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    Genny EDT (Rivara vintage).
    Genny used to get so much chatter around here a few years ago. I haven't seen anyone mention it in ages.

    I know PC's a big fan.

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    Circling back to this, I'm finally wearing my new Futur sample. It's mighty good. Right off the bat, I'm reminded me of a brisker, somewhat less serious Chanel 19. There has to be some dry orris in there, though it isn't listed, along with the obvious galbanum and violet greenness. Maybe it's something else, but either way there's a "dry chalky powder" accord that's very nice.

    Heading into the base, whatever florals there were disappear, and I'm seeing it primarily as a leathery-woody-smoked vetiver, with the vetiver note strongly resembling another exquisite Chanel, Sycomore. Super wearable.

    This has Cook.bot written all over it.
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    Damn skippy! It sure as hell does.

    I got a discovery set from Piguet a few years ago, but Futur wasn't in it.

    Are y'all testing the vintage or the new? (Please please please say "new".)
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    New!

    Considering it was only originally made for a few years in the late 60s and early 70s, I'm not holding my breath that true vintage is in my futur.

    ZC in his review (and his bottle looks new to me):
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    Thank heavens. I'm losing my zest for the hunt.

    Now, off to find a Futur decant.
    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Do report back! I got a 1ml sample for peanuts.
    Yeah, I get a little sardonic about the folks here who slam fists on the table and shout

    iT mUsT bE dEeP vInTaGe Or It'S nOt ThE rEaL tHiNg!!!!!1!!

    and sometimes I slip that into my vintage reviews, especially in cases like Robert Piguet Futur where deep vintage was so limited as to be near-impossible without a limitless budget and an Osmotheque research team to find. In any case I found the 2009+ to be quite good, and I wouldn't say don't look for original bottles if you got the kind of resources for it, just don't waste too much time on it considering what else is out there.
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    Default Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Genny used to get so much chatter around here a few years ago. I haven't seen anyone mention it in ages.

    I know PC's a big fan.
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    Undeniable parallels with vintage Aromatics Elixir (maybe a hint of Diva) but I'd have this in a heartbeat - the blending is just sublime. Shame it rarely gets a mention nowadays.

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    and sometimes I slip that into my vintage reviews, especially in cases like Robert Piguet Futur where deep vintage was so limited as to be near-impossible without a limitless budget and an Osmotheque research team to find. In any case I found the 2009+ to be quite good, and I wouldn't say don't look for original bottles if you got the kind of resources for it, just don't waste too much time on it considering what else is out there.
    It's good to get an honest feel for when a modern interpretation is either very close to the original, or very good in its own right. I appreciate that as much as I appreciate a clear explanation of when a reformulation is trashed and vintage is worth it.

    Speaking of which, assuming you've smelled the original vintage, is this a case of "very close" or "different but good in its own right"? The base in particular smells somehow modern to me, but then so do the bases of Chanel 19 and Sycomore.
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    Default Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Circling back to this, I'm finally wearing my new Futur sample. It's mighty good. Right off the bat, I'm reminded me of a brisker, somewhat less serious Chanel 19. There has to be some dry orris in there, though it isn't listed, along with the obvious galbanum and violet greenness. Maybe it's something else, but either way there's a "dry chalky powder" accord that's very nice.

    Heading into the base, whatever florals there were disappear, and I'm seeing it primarily as a leathery-woody-smoked vetiver, with the vetiver note strongly resembling another exquisite Chanel, Sycomore. Super wearable.

    This has Cook.bot written all over it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Damn skippy! It sure as hell does.

    I got a discovery set from Piguet a few years ago, but Futur wasn't in it.

    Are y'all testing the vintage or the new? (Please please please say "new".)
    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    New!

    Considering it was only originally made for a few years in the late 60s and early 70s, I'm not holding my breath that true vintage is in my futur.

    ZC in his review (and his bottle looks new to me):
    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Thank heavens. I'm losing my zest for the hunt.

    Now, off to find a Futur decant.
    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    Do report back! I got a 1ml sample for peanuts.
    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    It's good to get an honest feel for when a modern interpretation is either very close to the original, or very good in its own right. I appreciate that as much as I appreciate a clear explanation of when a reformulation is trashed and vintage is worth it.

    Speaking of which, assuming you've smelled the original vintage, is this as case of "very close" or "different but good in its own right"? The base in particularly smells somehow modern to me, but then so do the bases of Chanel 19 and Sycomore.
    I'd say this one is closer than Bandit is, and Bandit is pretty damn close. To cite Luca Turin, Piguet used premade bases from suppliers that don't exist anymore, and modern Piguet had to recreate the classics without access to those bases for that reason. All things considered, we're fortunate these perfumes exist at all.
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    Today's shootout: les deux Molyneuxs, aka, An Officer and a Gentleman. Much to love about both these fine, upstanding men. The Captain is stiff and bracing, as befits his station. I'm more immediately drawn to the woods and moss of the resplendent Lord, but I could do with less (or no) peach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Today's shootout: les deux Molyneuxs, aka, An Officer and a Gentleman. Much to love about both these fine, upstanding men. The Captain is stiff and bracing, as befits his station. I'm more immediately drawn to the woods and moss of the resplendent Lord, but I could do with less (or no) peach.
    I wonder what they intended to convey by putting the Lord in quote marks. Is he a <whispered> fake Lord?

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    A 1970s-era bottle of "Y" by YSL.

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    Kouros ('81). Sanofi version. SO damn good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I wonder what they intended to convey by putting the Lord in quote marks. Is he a <whispered> fake Lord?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    "We let him think the asylum is his manor."
    Ha. Peter O'Toole in "The Ruling Class".

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    Genny used to get so much chatter around here a few years ago. I haven't seen anyone mention it in ages.

    I know PC's a big fan.
    Indeed. Rose, Patchouli Fem Chypre with a touch of Cardamom. Right up my Valley!
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    Ha. Peter O'Toole in "The Ruling Class".
    Ha! Spot on.
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    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    SOTE: Gengis Khan by Marc De La Morandiere
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    Givenchy Pi EDT
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    Chanel Antaeus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
    Again today, 'cause it smells so darn good!
    Pour Monsieur sure does. Bowling Green I need to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleanu View Post
    Do you feel any differences between those two "formulas"? For me they are verrry little...
    Only in the beginning, the ginger is a bit more warm-spicy in the yellow one while in the greener one(s) is a bit colder...
    I did notice that the green juice has a 4-digit batch code and the pale juice has a 5-digit batch code. I have no idea what that means.

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    Awesome. What year do you think this is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Awesome. What year do you think this is.
    This bottle was from 1983. I also have partial 30ml decant of juice from 1982. For a collector any Antaeus bottle from the 80s is worth owning and is the best formulation to own.
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    Macassar - Rochas
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    Macassar - Rochas
    What a piece!
    Which version do you own?
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    og. formula of GUCCI POUR HOMME 1976 by Gucci
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    Revillon R as my SOTD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleanu View Post
    og. formula of GUCCI POUR HOMME 1976 by Gucci
    Same here! Wonderfully uplifting juice on this dank New England day.
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