we start a Rochas thread?

    I also like Monsieur Rochas edt Concentree. The closest thing I've smelled to it is Hermes Equipage, but I prefer the Rochas.

    I had a bottle of Femme parfum that seemed to have seen better days. I...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Probably missed a few of 'em.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The case itself is not much to look at, so I left it in the bag. :)

    I thought about you after putting this on. I wondered if you had tried it and whether you liked it. It doesn't surprise me that...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Beats me. I've just always thought it odd that those bottles seem to be without batch codes, and the one place I haven't checked is the collar.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Missoni parfum (1981)


    https://i.imgur.com/vhYimuy.jpg
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Here's that code I mentioned.


    https://i.imgur.com/B3alx3M.jpg


    On a side note, I wonder if those 100ml Chanel EDT sprays from the '80s and '90s that seemingly have no batch codes do in fact...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    Alcohol content is indicated on the bottle only (85% vol.). And there is no "e" sign on the box, which I read somewhere is an indication that it's an early bottle.

    The box is unusual in that it...
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    Re: COPRA-Era Lapidus Pour Homme Has Arrived!

    I don't know enough about the history of this one. My bottle doesn't seem to have a batch code, and the back of the box has the following info on it:


    https://i.imgur.com/UvMNzKV.jpg


    It...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Aromatics Elixir (1971)


    https://i.imgur.com/HIhCQGN.jpg
  17. Re: Maybe it's time to FINALLY move on from vintage Polo

    Is Polo a fragrance that tends to go off? My impression has been the opposite, that it seems to hold up very well.
    Granted, I have not smelled a huge number of examples of vintage Polo, and can't...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Kouros


    https://i.imgur.com/y0WVPdR.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Trussardi (1982)


    https://i.imgur.com/fZ3FvJ0.jpg
  20. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It sounds like you decided to walk away. I would do the same. It seems that vintage Dune is not very hard to find. The 50ml bottle I linked to yesterday sold for $36 (+$5 shipping).
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It looks to be the right stuff. I don't know the purported timeline of Dune reformulations, so I'm not sure which version this is. With that said, the juice color suggests vintage, and the spray tube...
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    Re: AZZARRO PH Vintage

    I'd love to see some photos. I was starting to wonder if the 30ml bottles ever had stickers, or whether they all had the text printed on the glass.
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    It may be that all the deep orange boxes are like that. I'm just not sure.



    That sounds right to me, too. In fact, I wasn't sure Dune was ever available as a splash.



    He came to my mind...
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    I have never seen a fake Dune. I think they'd be easy to spot, because the bottles for Dune are rather elaborate. Current prices don't look too bad, in my opinion.

    I'm far from an expert on...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Krizia Uomo

    "What's it been, about four years? Yeah, I remember you."


    https://i.imgur.com/y3BNJ1u.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    What was that about, I wonder? :)

    I've noticed that the vintage has become highly sought after. I have a bottle with a little left in it. If I can find it, I'll see how it does as a bin liner...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Isn't it great?
    I'm wearing the EDP. I've never compared the EDP and parfum head-to-head. I should do that.

    With that first comment, you're making me think I need to step up my game. :laugh:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    https://i.imgur.com/SJF6vFQ.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yup. :)



    Damn. I had a feeling there was another. Poor Dior-Dior.

    See if you can find that Jules decant. That is, unless you just had Dior-Dior in mind for the finale.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The original Dioressence packaging looks as if it is meant to evoke something, but whatever it is escapes me. Looks cool, though.



    In that case, Poison Day is surely just around the corner! /s...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You remember correctly, the bottle I decanted from was similar to the one in the photo. When I look at those bottles, I feel the designer is trying to tell me something in a language I don't...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That took longer to get than I care to admit.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That's a shame. I was looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Eau de Caron. I guess you could still give them, but. . . .
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I was fortunate to find a 30ml bottle, and the price was right.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's awfully good. :happy:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm not ready to call it that, but my appreciation grows by the minute. It's a lot more interesting on skin than it was on a test strip. The scent reminds me a little of Monsieur Lanvin, but the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Monsieur Carven (1978)


    https://i.imgur.com/e4qtrZB.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    KOUROS


    https://i.imgur.com/y0WVPdR.jpg
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not sure, but I think the 6ml purse sprays were introduced in the early- to mid-'80s. Probably at the same time as the 50ml and 100ml sprays with the metal-skinned construction.

