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    Hi Jardanel -

    Capucci Pour Homme is simply wonderful. I have written a lot about it - including on Fragrantica. I found this "lost" treasure with only two posted (and cobwebbed) reviews on Fragrantica and having tried R de Capucci, which impressed me.

    A wonderful chypre, Capucci Pour Homme is. The composition does, indeed show brilliantly!

    Here is a link to my review (and all the wonderful ones that came after) - http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/R...omme-6753.html - is it sheer coincidence that I put that on after a warm shower on a cold evening like last night's indulgence in Gucci Pour Homme Original? Maybe. I have continued that wearing today and am currently enjoying it while it continues to storm outside. I believe our minds like to sometimes off-set the cold, dreary darkness of a stormy night with a scent that evokes radiant beauty and its own sunshine...something only a fantastic Chypre can do.

    Cheers,

    ericrico


    Quote Originally Posted by Jardanel View Post
    It just so happens that Capucci Pour Homme is my SOTD. Love it, always have. There's a carnation note just after the top notes burn off that makes this extremely suave, warm, and non-generic.

    I think you should get your hands on all the Capucci scents you can. Totally under-rated house.

    Also love Borsalino. I gifted it to a gentleman long ago and he said years later that this bottle was his gateway drug into the world of good fragrance.
    Last edited by ericrico; 21st December 2012 at 07:12 AM.
    Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infants flesh, sweet as an oboes cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    If i were in your shoes, would buy:


    Francesco Smalto (original);


    Ferrari 456;

    Ferrari 512;


    Moschino Vice-Versa;


    Boss Spirit;


    Aramis New West;


    Dali Pour Homme;

    Phileas Nina Ricci.
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 7:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Herms by Herms

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    Hi Jardanel -

    Capucci Pour Homme is simply wonderful. I have written a lot about it - including on Fragrantica. I found this "lost" treasure with only two posted (and cobwebbed) reviews on Fragrantica and having tried R de Capucci, which impressed me.

    A wonderful chypre, Capucci Pour Homme is. The composition does, indeed show brilliantly!

    Here is a link to my review (and all the wonderful ones that came after) - http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/R...omme-6753.html - is it sheer coincidence that I put that on after a warm shower on a cold evening like last nights indulgence in Gucci Pour Homme Original? Maybe. I have continued that wearing today and am currently enjoying it while it continues to storm outside. I believe our minds like to sometimes off-set the cold, dreary darkness of a stormy night with a scent that evokes radiant beauty and its own sunshine...something only a fantastic Chypre can do.

    Cheers,

    ericrico

    ericrico, It was most informative to see the pyramid on this scent; also to read the reviews. Cyclamen -that might be the elusive floral/green note I've always enjoyed in CpH.

    Capucci Pour Homme really is one of the most versatile scents I have owned - it's classy enough to enhance any situation and never imposes itself unduly. I think this is the perfect "next step" scent for someone who loves classic eau de colognes but is ready for something with a little more body to it.

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    Very well said, Jardanel.

    Glad you found something informative and worth-while. Personally, I think it is a mix of the florals and the very true note of West Indian Bay (bay leaf) that comes together in the heart with the wonderful smooth lavender. So, the accord you mention, in my humble opinion is from a number of notes in the composition creating a harmonious vibe. Lush, rich, green and floral...all on a bed of moss (I have both Oakmoss and Tree Moss as listed ingredients on my bottle's box - which is key).

    Cheers and enjoy this fantastic scent. Perhaps one of the best, relatively unknown classic fragrances out there.

    Tonight, I attended my boys' Christmas program at their school and in the Church. It was wonderful as we sat in a pew off to the side near the burning candles (lit for prayer)...I was in a very full and liberal wearing of Gucci Pour Homme I (2003) - radiating incense, peppery wood and amber while my beautiful wife wore a knock-out - Moschino for Women...spicy, rich and a wonderful Floral Woody Musk that really shows a nice green patchouli with galbanum, fresh pepper, amber, musk and a nice bouquet of florals. A strong and confident feminine scent - yet very alluring and very well-integrated.

    Cheers,

    ericrico


    Quote Originally Posted by Jardanel View Post
    ericrico, It was most informative to see the pyramid on this scent; also to read the reviews. Cyclamen -that might be the elusive floral/green note I've always enjoyed in CpH.

    Capucci Pour Homme really is one of the most versatile scents I have owned - it's classy enough to enhance any situation and never imposes itself unduly. I think this is the perfect "next step" scent for someone who loves classic eau de colognes but is ready for something with a little more body to it.
    Last edited by ericrico; 22nd December 2012 at 04:09 AM.
    Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infants flesh, sweet as an oboes cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.

    ― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen

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    I am also a big fan of Metal (and Calandre) and have stockpiled some vintage bottles of each.

    I agree that most green chypres marketed to women are suitable for men as well. In fact, this is one of my most favorite fragrance families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdclx View Post

    Le 3` Homme de Caron;

    Paco Rabanne - Eau de Metal pour Homme;

    Sagamore Lancme;

    Aramis New West;

    Dali Pour Homme;

    Phileas Nina Ricci.
    These would be my picks.


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    Hello,

    I finally finished this business!

    From my initial list, some perfumes were no longer available.

