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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Homme de Grès (1995)

    The last hurrah for the men's citrus oakmoss chypre
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    The sociopolitical/socio-economic facet may be an uncomfortable part of Avon's rise and fall, but it's an important one because like with the company Sears, Avon Products almost exclusively served...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Quorum by Antonio Puig (1982)
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    Re: Bottle OCD (buying testers)

    When it's a "unicorn" discontinued fragrance, the uncapped tester is usually the only still-reasonable option, so I buy a capped partial and complete the look (then use the partial first).

    I know,...
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    "Ubiquitous" is the negative view on "popular", and didn't become a dirty word until the 1980's really, after corporations via lobbying and installed politicians rolled back enough of the social...
  6. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    DH2020 isn't terrible. It's a "nu-chypre" that feels like a simplified non-mossy/non-animalic riff on something like GFF for Man or YSL pH, with cashmeran doing the heavy lifting. Keep expectations...
  7. Re: "Dear Sir, Jean Patou fragrances no longer exist"

    Lol it'll take them a minute. There's a LOT of Joy out there.
  8. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    You might in that case like Xerjoff Mephisto. Nice fresh citrus floral top, sexy white musk dry down, like the base of ck One but way more expensive-smelling.



    There are brands of synthetic...
  9. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Armani Eau pour Homme is definitely classic chypre (aka "vintage") with very lucid old-timey woody mossy underpinnings.


    Eau de Rochas Homme came about in 1993, so it uses more aromachemical...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

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    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (1989)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020

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    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (1989)
  12. Re: MANCERA CEDRAT BOISÉ, thoughts ....worth it ?

    I think Mancera Cedrat Boise in the Hood is different enough from Greed Adventididdusses that it's worth having both.

    In all seriousness, it gets discounted often enough that Cedrat Boise will...
  13. Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    "Karenification" is a word I'm going to steal from you. Thanks.
  14. Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    Instead of Dr. Who, he can be Dr. Eau.
  15. Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    Your sillage crosses time and space my friend.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (1989)

    So greeeeeeeeeeen
  17. Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    Yes, of course. Being "alpha" is most important even if it costs you your job. Then you can be king hobo of the garbage pale gang while proclaiming "at least I didn't let no woman tell me what to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Pasha de Cartier eau de toilette (1992)
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    I'm glad someone else here understands me!

    (Thought I was the only one here for a minute).
  20. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    I'm just a male-identifying Basenotes member posting in this thread just to cross the OPs wishes.

    (should have posted this in Female Fragrance Discussion forum if you really expected fidelity with...
  21. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    I find that statement highly debatable.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Sung Homme by Alfred Sung (1988)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This stuff is a cousin to Capucci pour Homme (1967). The big key difference is the twist of lavender in the Grès.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (1973)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    It seems around, and at reasonable prices. I tend not to blind buy these days, but it sounds nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    I love the drink, never smelled the perfume!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sounds like a winner to me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Always been curious but the Clarins counters here never have a tester!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I think so. If you like Drakkar Noir, remove the "Noir" and smash in some lemon verbena and geranium. It's "Drakkar Vert" I find it superior.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Duc Duc Goose de Vervins is so good.
  31. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    I'd put the "nardmards" in the niche tier if only because they're typically known to perfume lovers outside France, and specialize perfume. They fit with Guerlain, Caron, Houbigant, and the like...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Me when I wear literally any Avon or sub-designer brand.



    Sometimes I think the oxygen levels need to be turned up for some folks. :p
  33. Re: Tom Ford, Remaking The Same Fragrance, & Tom Ford for Men EDT v Gucci Envy (and Fougere d'Argent

    It's as good a guess as anyone else's in this thread tbh, but that makes it fun.
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    The flagship Nordstrom Hermès counter still caries the whole line as does the flagship Chanel counter. Granted, stuff like Chanel PM EdT is order-only, but they stock the tester and can get it. I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Deauville pour Homme by Michel Germain because I wanted a clean iris
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Deauville pour Homme by Michel Germain (1999)

    A masculine iris that predates all the others from DIor and Prada, but is massively slept on because it is from an obscure label that often goes into...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Richard James Saville Row earlier because I wore it to bed and was lazy with changing out of fragrances, so I didn't. XD
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

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    Deauville pour Homme by Michel Germain (1999)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

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    Deauville pour Homme by Michel Germain (1999)

    Masculine office iris scent that predates both Dior and Prada entries. Everyone is sleeping on this.
  40. Re: Anyone encountered a fragrance similar to Jack Black Black Reserve?

