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    If you walked into an old-fashioned pharmacy, and just browsed around the shelves, and suddenly spied a glass cabinet where some boxes of cologne were just gathering dust (but still cool and kept out of heat and sunlight), what scent from the past would you most like to see in there? What would you pay to have it? Scents that take you back in time and give you a sense of nostalgia.

    For me, I guess I'd like to find several of these "grail" scents, if I knew they would be fresh and good as new.

    Ralph Lauren Monogram
    A&F Woods
    Vintage Chanel Antaeus

    How about you?

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    Anything by Aigner.........and of course......Patou Pour Homme......

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Patou Pour Homme...
    This! My absolute favorite next-to-impossible-to-get vintage fragrance...

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    The original Vetyver and Figaro, both by Lanvin. Also, the original vintage Moustache by Rochas.

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    A sealed bottle of Chanel's Bois Noir, oh, what I wouldn't do for such a thing!

    It wouldn't be bad finding some original 1922 Chanel N°22, either!
    Or some 1963 Diorling; or a bottle of the first batch of Shalimar;
    or ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post

    Ralph Lauren Monogram
    I have to agree, thank goodness I still have two bottles.
    Body Kouros, La Nuit de L'Homme, Fahrenheit and other designer bottles for trade in My Swap Thread

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    I'll add Giorgio BH VIP to my list! Man that was good stuff...

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    I second Giorgio VIP Special Reserve and would add the original Gucci Rush for men and something from my childhood that I believe was called "Driftwood" (with a cork bottle cap).

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    vintage tabarome, i would pay for some flacons. if only.

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    Old formulations of Chanels and Guerlains, preferably from the 20's.
    '...And you'll carry me down on your dancing
    To the pools that you lift on your wrist...'

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    I guess it would be A&F Woods for me too.

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    Any vintage Guerlain's.

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    Patou Pour Homme and/or Prive.

    Guerlains - specifically Apres l'Ondee or L'Heure Bleue Parfum, Djedi, Vol de Nuit and the Verveine one Dmitri was talking about a while back!

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    I would love to find some Bourjois - Masculin 2 in such a setting but it's more like wishful thinking as I have never come across any old dusty shop selling fragrances here.

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    Oh, man. That really is a fantasy. My 'cabinet' would be pretty big.
    I'd like to see (all in their ORIGINAL incarnations):

    Bogner Woman
    Jil Sander Bath and Body
    Jil Sander Man III
    Jil Sander Woman II
    Zibeline
    Rive Gauche Extrait
    L'Air du Temps
    Cabochard and loads of it
    Signoricci 2
    Phileas
    Anais Anais
    Nemo
    Mystere
    Givenchy III
    Diorella
    Gucci 3 and lots of it!
    Woodhue
    Charles of the Ritz
    Crepe de Chine
    Cristalle
    Antaeus
    Pour Monseiur
    No. 19 edp
    Amouage Silver Cristal Man and Woman
    Amouage Ubar
    Coty Chypre
    Caron Infini
    Yendi

    My brain is tired. That would be a nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Any vintage Guerlain's.
    Yep. All over 'em. Yum.

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    And bonus points to Hillaire for listing the ever-wonderful Woodhue, but I'd have to toss Tigress into that set, too. Major, major bonus points for finding the vintage male-marketed version of Woodhue. I have been curious for years.

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    Didn't Paul Sebastian make a "Brownstone" scent? Also, throw in some Rothschild!

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    Tabarome of course. But also original Antaeus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gupts View Post
    I would love to find some Bourjois - Masculin 2 in such a setting but it's more like wishful thinking as I have never come across any old dusty shop selling fragrances here.
    They're a vanishing breed. Major chains (Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid) are wiping them out. A small city I grew up near (Logan, WV) had just such a store called Aracoma Drug. An old man there would guard the fancy scents like a hawk! I was in my teens and I loved to peruse their selections such as the whole Polo line, Eau Savauge, Chanel, Drakkar, Lagerfeld...it was a teenage cologne fan's dream! I miss that store and I wish I had a time machine that would take me back there (at 1984 pricing)! Sweet, innocent memories...

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    A lovely bottle of original Houbigant Fougere Royale. That would be awesome.
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    I don't know much about vintage perfumes, but one I'd love to sample would be
    Pascal Morabito - Or Black

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    Oleg Cassini for Men (1976)

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    A few bottles of Derby, Nombre Noir and Apres L'Ondee parfum for starters, and then a bunch of other Guerlain goodies. Some Christos too. And maybe a few vintage Carons for good measure?

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    Currently, I'd die to find Caron En Avion there... Chanel Cuir de Russie and Guerlain... yes, Apres L'Ondee parfum would be really exciting.

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    Vintage Chanel, Guerlain, Givenchy, Dior and YSL (almost any vintage formulations from these houses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strollyourlobster View Post
    Old formulations of Chanels and Guerlains, preferably from the 20's.
    +1 on these two houses, and add Caron.
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    Vintage Bernini (Black Bottle) without a doubt - this is my Holy Grail!
    Also would love to find EDT, Aftershave and shower gel of Worth Pour Homme Haute Concentration.
    Halston 101 and Halston Limited.
    Ralph Lauren Monogram
    Brownstone by Paul Sebastian
    V.S.O.P. by Paul Sebastian
    Nino Cerruti (original formulation)

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    Vintage Shalimar. Any concentration. I'd part with an arm and a leg
    Smellin good

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    Numéro Cinq by Molyneux (1925). Never smelled it, but this is the perfume that my father bought for my mother back in the 1950's. Long discontinued. The bottle would be for my mother, of course.
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