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View Poll Results: Your Favourite Discontinued Sleeper ???

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  • ARPEGE POUR HOMME - Lanvin

    4 7.41%
  • BY MAN - Dolce & Gabbana

    8 14.81%
  • CASUAL FRIDAY - Escada

    2 3.70%
  • DEEP FOREST - Bogner

    1 1.85%
  • EBENE - Balmain

    2 3.70%
  • FURYO - Jacques Bogart

    1 1.85%
  • GFF UOMO - Gianfranco Ferre

    1 1.85%
  • GENGIS KHAN - Marc de la Morandiere

    7 12.96%
  • IL - Lancetti

    0 0%
  • JOINT - Roccobarocco

    1 1.85%
  • KIPLING - Weil

    0 0%
  • LANCETTI UOMO

    0 0%
  • L'UOMO - Trussardi

    0 0%
  • MACASSAR - Rochas

    5 9.26%
  • MONSIEUR GRES

    1 1.85%
  • NINO CERUTTI

    3 5.56%
  • NOBILE - Gucci

    11 20.37%
  • PHILEAS - Nina Ricci

    6 11.11%
  • THEOREMA UOMO - Fendi

    1 1.85%
  • WHAT ABOUT ADAM - Joop!

    0 0%
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    Question Discontinued Sleepers With Cult Status - Your Votes and Comments !

    I have deliberately omitted certain highly popular discontinued fragrances such as Envy for Men, Gucci pour Homme, Patou pour Homme etc. - in order to give these lesser known fragrances a chance to compete against each other.
    If you feel there is a discontinued "sleeper" missing from the list please mention it and if possible include a description.
    Thanks for your help !
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    M7 is really the only one that matters to me. I went a little overboard on backups, but at least I'll never run out!

    To answer your question though:

    Davidoff Good Life and Armani Attitude

    Lagerfeld Jako as well.

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    Charles Revson Braggi. From what I understand, Charles Revson was the founder of "Revlon", and Braggi was one of his earliest creations. Long discontinued, then revived with a reformulation not true to the original.
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    Cristobal Pour Homme

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    Basala by Shiseido (now seems to be commanding high prices)

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    Ultrared by Paco Rabanne
    It took me a year to find but now I have 2 bottles..
    My favorite fruity/floral..

    Also Domenico Caraceni 1913 another great floral..

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    From your list, I voted Nobile which is a truly excellent offering from Gucci (my favorite from the house, come to think of it) that costs an arm and a leg to acquire nowadays...

    Mine that is not on the list is the great vintage version of Captain by Molyneux (frequently called Captain Molyneux). A mandatory sniff for anyone who enjoys well-implemented oak moss, as this one is *loaded* with it.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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    A lot of basenoters like Carven pour Homme.

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    Nobile, but also Joint, What About Adam, Trussardi Uomo, Theorema Uomo are among my favorites. Additional suggestions: perhaps Davidoff Relax, Roccobarocco Jeans and Spazio Krizia among others.

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    Except for Furyo (which is a masterpiece), of which I own the vintage & the new version of Marc de la Morandiere's Genghis Khan, I am looking for pretty much all others from your list - my vote went to Macassar.

    These are worth looking for as well - for any vintage lover...
    Guerlain Derby (eagle bottle version) & so many other Guerlain's...Can't list all here.
    Dior Jules (vintage - which I'm searching frantically for)
    Caron Tabac Blond (obviously everyone on basenotes is searching for this)
    Helmut Lang Cuiron (same as the above - everyone & their family looking for this)
    Versailles PH
    Snuff de Schiapparelli (original bottle with pipe on top)
    Monsieur de Givenchy Haute Concentration version.
    Lancome Balafre
    Drseid's mentioned this already - Captain Molyneux vintage version
    Nina Ricci Phileas & Signoricci 1 & 2
    Chanel Pour Monsieur vintage (which I'm lucky to own).
    Helmut Lang edp & edc (proud owner shortly - thx to hedonist222)
    YSL PH Haute Concentration.
    Eau Sauvage extreme (strictly the vintage version - not the new version)
    Currently wearing: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

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    Default Re: Discontinued Sleepers With Cult Status - Your Votes and Comments !

    My favorites that have been discontinued are Creed Royal English Leather and Creed Royal Scottish Lavender.

    Also, Polo Modern Reserve...


    while I have not tried many from your list, I like Gengis Khan - however, it isn't really discontinued, since I just bought a bottle 2 months ago from MDMs website. However, I guess that may be a temporary re-issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Basala by Shiseido (now seems to be commanding high prices)

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    A lot of basenoters like Carven pour Homme.
    All great ones. I'll add C&E Extract of Mysore Sandalwood and Creed's Bois de Santal, two of the best sandalwood scents I have encountered.
    Currently wearing: Rocabar by Hermès

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    Default Re: Discontinued Sleepers With Cult Status - Your Votes and Comments !

