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    Default If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Base your answers on scent, longevity, and sillage....and of course uniqueness....

    Please no Tom Ford's Absolute Amber....Let's try to make it unique and unheard of scents like Jill Sanders Absolute...Or Patou Pour Homme...

    thanks guys !

    and as a caveat....Would you wear the scent or just buy it as a collector's item?

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Vintage Polo, pre-reformulation, original calvin, and Halston Amber Man.....300 bucks would get me a bunch, rather than dumping it all on one bottle. I would also wear it, as to me it only has value as a scent.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Either vintage Chypre De Coty or Patou Pour Homme Prive, and I'd wear the hell out of both.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    From Amouage: Jubilation XXV, Epic Man, Interlude Man, Interlude Woman.
    All within your budget, all in current circulation, all pretty unique, and definitely long lasting. Some perhaps too long (Interlude Man).

    From Tom Ford: Moss Breches. It's been discontinued so it's harder to find, but it is within your budget. Very unique and excellent longevity and sillage. Also, Tuscan Leather, another favorite of mine. Maybe less unique (Clive Christian C is pretty similar?) but to me it's a very nice fragrance, and works exceptionally well if you dress the part (office attire or better, does not work terribly well with shorts). Lasts all day.

    From Chanel: Vintage bottle of Egoiste Cologne Concentree. May be difficult in your price range to find anything above 50ml, but if you can find it - it is glorious. My SOTD.

    From Dior: Leather Oud. Get your stink on.

    From Hermes: Vintage bottle of Bel Ami. Kicks Purdistance M's shiny new ass, and is well within your budget, just perhaps more work to find a bottle at this point.

    I have all of the above, and wear them all regularly, so these are not just collection pieces.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    I would blind buy Maxim PH

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    If anyone can find me Patou Pour Homme Prive for $300 then let me know, and hell yes I'd wear it. Why would anyone buy a classic frag and not wear it?
    Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Dior Vetiver and wear it like I had 30 days left to live.
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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    M7 by YSL

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    A bottle of Japon Noir by TF
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Vintage Tabarome all the way, and if some spare cash is still available, discontinued designer masterpieces like Joint by Roccobarocco or Spazio Krizia.
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    If you go for vintages, then more than a few from the belowcan be bought 4 arou nd 300...

    #1 will be - Hermes Bel Ami (I just shelled 230 for a brand new vintage bottl, amazing juice, one of the best leathers)
    Polo green
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Worth pour Homme haute Concentration
    Trussardi Uomo
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Quorum and Kouros
    M7
    Chanel PM Concentree
    Guerlain Mouchior de Monsieur, Derby
    Ho hang club by balenciaga

    Almost all of the above in current formulation if available really suck; all these are rich, 80's, a bit brash, but one single ingredient mainly separates these and puts them on a higher pedestal - OAKMOSS...

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    TF's Moss Breches also, if you can get your hands on it...If you do find any, I'll gladly but 1 off u....
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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    I would purchase two 3.4 oz bottles of GPH I. Would wear this a lot in the fall and winter.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    I would buy a back up bottle of Eau de Fier by Annick Goutal or another back up bottle of Gengis Khan vintage.
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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Guerlain Derby

    Almost all of the above in current formulation if available really suck
    Dare I say, the current formulation of Derby is... better... than the vintage? Or at least, it's more wearable, while retaining all the awesome Derby classic values.

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    TF's Moss Breches also, if you can get your hands on it...If you do find any, I'll gladly but 1 off u....
    Sorry, I'm keeping my bottle all to myself!! (along with Bois Marocain, another discontinued gem)

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Tom Ford Bois Marocian is a great one.

    +1 Polo
    +1 GPH I


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    I would also like to get a back-up bottle of Creed Royal Scottish Lavender.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    For me : Eau des Baux or M7 (Vintage)

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    If you go for vintages, then more than a few from the belowcan be bought 4 arou nd 300...

    #1 will be - Hermes Bel Ami (I just shelled 230 for a brand new vintage bottl, amazing juice, one of the best leathers)
    Polo green
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme
    Worth pour Homme haute Concentration
    Trussardi Uomo
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    Quorum and Kouros
    M7
    Chanel PM Concentree
    Guerlain Mouchior de Monsieur, Derby
    Ho hang club by balenciaga

    Almost all of the above in current formulation if available really suck; all these are rich, 80's, a bit brash, but one single ingredient mainly separates these and puts them on a higher pedestal - OAKMOSS...

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    TF's Moss Breches also, if you can get your hands on it...If you do find any, I'll gladly but 1 off u....

    I don't have anything to add to that

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Guys! Some great stuff here...Keep them coming !

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    With $300 I believe thats enough to get Chanel Egoiste Cologne concentree and maybe there will be some leftover cash for vintage Fahrenheit.

    Another would be Creed Green Valley and some others that fall within that $300 range.

    (Too many that are above that limit unfortunately)

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpentaZ View Post
    For me : Eau des Baux or M7 (Vintage)
    EdB is $52 bucks though?

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Creed Green Valley is a excellent recommendation and so underrated. Though Jill Sander absolute is rare and gorgeous though straightforward.
    Currently wearing: Balafre by Lancôme

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    I recently bought a bottle of Rochas Lui for less than 100. For that money I think I'd buy backups. Addictive stuff.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    chanel egoiste concentreeeeeeeee would be my pick.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    It would likely cost me more, but I would love to find a vintage bottle of Caron Poivre. Why? Well, I have only smelled the current version which I like and never the vintage stuff. The reason I want this one is that it is the only one from the year of my birth that interests me. I am coming up on a very big birthday and want a scent from the year I was born. Heck, I would give my eye teeth to have 1/2ml of the vintage stuff. Enough to test and to wear to my birthday party. I don't expect to find even a tiny sample though...sigh.
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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpentaZ View Post
    For me : Eau des Baux or M7 (Vintage)
    Has Eau des Baux been discontinued?

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Cuiron by Helmut Lang

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Santal imperial. It's the blueprint of what an elegant, masculine fragrance should be

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Good reminder diamondflame, I'd like to add Helmut Lang edp and edc as well.

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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by willyb View Post
    Dior Vetiver and wear it like I had 30 days left to live.
    that was funny

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    no, ordered 2 bottles from L'Occitane 2 days ago, just in case. I spent money I really didn't have ( maybe sitting in the dark for a week or so.
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    Default Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    I would pick up as many bottles of Dunhill X-Centric that I could afford.
    GPH 1 would be my second choice.
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