    Someone was there first and got some of the best products.

    However I can not complain, I think I made one of my best deals.

    I especially regret losing the "Eau de Metal", "Phileas" and "Dali pour Homme", but there were certainly other opportunities to catch them.

    Nevertheless, I got some great perfumes that were not included on my list.

    Take this opportunity to thank all your comments and advice that were a great help.

    My "hunting" of these discontinued or vintage colognes is becoming an addiction, and I dream about it.

    I sometimes wonder if this will be a problem only mine or if you guys have been through this.

    But it's worth to a collector who has spirit and who is passionate about some exclusive fragrances.

    Some of them are actually testers but I decided to buy them because of their rarity.

    As I promised, here are some pictures of my purchases:

































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    Are you really saying you got all those frags from the one shop for 20 dollars each? Including Kouros Fraicheur?
    Surely this cannot be

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    Even at 20 euros (not dollars), that's quite an amazing haul. Many of those are worth 5x and some even 10x what you paid.

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    I was going to recommend Le 3` Homme de Caron; and Dali Pour Homme;
    But I see the deal's been done, congrats, hope you like some of them...

    Paul Kiler

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    ^^ vintage fragrance porn! Thanks for the pics and congratulations on your impressive haul!

    Quote Originally Posted by mdclx View Post
    Hello,
    From my initial list, some perfumes were no longer available.

    Someone was there first and got some of the best products.
    Quite possibly a basenoter..
    We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.

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    Hi,
    I forgot to post these wonderful scents!!




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    I wrote up a post on my blog about fragrance "vintage hunting." The great thing is that if you are patient you should never have to worry about losing money on the purchases, unless of course you break a bottle !

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    Default Re: I need your advice, vintage colognes!!

    I found some more great deals near me recently too. Vendetta pH is terrific! Very underappreciated here, too.

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    Nice job!

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    Wow, man, instant vintage collection! Not only quantity, but quality, too. What a great deal!

    I own nearly everything pictured above, but it took me years of searching (and higher prices usually paid) to find most of them.

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    You've made a really nice collection of vintages. I envy you.
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    Hello,

    Take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to this thread.

    Your views were very helpful for my choices.

    I have spent this last month to experience these wonderful fragances that I bought.

    I'm addicted to Giorgio Vip and I was fortunate to find two more bottles sealed and in perfect condition.

    However I also managed to buy two bottles of Kouros Fraicheur that is wonderful and the other two Trussardi Uomo that are perfect for winter these days.

    Thank you all!

    mdclx

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    Default Re: I need your advice, vintage colognes!!

    you lucky, lucky bastard...

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    Default Re: I need your advice, vintage colognes!!

    I love vintage frags too! I have a a few good men's vintage frags, but I love unisex frags and have a great collection of feminine vintage frags. I love the hunt and your collection, which is fabulous, has renewed my fire for more vintage frags. Thanks! Enjoy and Congratulations!

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    ...for myself I only would have taken 'Le Troisime Homme' by Caron...!

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    Beg or borrow and buy all the available parfums for the 20Euro per piece price tag - u can probably bargain and bring it down to 15-17 per piece if u bought all of those - every item on this list are worth more than 20, so even if you don't plan on keeping them, u can sell them for a profit.
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    From this list, I'd recommend, as purchases, especially: Francesco Smalto (original), Capucci Pour Homme, Moods Krizia, Sport de Paco Rabanne, Paco Rabanne - Eau de Metal pour Homme, Bugatti, Lacoste Original, Dali Pour Homme.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Hi,

    I agree with you Ventetta pH is really terrific, I love all Valentino fragances, Very Valentino and V pH are wonderfull scents!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I found some more great deals near me recently too. Vendetta pH is terrific! Very underappreciated here, too.
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    Hi,

    I have some feminine vintage frags in collection too, there are some I consider wearable by man like Calandre, Must de Cartier and Eau de Metal that I purchased recently.

    Thanks my friend

    Quote Originally Posted by southerngardens View Post
    I love vintage frags too! I have a a few good men's vintage frags, but I love unisex frags and have a great collection of feminine vintage frags. I love the hunt and your collection, which is fabulous, has renewed my fire for more vintage frags. Thanks! Enjoy and Congratulations!

    southerngardens
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    Hi,

    That's true, I read your blog post about fragance "vintage hunting" and I agree 100% with you!

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I wrote up a post on my blog about fragrance "vintage hunting." The great thing is that if you are patient you should never have to worry about losing money on the purchases, unless of course you break a bottle !

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    Hi,

    I returned to the store and I bought more vintage fragances and after shaves.

    This is my alladin's cave...!!








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    Congrats on the new additions! Great pickup of Tuscany Forte. It's fantastic and getting very difficult to find and rather expensive.

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    Thanks noggs!

    I agree Tuscany Forte is a masterpiece, next week I will return to the "cave" for more additions...

    "cave"
    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Congrats on the new additions! Great pickup of Tuscany Forte. It's fantastic and getting very difficult to find and rather expensive.
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    By the way, what's your opinion about "Dali's Le Roy Soleil pour homme", is it worth?

    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Congrats on the new additions! Great pickup of Tuscany Forte. It's fantastic and getting very difficult to find and rather expensive.

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