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your favourites.
    Unfortunately I could only list a maximum of twenty fragrances, so a lot got left out. I wanted to add Background, Punjab, Balafre, Maxims pour Homme. Ocean Rain....and many others. I did think about splitting it into two polls, but then I would have had to do a third poll afterwards to select between the winners of the first two polls. All very complicated so I stuck to the ones I have listed. Please include one's not on the list. Keep them coming in...I will somehow try to count them as votes at the end of the poll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Thanks to everyone for sharing your favourites.
    Unfortunately I could only list a maximum of twenty fragrances, so a lot got left out. I wanted to add Background, Punjab, Balafre, Maxims pour Homme. Ocean Rain....and many others. I did think about splitting it into two polls, but then I would have had to do a third poll afterwards to select between the winners of the first two polls. All very complicated so I stuck to the ones I have listed. Please include one's not on the list. Keep them coming in...I will somehow try to count them as votes at the end of the poll.
    Yes, Background is another lovely one. Talking of Jil Sander, Man Absolute is another gem. Richard James EdT is an unusual spicy/floral/leather which deserves a listing too.
    Currently wearing: Rocabar by Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Basala by Shiseido (now seems to be commanding high prices)
    There are sellers holding out for ridiculous prices. $399 for a 100ml bottle of EdT? That's just nuts. But they keep relisting them hoping some wealthy impatient person will snap it up. There have been a few $239 examples sold as of late. In December I got a partially used 100ml EdT for $130 with a slightly chipped bottle, so better deals are out there. But back in October there were full 100ml bottles selling for $99. I've seen a number of discontinued fragrances experience a good 30~80% spike in resale prices over the past several months. Don't know why it's now (just as I developed a keen interest in them, as luck would have it).
    Currently wearing: Epic Man by Amouage

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    L'Occitane Eau des 4 Voleurs is magnificent.
    Lalique Equus is pretty nice.

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    Balenciaga Pour Homme - Simply Amazing.
    +1 Carven Homme - Very nice indeed and reminds me of Floris Santal.
    +1 Jil Sander Absolute - Very beautiful Vanilla & Citrus ( Thanks for the sample Marais)
    Currently wearing: Eau de Santal by Floris

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    Givenchy Insense is not exactly a sleeper, but I prefer it to the ones in the poll (though I like Kipling as well)

    cacio

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    Gucci Nobile, Rush, and PH1
    DG: By Man
    Polo: Crest
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    Default Re: Discontinued Sleepers With Cult Status - Your Votes and Comments !

    Hi David,

    Very nice thread!

    From your list I voted Nobile (my wedding scent), and I own quite all of them.

    But mine that is not on the list is this wonderful masterpiece,

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    Last edited by mdclx; 7th February 2014 at 05:52 PM.

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    Nobile gets my vote.

    Another one I've discovered recently: That Man by Revlon. Great vintage fragrance, can be found online at a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    There are sellers holding out for ridiculous prices. $399 for a 100ml bottle of EdT? That's just nuts. But they keep relisting them hoping some wealthy impatient person will snap it up. There have been a few $239 examples sold as of late. In December I got a partially used 100ml EdT for $130 with a slightly chipped bottle, so better deals are out there. But back in October there were full 100ml bottles selling for $99. I've seen a number of discontinued fragrances experience a good 30~80% spike in resale prices over the past several months. Don't know why it's now (just as I developed a keen interest in them, as luck would have it).
    I thought this one had been re-released a few years back ? The bottle looked completely different, but the fragrance seemed to be fairly true to the original. Perhaps it was given a different name, but I remember a sales assistant showing it to me.
    .....sorry I think I may have confused this fragrance with Feminite du Bois ?
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    Hai Karate!

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    Nobile is a long time favorite of mine. The prices are unbelievable these days.
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    Of the ones not yet mentioned, I'd like to add Ungaro I & II.

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    I only had to read as far down as By Man by Dolce & Gabbana. There's nothing else in the galaxy that touches it IMO.

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    Default Re: Discontinued Sleepers With Cult Status - Your Votes and Comments !

    There are many others I could not include. Amongst them Lanvin for Men.
    Thanks everyone for contributing.
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    Default Re: Discontinued Sleepers With Cult Status - Your Votes and Comments !

    Forgot to add
    Escada Pour Homme
    Escada Magnetism

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    Hyssop by L'Occitane

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