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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm sure it must be great, as I quite enjoy the current version!
  2. Re: In appreciation of honey as a note in vintage mens' perfumes

    I love honey! Ténéré is probably my favorite.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Agreed, fantastic choice! I think I'll pick this for my SotE later today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th September, 2021

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th September, 2021

    Sex Appeal. Now I don't have to be born with it! :cheesy:

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    + :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Nicely put, both of you guys! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    :thumbsup:

    I quite like the recent Paco pour Homme. In fact, although it smells different from the 2nd version, I enjoy wearing it just as much as the vintage. I know many will disagree.
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    Re: What are your top 5 leather fragrances?

    Santa Maria Novella Peau d’Espagne
    Nishane Unutamam (although leather is not listed in the official notes)
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Knize Ten
    Krizia Moods Uomo

    I could have mentioned...
  10. Poll: Re: Poll: Current formulations of Fahrenheit vs Polo (Green) vs D&G Pour Homme

    I haven't smelled the current iteration but this thread inspired me to wear the vintage (Place de Vendôme release) as my SotD. Smells lush and POTENT, it's very nice!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Polo Green (Place de Vendôme)
  12. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Congrats! I've only sampled the current but would buy the vintage at a good price in a heartbeat.
  13. Poll: Re: Poll: Current formulations of Fahrenheit vs Polo (Green) vs D&G Pour Homme

    I have to agree. Sure, I can smell differences in direct side by side comparison and when sniffing up close, but it's not representative of a normal wearing scenario.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Haha! Yeah, Furyo was way stronger than I remembered. Two sprays was too much today, lol.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Smells great! One of my favorites. Along the lines of Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur, although personally I don't think they're as identical as some reviews may lead you to believe. (Mind you, I'm...
  16. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    I just looked at my Collection and out of the 134, I'd rate 12 as five stars. Out of those, 4 are from the 21st century so my answer to the topic's question is 1/3. (Unsurprisingly the percentage...
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    Bottles:
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  18. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (current version - which I happen to think smells just as great as, although quite different from, the vintage)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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  20. Poll: Re: Poll: Current formulations of Fahrenheit vs Polo (Green) vs D&G Pour Homme

    I like to wear my 2019 Fahrenheit just as much, if not more, than the 1st formulation from the 80s.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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  22. Re: Lapidus pour Homme - how can I spot the vintage bottle

    The "deep" vintage has 85% VOL. printed on the front of the bottle (bottom right, next to the volume). Additionally, 85% VOL. may or may not be written on the front of the box. So the only sure way...
  23. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    Interestingly, the three post-Millennium releases in my top 10 were all released in the past decade (Cartier Declaration d'un Soir, Amouage Fate Man & Nishane Unutamam).
  24. Re: Need help on this bottle of VCA pour homme

    Sure!

    I just realized there's no "pour Homme" on the other bottle either. I've assumed it's the older one and have been using it for that reason. It smells wonderful!

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    :thumbsup:

    I might be inspired to choose it as my SotE...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Krizia Moods Uomo surprised me today. I've been on the fence with this but wow, today I loved it! The opening punch reminded me of SMN Peau d'Espagne quite a bit, something I haven't really...
  27. Re: Need help on this bottle of VCA pour homme

    Do you happen to know, where a bottle with no concentration on it dates? I have two vintage minis, one of which reads 85% on the front, while the other one only displays the fragrance's name. They...
  28. Re: Note obsession: telll us about the times you went "note crazy" - just obsessed with a single not

    I don't think I've ever gone "note crazy" as in starting to buy bunch stuff just because of one particular note. But I have had phases, certainly.

    Early on, I deducted I must love vanilla. Uh, I'm...
  29. Re: Guerlain/Givenchy/Chanel current formulations

    I own the current "Originale" version of Givenchy Gentleman and a vintage wrap-around label. The current one is not bad at all in itself but it's more "safe and boring" than the older one and hence I...
  30. Re: Best vintage scents (current formulations only) for a young guy?

    Every scent is for every wear and everywhere. That said, I tend to be an undersprayer. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Current Antaeus is my SotD and Land shall be my SotE.

