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    Re: Vintage powerhouse alternatives?

    Patchouli Intense by Nicolai.

    A little more of a stretch, but Je Suis un Homme by Etat Libre de d’Orange.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Sure. There is something different with the second version, but it doesn't smell to me like ingredient restrictions or cost cutting. I think they believed they were improving it. Sort of like when...
  3. Re: Givenchy Gentleman. Need Advice Before Opening Case.

    I've had trouble with pressurized spray bottles in the past and lost an entire Miss Dior parfum. In some other cases, they've worked fine.

    To date, I've never had an issue with a splash, but I've...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I'm conflicted. I have a bias in favor of older versions, and despite that, I've been going for this second version recently. The older version comes across comparatively woody, to me, which I like,...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - September 2021

    It’s Thursday, and Thursdays compel a person to break out the dance tunes. And it’s 1986 in this post, the release year of my perfume of the day, Hermès Bel Ami. That means we’re spinning “I Can’t...
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    Re: Parfums Dusita Discussion

    I know the first five she released. We did a pass of the samples: https://www.basenotes.net/threads/434236-Dusita-Sample-Pass.

    I like the white flower one, Melodie de L'Amour. But then, I like...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I went with Patou Pour Homme last night, from the splash. It was good. This morning, I thought the base might have been Antaeus Sport - I'm not sure what happened there.

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    This morning,...
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    Re: Perfume for «time-travelling»

    My SO says Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche reminds her of the early part of our relationship.

    I wore Coty Aspen for a semester abroad in Sweden and the scent memory is strong. I never wore it...
  9. Thread: too early?

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    Re: too early?

    I'm up for another round of sampling.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm keeping it going.
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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    The good ones seem to get better with age.

    The Surrender to Chance site is great for getting samples.
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    Re: Help with finding a perfume

    A couple top picks from our bottles on hand for the Parisian style are Prada Infusion d'Iris and Chanel No. 5.

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    I'm not sure if the Prada edp absolue version shown is still available...
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    Re: lets see your collections of vintage

    That’s nice to read. For most things, a single bottle should do it.



    Good question. I’m guessing it was for a different part of the world.
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    Re: lets see your collections of vintage

    Thanks!

    And here is the stash of Antaeus bottles, 360 ml total.

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    Re: lets see your collections of vintage

    Here is a picture of my stash of Ho Hang Club and Le Club bottles.

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    Four of the seven are full, including the Le Club bottles on the ends. The others have 15 ml + 25 ml + 40 ml left, so I...
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    Re: Should I Buy Habit Rouge?

    I've had an odd experience wherein I preferred modern Tabac Blond over vintage. I think I'd read it had been ruined, but I like the newer version.
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    Poll: Re: New Revised Classics Poll

    I can understand the votes for Patou Pour Homme and Versace L'Homme. Those are right up there for me, but I voted for Givenchy Gentleman. Huge honorable mention to Chanel Pour Monsieur. Givenchy...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's nice to see some 21 Club. Interesting pick.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Chanel Antaeus Sport Cologne.

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    The good stuff.
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    Re: Questions for Fahrenheit affiocionadoes

    Fahrenheit seems unisex to me.
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    Re: Roja Dove Exploration

    Most of the stuff I've tried has fallen flat. I like the women's line more than the men's line, but overall, I think of this house as disappointing with lots of over-the-top synthetics.

    It's...
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    Re: Out of Time: The Allure of Smelling Retrò...

    I don't think I like retro stuff for its own sake. I'm thinking about houses and cars - I like the newer styles. And perfume. I'd like to have houses producing stuff as good as pre-1995-ish perfume,...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Progress. The promise of technology. The future is bright. Life is good.
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    Re: Polo Crest is the Best

    This is close to what I was thinking about posting.

    I think the opening of Polo Crest is hard to beat, but they sacrificed the base. Polo rewards patience, and has a strong, delicious,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Long time, no see, Sisyphus!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Chanel for Men.

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    I log the wearings under Chanel Pour Monsieur and today marks logged wearing number 150!
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    Re: Question about Givenchy Gentleman

    I like this version. I think it’s just as good as the older version. It’s a little different, but not much.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree.

