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    Question Perfumes that transport you back to your childhood?

    Curious to hear which perfumes bring back childhood memories?
    Maybe it was a particular soap that your family used? Or a perfume you mum wore?

    For me it's Paloma Picasso Perfume - my mum wore it a lot when I was a kid. i think it's been reformulated since then, sadly.
    Currently wearing: Tindrer by Baruti

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    Brut.

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    Jasmine soliflores, particularly A La Nuit.

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    Old Spice
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    Brut w/o a doubt, remember my father teaching me to shave. Miss the good ole times.
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    Habit Rouge and Rogue Derviche

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    Currently wearing: Endymion by Penhaligon's

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    Thats soo funny how everyone is mentioning Brut! I'm curious now, I don't think I've ever smelled it!
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    Prince Matchabelli Stradivari (mother), Shulton Old Spice (father) and Weil Antilope (third grade teacher).

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    Here's a slightly unusual one: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

    There used to be a tobacconist/pipe shop in the local mall (yeah, it's been quite a while since i was a kid). You'd start to smell the smoke when you were getting close, but the scent that was most present/overpowering was this beastly vanilla pipe tobacco. TV smells *just* like it. If i had to choose a vanilla tobacco, I'd go with Rising Phoenix's sicillian vanilla attar... but every time I smell TV... its like going back in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jholder View Post
    Here's a slightly unusual one: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

    There used to be a tobacconist/pipe shop in the local mall (yeah, it's been quite a while since i was a kid). You'd start to smell the smoke when you were getting close, but the scent that was most present/overpowering was this beastly vanilla pipe tobacco. TV smells *just* like it. If i had to choose a vanilla tobacco, I'd go with Rising Phoenix's sicillian vanilla attar... but every time I smell TV... its like going back in time.
    It's funny you mention pipe tobacco smells, my father used to smoke a pipe and he used to buy a brand called Borkim Riff (hopefully I've spelled that correctly) but whenever I smell tobacco vanille it instantly reminds me of that dry tobacco/slightly vanilla pipe smoke smell, instant childhood memory there.
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    Well Brut was for me, but Old Spice reminds me of my father.
    Currently wearing: Endymion by Penhaligon's

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    Brut
    Old Spice
    Aqua Velva
    Drakkar Noir
    POLO
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    Polo, Old Spice, Evyan The Baron, and Bay Rhum
    Evening in Paris, Jean Nate, Sweet Honesty, Chanel № 5. and Chanel Cristalle.

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    The scent of Vitalis hair tonic.

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    Aqua Velva (my dad)
    Polo Green (The first fragrance I bought... Saved my allowance when I was 10 )
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    My mothers ...

    MOUSON - "Lavendel Mit der Postkutsche" (in the early 1960s)



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    My parents´perfumes:
    Shalimar and Jovan Musk
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    To a lesser extent,
    Stetson
    Halston
    Eternity
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    Avon but I don't remember the specific ones.
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    The men ---- Old Spice, Tabac Original, Brut and Pino Silvestre

    The women - White Linen, Red Door, Chanel 5 parfum and I think Biba (as in the old store in Kensington)

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    I haven't smelled them in probably 20 to 25 years, but CHAPS and English Leather would take me back for sure! Both staples in my dads's bathroom cabinet.
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    My aunt's Coty L'Aimant and my Dad's
    Old Spice.
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.
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    Old Spice and Brut
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    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBosonBlues View Post
    Curious to hear which perfumes bring back childhood memories?
    Maybe it was a particular soap that your family used? Or a perfume you mum wore?

    For me it's Paloma Picasso Perfume - my mum wore it a lot when I was a kid. i think it's been reformulated since then, sadly.
    Shalimar
    Chanel 19
    Narciso Rodriguez Musk EDP
    Comme De garcons - black
    Currently wearing: Coco Noir Parfum by Chanel

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    Been wearing Zaharoff Signature Pour Homme a lot lately; reminds me of the masculine fougeres that my father used to wear when I was a kid

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    White Shoulders

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    Here’s a review I did of Skiff by Madhat Scents:

    I grew up in a New England seaside town, my father an avid skipper aboard our 36-foot Allmand cruiser, Starlight. Many summers were spent inside the musty galley of this vessel. Half-used bottles of WD-40; salt-cured fishing tackle; dusty curtains older than the boat itself -- these were the practical objects which decorated my father's home-away on the sea.

    When I saw that Madhat had put out an ocean-inspired fragrance entitled "Skiff" -- the familiar marine term for a small, typically-rowed angular boat (think "The Old Man and the Sea") -- I had a feeling this might be for me. It turns out Skiff was a fulfilling blind buy, both from a fragrance appreciation standpoint and an emotional one.

    There's an almost varnish-like quality akin to the astringent woody signature of a Slumberhouse, but much smoother and at home in this interpretation of an early-morning row on the water; the boat's wooden core coated with this season's layer of paint. A sharp melony note - what I believe to be Alcohol C-6 Hexanol or something similar - provides a nice contrast to the other, mostly mellow, materials.

    Darker, berry-like fruit is also found, though this note goes through more of an evolution over time.

    There's an underlying sweetness which isn't easily placed. My guess is immortelle or fenugreek for their maple-like quality. At first, this feels a little strange in tone with the rest of the notes, but taken in concert with them, the sweetness builds out a musty quality which really does remind me of the inner galley of our old boat (mind you, it was larger than a skiff).

    My boating experience was exclusively in the New England North Atlantic, but Madhat's website places this fragrance just offshore of Havana. I was puzzled by this for the first hour or two, but now find the more this dries down, the more I agree with geographical placement: overripe melons and berries begin to ferment in the progressive heat of a subtropical morning; Cuban cigars balanced on the gunwale trim -- unsmoked and naturally sweet -- begin to wilt and unfurl their strands of tobacco. But mostly, the scent floats into a slightly-salty, slightly-musky synergy of ambergris and seaworn wood.

    After my father's passing a few years ago, my mother and I decided to sell Starlight. She had been on stilts for more than a couple seasons; required far too much work; had antiquated controls often difficult for even my long-time Skipper of a father to work with; and ultimately became a financial liability. For a time after my father's passing, I viewed my time on board the Starlight as something I took for granted in the ignorance of my youth; an outlook shaded by my recent grief. On the day the movers came, I stood aboard it one last time, coming to terms with yet another loss, but climbed off feeling a sense of relief and acceptance that someone else now had the opportunity to forge memories in this craft that housed so many of mine.

    In short, "Skiff"'s salty, musty elements bring me right back to the best of my youth, and I'm incredibly grateful for that. On its own, Skiff is a mellow, enjoyable wear that even someone in a landlocked state may appreciate.

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    Okay so I'm 29 years old! If you are asking about specific perfumes then it has to be Axe Phoenix body spray and Brut (my uncle and Dad wore this).
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