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    Default Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    This may have been done before but I think it's good after a few months to revisit as tastes change....Something that you liked yesterday, you may not like as much today....

    Mine has thus far been Helmut Lang's Cuiron...I sold my bottle a few months ago and I'm kicking myself in the ass for doing so...I will own another bottle of that stuff...I love that sweet, fruity/leather scent and it's gotten me a few compliments...Very unique and I still believe modern enough to wear even today....
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    I really enjoy wearing Creed Vetiver 1948.

    I think it's underrated, believe it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss View Post
    I really enjoy wearing Creed Vetiver 1948.

    I think it's underrated, believe it or not.
    I have never smelled this one....I have the OV but It's probably not even close...
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    I have never smelled this one....I have the OV but It's probably not even close...
    It's completely different. I like them both, but OV is made mainly with vetiver grass/leaves and Vetiver is made with vetiver roots. The new Vetiver Geranium is closer to Vetiver 1948, but it's still not the same.

    I think I've heard some people describe it as relaxing on/by a smooth, warm, mineral rock that sparkles/glows in the summer sun, with a gentle breeze from the ocean. It's sort of meditative in a calming way in how you become one with the rock (or the mountain) and ready to face any challenges presented. I guess I find it to be a fragrance that brings out an understated confidence.

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    I thought Vetiver Geranium smelled more like OV than 1948, but oddly, VG does not show to have "vetiver" in the notes.

    I think Patou Pour Homme Prive is a great example of a vintage/DC'd fragrance that would still be excellent today. Of course, it's impossible to find.
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    Offsite sales: By Kilian Straight to Heaven, Heeley Coccobello, Vintage Tabarome, Selection Verte, Citrus Bigarrade), Tom Ford Noir de Noir, By Kilian Prelude to Love, Bond No. 9 Hamptons, Heeley Oranges & Lemons, L'Essence de Cerruti, Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, Reyane Insurrection, numerous popular SAMPLES! http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=260 and http://flacon.ambaric.net/viewtopic.php?t=626

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    Dunhill Blend 30 is a good one for me.

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    Vintage Bel Ami, a crime to discontinue this one for a lesser reformulation.
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    Dozens of them can be worn today with incomparably more delight and elegance than today's unsubstantial offerings - Hermès Bel Ami or Equipage, some vintage Etro's, Rochas Moustache, most of vintage Guerlain's masculines, Krizia Uomo, Ferrè for Man, Romeo Gigli, Rabanne's Ténéré, or some 2000s ones like M7 and Cuiron etc....
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    Vintage Rive Gauche for me. It's a superb scent, but the newer version is just a joke. When I smelt it in store I thought I was on candid camera or something!

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    Xeyrus - Art Deco bottle. I think it's great once the weather cools

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    Creed Green Valley
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

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    YSL's M7
    "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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    You should definitely kick yourself for letting your Cuiron go. Out of all the vintage discontinued stuff this one is definitely the best for me. I'm holding onto my bottle and will only wear it for very special occasions. While I might not say it's a leather-based fragrance, it's definitely the best suede fragrance ever made. Fortunately, one can still buy this on Ebay with a ridiculous price.

    Another one worth mentioning is vintage Jacques Fath Yang which can be described as a less cardamom heavy (less body odor), more musky and more sandalwood Cartier Declaration. Stuff projects and lasts for ages as well. But this one can't even be found on Ebay anymore.
    Current top 5:
    1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
    2. Guerlain Arsene Lupin (Dandy)

    3. Roja Dove Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
    4. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
    5. Puredistance Black


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    Default Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Personally I think they all can be worn today. As to "best" I have no idea, but my favorite is vintage Giorgio for Men. I also concur with the Patou pour Homme Privé suggestion as that is another of my favorites.
    Current Top Favorites:
    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)
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    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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    Agreed with the vintage Xeryus, also these work very well ,imo. TRUSSARDI Action Sport , ALAIN DELON -AD Plus and many others.

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    I wear vintage Patou pour homme, vintage Antaeus, vintage Kouros and many many others. I love the way they smell and have received many compliments on all of them.

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    Among others: Joint by Roccobarocco, Spazio Krizia, Venezia Uomo, Ungaro II.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    YSL's M7
    Absolutely... especially with the whole "oud" craze nowadays..

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    Um not sure if this exactly qualifies as vintage but it's from the 90's and has been discontinued and is absolutely fabulous and very well could be worn today. none other than Davidoff's goodLife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    This may have been done before but I think it's good after a few months to revisit as tastes change....Something that you liked yesterday, you may not like as much today....

    Mine has thus far been Helmut Lang's Cuiron...I sold my bottle a few months ago and I'm kicking myself in the ass for doing so...I will own another bottle of that stuff...I love that sweet, fruity/leather scent and it's gotten me a few compliments...Very unique and I still believe modern enough to wear even today....
    I was fortunate to get interested in frags when Cuiron could be had for around $50/50ml and saw the writing on the wall and stocked up on 3 bottles. It's one of my top vintages. Did the same with L'Occitane Neroli.
    "I exist for myself, and for those to whom my unquenchable thirst for freedom gives everything, but also for everyone, since insofar as I am able to love - I love everyone. Of noble hearts, I am the noblest - and the most generous of those that yearn to give love in return. - I am a human being, I love death and I love life."

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    My classics: Dior Homme EdT, YSL Rive Gauche PH, Helmut Lang Cuiron, L'Occitane Neroli (vintage), Davidoff Zino, L'Occitane Eau des Baux

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    Default Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    For me vintage Dolce & Gabbana pour homme.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Leather
    - Loewe: Esencia
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon: R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Eau de Fier by Annick Goutal
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    Cartier, L'Essence de Must de Cartier Pour Homme

    Take a look at the reviews, this one is an absolute gem and still can be found. GET IT!! The reviews do it great justice so i am not going to go over the notes, etc... I love this scent.

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    Kouros Eau de Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    I was fortunate to get interested in frags when Cuiron could be had for around $50/50ml and saw the writing on the wall and stocked up on 3 bottles. It's one of my top vintages. Did the same with L'Occitane Neroli.
    Oh don't worry...I plan on getting the 3.4 oz next time instead of the 1.6 oz I had bought...I know I'm going to pay out the ass for it, but I miss it and would love to have that one back....
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    Could someone explain the difference between Patou Homme and Patoe Prive? Which do you guys think I would like better (For those who know me)....Thanks !
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    Feeling Man by Jil Sander. I had a mini of this and scored a 1.7 bottle on ebay for a decent price. I love this fragrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothie72 View Post
    Feeling Man by Jil Sander. I had a mini of this and scored a 1.7 bottle on ebay for a decent price. I love this fragrance

    I like the notes in this one...How does it smell? Or can you describe it a little ? I heard it smells close to Creed's OS...Is that correct ?
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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    Penhaligons Racquets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dry_Martini View Post
    Penhaligons Racquets.
    Heard good things about this one and also Gucci Pour Homme 1976 version...Havent smelled either though...
    CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
    1.) MFK Pluriel for him
    2.) Vetiver Fatal
    3.) Guerlain L'eau
    4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
    5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
    6.) Dior Homme Eau
    7.) Invasion Barbare
    8.) Xerjoff Nio
    9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
    10.) Escentric 02

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