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  1. #61

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    A great old scent that is getting very rare is Marc Cross for men (EDT).

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    yardley's hanging gardens orchid EDT. Virtually impossible to find.

    Actually that goes for the rest of the hanging gardens range: rose, orchid, lily of the valley. was on sale everywhere 10-12 years back but vanished now. Not even on ebay.

  3. #63

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    Ungaro I. Pub.
    "You just keep me hangin' on." -- Farewell, Lou.

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    nm....
    Last edited by KMF; 5th November 2010 at 01:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclmind View Post
    A great old scent that is getting very rare is Marc Cross for men (EDT).
    Agreed.

    My Favorite is Super Fragrance for Men by Etienne Aigner. Try finding that one !!!

    All can be found however if you look and are willing to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    nm....
    I know, I know... Too late the hero. What a price, though, eh? Much better than the 3 digits it fetches otherwise.
    "You just keep me hangin' on." -- Farewell, Lou.

  7. #67

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    Givenchy III 1970 version is hard to find but I have several bottles again

  8. #68

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    I would love to find a few bottles of the now discontinued Joint by RoccoBarocco or Spazio Krizia by Krizia- what a classy chypre frags they were

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post
    There was a store here in Brazil with 10 or more Yohji Hommes. Because fragrances are sold here with expiration date, the owner of the shop was selling the 100ml for 55 dollars and the 50ml for 45 dollars
    Oh my. Get a crate-full, if I saw those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    D.,

    This is, the concentrated cologne version of the original vintage version of Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme EDT. The EDT has undergone a number of reformulations since first being introduced in 1978, each one a successive attenuation and cheapening of what is recognized by leading perfumers as one of the great masterworks of men's perfumery. The Concentrated Cologne pictured here dates from 1984. This
    concentrated cologne version of the original vintage EDT moves very quickly into a rich, complex, smooth, creamy, luxurious leather chypre basenote drydown with little to no time in the floral heart notes of the original or subsequent formulations. At the heart of the fragrances is a exquisitely aromatic thyme note that paradoxically, with its own bitterness, cancels out any possible hint of bitterness from the leather. Its truly marvelous how this is achieved. This is really one of the best, truest leather fragrances I have ever experienced. No contemporary leather fragrances come even close to its richness, its undeniable use of quality ingredients, and its sophistication and complexity. It has the total feel of natural leather about it. If you've ever been lucky enough to experience the dry down of the vintage Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Home EDT from the early 1980s (I first experienced and enjoyed VC&A PH in this formulation throughout the 1980s) then this is what you are getting here, essentially. It basically behaves like an EDP, and a little goes a very, very long, long way. Having said that, it's important to note that it's not an EDP. On the other side of the box, there is the designation "Eau de toilette." However, it is very clear that it is, indeed, a concentrated cologne version of Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme EDT. Its being a concentrated cologne and an EDT at the same time are not mutually exclusive terms. Carolina Herrera, among others, for example, has a concentrated version of Herrera for Men designated as Herrera for Men EDT Concentrate. This used to be the standard designation given by perfumers when an EDT's basenotes were concentrated. Also, once you've sample the fragrance, it is clearly the EDT formulation in which the top notes have been removed, the heart notes attenuated, and the base notes concentrated.

    I surmise that the concentrated cologne version was actually released for the US market, since the original was one of the first truly, richly floral men's fragrances on the market, and I suspect VC&A suspected, correctly, that the
    decidedly and richly floral EDT would not fly in the US at the time. I am not sure about this; it's just a guess.

    The bottle's measurements are approximately 4 ¼ inches from base to shoulder, approximately 4 ¼ inches across, and approximately 1 ¼ inches thick. The only other time I have ever seen the Concentrated Cologne/EDT designation is in a 0.85 oz (25 ml) spray, which, like this bottle, is also exceedingly rare.

    scentemental

    P.S. Can any one see the original image without having to click on a link? This erratic, temperamental software under which the current board operates is getting more and more complicated and less and less intuitive to navigate, and it's always doing strange things. I can see the image when I am logged in, and I can't see when I am not logged in.

    I just want to add that I also possess a bottle of the concentrated cologne, which does fit Scentemental's description accurately, however, mine is 50 ml.

