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    I love this Caron classic and want to share it with the world.
    Up for grabs is a large (4.2 oz.) bottle of Yatagan, about 80% full. (I don't need two bottles.)

    Post a reply to this thread telling me why you should have this bottle. Many of you have not tried Yatagan; many of you have tried it and loved it; some of you have tried it and hated it; some of you want to give it a second chance. ALL of you should enter your name into the contest, if only for the hell of it.

    I'll make my decision later tonight or first thing tomorrow morning. The lucky winner should have his/her Yatagan before Christmas.
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 18th December 2007 at 06:46 PM.

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    I should get it... cause i want to feel like this....

    ------ It's like running through the Rocky Mountain while being chased by hungry mistreated Huskies ---

    thats what lasta mentioned in his comments about yatagan here ..


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    Hello, this is my first post.
    I would like to try Yatagan because it seems to be a manly scent without being to floral. I keep reading the reviews of different scents and keep coming up with , Yatagan, M7, Terre de Hermes, Van Clef & Arpels for men, etc. I have not tried any of these things but they all seem to be something I should try.
    My budget dose not allow this at this time.
    So, I have been using Aqua Velva, Old Spice, Clubman, etc.
    Need I say more. I have to try and use a high quality scent.
    I am a fit, but mature 55 year old. I work in an executive environment. (Nice suit, shirt, tie, etc.)

    Please help!

    Last edited by Luxlover; 18th December 2007 at 05:50 PM.

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    I have a pretty good wardrobe right now, but I've never had or tried Yatagan. I live in a pretty rural area where there are no places to go and smell Yatagan and see if I like it. This will probably be the only way unless I buy it blind. I would greatly appreciate it as well!! :-)

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    I should be the lucky recipient of the bottle of Yatagan because Canada needs more people wearing quality Caron fragrances. I have never seen a Caron on retail shelves up here, therefore the best way to educate your neighbors to the north is for me to serve as an olfactory billboard on behalf of Caron and fragrance fans everywhere.

    Consider this an exercise in international diplomacy and global education in parfumerie
    Where once there was no scents to it all, now the world opens before me!

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    Yatagan, a curved sword of Turkish origin. There was a time, long ago, when real men - real warriors - still brandished a blade while facing cowardly enemies who hid in the shadows with their guns.

    Look at my wardrobe. I've been one of the cowards, hiding in the shadows with my safe and inoffensive scents. Give me a blade so that its steel may reflect my inner spirit. Make a warrior out of me!
    Last edited by SculptureOfSoul; 18th December 2007 at 06:11 PM. Reason: typos and stuff

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    I don't need it, I have a bottle already. But kudos to you for wanting to share this magnificent beast!

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    I need it because after being married for 21 years I need extra help in getting laid!

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    I should have it, because its brother Le 3rd is on his way from NYC to my home. I do not want him to be apart from his brother Yatagan. I cannot stand seeing him suffer a dysfunctional family. Hope you understand.

    P.S. Just kidding. I am sure that an international shipping is not included in this giveaway.
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    Yatagan, Oh Yatagan....The first time we met it was when I was just a young lad, thinking I had you figured out with my little toy buccaneer sword to challenge the mighty Yatagan! I came for a fight and all I got was the smell of Shi'ite! The second time we met you scurvy dog, I smelled your aroma and I thought ....How could this be is the mighty Yatagan finnally takings baths just like me? He doesn't smell like an Arabian brothel anymore! Has he gotten a measure of class to him now? What is that smell Yatagan? Did you start talking bath's in celery juice? Obsurd! You are finally becoming a sword I can brandish as my own! No longer taken from the dung hills of the world, but kept preserved in celery....

    Yatagan, OH Yatagan! The first time we met I was much too weak to brandish you and I was used to my toy plastic sword...but the second time we visited, I am stronger, more refined, and now I see.... that the changes I now see in you, were not changes in you but changes in ME!


    PS....(an A for effort) I will brandish this sword with pride, and carry to all the redneck clans of North Carolina!

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    I tried it and it will never cross my threshold again Not even for free!:brolly:

    And to compare it to Third Man........Blasphemy young man!

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    Knightowl should get it as a lifetime contribution to basenotes award, he has been wanting some. I have a fresh new 125 ml bottle and can't imagine needing more than that.
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    I wholeheartedly agree with Hirch. I vote for Knightowl as well. Especially for his always entertaining, timely, and well placed "I love cologne" posts that always make me laugh.

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    I came into this thread thinking that Yatagan had been arrested.

    Clearly, I should receive the bottle because of my concern for its well being.
    Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.

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    LOLOLOL -- that reminds me of a joke I heard recently -- a comedian said, "I knew I'd moved to Berkeley when I saw a sign that said 'Free Firewood' and the gal next to me asked, 'Who's Firewood and what's he done?'"

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    "Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death."
    Auntie Mame

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    Me because where I am located now I have no way of getting it for next year or longer.
    Or Knightowl for sharing his reviews and helping others to discover new scents even when they can't sniff them.

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    I should be the one to get it. I have a massive respect for classics. I'm 40 years old. I go to every Dept. Store & they shove Aqua Digo in my face. Plus It is an older frag. I love classics. I don't even see that (Yatagan) in Cologne stores. So look no further. Please pick me.

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    Hi there!

    I live in Brisbane, Australia, the backwater of fragrance distribution circles. I've never seen Yatagan or smelled it, but I'd love to add it to my wardrobe! And who doesn't like free stuff! Plus I've got a good name!