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  32. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne Ténéré bottles

    Yes, go for it Jean-Sté! I agree the bigger bottles look better.
  33. Re: Which current formulation of these is better: Bogart Signature vs. Jaguar PH vs. Versace L'Homme

    Jaguar for Men is the only one of the three that I own both in vintage (wooden cap) and current form. The reformulation fares well in direct A-B comparison, even though I know some say it's horrible....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th September, 2021

    Antaeus.
  35. Re: How many of your 5-star scents were born in the 21st Century?

    I haven't star-rated my collection (which btw is pretty much identical in size to yours, Cook.bot). Anyway, going by a quickly compiled top 10 list, 30% were launched this side of the Millennium.
  36. Poll: Re: Which Of These Obscure Vintages is your favourite ?

    Loewe para Hombre.
  37. Re: List of Men's Best Smelling frags with equally Great Performance!

    I guess anything I'd rarely spray more than 1 or 2 times would qualify (mind you I practically never face "performance issues" and prefer a personal scent bubble anyway).

    Some examples:
    Nishane...
  38. Re: Best vintage scents (current formulations only) for a young guy?

    +1 Green Irish Tweed (or Coty Aspen for 1/30th of the price).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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  40. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne Ténéré bottles

    Two different bottle designs, same juice. All the 30 ml's I've seen for sale have shown quite a bit of evaporation, as per your picture. I'd steer clear of those. It hurt to pay extra for my 50 ml's...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Heading for our summer house/cottage, which is surrounded by vast swathes of forest, so Agua Brava will fit the bill brilliantly!

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    Re: Vintage powerhouse alternatives?

    Some great suggestions here. I'll throw in Aramis Havana, Jovan Sex Appeal, Agua Brava, Jaguar for Men, CdG Zagorsk and Bond No. 9 Great Jones. Maybe even Nishane Unutamam, which is a masterpiece...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th September, 2021

    Great one!
  44. Re: Givenchy Gentleman. Need Advice Before Opening Case.

    I've heard horror stories of bottles spazzing out completely when the propellant decides to burst out, so I guess you were lucky in the sense that you still had juice in the bottle afterwards! Glad...
  45. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Vintage haul:
    Tabac Original
    Halston 1-12
    Henry Cottons in Green
    Victor Silvestre
    Morris Mitos by Napoleon
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th September, 2021

    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espagne

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  47. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    SIR Irisch Moos
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    Re: Current Antaeus formulation...

    Thanks for the tip! That makes me think of Tabac Original deostick - it smells much more punchy and biting than the cologne.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Do you happen to know if the black collar is a sign of a later production? In my 1993 splash the collar is transparent, but I'm not sure if the splashes always were that way and only the sprays ever...
  50. Re: Givenchy Gentleman. Need Advice Before Opening Case.

    I'd try decanting with a needle and syringe or maybe just the syringe (if you widen it to fit snugly around the stuck tube).
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    Re: Current Antaeus formulation...

    Can't offer a comparison as the vintages are hard to come by at a sane price point, but I get no honeyed beeswax or castoreum note in my 2019 (probably) Antaeus. That's a shame as I can easily...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Nice score! I totally agree with your assessment. Intense and uncompromising indeed.
  53. Re: Givenchy Gentleman. Need Advice Before Opening Case.

    Bummer! :cry:

    Not sure if I understood right but: the 2nd time you sprayed, the hard plastic tube/nozzle was stuck in the down position, consequently severing the joint inside the bottle as the...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Congrats! It's the wraparound label, so shouldn't be bad at all! (That is, going by what I've read. I only have a 1993 wraparound bottle and a current "Originale" version myself - and all I can...
  55. Re: A Kouros Improved Reformulation Question ?

    It was a restriction previously but now prohibition. From the first Google search hit:

    HICC, Atranol and Chloroatranol Now Prohibited in the EU

    According to the regulation, the cosmetics or...
  56. Re: A Kouros Improved Reformulation Question ?

    Atranol and chloroatranol are now prohibited, not just restricted. If even trace amounts are not allowed anymore, I think oakmoss and treemoss would need to be dropped completely.
  57. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    A 60 ml splash is only EUR 24,90, so I might just as well grab it blind along with some other purchases.
  58. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Wow, that's interesting, seeing that on Fragrantica pine is voted as one of the most prominent notes. I will have to reconsider this potential purchase.
  59. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    How's the pine note?

    I was/am hoping for something of a bracing CdG Zagorsk vibe (there's no galbanum in Zagorsk though).
  60. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    I had never smelled Z-14 or 1-12. I knew the reformulations were supposedly bad, so I bought a vintage 12ml mini of Z-14 on a whim.

