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    V.S.O.P. by Paul Sebastian
    Oh, God, yes!

    I have a sample of this and Paul Sebastian Fine Cologne (which is a different scent than PS), and I swear to God, I've never had to be more conservative in my life! I wish I could get full bottles, but both are discontinued and hell to find.
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    I would first of all hope for some cheapies from my youth - Mennen "Trouble" and the original Hai Karate. While I was at it - some plain old sandalwood oil from back when the amazingly good was common as dirt. Maybe a first launch gift set of Givenchy Gentleman. Polo Crest - grab a couple of those. Another bottle of vintage Polo, please! Hmmmm. What next? Le Feu d'Issey, for sure. Any old Guerlain - the older the better. Lots of crinkly, dusty cellophane. With old price tags from when they were all square and white and impossible to get off! Ahhhhhhhh!
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    This whole thread is making me want to go for a drive in the country, to stop by random pharmacies in small towns. Mr. Redneck Perfumisto's description of dusty shelves and crinkly cellophane really nails it. It's largely the thrill of the kill, you know. I love the way those old pharmacies smell, love the wooden floors, love it if there's a little bell that clanks against the glass when I walk in. It's a charming experience, and finding vintage fragrances in places like that is always a big treat. I'm also fond of vintage toiletries in old pharmacies. I found "Body On Tap," the shampoo with beer in it, and "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrrific," in an old, run-down pharmacy several years ago. What a trip.

    I'd be happy if I could find a good, vintage bottle of Old Spice. And Macho, in the bottle that's shaped like a you-know-what. THAT would be a fun find.

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    Just about everything that's been mentioned so far, plus

    Hermes Doblis
    Faberge Babe
    Coty Ambre Antique
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
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    I was watching the Blu-Ray version of "Last Year in Marienbad", a French art film from the late 50's. At one point the camera slowly pans through the woman's boudoir, and I froze it when it went past the dressing table. On it was a bottle of Le Trèfle Incarnat by L.T. Piver. I looked it up and it seems it was a popular French cologne through much of the 20th century, but is impossible to find today (except as empty bottles).

    Another one I'd like to smell is Caron's Tabac Blond. My sister came across a small bottle of the vintage perfume in her eBay dealings, and what was left smelled great, sweet and tobacco-y, although most of the top notes had burned off and it was pretty weak at that point.

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    Oh, man. That really is a fantasy. My 'cabinet' would be pretty big.
    I think this way too.

    But for me, I would rather see one of those scents, those old forgotten scents of houses that were closed years ago, one of those scents that nobody remembers now, and that i would keep for future reference and that i would get usually get for a ridiculously cheap price, compared to the history and real value of what that perfume represents and what it has been through all these years.

    There's always some market for the vintage Guerlains and other very well known brands, but to find, say, a bottle of Égoïste by Revillon, would show you that: There was an older scent called Égoïste that's not a Chanel; that it was for women, that if you'd call a woman's perfume that way nowadays it would seem sexist but somehow it's allright for a man's scent to be called that; that it had many layers; that it's long gone; and a lot of etc etc.

    I have also learned that PR people would just say anything to build and create a history that wasn't there to begin with.
    For example, some of Chanel's people at an event in NY (2008) did say that before Chanel No.5 there were ONLY soliflores made, and that would make any Basenoter's jaw drop, as it happened to me.

    Perfume History would show us that was not the case. Old scents show us the way it was, the right way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    I found "Body On Tap," the shampoo with beer in it, and "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrrific," in an old, run-down pharmacy several years ago. What a trip.
    LOL! Oh, man. I feel like I got dropped into an Austin Powers time machine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROtto View Post
    On it was a bottle of Le Trèfle Incarnat by L.T. Piver. I looked it up and it seems it was a popular French cologne through much of the 20th century, but is impossible to find today (except as empty bottles).
    Wow! Yeah, apparently a rather famous one, too, in terms of the early use of synthetics. Piver should bring it back out as a limited edition, for sure. As original a formulation as possible. I wouldn't care if they had to warning-label it with revolving red lights!
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    Dunhill Blend 30
    Patou pour Homme
    Kouros Eau de Sport
    Ted Lapidus pour Homme (1978)
    Davidoff (Original)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!
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    Gucci For Men and Un Homme by Charles Jourdan.

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    Yesterday I stumbled upon an old pharmacy almost like the one you describe. Incredible fragrance selection tucked away on one wall. The only place I've seen Chanel Pour Homme (NOT concentree), some Caron, Guerlain L'Instant and too many other rarities to list. It's Bushard Pharmacy in Laguna Beach, California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    Yesterday I stumbled upon an old pharmacy almost like the one you describe. Incredible fragrance selection tucked away on one wall. The only place I've seen Chanel Pour Homme (NOT concentree), some Caron, Guerlain L'Instant and too many other rarities to list. It's Bushard Pharmacy in Laguna Beach, California.
    That's awesome. I have at least a couple of prospect pharmacies in town I have to check out. Ya never know!
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