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    Talking Discontinued Frags worth hunting down

    I have been enjoying the hunt. Are there any other Discontinued/difficult frags worth trying to aquire.

    I am already aware of the following, Can anyone think of any others that would be worthwile?

    Balanciaga
    Jean Patou Pour homme
    Jean Patou Pour homme prive
    Derby
    Versaille
    Leonard Pour homme
    Brownstone
    Ungaro I and II
    Havana

    Any thought would be greatly appreciated. The hunt is half the fun and the other half is wearing these great scents.


    Best to all of you basenoters out there


    Rick
    Last edited by DOCPSYCHO; 20th December 2006 at 10:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Discontinued Frags worth hunting down

    Rochas Macassar, Jacomo Eau Cendree, Lewellyn Stardust and Aramis Portos are all quite rare. I have two bottles of Macassar, a small bottle of Cendree, two decants of Stardust and a decant of Portos.

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    How about...

    Gucci Pour Homme (the original version: 1976)
    Gucci Nobile
    Nina Ricci Phileas
    Valentino Vendetta

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    Many here are fans of many discontinued L'Artisan fragrances (Vetiver, et al)
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    Jil Sander Man Pure EdT. Fresh take on woody chypre. One of my first. Not unlike Léonard H from the notes:
    Bergamott, Citron, Basil, Origanum, Clary Sage, Aldehydes
    Clove, Patchouli, Cinnamon, Gefranium, Sandalwood
    Leather, Moss, Castoreum, Olibanum, Labdanum, Musk, Amber


    Mark II EdT by Jaguar. Kind of a sleeper. Very impressive woody oriental
    Bergamot, Mandarin
    Patchouli
    Tonka, Musk, Amber, Sandalwood

    Maxim's de Paris EdT. Woody Fougère. Sophisticated powerhouse frag, excellent composition, rich but not cloying.
    Bergamot, lavender, fruit, clary sage.
    Lilly of the Valley, Jasmin, clove, Cedar, Sandalwood
    Amber, Patchouli, Leather, Moss, Musk

    Phileas by Nina Ricci. Fresh Chypre. A bit like Yatagan
    Green notes, bergamot, Juniper, Basil, Lemon, Aldehydes
    Clove, Patchouli, Vetiver, Fir, Thyme, Cinnamon, Jasmin, Cedar
    Labdanum, Leather, Amber, Moss, Olibanum, Musk

    Sud Est EdT by Romeo Gigli. If you like soapy, coniferous herbals, quite strong on the rosemary.
    Bergamot, Green notes, Aldehydes
    Basil, Rosemary, Artemisia, Thyme, India-bay-leaf, Hyacinth, Jasmin, Coriander, Cinnamon
    Wood, Musk, Balsamic Notes

    Need I mention Havana?
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    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey
    How about...

    Gucci Pour Homme (the original version: 1976)
    Gucci Nobile
    Nina Ricci Phileas
    Valentino Vendetta
    I'd like to second Vendetta PH by Valentino. (One of the best things ever made IMHO.)

    Also AD Plus by Alain Delon.

    Jean Luis Trintingnant PH (a very spicy concoction — rather like Yatagan).

    Burberry for Men (1990 version)

    Portos by Balenciaga. (Superb) Also Ho Hang Club.

    You and I have very similar tastes I think.

    cheers

    Eluard

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    Default Re: Discontinued Frags worth hunting down

    howsabout DK fuel?

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    Alain Delon Iquitos
    Paco Rabanne Tenere
    Leonard Pour Homme
    Montana Parfum d'Homme

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    I used to have Portos by Balenciaga and while it is an interesting scent, I'm not so sure it would be worth the effort and price of hunting it down. It certainly deserves to be in production, but one could find several that give a similar vibe (or do it even better) at a lower price. It is rather spicy and earthy, but I think that Hermes Belami is heads and tails better. If I spent a lot on a discontinued Portos and then saw that I could have had Belami, I'd be disappointed.

    Even YSL Jazz has a similar fresh but spicy vibe to it.

    I also have the original Byblos for men, which has been discontinued for a while. It, too, is okay but nothing to write home about. Sometimes, there is no reason to discontinue a fragrance except that the "suits" in charge only see the bottome line (Patou Pour Homme, l'eau de navigateur, Yohji pour homme, etc.) But, also keep in mind that sometimes frags are discontinued for a reason and beyond nostalgia, aren't really worth spending 10x's retail.
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    I'm not a big fan of Guerlain but Derby is one that I've found exceptional.

    I'll also echo Joel_Cairo's recommendation of Fuel.

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    Background, by Jil Sander
    Eau Cendrée, by Jacomo
    Montana, Parfum d'homme
    Spazio, by Krizia
    Ungaro I
    Vendetta, by Valentino
    Last edited by Apis; 20th December 2006 at 11:45 PM.

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    The First Gucci is Primo stuff! 1976......I have managed several bottles in my quest for this beauty....so...drop me a line.....I'm in the Christmas Spirit....
    You never know......

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    I've heard Yohji Homme is a tremendous buy if it can be found.
    De gustibus non est disputandum

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    I have a friend who found a brand new bottle of Gucci Pour Homme (The original) in his basement a few weeks back, I'm trying to convince him to give it to me.

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    Laura Biagiotti Sotto Voce. If someone here has it, please sell it to me.

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    Default Re: Discontinued Frags worth hunting down

    Quote Originally Posted by DOCPSYCHO
    I have been enjoying the hunt. Are there any other Discontinued/difficult frags worth trying to aquire.

    I am already aware of the following, Can anyone think of any others that would be worthwile?

    Balanciaga
    Jean Patou Pour homme
    Jean Patou Pour homme prive
    Derby
    Versaille
    Leonard Pour homme
    Brownstone
    Ungaro I and II
    Havana

    Any thought would be greatly appreciated. The hunt is half the fun and the other half is wearing these great scents.