    Wow. Great stuff! As the presentation is so dull and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th September, 2021

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  62. Re: A Kouros Improved Reformulation Question ?

    Interesting. Could you please share the batch codes?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th September, 2021

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Fahrenheit (two sprays of 80's + 1 spray of 2019 batch).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I bought SMN Patchouli a few months back (current, that is). It's easily one of the most potent fragrances in my collection. I can only spray once max on the chest.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    :thumbsup:

    I'm tempted by this and will be happy to learn more.
  67. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Vetiver de Puig
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

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    Re: Questions for Fahrenheit affiocionadoes

    I wonder if it's been reformulated yet again. My 2019 bottle performs (and smells) just as fine as the original from the late 80's. As to the thread's question, it smells pretty masculine to me.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Lovely choice! To me Land smells very much like the colors in the ad.
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  73. Re: How "offensive" or austere are the aldehydes and lavender in Oscar de la Renta pour Lui?

    I just got the Stern/Sanofi mini yesterday. Very happy to report I loved it on the first sniff. I think the aldehydes are blended in just perfectly. It's a mellow and kind of a subdued scent but not...
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui (vintage) - absolutely loved it!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui, Stern/Sanofi. Thankfully perfectly preserved and smells absolutely lovely (first time I'm smelling it). Classy, not loud yet dense with the moss, warm and comforting.
    ...
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH - Need Advice, Please.

    Hmm, there is a sweetness, but it's not "stinky vanilla" to me but rather a very natural kind of sweetness. That said, from what I know (or think I know) of your preferences, you may be less tolerant...
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    Re: Salvador Dali PH - Need Advice, Please.

    As far as I know, the formulation should be the same original one in both. Just one thing to consider: I have the Edition Speciale spray and it doesn't stay primed, a.k.a. it usually sprays nothing...
  79. Re: Have you ever damaged a bottle from decanting with a syringe?

    No, I haven't. I prefer to use a needle with the syringe as it tends to be a cleaner process but sometimes it doesn't work and just a plain syringe works ok too.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I resisted the temptation to blind buy vintage Dunhill Cologne and Morabito Or Black (newer). I've spent way too much on fragrance these past two years and want to get it under control.
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    Re: Question about Aramis

    I'm reading the Cabochard is quite feminine? Not that it's necessarily a problem (I sometimes wear K de Krizia EdP for example), just asking.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I get the notion of balancing retro (brown cap) with something modern (perhaps the bottle shape)? Seems to be a pretty obscure one. How do you like it?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Nice!

    I bought a couple of well-preserved 80s minis, and as always, I proceeded to decant to an atomizer. And guess what man, you just inspired me to spray some on this evening! Too bad I'm coming...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Excellent choice and a very cool looking set right there! :thumbup:
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    Re: The Best Fragrance Of All Time

    Monsieur Carven
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    Re: About the names of fragrances

    :laugh:
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Oh yes! I'll join you. :thumbsup:
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    Re: About the names of fragrances

    IFRA WHO?!
    Featured Notes: Oakmoss, Oakmoss, Oakmoss

    Nordic Dermatologist
    Featured Notes: Oakmoss, Oakmoss, Oakmoss

    Legalize It!
    Featured Notes: Oakmoss, Oakmoss, Oakmoss
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    SotE: Ted Lapidus pour Homme

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    Re: Favourite white perfume?

    Nasomatto Silver Musk is a "slightly stained white" to me.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I need to sample this again. I remember thinking it was ok but maybe a bit too floral at that point in my "journey". But I've grown more appreciative of florals since.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Hope you enjoy it! A great, classic non-sweet tobacco scent (I'm surprised to see "sweet" listed as an accord on Fragrantica).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Oh yes! And one of the best vintage bargains out there. :thumbsup:

    I think you just inspired me to wear it as my SotE...
  95. Re: Why isn't Armani Code Colonia getting more talk? It's a great fragrance

    Wearing this today. Not really my typical style - but on the other hand that's what makes Code Colonia somewhat "unique" in my wardrobe.

    I blind bought a big bottle two years ago in the beginning...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st August, 2021

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Great choice, Bavard! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th August, 2021

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    SotE: Victor Wall Street

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    Poll: Re: Classics Poll - Your Favourite ?

    Lapidus pour Homme

    Happens to be in my all time top three.
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