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    Ah Yatagan, why do I want thee?

    Perhaps it's prowess and power would assist me in my quest in finding a job (currently not employed)
    Scents are fleeting . . . memories are not. . . .

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    This is one I've never tried. I think it might help my social life(Single)

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    I have no compelling reason why I should receive such a wonderful gift. I have not tried it, and in Memphis, we have no niche-like places for fashion, or even scents. I have read nice stuff about this, and I can tell you that if I did not like it, I would re-place it on here to give away like you did. Other than that, you are most generous to do this.


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    You can buy buy Yatagan at Memphis Fragrance on Winchester for 30 bucks Finsfan; plenty of sought after frags in that store that you can't find at Macys. I can find Bond, Creed, Sisley, Art of Shaving, Santa Maria Novella, Molinard, Parfums del Rae, Hermes, Chanel, Suzanne Lang, Truefitt and Hill and other frag lines within a 5 mile radius in Memphis. We have plenty of choices, you just gotta look.

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    I am marginally skilled in verse anyone can see
    But for someone to brandish the sword, its got to be me.
    I would treat it with the utmost respect
    If it were me I would gladly accept.
    An instrument of such noble and exposing line
    I would only use it for issues of the divine.

    Besides, I am kind of a wimp and my love life needs immediate help.
    One other reason. You already have my address so what could be easier than that. Right?

    By the way it is most generous of you to give it away, whoever gets it.
    Last edited by bbobkc; 18th December 2007 at 09:53 PM. Reason: addition
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    I was a starship captain. We crash landed while surveying this planet you call "Earth," but that we in my galaxy know as Starbuckistan. On my home planet the great spirit was kind enough to make the air smell naturally of Yatagan. Without this air, or the destroyed Yatiganizers aboard our starship, I need more Yatagan, and I need your Yatagan, to continue the proper functioning of my vital bodily fluids.
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    I will throw my name into the hat as well.
    I am not sure if I am ready for Yatagan.
    I tried a little sample once, but I felt it wasn't for me.
    I felt the same way about Kouros, until reading so many reviews, I tried it again. Now I love it!
    Perhaps it is time for me to try Yatagan again. I want to spray it on my skin - not one of those little vial samples.
    I would truly appreciate the bottle, but perhaps it should go to one who already knows they are ready to wear this fragrance. That's a large bottle.
    Based on all the recent reviews, I need to try this one again.
    Good luck to all!!!
    and thanks to tvlampboy for a most generous offer.

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    I'm going to throw my name in. I'd love to have it, since it'd be another manly powerhouse frag. to make my sisters wrinkle their noses at. It'd be another to sport out to the bars, and work, and everywhere. Every frag. store I've been in has had SAs furrowing their brows and asking "Who?" when I mention Caron, or even creed, or l'artisan. I sent one hell of an e-mail essentially begging for samples from Caron which got no reply and no samples. In fact this is the e-mail:

    "Good day to you.

    My name is Jiggity [changed for internet] and I am on a quest to find some brilliantly unique fragrances, which brought me to your door/e-mailbox. Ever since high school I have been wearing cologne, yet I always managed to wear something that everyone and their mothers wore [cool water, acqua di gio....boy was I a mess], thankfully those days are behind me. I have been seeking out three of the colognes made by your house of perfumery, and have had zero luck, in fact, most of the places I've sought them out [Sephora, Macy's, Nordstroms...] have had salespeople who were unaware of your existence.

    At these 'finer' retailers, I was hoping to peruse your L'anarchiste, Yatagan, and Le 3me Homme fragrances, which, after reading the reviews on I have found each to be intriguing in their own ways. I yearn for the Brutal masculinity which I read about Yatagan, and for the more reserved masculinity and mystery of L'anarchiste, and the gentlemanly power of Le 3me Homme.

    I am hoping to be able to sample the above mentioned fragrances [Yatagan, L'anarchiste, and Le 3me Homme] if possible. The opportunity to do so in Kansas seems to have escaped me, and purchasing fragrances without being able to dry them down on oneself is a fairly risky endeavor.

    If you do find it in your hearts to send me samples of the fragrances I have sought out for so long, my address currently is:

    [insert address here]

    it really would mean a lot to me to have the opportunity to experience these fragrances that have had such legendary reviews.

    Thank you for taking time to read this e-mail, I hope we can do business sometime soon."

    It may not have worked on them, but hopefully it does on you!

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    If you send me the bottle and I don't have to buy a replacement for my pitifully dwindling stock, it will save the shameful underground harvesting of yet another endangered wild Yatagan to satisfy my lust for this fragrance.
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    I understand it's a Titan of an outdoor inspired scent and it would be welcomed by this Titan who loves the outdoors. I also work part-time for an outdoor outfitter and it would certainly make an impression gearing someone up for a day on the slopes or trail. Can smell it now. Ahhh.

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    I would love to have it because I think it would be the final step in me becoming the sort of person who wears Yatagan.

    But whoever you choose, good for you for doing this. To be honest, if you did pick me to assist in my journey of transformation, and I liked it, I'd be sorely tempted to buy a bottle and do what you've just done with your bottle. I like that idea.
    Last edited by Curmudgeon; 18th December 2007 at 11:34 PM. Reason: I missed some words out!

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    ps...not that I would get it anyway with that foolishness (I just wanted to post it ), but please give it to someone who will use it. I would probably not.
    Last edited by LiveJazz; 19th December 2007 at 01:50 AM.
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