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    It has oakmoss, so vintage points for that, but it feels more like a crossover from vintage to modern than hardcore...
  29. Re: So Kouros is (perhaps) on the way to being discontinued (?) - Your thoughts on Kouros ?

    I haven't tried M7. I have tried M7 Oud Absolu and liked it. I could never get into Rive Gauche.

    I like Kouros Fraicheur. I don't find it that much like Kouros.
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    Re: Perfumed Deodorant?

    I can not find any information about the alcohol content (or anything else). It lasts a long time, I would say. I wore it the day I posted the picture above, and I couldn't put on another perfume...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    No luck so far. I've added a rubber band to the ritual of trying to open it. The freezer trick had worked for the other stuck glass stoppers I've had like this.
  32. Re: Young guy looking for a fragrance to help me seem more mature and masculine

    Old Spice and Terre d’Hermes would work, I think. For variations on Old Spice, maybe try Hermès Bel Ami or Equipage. It seems like Hermès is a good perfume house for you.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Aramis Tuscany.

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    I went with a heavy dose.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I got a bottle of Chanel No. 46, but it won’t open.

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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    When I hear the term, I mostly think of men who trust each other’s opinions about perfume, and want to be part of a group that knows some secrets of success.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I don’t remember the year being that specific, but something like that sounds right, I think, based on old ads.
  37. Re: So Kouros is (perhaps) on the way to being discontinued (?) - Your thoughts on Kouros ?

    The original is too much for me. I can see the appeal of the base, but overall, it's not something I like to wear.

    For a YSL, I would go for the old YSL Pour Homme, and then maybe L'Homme. As it...
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    Re: Perfumed Deodorant?

    I just have one of them, Cristalle Deodorante.

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    It's a nice perfume.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs EDP Current State

    The one edp that I think is better than the previous edt version is Bois des Iles. For a bunch, it’s a tie for me, such as Coromandel. Sycomore isn’t as good in edp, based on my sampling.

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

    I think if I were dressed sharply enough (white cotton oxford freshly pressed from the dry cleaner), it wouldn't feel as out of place.

    Today, I've gone with Bel Ami. It harmonized with the...
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    Re: About the names of fragrances

    "Patchy Vet" featuring patchouli and vetiver.

    "Oakmoss Bomb" featuring a normal amount of pre-IFRA oakmoss.

    "80s Powerhouse," a medium strength 80s-style fragrance.

    I can't give away all...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I applied some Boss earlier.

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    It was intense. It's dried down since then, and it's a normal perfume now.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Nice, big splash. It looks like it needs to be worn. I'm curious for some smelling notes.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I think it might be because it makes him look like John Cusack.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    For September, I'm doing a shelf with some Chanel fragrances and a shelf with some of my live-in girlfriend's favorites.

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    Allure Homme Edition Blanche, Pour Monsieur Concentree, Antaeus...
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    Re: Most worn in August 2021

    Great to see you posting, Sylviah! I like those four. If you click this button right before you paste, the resolution of the picture will be better: 160667

    My most worn for the month:



    1...
  47. Poll: Re: Comparison: Montana Parfum d'Homme vs Aramis Havana

    I’m guessing that Havana was influenced by Montana. To me, they’re a lot alike (plus Salvador Dali, Gengis Khan, and Witness).

    Vintage Havana is my favorite of these, I think, but I’m only a...
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    Re: Chanel 1932 EDT and Dior New Look 1947 EDP

    Those are two I like quite a bit. We have 1932 in the edp. New Look 1947 is one of the best ones from that line, I think.

    A perfume I can confuse with 1932 is the current version of Diorama. The...
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    I'm trying the sample from xii. It's making me think too much to do the write-up from a single wearing, so I'll have to give it another try.

    Update: I'm giving it a second wearing.

    Blind

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

    I've put on some Ho Hang Club.

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    I wore Jules last night for a night out, and it was still going strong this morning, so I let it have a few more hours to do its thing.

    Ho Hang Club has...
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    Poll: Re: Classics Poll - Your Favourite ?

    I did vote for Givenchy Gentleman. It’s a tough call, but the base of Givenchy Gentleman makes it memorable to me and gives it an edge.

