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    Default Treasure Hunt - the quest to find irreplaceble hard to find scents

    Bad things happen to good people...well this saying is so true for perfumes as well. we don't know why they got discontinued but, we constantly keep looking for these coz it's composition is unmatched. maybe with all the new regulations that has kicked in(and also lack of avaialability), lot of key ingredients have had to be altered and it has become increasingly difficult for perfumers to acheive a certain effect. classic cases would be Oakmoss, Mysore sandalwood and what have you..

    Leonard Pour homme for eg. it's drydown is simply unmatched. i can't think of a composition* that can match the smoothness and richness of it's basenotes. (*i maynot have had the good fortune of testing as many frags as many would have here)...

    So, the question is...Do you have a scent, which in your opinion is worth tracking down? we all know the atou, the Ungaro's et al...but for someone like me, Leonard was a revelation...may we have some more which are just timeless conpositions..?

    Thnx for your time folks...

    from my end, the usual suspects are..

    Patou Ph
    Havana reserva
    Ungaro I & II
    Leonard Ph
    Last edited by jenson; 9th March 2009 at 08:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Treasure Hunt - the quest to find irreplaceble hard to find scents

    Ungaro Two is all over ebay..

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    Default Re: Treasure Hunt - the quest to find irreplaceble hard to find scents

    I'll sceond Ungaro I, also fendi uomo and antidote
    Wishlist: Tom Ford Extreme, The One by D&G, 1 Million, Dirty English

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    Default Re: Treasure Hunt - the quest to find irreplaceble hard to find scents

    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
    Chanel for Men or A Gentleman's Cologne (vintage Chanel Pour Monsieur)
    Bel Ami (vintage)
    Macassar
    Calvin (blue box)
    Perry Ellis 'Signature' for Men
    Town & Country
    Polo Crest
    Shocking (vintage, any strength)
    Sybaris
    Maxim's Pour Homme
    Nombre Noir
    KL Homme
    Vetyver (Carlo Corinto)
    Signoricci 2
    Kolnisch Juchten (Johann Maria Farina gegenuber dem Julichs-Platz)
    Portos
    Tenere
    Ungaro Pour L'Homme III (vintage red cap and made in France)
    Last edited by TwoRoads; 9th March 2009 at 08:40 PM.
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    Default Re: Treasure Hunt - the quest to find irreplaceble hard to find scents

    Relax by Davidoff,
    Basala/Basara by Shiseido,
    Heaven by Chopard,
    Casual Friday by Escada,
    Nemo by Cacharel.

    These are based on my current collection.
    It's never too late to mend.

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