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    Okay, this is more fun than serious, what is the fragrance that you would take back in time to your long past self (before collecting) to blow yourself away?!

    Mine would be Superstitious by FM, I think a teenager me would feel weak in the knees and consider this the Holy Grail he was never looking for
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    A couple that I thought were so impressive on first sniff would have worked just as well at a much younger age, I think: Chanel Egoiste and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club. These have youthful energy to me. My son just turned 15, and Egoiste is right in his comfort zone. I think I can get him in Ho Hang Club before high school is out.

    I also like giving him a chance to try the stuff coming out now, Bleu de Chanel parfum and the new Dior Homme, for example.

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    The latest addition to my collection: Casamorati Mefisto Gentiluomo.

    Not just a barbershop fragrance... but one that precisely transports me back to the barbershop of my preschool years, right down to the sandalwood talc.


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    It's really quite pleasant, except for the smell (...)
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    L'Heure Bleue

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    Jubilation XXV for me I think. The perfect gateway drug to the type of fragrances I eventually gravitated towards in my journey.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Yuzu by Nicolaï

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    I appreciate my drugstore/Avon introduction to fragrances because it gives me perspective on all the uber niche luxury stuff everyone here takes as the ultimate in perfumery.

    But, that having been said, knowing the smell of Green Irish Tweed at 16 would have helped me figure out how much I love violet and galbanum a lot sooner.
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    If I'd smelled 1872 as a young man, I've had spent many more years on my fragrance journey.

    OTOH, if I'd smelled Green Irish Tweed, I'd have sworn off fragrances for life and saved a boatload of money.

    There's something to be said for either.

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    In those days Halfeti by Penhaligons probably would have floored me. Knowing what I know now I would probably take back El by Arquiste. Extremely sexy, animalistic but as clean as can be.

    Would also include a short note with the bottle that read ‘That scent you like but couldn’t put your finger on is clary sage’. Would have saved me years back then.

    Vintage Cool Water still stands up even today. Guess I was onto something back then and would send a few bottles of that to now too.

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    Interesting question...I'd have to say either Norne or Fille en Aiguilles would have knocked me out of my shoes...in a good way!

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    Straight to Heaven.

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    I think Tam Dao would have blown me away in my youth. Back then I wore Yardley Lavender, Royal Secret, headshop patchouli oil, and occasionally Emeraude.
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    Plenty of mind-blowing pre-reformulation stuff from the designer range even back when I was a kid. Still, something like Rising Phoenix Sicilian Vanilla Attar Or ALD Siberian Musk could no doubt turn heads (and noses).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    OTOH, if I'd smelled Green Irish Tweed, I'd have sworn off fragrances for life and saved a boatload of money.
    What a refreshing statement -- GIT gets too much love here for my liking

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    Samsara and Dune (women)
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    Straight to Heaven.
    If you like StH and like the animalics in HL, then you should try Ursa by Terenzi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    What a refreshing statement -- GIT gets too much love here for my liking
    I’ve been open about my dislike of it, but I don’t begrudge anyone their affection. It’s like Sheik loving Cool Water: I can’t abide it, but I’m glad he’s happy with it. You either like dihydromyrcenol or you don’t.

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    Likely Chevignon Brand, New Spirit by Oriflame, Paco Energy, Adidas Classic/Class Blue and Adidas Dynamic/Dynamic Pulse among the fragrances first owned and bought from own money.

    While there is also a second category of scents did like since (almost day one) of this hobby or even long before being aware of this did not own back then, but always wanted to own at some point that can bring up such memories including:

    Azzaro PH, Antaeus, Esencia Loewe, Armani Eau pour Homme, Spazio Krizia, Ungaro II, Joint by Roccobarocco, Pavarotti pour Homme, Davidoff Relax, Bogart Force Majeure, Versace Black Jeans and a further scent by Roccobarocco, namely Jeans.
    Currently wearing: 1881 Amber by Cerruti

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    Diorissimo. It was around when I was a teen, but I didn't run across it until many years later, and immediately loved it.

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    Silver mountain water , it would've blown me away as a teenager.

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    Tam Dao and 2 Man

    These shattered my conception that fragrances had to be "perfumey" and smell like that miasma one encounters in the fragrance section of department stores. I suspect they would have done the same thing to teenage-perfume-hating-me as well because I did like incense and sandalwood, etc.
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