    Honorable mentions from the list to Patou Pour Homme and...
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    Blind

    I'm trying the Ferntim sample. It's familiar smelling. It's a bit of a potpourri type early on, and a bit candied. A masculine-leaning potpourri in the opening, with some modern-smelling...
  53. Thread: Choose one

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    Re: Choose one

    It's fun to think about, but this fragrance discussion forum is supposed to be about fragrances: Whose perfume collection would you like to take over? That sort of thing.
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    My pleasure. Thank you for playing and for the enthusiasm for the next round!



    Kind of you to say so. Thank you!

    I'm trying Marlaney's sample today. I've managed to avoid the write-up, so...
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    Re: lets see your collections of vintage

    Fun pictures. You've got me thinking I might need some D&G Pour Homme.
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    I'm trying Osmanthus and the Moon from Pinkster. It's not quite blind because I got caught up in the package inserts and started reading them.

    This has a bit of a 4160 Tuesdays feel to it, which...
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    Re: Fendi Uomo and a substitute

    Nosey74 sent me a couple different vintage versions of Fendi Uomo, and they’re quite different from each other. One was amazing in the opening, a bit like Antaeus or maybe Bel Ami, and one was...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Polo Crest has been good for me, too. A pretty big surprise.



    Chanel Pour Monsieur makes me feel dressed up.



    I think I stopped at three of those 50-ml Gucci Pour Homme splashes. I have...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - August 2021

    I started playing the album (Ladies of the Canyon) after I saw your post. I had forgotten the song "Conversation," such a great singalong.
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    I'm trying the entry from Geco, and checking the rules for judges:



    Up to here, I'm good. I'm going into it blind. I know it's from Geco and that's it.



    I'll update with this later . . . ...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    I’m a fan of modern Egoiste and have a bottle (pictured above). I think I like vintage even more, but the current is a top-five favorite masculine fragrance in the current market along with Jules,...
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    Re: Help me date my bottle of Antaeus?

    Current Antaeus is ok. No. 5 and No. 19 edt seem much nicer to me in older bottles, especially No. 19.
  63. Re: New fragrances for friend who wears Roses de Chloe

    The other Chloe fragrances are similar, as are the Stella McCartney fragrances, to my nose.

    Guerlain has an interesting rose fragrance called Rose Barbare that seems related. Nahema is another...
  64. Re: Boss Number One ( Honey , Beeswax, apple ...)

    I know that apple note from Hugo. I like that too. I tend to like Boss fragrances. Vintage No. 1 (where it doesn’t say number one on the bottle, only on the back of the box) is like a honey perfume,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I am looking forward to seeing a picture(s) and hearing all about it.

    I went with Polo Crest again today, playing the crowd.

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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    For me personally there’s no deadline. I’ll try any samples I get.
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    Re: New Smelly Game Proposal

    I can start next week. Here's what I'm seeing among the packages I have received:

    1. Ferntim
    2. xii
    3. Geco
    4. Pinkster
    5. Marlaney (aka Eoin Grey)

    Am I missing anything?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Christian Dior Jules.

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    This is my fragrance with the 11th most recorded wearings of all time with 88, destined for the 100 club.
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    Re: Need help for a women’s fragrance gift!

    I've sampled Tom Ford Velvet Orchid and liked it.

    From Prada, Infusion d'Iris edp absolue is one I have actually bought for myself - I'm a fan.
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    Re: Adding to my wardrobe?

    I like the idea of Antaeus and Derby as heady. Ever-so-slightly narcotic. I get it.

    I agree about Jules mentioned above, and went ahead and put on a spritz. I pulled out some others, but as soon...
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    Re: Platinum Egoists vs Egoiste

    I like Egoiste more for a day at home alone. For socializing, it's a tie, because while Egoiste is fine, Platinum Egoiste can be even more of a crowd pleaser, on its day, in my experience.

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    Re: Help me date my bottle of Antaeus?

    Nice pick ups.
  73. Re: What is the big Whoop about "All Natural" perfumes?

    This is a cool thread. I deleted some posts that had argumentative parts, trying to keep the thread relatively conflict free.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Polo Crest.

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    It has a vintage feel, I'd say.

