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    Default Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    I’m looking for obscure vintage fragrances that may be able to be bought on eBay for not much coin because nobody knows about them or likes them simply because they are not from big houses, or are long gone, or otherwise never hit the love when they were out.

    You can whisper them here, so as not to attract too much attention.

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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    I think Nina Ricci's Fille d'Eve is pretty wonderful, but it costs $$$ on Ebay.
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    Luca Turin has spoken highly of Verfaillie Grain de Sable (and de folie as well), and I agree. With some patience, it can still be had for little.

    Also, while they are not obscure in any way, I think that Arpege and My sin can occasionally be had for little.

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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

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    vintage Lubin Nuit de Longchamp - 1937
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    My SOTD is a great green rose chypre that can be had for cheap. Been discontinued a while.

    GFF Uomo by Gianfranco Férre (1997)
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    If you enjoy No 5 and No 22 then No 46 might be worth trying but it's expensive and hard to find.

    Another shout out to Deviline Woto as well.
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    There's one called Magnum that's in a bottle that looks like a Quorum bottle (it's not by Cuba). The scent is like a combination of Quorum, Kouros, and Sung Homme. Heavy, strong, etc.

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    Several older bottle style/type (even if not formally, officially discontinued) male Marbert scents, G Man by Gainsboro as well as male Jaguar scents available in most regular chain stores of continental Europe including further shipping worldwide, luckily priced below Ebay rates.

    Maybe not all masterpieces either, yet still more than fairly priced and acceptable value for money.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    I've always thought that 1980's Italian perfumes were of excellent quality and rather undervalued.

    Vintage Armani for women (1982) and Fendi (1985) are hard to find for "not much coin" but there are many other worthwhile perfumes. Watch out for recently reissued .85 oz bottles of Fendi -- not the same. I like the original Gianni Versace, Valentino Vendetta, Laura Biagiotti Roma, Krazy Krizia, Trussardi Trussardi (1984), Moschino for Women (1987), and many others. f

    Vintage Diva (1983) is absolutely wonderful (Ungaro was not an Italian designer, but he did live there and I would say the sensibility is similar). Earlyn just posted a nice photo of a recently acquired bottle of Diva. Vintage Diva is better than a lot of current rose/patchouli/faux oud compositions, IMHO.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    If you enjoy No 5 and No 22 then No 46 might be worth trying but it's expensive and hard to find.

    Another shout out to Deviline Woto as well.
    Hav you sampled your No 46 yet? (I'm dying to hear what it's like!)
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Buy Krizia Moods Uomo or Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli if you are so lucky to retrieve a bottle somewhere.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Another one is Joint by Roccobarocco (1993). Lovely civeted rose chypre for men totally released out of time.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Léonard pour homme

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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Great ideas here. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le vagabond View Post
    Léonard pour homme
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Leonard Pour Homme

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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le vagabond View Post
    Léonard pour homme
    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
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    Leonard Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    OK, OK! Stop pushing me—I got it!
    Closest to the original will have thr bestview of it's elegance.
    Opening for me has the smokey burn of Autumn leaves which then moves into a sublime Woody Leather Chypre aura.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    I wonder if this could be a masterpiece
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    Closest to the original will have the best view of its elegance.
    I think I got pretty close. See the vintage purchase thread.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    My SOTD is a great green rose chypre that can be had for cheap. Been discontinued a while.

    GFF Uomo by Gianfranco Férre (1997)
    This is indeed great.
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    one out of five:

    Leonard Pour Homme
    Bugatti pour Homme
    Coriolan de Guerlain
    Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme
    Monsieur Carven (not Carven Homme!)

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    I rave about anything good I get to try, so I've got nothing.

    Ok, maybe a couple Avon's:

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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    My SOTD is a great green rose chypre that can be had for cheap. Been discontinued a while.

    GFF Uomo by Gianfranco Férre (1997)
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    This is indeed great.
    Just wearing this today for the first time, and I'm about 80% of the way toward agreeing that it's an obscure great one.
    This is a perfume that fires its entire staff on Christmas Eve.... This is a perfume that backs dictators and arms rogue nations at a profit. This is a perfume on trial in absentia for crimes against humanity. This perfume hasn't just violated the Clean Air Act-- it's condemned under the Geneva Protocol for its use of chemical warfare.
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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    What about Shocking You by Schipparelli? The one that comes in an old bottle not the "female form" bottle? Is it any good?

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    OLEG CASSINI For Men

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    obscure doesnt mean anything imo but these are 10000% rulers


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    Default Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    Teatro alla Scala by Krizia
    As always (excepting Bel Ami) Epapsiou is right on in regards to this gem.

    In EDT this ranks with Patou Ma Liberte and Armani by Armani. All remarkable 80's scents.
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