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    Good day Fumeheads,
    Need your earnest suggestions on what would by the perfect discontinued scores. I know a shop in my country that has quite a bit of discontinued fragrances and vintage formulations at normal price (the shop owner has no idea how some of them are most sought after). I recently scored myself a 2005 Dior Homme batch 5F03, I have vintage A*Men also scored from the same source.

    Regards,

    Tim.

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    Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Vintage Chanel Antaeus

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    Hello Timothy ... get some Kouros if you like it & also M7
    and most other frags we discuss here
    happy buying

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    By -- D&G

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    Christian Dior Fahrenheit (vintage)
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    Amouage Tribute
    Amouage Homage
    Amouage Gold Man EDT

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    Since you've stated discontinued fragrances (which leaves out Kouros and Antaeus above), the usual ones mentioned are


    Gucci pour Homme
    Cuiron pour Homme
    Ungaro pour L'Homme II
    Balenciaga pour Homme
    M7/M7 Fresh
    Yohji Homme

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    Gucci Envy
    Cartier Santos Sport
    MY STEALTHY FREEDOM.

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    Carven - Homme
    Dior Homme Sport 2008
    Declaration Cologne
    Gianfranco Ferre - Bergamotto Marino
    Ralph Lauren - Polo Crest
    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
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    +1 for M7. Gucci Pour Homme I is another one.

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    I'll stick to a few that although discontinued, haven't been off the market for too long, so there's still half a chance of finding them in shops that have old stock:

    Cristobal Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Davidoff Relax
    Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Reserve
    Aramis Classic Reserve

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    Basala by Shiseido
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    I second Cristobal PH too

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Basala by Shiseido
    This is a good suggestion. Thanks!

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    In the discontinued list: Gucci Pour Homme I and M7 Fresh.
    Current Top Picks:

    Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Dolce & Gabbana - The One EDP
    Hermes- Ambre Narguile
    Parfums de Marly - Herod
    Christian Dior - Fève Délicieuse
    Parfums de Marly - Oajan
    Imaginary Authors - Memoirs of a Trespasser
    Montale - Aoud Leather
    Creed - Aventus
    Currently wearing: Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford

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    Davidoff (original, Relax, Zino, Good Life)
    Hermes (Bel Ami, Rocabar)
    Gucci (PH I, original, Nobile)
    Givenchy (Xeryus, Insense)
    Paco Rabanne (Tenere)
    Cacharel (Nemo, original)


    Some of them aren't discontinued, but they are reformulated, which is the same thing since you don't get the juice you were once used to.

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    Calvin by Calvin Klein (Navy blue bottle)
    Kingdom by McQueen
    Vintage Tabarome by Creed

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    Norma Kamali Incense
    Chanel Egoiste & Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Chanel Antaeus
    Dolce&Gabbana by
    Gucci pour Homme
    Gucci Nobile
    Gucci Rush
    MadHat Scents

    Brineapple (Pineapple, Guava, Ylang Ylang, Marine Notes, Green Tea, Cade, Guaiacwood, Cedar Wood, Ozone) / Fur - ONLY 60ML REMAINING - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Leather) / Onsen Wood (Hinoki/Hiba/Cedar/Yuzu) / Vert Moss (Oakmoss Absolute, Cologne, Vetiver, Incense, Cedar) / L.O.M. Leather Oud Musk (Leather, Oud, Musk, Beeswax, Tobacco, Strawberry, Incense & Amber)

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    If you see any Dunhill Blend 30, grab it!

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    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender
    Creed Royal English Leather
    Armani Privé Cedre Olympe
    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Current Spring Favorites:
    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
    5. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    9. Creed - Green Valley
    10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1

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    Balenciaga Pour Homme

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    Balenciaga Pour Homme, Leonard Pour Homme, Zino Davidoff.

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    If you can find a vintage bottle: Dior Homme Intense

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    To the OP - are u planning to buy & sell? If yes, Patou Pour Homme & its Privee version, Lancome Balafre Monsieur / Vert / Brun, Basala / Basara, any vintage Guerlain in PdT, pure parfum or extrait format, YSL M7, Chanel Egoiste Concentree, D&G By Man will be what I'd look for.

    If it's for your use, then I'd leave the ones mentioned top (assuming prices will be high, but not sky high like eBay) & instead settle for everything else in the store that's vintage. I'd rather buy 10 bottles of lesser priced vintages that spend all that on one bottle...

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    Among others:

    Gucci Nobile
    Joint by Roccobarocco
    Spazio Krizia
    Davidoff Relax
    Lancetti Uomo
    Francesco Smalto pour Homme
    Gainsboro G-Man
    Ungaro I and II
    Silences de Jacomo

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    Aren't the reasons a fragrance was discontinued:

    1. Poor seller
    2. Not a great fragrance
    3. Formula HAD to be changed by some new law
    Wear what you want and don't listen to people who tell you that you didn't spend enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stchman View Post
    Aren't the reasons a fragrance was discontinued:

    1. Poor seller
    2. Not a great fragrance
    3. Formula HAD to be changed by some new law
    #2 doesn't matter unless it becomes #1
    Current Spring Favorites:
    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
    5. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    9. Creed - Green Valley
    10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    #2 doesn't matter unless it becomes #1
    True, contrary to popular belief, fragrance companies are in it to make money.
    Wear what you want and don't listen to people who tell you that you didn't spend enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothée Kal View Post
    Good day Fumeheads,
    Need your earnest suggestions on what would by the perfect discontinued scores. I know a shop in my country that has quite a bit of discontinued fragrances and vintage formulations at normal price (the shop owner has no idea how some of them are most sought after). I recently scored myself a 2005 Dior Homme batch 5F03, I have vintage A*Men also scored from the same source.

    Regards,

    Tim.
    Maybe it is easier to say first what the shop has to offer?!
    My Top '11' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Where are these "shops" that you gentlemen frequently refer to?
    Back in the day I remember buying cologne at department stores.
    6 years ago bought original versions at a huge Christmas discount
    show. The only other place i've bought scents since has been online (ebay mainly)
    and TJ Maxx, Ross, Marshall's).

    Where else should I be looking?

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    Monsieur Lanvin from the mid 60s. Great chypre..
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