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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Thankfully, I don't really much care for most of the Guerlain feminines.
    Guerlain feminines imho are way better crafted than the masculines - vtg Samsara is a sandalwood journey, Jicky is a beautiful animalic and so many more that the list is endless. Suggest you try their pure parfum concentrations if possible.
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    Let's just say that I've been on the lookout for a Joint () for a few years...
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Let's just say that I've been on the lookout for a Joint () for a few years...
    Good thing it doesn't smell anything like one!
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    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    I'll be your Dixie chicken if you'll be my Tennessee lamb.
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    Fat man in the bathub singing the blues.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    I'll be your Dixie chicken if you'll be my Tennessee lamb.
    Fine, just as long as I'm not your Texas wild hog.

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    Fine, just as long as I'm not your Texas wild hog.
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    I'm screen-shotting that entire post, Peeps, for my future hunting expeditions. Thanks so much for all that effort -- much appreciated!
    Sure!


    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I get intimated by the vintage Guerlain masculines -- by all the vintage Guerlains, for that matter. Every time I think about seeking one, I break out in hives and feel like I should take a post-graduate seminar in all the various formulations. Then I just give up and make a sandwich. I can hardly even speak the words "Habit Rouge" out loud.


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    A splurge of sorts, after a few years of not doing so...

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    Queen Cook.Bot. First of her name. Queen of the Indoles and First Bottles. Ruler of the Seven Boutiques and Protector of the Sillage. Sprayer of Toilettes, Mother of Cats, and Rightful Heir to the Chanel Throne
    That’s PERFECT . All hail Queen Cook.Bot!

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    I read from someone about the '08-'14 being, well, not as good so I'm trying to avoid that time-frame. But then again, it could be wrong info and it's all fine.
    That someone was me
    and that 08-14 is ballpark as I do not have all the batches with me . I would stay pre 2006 to be absolutely sure. Or post 2014. But vintage is going to be better than post 2014. Just avoid those middle years.
    The reformulation they did in that time frame was bad. The later batches were much better. And that time frame rule is for all Guerlains I have had the opportunity to test and compare - Heritage, Samsara, Vetiver. And so I am assuming it applies to most Guerlains.

    As for Vetiver, I like EDC the best. As for edt, earlier version the better.
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    ^^^ EDC is the best, I agree...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I'm screen-shotting that entire post, Peeps, for my future hunting expeditions. Thanks so much for all that effort -- much appreciated!



    I get intimated by the vintage Guerlain masculines -- by all the vintage Guerlains, for that matter. Every time I think about seeking one, I break out in hives and feel like I should take a post-graduate seminar in all the various formulations. Then I just give up and make a sandwich. I can hardly even speak the words "Habit Rouge" out loud.

    Thankfully, I don't really much care for most of the Guerlain feminines.
    Actually, I totally get what you mean. Every time I get close to pulling the trigger on an old Vol de Nervous Wreck I chicken out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    Guerlain feminines imho are way better crafted than the masculines - vtg Samsara is a sandalwood journey, Jicky is a beautiful animalic and so many more that the list is endless. Suggest you try their pure parfum concentrations if possible.
    Oh, I have no quarrel with their quality. I respect and admire them. I just don't want to wear them. There's something in that Guerlainade base that doesn't suit me -- with the exception of Jicky, Vol de Nuit, and Mitsouko.

    Their masculines appeal to a certain louche part of my nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    I would stay pre 2006 to be absolutely sure. Or post 2014. But vintage is going to be better than post 2014. Just avoid those middle years.
    Another screenshot for the shopping file. I should have known to go to The Source. Thank you, O Enemy of Galbanum.

    It sure would be interesting to know what went wrong at Guerlain during that '08-'14 era.

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    Another screenshot for the shopping file. I should have known to go to The Source. Thank you, O Enemy of Galbanum.

    It sure would be interesting to know what went wrong at Guerlain during that '08-'14 era.
    No need for screenshot for Guerlain Vetiver. Just buy any EDC. They stopped making them before things got bad.
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    Back with a bang.

    How is JCasanova? Do you think it smells like CdG Parfum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lellabelle View Post
    That’s PERFECT . All hail Queen Cook.Bot!

    Now I’m covering a GoT name almost as much as I’m coveting some of these lovely purchases.

    Outbid on a few this week, and I’m too tired to start the hunt afresh today.
    I seldom go for auctions because knowing a price is easier to budget around (even if potentially higher) when you don't have a bottomless pit of money to work with. Also yes, ALL HAIL THE COOK.BOT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Also yes, ALL HAIL THE COOK.BOT!
    Oh pshaw, y'all.

    If this emerald crown weren't forcing all the blood out of my head, I'd blush.

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    Oh pshaw, y'all.

    If this emerald crown weren't forcing all the blood out of my head, I'd blush.

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    Replace it with that poofy headpiece you're holding, then you'd look like a Rockette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    Back with a bang.

    How is JCasanova? Do you think it smells like CdG Parfum.
    I haven't tried the CdG Parfum, so unable to compare. Yet to try the J Casanova...

    I put one spray each of Pour Monsieur and Sybaris. Great oakmoss and perfectly intact top notes on the PM. As for the Sybaris, it's reminding me of an 80's fragrance I have, not sure if it's close to French Line or something else. Just that all my bottles barring about 20 are in storage, so can't compare and it's been almost a year since I tried those from my collection...
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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    No need for screenshot for Guerlain Vetiver. Just buy any EDC. They stopped making them before things got bad.
    My shopping brought some surprise at the prices the vintage EDC is commanding. So I bought two vintage minis -- I figured 8mls would be enough to decide if it deserved to replace my contemporary GV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    I haven't tried the CdG Parfum, so unable to compare. Yet to try the J Casanova...

    I put one spray each of Pour Monsieur and Sybaris. Great oakmoss and perfectly intact top notes on the PM. As for the Sybaris, it's reminding me of an 80's fragrance I have, not sure if it's close to French Line or something else. Just that all my bottles barring about 20 are in storage, so can't compare and it's been almost a year since I tried those from my collection...
    Sybaris has the musky animalic profile of Kouros and Lapidus, but does it more of a semi-oriental way with sandalwood and mandarin, like a mashup of Kouros and something like Chanel PM EdTC in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by badarun View Post
    I haven't tried the CdG Parfum, so unable to compare. Yet to try the J Casanova...

    I put one spray each of Pour Monsieur and Sybaris. Great oakmoss and perfectly intact top notes on the PM. As for the Sybaris, it's reminding me of an 80's fragrance I have, not sure if it's close to French Line or something else. Just that all my bottles barring about 20 are in storage, so can't compare and it's been almost a year since I tried those from my collection...
    A year!!!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Oh pshaw, y'all.

    If this emerald crown weren't forcing all the blood out of my head, I'd blush.

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    Lol, admit it, those aren’t emeralds, they’re Vintage Emeraude minis!
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    Lol, admit it, those aren’t emeralds, they’re Vintage Emeraude minis!
    A little photoshopping and Cook.bot could be there wearing Emeraudes.
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    A year!!!??
    Time to give up your BN membership card
    I'm ashamed 4 sure...The other mundane tasks like work, work and work has been my excuses, none of which I know are responsible causes, I admit it was me...
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    BTW, I was expecting Joint to be a powerhouse, but I don't think it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    A little photoshopping and Cook.bot could be there wearing Emeraudes.
    Haha! And I'd be proud to do it, too. (Vintage Emeraudes, of course.)




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