    They haven't released an EdP of this yet, and I can think of things close but they're either discontinued Avons or other obscurities.
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    Deauville pour Homme by Michel Germain (1999)

    Under-the-radar precursor to the men's iris movement of the 2000's.
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    Vintage Hai Karate is rough stuff tho and sells for a laughable sum. XD
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Either that, or they all literally smell the same from a distance.

    Which one is scarier?
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I got a face full of something "Bleu de Sauventus" like at the bus stop the other day. I say this because it smells like a clone that mixes the blue elements of Sauvage/Chanel with the huge vanilla...
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    Tai Winds is poo-poo'd for having a lot of tonka and musk, as it was part of that "Kung-Fu Craze" era where all the fougeres had to be green, and really thick like molasses to match the borderline...
  46. Re: Tom Ford, Remaking The Same Fragrance, & Tom Ford for Men EDT v Gucci Envy (and Fougere d'Argent

    For me Rive Gauche is Tom Ford smashing Azzaro pour Homme with a can of original Barbasol. I shaved with that stuff for a month straight (it smells REALLY freaking good), and every time I did I...
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    Re: Choose 1 available classic

    Azzaro pour Homme for me.

    It's a "never be without" kind of fragrance, and if I live to see end of days, it'll be what I'm wearing as I stare down the jaws of oblivion.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Richard James Saville Row for me. I love the smoothness of this, how subtle it is and how the base creeps up after an hour on skin.
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    J-C Ellena is a perfumer that I feel "old guard" types love to hate on because his style is the antithesis of what they have come to associate with quality perfumery: He is light and transparent in...
  50. Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Opinions aren't always pretty, but it doesn't mean I hate either place though, does it? Just calling it like I see it. Your eyes may see differently (and that's okay)!
  51. Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    That's easy.

    Since this thread has been started: (warning: there will be good and bad for both)

    Fragrantica has evolved into influencer and fragbro central, where all the hype beasts looking...
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    Re: Old School Aftershave Fragrance

    I don't ever recall seeing either of those as colognes tbh. Might be a vintage European thing but they've never been sold here that way in the US.

    As for options? That's tough. Most perfume...
  53. Re: Dior Homme original vs Dior Homme 2020?

    They're night and day to me, but both good. The original is on another level from 2020 IMO
  54. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    Categorization is a double-edge sword. One one hand, it's useful for organization and classification to help better navigate a large market (or a large collection for that matter), but on the other...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th September, 2020

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    Richard James Saville Row (2003)
  56. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Beats Crowe de Russel lemme tell ya.
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    Funny how you thought I was serious.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Creed'em and weep.
  59. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    Pick a decade and message me for best options, just don't go further back than the 60's unless you want to mainly test feminines.



    Oh there are oodles of chypres from the 50's, 60's, and 70's...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Whenever I see the name of this Creedicorn, I always think "Auburn"
  61. Re: Green Irish Tweed & Cool Water: Similarities & Differences for Fans of Both

    It's the Thunderdome: two batch codes enter, one batch code leaves.
  62. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    Basically me, although I used to champion Avon a lot when I first became active because BN tastes veered very luxury niche and bro compliment designer.

    Now the bros have found Fragrantica as...
  63. Re: Sad News for NYC - Century 21 is closing

    I've been in there all but once and it was an absolute madhouse. I had better luck at Daffy's and Filene's Basement (RIP to both)

    All of these high-end couture discounters are going out of...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    An excellent rose chypre. You should.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's why it sank without a trace! Total anachronism fragrance!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Great stuff!

    In Pasha de Cartier myself
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Tai Winds (1972)
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    Re: Eucris Geo F Trumper - real oakmoss?

    Basically means EU members have to take the Chunnel and smuggle it into their bags if they want it. Americans can have it a plenty though.
  69. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Or put another way this is "Solipsism: The Thread"

    People are so very selfish and close-minded these days, yet think they can still functionally socialize on platforms that by their very...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche?

    Tom Ford is huge on intellectual property rights, which is why a lot of things died almost overnight after he left LVMH, and a few other things that sold a little better L'Oreal ponied up to keep on...
  71. Re: Thinking of buying eau de ikar sisley..what are your thoughts?