    Your 7.5ml...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    That's interesting. I had to get mine out for a closer look. Turns out, it's made the same way as yours.
    I can't pull the bottom piece off (hot-melt glue is holding fast), which is probably why I...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I have a 6ml spray of No.19 labeled "Spray Parfum". The case has the metal-skin-over-plastic construction. (Sort of a miniature version of the 50ml spray shown below.) Mine has "New York" on the box,...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Yes, I think the band color is the only difference with those early sprays. And by the way, the only purse flacons I have seen have been for No.5. Not to say they don't exist for No.19, but if they...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    That's been my impression, too. It's not currently in the Top 10 of fragrances "Popular with the girls" according to the Scent of the Day page, but it was until fairly recently. That's impressive.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'm not sure where to begin or who to quote, so I'll just wade in here.

    The 45ml sprays do precede the metal-skinned 50ml and 100ml sprays, but I have no idea when the 45s were introduced. Well, I...
  45. Re: I think you guys will enjoy these amazing knock-offs

    This is the best/worst I've seen lately.


    https://i.imgur.com/FXJ1x48.jpg



    Check out the other offerings from "Luca Bossi". There's a certain charm in how blatant the knock-offs are.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I like that image! It has the look of a faded analog photo.
  47. Re: White Florals, the Louder, the Lusher, the better to shelter in place with!

    Yeaaah, I didn't think you'd go for this kind of thing. :laugh:
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    Givenchy Ysatis comes to mind. I'm only familiar with the vintage.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's nice to know someone else is familiar with it. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Cartier Santos

    The posters who constituted the core group back then were different. Maybe it's just that the Santos fan base has moved on.

    Since you mention Pasha, I used to have a mini. It just sat because it...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Capricci by Nina Ricci (1961)


    This Capricci parfum came paired with a YSL Rive Gauche parfum spray. The YSL is not in great shape, but the Capricci is excellent. The best example of the three or...
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    Re: Vintage Cartier Santos

    I picked up a bottle of Santos years ago, based on the positive mentions it got here. The frequency of those mentions is not what it was, I've noticed.

    My bottle came with a leather sleeve. I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Ah, yes. That's another I may have to keep an eye out for.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That is an odd batch code, which might (and I emphasize might) be related to the "New York" on the label.
    In any case, I doubt the bottle dates to '72, because I don't think 50ml bottles were a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Well, I'm not sure how old my bottle is. It has a batch code that could indicate a production date of Jan. 2020 (no way), Jan. 2010 (nah), or 2000, 1990, or 1980.
    Now that you mention it, I think I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Diffusion probably does help. That and distance. AE seems to be one of those fragrances that doesn't smell as good close up, nose-to-skin. When I do that, my nose is overwhelmed by the darker notes....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I'm very glad I bought it. I like Magie Noire a lot, and few scents I've tried remind me of it in any way. AE is even earthier. I'm actually relieved that the florals are lightening up the mix a bit....
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    Aromatics Elixir (1971)

    https://i.imgur.com/HIhCQGN.jpg


    This was a blind buy. It's the perfume concentration, made in U.S.A.
    The scent emanating from the first bit of juice I sprayed on was...
  59. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I'm reminded of a quote attributed to the late footballer George Best:
    I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.

    I just love that.

    As to the topic at...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I had that exact thought not long after posting, but felt it would be bad form to go back and change it. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks for that, MM. In that case, I guess the bottle might date to '88.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've read that, but I also wonder if the naming may have been homogenized relatively early in the life of the fragrance.



    That's always welcome news.


    By the way, nice pic of the empty...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Etruscan / Tuscany (1984)



    https://i.imgur.com/5TWnh9s.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/ORiGBQZ.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    No Sauvage.