  11. #71

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    Gucci nobile minis can still be found online as well as Rochas' Globe (fragrancenet & fragrancex & perfumemeporium)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I would love to find a few bottles of the now discontinued Joint by RoccoBarocco or Spazio Krizia by Krizia- what a classy chypre frags they were
    http://www.perfumeemporium.com/mens-...io-Krizia.html

  13. #73

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    I can't name 10, but I do hear a lot about D&G By for men from some friends.

  14. #74

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    I`d swap my Nombre Noir EDP for Patou PH
    Or Derby (original) with some other stuff for Sous le Vent parfum.
    Anyone?
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Yardley Equity EDT. I've only got samples.
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  16. #76

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    Blend 30 by Dunhill
    Philéas by Nina Ricci

  17. #77

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    Belgravia by Dukes of Pall Mall, not that anyone but myself and Sir Humphrey Fitzroy-Jones, OBE would care.
    Desprez Forty Love and Versailles pour homme EdC
    Dozens of discontinued Guerlains nobody has smelled for 70 years
    I also had a hard time/sheer luck finding these:
    Creed Bois de Santal
    Floris Men's Cologne
    Cotswold EdT by Dukes odf Pall Mall
    vintage C&S No. 88
    vintage C&S F&M
    My Wardrobe
    II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.

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    Nina Ricci Signoricci
    Monsieur Carven
    Guerlain Vetiver EDC
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    Ungaro I
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    Guerlain Attrape Coeur
    Guerlain Mitsuoko PdT
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee
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  19. #79

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    I guess maybe I ought to buy that Guerlain Vetiver and Derby that I smelled at the vintage perfume boutique in the mall the other day. No kidding! Never even knew!! Well, keep your eyes posted to on ebay, I guess. hehe

  20. #80

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    Gucci Nobile
    Gucci Envy
    Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P Special Reserve
    Chaps (vintage)
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

  21. #81

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    Classic Davidoff. great stuff
    Phileas Nina Ricci for men. rather unique smell.

  22. #82

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    I can't name 10, but the Helmut Lang fragrances are all masterpieces in my opinion and they're getting harder and harder to find these days.

    Namely,

    Helmut Lang EDC
    Helmut Lang EDP
    and
    Helmut Lang Cuiron

    I also really like Around Midnight by Mark Buxton. I'm pretty sure it was recently discontinued, and it was hard to find even when it was still being sold. It smells a lot like Avignon by CdG, which is still available, so there's not much to worry about.
    Sales thread here

  23. #83

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    Hi all,

    I completely agree with my good buddy Moon-fish. I am soooo damn disappointed to learn that GOBIN DAUDE's
    Biche dans L'Absinthe (Bitch of Absinthe) is no longer available. I've only sampled this (Ultra Unique) fragrance and it was something I SHOULD of bought right away for it's a fragrance made for the likes of SixCats! I've had this fragrance listed on my "to buy" list since the mid 2000's. Damn it! Oooh well....."The quick and the dead".

    Regards,
    SixCats!

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    Bogart Bois de Vetiver. I found this recently in a shop and went back after I realized how rare it is.

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    jaipur saphir

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    houbigant rare essence

  27. #87

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    Here are something I'm having an hard time to find....

    Guerlain Djedi
    Helmut Lang Velviona


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  28. #88

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    Gucci Envy for Men
    Gucci PH 1
    Zino Davidoff
    Boss Elements Aqua (not sure if discontinued as it can be found on retail sites regulary)

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    Last edited by The_Cologneist; 27th August 2012 at 05:45 PM.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    I really miss Patou Prive pour homme

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    Awwww.....Ironical.....

