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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Great notes on Ho Hang Club. I get the same reaction every time I wear it, or something like, "Wow, this is nice, but I think I might have overdone it." But no one ever thinks I've overdone it - more...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    Today's song, drink, and perfume came together nicely. I had wanted to keep wearing Givenchy Gentleman, which is a 1974 release, and I remembered / figured out that the Joni Mitchel album Court and...
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    Re: what don't you like about a man?

    A*Men
    Secretions Magnifique

    I think Jardins de Bagatelle could work.
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    Re: what don't you like about a man?

    On Arpege, I can see the logic. On the other three, I'm not seeing how you got there, but I wouldn't go as far as saying I dislike it.

    You're ok by me! Clean slate.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I have stocked up on probably more Jules than I need. I like the current version, so that adds to the bounty. I have about 150 ml of brown bottle, about 250 ml or ribbed bottle, and close to 100 ml...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Fun picture, Jon!

    I'm back in Givenchy Gentleman.

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    Re: Blind purchases you regret

    "Regret" doesn't quite fit any vintage perfume I've purchased.

    Some are clearly bigger hits than others, but in some cases this is comparing two versions of the same thing (e.g., Miss Dior...
  8. Re: Vintage Chanel Perfumes & Colognes Discussion Thread

    I believe so, yes.



    I'm guessing 1970s. It looks like quite a good bottle I'd be happy to have. It looks fresh and new, but "Eau de Toilette" in the large font like that looks old school.
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    Re: Is this AHSEE real or fake?

    It doesn't look fake to me. The shot of the inside of the cap is interesting - it looks the same as mine. It looks like the cap has been handled so much that they wore it down from a matte finish to...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I don’t have a lot of faith in batch code checkers, but I also agree that it’s a trivial consideration. (I do enjoy a bit of trivia).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I suppose the "Paris France" packaging could have lasted into the 90s. I would have thought it changed earlier. I bet they could have kept the same formula / similar supply chain for 20 years (mid...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    How did you date it to the early 90s? If it's based on when you bought it retail, I might wonder if it had been on the shelf for a long while?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yes, for the spray. There are also the 109-ml splash bottles of the original. I'm considering anything that includes "France" on the front of the wrap-around label as first edition.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I've been wearing this second version of Givenchy Gentleman.

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    I like it just as much as the original. I like that it's slightly different. It makes it even more typical of the prevailing...
  15. Re: Opinions? I receieved fake or refilled Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree from a Basenotes member

    There's no need to name the seller, I wouldn't think. It's easy enough to figure out and they don't otherwise seem to sell fakes. And it's just as easy on your end, I'd imagine, to let it go and live...
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    I’ve bid in some Seattle Goodwill eBay perfume auctions. But I don’t think I’ve ever won one.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    The edt looks ideal.
  18. Re: CK Euphoria for men smells like Creed Silver Mountain Water

    I’ve had better luck with the CK, although six sprays was a bit much for the office. At four sprays it was fine.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Hermes Bel Ami.

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    I'm liking it.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrances you own

    I need to break this one out.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrances you own

    Some feminines
    Vintage Miss Dior, edt, edc, and parfum.
    Chanel No. 5, vintage edc and parfum.
    Mitsouko, 90s edt.


    Some Masculines
    Dior Homme (2005) - Probably the most synthetic smelling...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Cartier Santos.

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    The opening is escapism to the perfuming heights. My SO has gone off Santos, though, because "it doesn't last."

    I think the secret to...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That's a good stock. And it's similar to some others, I find (Chanel Pour Monsieur, Derby, others I can't think of right off hand, Bugatti, maybe, Sagamore).



    Bad luck, I'm sorry. From the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I've gone with Dunhill for Men this morning (the made-in-Germany Scannon edc, to my vintage scent-of-the-day friends)!
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    I'm staring with the first one, 1. Gulabsingh Johrimal - Sandal *full stick*.

    It is nice and smoky. A typical nag champa incense stick, but warmer and smokier than I remember them from when I was...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    I’m having more fun with 1984.

    My song, it turns out, may have been released in November 1983, but it was a hit in 1984, and I was already set on it before I figured out it was released in 1983:...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'll have to check out Vetifleur.
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    Re: Film Rear Window:what are these perfumes?

    I'm not sure. I imagine someone on here might know.
  29. Re: Hiow can I tone down the cloe note in my carnation fragrance?

    Moved.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm wearing Derrick from a sample today.
    Derrick (1978) https://www.basenotes.net/images/design2013/bigm.png
    by Orlane
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  31. Re: Odd one. How much would you say remains in this bottle?

    45 ml
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I feel like the Scannon Germany version was a lucky pickup for me. An older bottle would be nice, no doubt, but the one I got has been good, as you described. I think I sampled Dunhill London - I'm...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    It’s 1984 revisited this Saturday morning. Turns out it was great!

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    We’ve listened to a couple rounds of a 1984 song release, Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen.