    It gets powdery in the dry down which may be a turnoff to some, but I came around to it. I like the leathery aspects best.
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    Re: Reissue of Fol Arôme by Guerlain

    These old houses are getting smart, making instant unicorns they can sell at crazy markups to collectors and keep the eBayers from getting the cut.
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    Re: Guerlain Fol Àromes 2020

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  74. Re: Paco Rabanne XS (2018) educate me please?

    So do I

    Love all those geranium-heavy scents!
  75. Re: Green Irish Tweed & Cool Water: Similarities & Differences for Fans of Both

    Creed fans vs Roja Dove fans vs Areej le Dore fans vs Vintage Forum is the Basesnotes version of that
  76. Re: Tom Ford, Remaking The Same Fragrance, & Tom Ford for Men EDT v Gucci Envy (and Fougere d'Argent

    I agree that Tom Ford is more of an iterative creator than an original creator. He likes refining and re-issuing his favorite ideas in different form. Most of the reason I suspect the Tom Ford LVMH...
  77. Re: Green Irish Tweed & Cool Water: Similarities & Differences for Fans of Both

    Silly goose. You're not one of the wall-o-texters I was referring to. Your posts tend to be coherent at any length regardless. I'm not here to shame anyone, just pointing out that length of posts is...
  78. Re: Paco Rabanne XS (2018) educate me please?

    It's the other way around. Himilaya (2002) smells like XS (1993). Cheers!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Quartz pour Homme by Parfums Molyneux (1994)
  80. Re: Green Irish Tweed & Cool Water: Similarities & Differences for Fans of Both

    I am surprised this thread picked up some traction after I figured it still born (blaming myself for starting a thread about a tired topic, but I was on a tangent that night), and have come back to...
  81. Re: Your Recent Purchases Presentation That Has You In Awe?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian does really good stuff. I'm always satisfied when I pick one of theirs up, be it retail or cheaper.
  82. Re: Paco Rabanne XS (2018) educate me please?

    The original Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme (1993) is one of the earliest examples of a fresh fougère using a metallic geranium head note. This stuff ran side-by-side with Chanel Platinum Égoïste (1993)...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Morgan de Toi Homme (2003)

    Honorary vintage because discontinued.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The world is yours with Charlie
  85. Re: Before I buy another bottle of Petit Matin, what should I sample because it might be even better

    Knowing how excruciatingly particular you are (saying this as a friend), I don't know if such a thing exists for you. Not that there aren't a dozen other white floral citrus ambrox nu-chypres out...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Charlie gives me the time of my life.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Charlie by Revlon (1993)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks!
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    Canoe by Dana Parfums (1936)

    (mid-century pre-barcode)
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    Rive Gauche pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (2003)

    Honorary vintage because it has ascended to Unicorn Status.
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    Homme de Grès (1996)

    A chypre out of time.
  92. Re: If you are a snob, please don't read this

    I remember Sante Fe but not how it smells!

    Avon Cavallier is very similar to Tabac by Maurer & Wirtz (1959), but has a dragons blood note in it instead of tobacco. It's a very interesting...
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    Re: JPG ultra male

    Yes and we'll sadly go here again, and again, and again until madness strips us of memory. :(
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I saw it posted here in another thread and knew it would be gobbled up by deep pockets before I got a chance to get any XD
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    Re: Is Versace Dreamer discontinued?!

    My point exactly. People (especially with brand new accounts) running in here just to warn us something is discontinued because it went off promotion or stock has started to thin out, then giving a...
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    Re: Is Versace Dreamer discontinued?!

    Ghostbusters Right?

    Someone always trying to stir up a panic so they can profit on gouged perfumes. How many times have we been through this with Burberry London? Like the people who screamed...
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    Re: Vintage Knize Ten vs Modern EDT

    It'll be turning into scrolls of the megiloth before long.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)

    I think the only fan of this line here besides me is Hednic. This one needs more love.
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    Re: allow me to introduce myself

    Please allow me to introduce myself
    I'm a man of wealth and taste
    I've been around for a long, long year
    Stole many a man's soul to waste

    And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
    Had his moment of...
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    Re: Vintage Knize Ten vs Modern EDT

    Never heard of Gomma until just now lol
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