    Well if he wanted some Patou Pour Homme, I could hook him up with some.....Prive, is a different story though.....sigh......
    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Products/Patou-Pour-Homme-Prive-EDT__PATOUHOMMEPRIVE.aspx

  31. #91

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    I would like easily to find around (i'm not sure if all of those are effectively discontinued):

    *Cuiron Helmut Lang
    Nombre Noir Shiseido*
    *Ungaro I
    Iquitos Alain Delon
    Jules Pour Homme Dior
    Gucci Nobile
    Hai Karate by Leeming
    Carlo Corinto Classic
    IL Lancetti
    Yuzu Man Caron
    Reporter Oleg Cassini
    Acqua di selva Visconti di Modrone
    Bogart Pour Homme
    Mariella Burani
    Venezia Uomo Biagiotti*
    L'Anarchiste Caron
    Montana Pour Homme Red Bottle
    Enrico Coveri Pour Homme
    Arpege Lanvin for Woman Classic
    *Monsieur Carven
    *Krizia Pour Homme
    *L'Instant d'un Ete' Pour Homme Guerlain
    *Zen Original (Black) by Shiseido
    Nina Ricci For man
    Guerlain Djedi etc, etc

  32. #92

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    Jil Sander Feeling Man and Polo Crest!!!
    Gary

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    The first release of GIT.

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    -An authentic 3.4oz bottle of Dolce & Gabbana By Man
    -Nautica Latitude Longitude
    -Ralph Lauren Monogram
    -Thierry Mugler Pure Coffee
    -A 6.7oz of A&F Fierce
    -Relax by Davidoff
    -Escada Magnetism
    -Bois Nior by Chanel (probably the rarest fragrance I know of)
    -Gucci Rush

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    Shiseido Basala

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    Fleurs de Tabac by Cherigan

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    Eau Cendree by Jacomo

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    Creed's Vintage Tabarome and Original vetiver by Guerlain

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    Charles Blair Bath Essence
    Charles Blair Le Parfum
    Hermes Eau d'Orange Douce
    Hermes Eau de Cologne
    and to a lesser extent, Giorgio VIP Special Reserve for Men

  40. #100

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    The original Guess Men. Also, try to find the original Drakkar. Not Drakkar Noir, but the one from 1972 in the blue and white box.
    Last edited by Profumo Saggio; 30th October 2012 at 02:05 AM.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

  41. #101

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Secret De Venus - Weil.
    Plenty of SdV in ebay at a very good price.
    I just bought a bottle for my wife.
    Very good fragrance indeed
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    Balenciaga

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    from what I can name

    Gucci PH I (definitely)
    Gucci PH II (supposedly, but I'm sure it'll be definitely if not already)
    Gucci Envy for men (definitely)
    Zino by Davidoff (definitely)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    There are probably just a couple of people qualified to answer this question, and I'd wager none of the most rare even bear names I would recognise.

    But here are a few I find plenty hard to find; in fact, I defy you all to locate them for me!

    Jil Sander Bath and Body
    Bogner Woman
    Lancome's original En Vol
    Capucci Ballade a Venise
    I'm fairly sure I still have the Ballade a Venice.... I will have a look later... so what do you defy me??

    My beloved Houbigant Ambergris, Civet and Patchouli oils are hard to find. The Musk is still available often.

  45. #105

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    Wow. Lady at the Dillard's store gave me the John Varvatos Rock Volume 1 tester just yesterday. Didn't know it was considered rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    I saw a 50ml bottle of Kirra going for $199 on eBay last year. A friend of mine has a bottle of it and I told him it was discontinued and impossible to find so he's saving it.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I saw a 50ml bottle of Kirra going for $199 on eBay last year. A friend of mine has a bottle of it and I told him it was discontinued and impossible to find so he's saving it.
    Crazy.. I stocked up on them back in probably 2004, I got like 5 of the .5 oz bottles. All gone now, they were 5 bucks each. As for the juice itself though.. just pretty mediocre fruity/aquatic like scent to the best of my memory.
    My Current Top 10:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Live Jazz (1998)
    Eau des Baux (2006)
    Midnight in Paris EDP (2010)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)
    Eau Duelle (2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Paul Smith London is almost impossible to find now, it's especially mind boggling because it wasn't discontinued too long ago, I actually got my hands on one and paid near retail, totally worth it, this stuff is fantastic. I can't even imagine how hard this will be to find in another couple years.. Fahrenheit in its original formula is also quite hard to find.
    It's still for sale in some places in England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chorando View Post
    Joop - What about Adam is a hard one to find, and of course Ungaro I and Ungaro II. Then there is Dior Jules....ho hum.
    I was under the impression that Dior Jules is available at shops in Paris.

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