    Best to all of you basenoters out there


    Rick

    Hey Rick where do you find all these discontinued fragrances? I wish I could find some
    Nice list you have there. One that I tried recently and really want is Ungaro I. I've been able to track down a lot of stuff. Ralph Lauren Monogram has eluded me. No that I haven't found it for sale but I just didn't want to pay $150 for it.
    I recommend these that I own :

    DK Fuel
    DK Unleaded
    Patou Pour Homme and Prive
    Versailles Pour Homme
    Montana Parfum d'Homme
    Balenciaga Portos
    Rochas Macassar

    these are ones I really want to own or at least try:

    Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Guerlain Derby
    RL Monogram
    Ungaro I
    Burberry original
    Gucci original (I can get this for $100 but is it worth it?)
    Polo Crest (tried it but don't remember if I liked it)
    Nicole Miller for men
    Balenciaga pour homme (I have a bottle on the way!)

    P.S. I have a bottle of Versailles Pour Homme and Patou Prive on ebay right now, the Versailles is ending in a couple hours and no bids!

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    Ho Hang Club
    L'Artisan Vetiver

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    I've managed to get four good ones in the last month=

    DK Unleaded - Very nice - soft leather and suede with a lovely fresh topnote, but just a little too subtle after not too long. Sillage is minimum for me.

    Patou pour homme - Unfortunately I just dont like this - it's so dry it gives me a headache

    Havana - THanks to Jellybean1973 I now have this masterpiece.. it's pretty much as has been described ad infinitum, and then some more - wonderful for the cold weather.

    Montana pour Homme - Again, as described this is very similar to Havana - but there's a lack of rum note, and also it smells a little bit nuttier (literally) to me on the drydown. This is quite easy to get from US sellers on ebay - there seemed to be a dearth of it for a while, but quite a few bottles seem to have popped up recently (all from reputable sellers).

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    SMN tobacco is nice, reminds me a lot of Cuba, but more compleix, even a little of Chergui but simpler.

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    Nicole Miller for Men

    [edit] oops, now i see that was already mentioned
    Last edited by MadScientist; 21st December 2006 at 01:48 AM.

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    Cuiron by Helmut Lang
    Michael by Michael Kors (rumor has it this is discontinued now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rach2jlc
    I used to have Portos by Balenciaga and while it is an interesting scent, I'm not so sure it would be worth the effort and price of hunting it down. It certainly deserves to be in production, but one could find several that give a similar vibe (or do it even better) at a lower price. It is rather spicy and earthy, but I think that Hermes Belami is heads and tails better. If I spent a lot on a discontinued Portos and then saw that I could have had Belami, I'd be disappointed.
    Well, I don't quite agree with you about Portos, rach2jlc, but I find what you say about Bel Ami quite interesting. I've sampled this in the Hermes boutique and quite liked it, but I can't say I got anything resembling Portos from it. But I think that just means that I need to sample it again and at greater length. It has been on my *Interested* list for a while.

    All of this love that is going out for DK Fuel is making me really want to try it. Anyone want to sell some?

    Eluard

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    I would like to add two more:

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for men

    and

    Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men

    -Tero-

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    V O Pour Homme~ Marc Sinan
    Morabito Black Or~Pascal Morabito
    Versailles Pour Homme~Jean Desprez
    Signor Vivara~Emilio Pucci
    Balenciaga Pour Homme~Balenciaga
    Patou Pour Homme~Patou
    Last edited by nattygold; 21st December 2006 at 07:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azsmells
    One that I tried recently and really want is Ungaro I.
    I had a Twilight Zone moment the other day. I was walking through the mall doing some gift shopping and noticed a fragrance kiosk in the center of the mall. I stopped by, looked through the offerings - many ordinary with a few discontinued items in the mix. Hiding behind a couple others was a 100ml retail bottle of Ungaro I, still in the plastic wrap! I couldn't believe what I was seeing. Of course I bought it on the spot, and then questioned whether I was really awake. I guess it just goes to show that when you least expect to find a discontinued frag, there it is.

    Some of my absolute favorites are discontinued: Ungaro I, Balenciaga PH, Derby, Havana, Relax, Patou PH and PH Prive, Guess Men (Original)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biffo_the_Bear
    DK Unleaded - Very nice - soft leather and suede with a lovely fresh topnote, but just a little too subtle after not too long. Sillage is minimum for me.
    I swapped mine. Definately one of the worst fragrances I've tried. It literally made me disgusted. Only Damien Bash Sin is more sickening I think. Each to their own of course, but I want to puncture that bubble that Unleaded is something for everyone to hunt down.

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    Is 30 $ for a 90 ml of Patou Pour Homme After Shave a good price?
    I think I have seen it in a small shop near my office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shifts
    I swapped mine. Definately one of the worst fragrances I've tried. It literally made me disgusted. Only Damien Bash Sin is more sickening I think. Each to their own of course, but I want to puncture that bubble that Unleaded is something for everyone to hunt down.
    Without doubt! What's sauce for the goose isn't always so for the gander

    I have the same feeling about Patou pour Homme - it makes me feel sick, literally

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    Has anyone mentioned Balafre (the old formulation)?
    Iquitos, Tenere and Gucci Nobile are definitely worth the effort.
    Ho Hang and Ho Hang Club are not that bad.
    The venerable Jules by Dior (original version).
    JHL (although I'm not sure if it's really been discontinued) and Tuscany (including the Forte version) from Aramis.
    Azzaro's Acteur.
    Last but not least, Ted Lapidus TL pour Homme (the one with the tacky red plastic cap).
    Good luck.

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    Jean Patou Pour homme prive

    JHL


    Giorgio BH For Men

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