    Update: This is a good one for sure. It loses points for causing anosmia, but what I can smell is marvelous....
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    Re: lets see your collections of vintage

    You can sell the extras to fund retirement.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I went with Derby again today and I was liking it but then I got mixed reviews during some in-person feedback.
  77. Re: Which scents are actually similar to Bleu de Chanel EDT.

    To me, YSL L'Homme Libre and the new Dior Homme.
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    Re: lets see your collections of vintage

    Bel Ami shaker bottles:

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Scent of the trip:

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    Egoiste does Atlantic City.
  80. Re: Is Bleu De Chanel really generic, safe, boring?

    Bleu de Chanel edt has a great opening, for my tastes. After an hour or so on skin, I don’t find it interesting anymore. But on clothing, which holds onto the top notes better, it smells nice.
  81. Re: The best perfumes that every woman should try?

    In perfume shops, some that I try to get people to smell are Mitsouko and Chanel No. 5, and then the exclusive lines for Dior and Chanel. The Dior is more for my own curiosity, maybe, because there...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    The Dali, the sun king, Le Roy Soleil, sounds good for the desert. And for any location at twilight, you have options.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Sometimes, you can recover the juice by rubbing the wet bottle all over yourself and then giving it a final drying with your t-shirt.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Guerlain Derby.

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    I had fun with the opening and first few minutes. It felt like a cloud of classic Guerlain. I find it similar to Gucci Pour Homme (1976), a...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    This worked well for Santos, and it wasn't a disaster for Antaeus. Overall, a successful pairing, especially for enjoying Santos.

    Today's pairing has more dissonance, Givenchy Gentleman and Polo....
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    Re: Coca For Men (1980s?)

    Following for Jean-Ste's smelling notes.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scents of the day are Cartier Santos and Chanel Antaeus.

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    Woods done right.
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    I'm burning number 3. Gulabsingh Johrimal - Jasmine *full stick.* It is giving me a typical, old-school perfume shop smell, which I'm really enjoying. It's powdery.

    This one seemed bigger than the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The Marbert fragrances sound interesting. I've never tried one.

    I wore Polo last night, and it was firing on all cylinders. And I've gone with Polo Crest this morning, feeling euphoric.

    (1)...
  90. Thread: Classic Top 3?

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    Re: Classic Top 3?

    I think so, as worded, "most iconic," based on reading.

    I need to try more versions of Joy. I've had samples of No. 5 edc and Shalimar edc that lived up to their reputations.

    Based on my own...
  91. Re: Smoke in Nevada air from California Wildfires messing with my Frag Experience.

    Usually, it never gets hot where I live (Vermont). That's part of why I moved here. And I lived here a long time before getting into / back into perfume, so I didn't, until recently, realize that...
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    Re: Late to the party

    Interesting question. I don't know those ingredients, so I can't say on the list.

    How about a 2nd kind of rose? And of course, there's always oakmoss and patchouli.
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    I'm synchronized in Chanel Antaeus.

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    I'm a fan of the opening. There's something in the base I love less over time, but I figure it has to be there for the opening.

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

    Some Antaeus of an evening (sticker label spray, uber yummy).
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    Re: The A&F Fierce DNA Family

    Fierce, Legend, and Platinum Egoiste are the main ones I think of.

    That note, though, shows up in Bleu de Chanel (it's there in moments), YSL L'Homme (I think - I only get it sometimes), and Dior...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Polo, Cosmair and pre-Cosmair layered.

    I've done this a few times before. It's trippy how different they can smell. When I put one on by itself, I feel like they're...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - August 2021

    Correct. It’s a 100-ml refill. It works fine without the case. It just never stands.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - August 2021

    Browsing through my "1981" playlist, I came across a song I can never get enough of, "Just Can't Get Enough," by Depeche Mode.

    Which also explains how I feel about coffee and Cartier Santos...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    For my vintage scent of the day, I have gone with Cartier Santos, going for understated tastefulness.

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    I've been loving the last few wearings.

    Overnight, dealing with a new puppy, I...
  100. Re: Lapidus Pour Homme, Worth it if I have Kouros ?

    I agree that they smell like each other. Although are there more than one Lapidus scents with almost the same name? Like with or without “Ted?” The one I tried was clearly similar to Kouros.
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