    I’m drinking...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Another round of Davidoff.
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    Re: Help me trim my collection

    The ones you're not 100% in love with and Sauvage.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Not to me, based on sampling so far. I've done some side-by-side comparisons and felt like Calvin cologne and edt were the same thing.

    I'm super into it. And my girlfriend likes it, which is nice...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I went with Calvin again today.

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    It seems to be on par with Ho Hang Club, Moschino Pour Homme, and Bijan for Men for getting its hooks in me.
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    Re: Fragrance purges and regret (never again)

    I don't get rid of something unless the fall out is pretty intense, so I wasn't going to wear them again. I have missed a couple in fleeting moments, trying to remember exactly what they were like.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Nice. Miss Dior is huge around here: mostly edt and parfum, but the edc hasn't been given much of a chance. The edt is more reliable than the parfum, I think. Some of the parfums can be harsh in the...
  40. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    I'm synchronized this afternoon in Caron Yatagan.

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    This stuff is out there.
  41. Re: Opinions? I receieved fake or refilled Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree from a Basenotes member

    Nice write-up. Happy hunting. It sounds like vintage Egoiste and Samsara can tide you over.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Etienne Aigner

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    This seems similar to Calvin today, a quieter version of the same idea, but also with more warmth.
  43. Re: Opinions? I receieved fake or refilled Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree from a Basenotes member

    Maybe give it a day and try again.

    I'm curious to smell it now. Mint mouthwash and citrus?

    The color does seem off, but I've had that happen with perfume that smelled the same anyway.

    Here,...
  44. Thread: Why EDT first?

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    Re: Why EDT first?

    It must be some kind of reverse psychology, because "toilet water" doesn't necessarily sound that appealing.

    In old perfume ads, I sometimes see two concentrations: "Perfume" and "Cologne." This...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Mine is the Made in Germany Scannon version. It's good, I agree.

    I always get the feeling when I put on Moschino Pour Homme that it's a modern version of an older style, and Dunhill for Men seems...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Dunhill for Men edc.

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    This has done a good job of establishing itself around here. It has a hard-to-offend vibe to it, but still smells interesting. I'm not...
  47. Re: Any houses where you automatically blind buy every release?

    This is a concern for me as well, but if I found a house that didn't do a lot of releases - say one every two years - and the releases were always awesome - say like vintage Antaeus - I could see...
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    Re: Marketplace 7 day rule

    This is quite a fun expression. Thank you for breaking it out!

    For marketplace violations, the best you can do is report them. And be patient.
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    Re: Marketplace 7 day rule

    Exactly. A delicate process.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    One time it was a comment about how I was making the house smell "damp," as if swampy oak moss is a bad thing.
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    Re: Marketplace 7 day rule

    With the new forum software, this might get ironed out. In the meantime, there can still be a process of training and negotiation to get people on board with the rules.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm giving Davidoff a go.

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    I saved it for a work day when I was home alone because it caused a backlash the last couple times I tried it with an audience.

    Over the weekend, I had good...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I’m enjoying your smelling notes, Scent Detective.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    This was later called Etienne Aigner No. 1.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I started the day in Givenchy Gentleman, a 1974 release, and have moved on to Etienne Aigner from 1975.
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    Re: How many milliliters you use in a year?

    I'm probably around 500 ml per year.

    There are some days I only put on perfume once, so as little as 0.4 ml, but other days when I put on perfume four or five times, so as much as 2.5 ml.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I agree about Santos. Well said. I consider it the precursor to my vintage scent of the day, Hermes Bel Ami.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The Dunhill for Men edc nozzle is gold colored, yes.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Back home with my massive perfume collection, I have gone with Dunhill for Men for my vintage scent of the day.

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    Re: Your perfect vetiver wardrobe

    Elie Saab Essence No. 6 Vetiver
    Chanel Pour Monsieur lists vetiver as a note

    I can’t understand the appeal of Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    There are other Vetivers that seem nice...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    Nice 1974 party. I listened to that album a few times years ago and got to know it.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    I’m in a coffee shop that just played “Reminiscing” by Little River Band. Catchy tune.

    I’m drinking cold brew coffee. I kind of wish I’d just gotten regular coffee.

    My perfume these last few...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Last night, we watched fireworks from Saxonburg, then slept on the banks of the Allegheny River in New Kensington. Right now, we’re in Indiana, PA getting ready to go to a picnic in Apollo.

    I’m...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I think Avecesar said it’s a Patou invention.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    HoP, I made it to PA! We’re driving through Bloomsburg.

    I broke rotation and went with Patou Pour Homme for the trip.

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    I also packed Givenchy Gentleman in case Patou Pour Homme wasn’t...
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Ah, as a sequel to Lotus for Men!
    He went for blackcurrant again*
    I’m left in a bit of a lurch,
    But I’m saving the search!
    The bay doesn’t have any in.

    * According to SirSlarty
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    It's the itch I can just never scratch:
    the search for the holy grail batch.
    But for a large dose of smoke,
    Maybe I can get one bespoke?
    What's the name again, I didn't quite catch?
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - July 2021

    For a song, I’m listening to True Colors by Cyndi Lauper (1986).