    You'd think there might be a resemblance, but I don't find one. Eau Libre is a much simpler and drier affair. A big lime in the opening, which, naturally, doesn't stay big for long....
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's so funny. I came real close to wearing this a few days ago.
    I think this is the first time I've seen Eau Libre in a SOTD thread.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Chanel No.5


    https://i.imgur.com/xZNxLVV.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll keep that in mind. :smiley:
    It does sound good.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Is that the one you were asking about? If so, did you figure out how old it is?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The glass looks really thick at the bottom. I'd like to see a bottle in person. Unfortunately, the EDT seems not to be available in this market. The EDP is, but it ain't cheap.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Now this one, I know (and love).
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    A friend has offered to send me a sample of the EDP, which I guess is quite a bit different from the one called Orig. 1949.
    I see what you mean about the packaging. The ribbed bottle really gives...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Rochas Moustache (1949)


    https://i.imgur.com/Xv4E9TR.jpg
  73. Thread: Vintage Guerlain

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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Short of ordering decants, I doubt I'll get the chance. Sous Le Vent seems like the more interesting of the two.
    Are you familiar with Un Homme by Charles Jourdan? On F (that other site), a number...
  74. Thread: Vintage Guerlain

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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I agree, they are eye-catching. The little "twist" near the bottom of these bottles is an interesting design detail. Even the 8ml parfum sprays have that twist.


    https://i.imgur.com/KP2keHI.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll do my best to make sense of it.
    On second thought, looks like it could be a 4ml bottle. That seems more likely.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sounds interesting. The florals shouldn't be a problem.
    I had only one pic to go on, so I'm in the dark as to its age. Research suggests it might be a 10ml bottle.

    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Back at you, and I second that.


    Old Jicky for me today.


    https://i.imgur.com/KEziZNX.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/8vlVMVb.jpg
  78. Thread: Vintage Guerlain

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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    It's been a while, and I may find I've warmed to Mitsouko. I'll try to come to it with an open mind and see what happens.

    This is an example of the ribbed bottles I mentioned, in case anyone was...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've got a mini of this on the way. Really looking forward to trying it.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    What, exactly, is the scam?
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I had a mid-'90s bottle of Héritage EDT, and it just wasn't me. I do regret not keeping a few ml for reference when I sold the bottle, because I have only a vague memory of the scent. For what it's...
  82. Thread: Vintage Guerlain

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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    That is quite a collection, Bavard.
    The only Guerlain EDTs I have are Shalimar, Mitsouko, and Chamade. My bottles are the smaller ribbed glass design, 30ml and 50ml. Initially, I didn't care for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I went through that yesterday with an old bottle of Chanel Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It gets a thumbs up from me. Not the greatest longevity, but it is good while it lasts.




    The number of people who know this one is pretty small, but it wouldn't surprise me to find you're...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hey. It's a little unusual for an Eau, I think. I don't get a whole lot of citrus. It's there, but there's not much of a blast in the opening. This bottle is nearly 40 years old, so it's probably not...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Eau de Caron


    https://i.imgur.com/UxGncrN.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I see.
    It's so open and optimistic. It was the right choice for today.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It fits the bill. Such good vibes.

    Is that a newer bottle? I have no idea. I just know the conical one is the newest (not counting the Collection Heritage edition).
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    eau de patou (1976)


    https://i.imgur.com/xT4pncY.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Now if only I knew how Aqua Velva smelled. Maybe I do, and just don't know it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll thank you twice -- once for the compliment, and again for the nudge to take a closer look at Avon.

    I'm too bundled up to smell it right now!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Avon Clint (1976)


    https://i.imgur.com/4CbRcIz.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Rochas Audace (1971)


    https://i.imgur.com/gRjeWWg.jpg


    Happy and healthy Tuesday, all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks. I shot it just a few feet from my front door.

    I feel quite comfortable wearing Audace. It is floral, with sort of a soapy vibe, but not real powdery. It's nicely grounded by pine and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That makes sense. Thanks.

    It seems Christian Dior was inconsistent with the "e" in the early years, but I'm pretty sure they had gotten their act together by '87 or so.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I was wondering how you can tell '79 from '89 vintage in this case. I guess '79 would make more sense, it being an atomizer, although I have seen early examples of Fahrenheit ('88) that were...
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    Rochas Audace (1971)


    https://i.imgur.com/rLNYncP.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Wow. These would make a fine collection just on their own.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Excellent. I'll be breaking this one out this coming week for sure.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    As I was saying to Marand75, the moss was what drew my attention. The Porsche was a plus.
    Here's a different edit.


    https://i.imgur.com/yf1acig.jpg


    And with that, I will self-quarantine...
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