    I’m drinking black coffee.

    For a perfume, I’m wearing Hermès Bel Ami (1986).

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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I want to be excited about the Lacostes, and they’re fine. I like Boss. I can almost get excited about Safari. I have that same Tenere mini - I’ve just put some on, lovely - a lot like Boss!
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    Re: Most worn in June 2021

    Most worn for the month:



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    8 wears
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    This explanation sounds good enough to me.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I’m layering Calvin and Santos.

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    Calvin is stronger. These are both “cologne” versions of Calvin, but one is 1.6 ounces and one is 1.7 ounces. The 1.7-ounce bottle also has a taller...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD) Q2 2021

    I used Jean Ste's post from this morning to start the new third quarter 2021 thread:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/502923-Re-Your-Vintage-Scent-of-the-Day-(SOTD)
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    Re: The future of 'Groups' on BN

    That all sounds fine to me.
  75. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    https://www.basenotes.net/forums/30-Items-for-Sale
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    The above was from June 2019.

    Not much has changed. I've discovered some new favorites, but it's hard to break into the top five. It was unusual to include No. 5 in a list, although I do like it...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The two Fendi Uomo samples do smell different to me. The Bethco has more of the Havana connection. I feel like this is the truer version of the fragrance. I also like the SpA Firenze, but I feel like...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I have a couple samples of Fendi Uomo from Nosey74. Thank you!

    One is labeled "Bethco" and one is labeled "S.p.A. - Firenze."

    The Bethco is darker juice. I've started with that one.

    This is...
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    Re: Hello to everyone

    There's a thread at the top of the wanted items page called "Rules for 'Items wanted' board" (a so-called stickie, because it's stuck there):
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It’s great, but not very strong. It smells like an impeccable classic while it lasts.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    For my vintage scent of the day, I have gone with Antaeus, from the sticker label spray!

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    This bottle has always seemed just slightly stronger than the others, but that could be my...
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    Re: Is DecantShop Still a Legitimate Website?

    For my most recent order from DecantShop I placed a PayPal dispute before they shipped. Surrender to Chance is still fast. The Perfumed Court has always been about as slow as it is now where it can...
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    Re: Materials That You Hate

    Amber Extreme
    Cashmeran
    Immortelle
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020....quick thoughts...

    With Dior, I find myself wondering if they’re just too far ahead of me, and whether I need time to catch up. But I can’t say that I like Sauvage or Dior Homme 2020, as things stand. I re-tried Dior...
  85. Re: Diorissimo - Parfum, Extrait de Parfum, Espirit?

    At the 2019 Basenotes meetup in Chicago, someone bought a bottle of Diorissimo. The different concentrations were fine - I think there was edt, edp, and parfum at the time. I think they wanted to go...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    I watched it, Ed. I'm looking forward to the border opening.

    For a song, I'm liking "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand (1974).

    For a drink, I've been indulging in IPA this afternoon!

    For...
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    I'm excited for this one. I have samples from the previous two that I could send on to someone in the US.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    July is coming up soon, and I need to remember to pull out 1. Dunhill for Men and 2. Calvin.

    I'm also going to keep 3. Givenchy Gentleman going, and maybe use a 4. couple different versions. 5....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I agree they're similar. And some other things I tried around that same time, like maybe Escada Homme.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    I didn't want to shortchange my big cup of coffee with a period, but you're right, it was a tad manic. But it's a double. And the others couldn't be denied.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    It’s 2001 this morning in Middlesex!

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    For a song, I’m listening to Pagan Poetry by Bjork (2001)!

    I’m having a cup of coffee!

    My perfume today is Fahrenheit Summer (2001)!
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    Re: What are you tempted to pull the trigger on?

    Backups of discontinued or reformulated fragrances I already have backed up.
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    Re: Judgment of Fragrance

    That seems to be the case, at least often, maybe usually.

    The scenario described above where my favorite reviewers pan a fragrance I like happens from time to time. In those cases, given time,...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Couldn’t be more proud.
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    Re: Judgment of Fragrance

    Sure. But the shipped has sailed on my assessment by that time.
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    Re: Do You Spray Perfumes Before Sex?

    No doubt. Of course.



    Again, no doubt. I mean, come on.
  97. Re: Bad boy fragrances vs alpha male fragrance - What is the difference for you? Will some be both?

    The cosplay is the destination, it just needs to be done right.

    I was remiss to exclude Kouros from my bad boy list.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - June 2021

    For a song, I'm listening to "You're the Top" by Cole Porter (1934), with a shoutout for cellophane, which is always lovely to see in vintage perfume listings.

    Coffee

    Dunhill for Men (1934),...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's a Dunhill for Men day? I got the memo just in time.

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    I've only worn this a few times since I got the bottle last year. On initial spray, I got a big blast of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    It's a wine thing, the "great growths." I assume it's more humorous than pretentious.



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