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  1. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    1) With all due respect, I don't think anyone can reliably speak for the wives and girlfriends of YouTuber fragrance influencers without engaging in a survey of their opinions, which is an impossible...
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    Re: Best Landmark Fougere

    Beau de Jour is among the most basic interpretations of fougere, like Caron Pour Un Homme, Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur, Zino Davidoff, putting the lavender front and center.
  3. Re: Guerlain Vs Caron and the Test of Time

    I agree that Caron shined on the strength of it's materials, which I think is the overall style of Daltroff, while Guerlain focused more on have 2 dozen things seamlessly interwoven, which is also...
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    I listened to the Fugees back in the day too
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Never know! I won't go out of my way for it because it's kinda rare, but if I bump into it, I'll try it out and compare to the EdT
  6. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    Most non-collectors think collectors are weird unless they have at least a passing interest.

    People found my large CD and LP collection weird if they were only into Top 40 songs, I sold that off...
  7. Re: Aramis Tobacco Reserve Was Discontinued Quickly - Have Tobacco Focused Frags Run Their Course?

    The cat claws come out.... meow

    Anyways, it's a -good- scent but I found it a tad linear and Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989) is my default "ultimate tobacco" frag (totally subjective matter of...
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    Someone thought it smelled "too sharp"
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Haven't smelled that one!
  10. Re: Guerlain Vs Caron and the Test of Time

    The Fraysse-era stuff has held up well, and who knows if new house perfumer Jean Jacques will do a better job being steward of the old Daltroff catalog?
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    Strumming my pain with his sillage...
    Singing my life with his sprays...
    Killing me softly with his cologne...
    Killing me softly with his cologne...
    Telling my whole life with his scent......
  12. Re: Guerlain Vs Caron and the Test of Time

    I haven't smelled any of the long-dead Guerlains like Jasmiralda or Sous le Vent because at least for me, $300+ for a 2 to 3 ml sample is completely out of the question. Not trying to make a...
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    I've had this reaction to:

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme (1978)
    Creed Royal Water (1997)
    Joint by Roccobarocco (1992)
    Moustache by Rochas (1949)
    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)
    Parfums de...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Opium pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (1995)
  15. Guerlain Vs Caron and the Test of Time

    After sampling a good portion of both houses, I came to some conclusions about them, and thought I would share my finding with everyone to get a little conversation going.

    The Gist: Guerlain and...
  16. Re: The house you sampled with the most liked perfumes

    Guerlain.

    I've liked every single fragrance I've tested.
  17. Re: Aramis Tobacco Reserve Was Discontinued Quickly - Have Tobacco Focused Frags Run Their Course?

    Are you sure it was discontinued or just a limited release?
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    Re: What do you really think of BYREDO??

    This pleases me Mr. Bigglesworth
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    Re: What do you really think of BYREDO??

    Burvuvu was positively ravishing. That's a house I need to explore more of. The camel knows what the devil likes.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have good partial of vintage Jicky Extrait (given by a BN friend) and vintage MdM Extrait sample decant (from a different BN friend) I used for my A/B, plus modern EdP and EdT respectively that...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You're welcome! I'd say a hardcore Jicky (1889) fan can absolutely be without Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904), as the whole point of MdM was capitulation to "alpha males" that liked Jicky (probably...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've smelled Silver but not Success, so I can't confirm but you'll find Joint nice in pissy in the opening. Acteur is better behaved as a rose/leather chypre, although it's jammy rose like Égoïste...
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    Re: What do you really think of BYREDO??

    I'm mostly indifferent to them.

    Interesting concept, inconsistent delivery.

    I haven't written them off yet.
  24. Re: Why the sudden increase in price (Aramis Tuscany)

    Totally valid!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    The Joint, Acteur, and Homme de Gres are faves of mine. Congrats.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Jicky with the lavender cranked up.

    AKA gorgeous. Not the best projection but these classics are from an era when scent was more personal.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I do think Polo Blue is good though, although that isn't a popular opinion among the congregation of The Church of Oakmoss.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain (1904)

    This is your fault Aero58
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Quartz pour Homme by Parfums Molyneux (1994)
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    Re: Anthony Hopkins (yes the actor) "AH" Edp?

    Olivier De Kerwhosthat?

    Just kidding!

    Also Annick Goutal still technically counts so that means there are 4. ;)
  31. Re: Galleria Parfums - Ashton of Gents Scents

    They're priced above my comfort zone and I'm not typically on-board with influencer brands, but I'd review them like I did some of Jeremy's if samples ended up in my lap.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Awesomely amazing alliteration of absolutely ambitious amounts.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This is my second day this week wearing it. Just perfect.
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    Re: Anthony Hopkins (yes the actor) "AH" Edp?

    Alain Delon, Omar Shariff and Annick Goutal (who people forget was a celebrity fashion model before starting a perfume house).

    That's my guess.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Balenciaga Ho Hang Club (1987)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Brut by Fabergé (1964)

    Blaming the sheik for mentioning this one earlier.
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    Re: Looking for a dark and evil beast

    Dark and evil beast? I'm right here.

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    Oh... you mean perfume. Well maybe Office for Men by Fragrance One is pretty evil, at least for everyone caught in your sillage.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Oh my God that IS Bruce Boxleitner!!!

    He's usually handsome but here he has serious Patrick Batemann/American Psycho vibes!! Yikes!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thank you <3



    If we use The Bird Cage as an analogy, Kouros is Robin Williams and Lapidus is Nathan Lane.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's basically Kouros' more-flamboyant cousin.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm becoming a huge fan.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Meanwhile I love the stuff to an unhealthy degree.
  43. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    I mean this in the kindest possible way that I think you're walking in circles, unknowingly caught in a logic loop or paradox of your own making. I'll be as clear as possible in explaining. There is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

    137720

    Number Three by Caron (1985)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st October, 2020

    137719

    The Third Man by Caron (1985)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Le 3ème Homme by Caron (1985)
  47. Re: Falling in love with discontinued fragrances....

    Depends on the surrounding context.

    If this was a known fave and you ran out, if you're able to restock at a reasonable price, grab a few extra while you can. You'll regret it later if it...
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    It was a series. Avon did perfume oils back in the mid 20th, but it wasn't a format that really sold well for them. They returned to it right at cusp of the 21st, but in both cases were...
  49. Re: What are your all time favorite "cheapies"?

    Reading this reply has me feeling strung out and needing some hair of the dog that bit me. Good thing I have plenty of other bottles to indulge first. ;-)
  50. Re: What are your all time favorite "cheapies"?

    How long is a country mile compared to a city mile? Also: Brut by Fabergé is the bee's knees
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The sociopathic glimmer in his eye makes him exceptionally punchable lol

    Good thing he smells so good, that barely makes up for it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This 80's ad for LfM looks a Hell of a lot better than the corporate Wall Street crony ad I see sometimes posted. The dude is almost a dead ringer for a young Timothy Dalton too!
  53. Re: What to do with a fragrance you bought but didn't like :(

    The stuff I end up disliking nobody else really likes either, so this doesn't work for me.
  54. Re: What to do with a fragrance you bought but didn't like :(

    I rarely have disappointments anymore, but they're given away when I do.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Maybe bottle color, but definitely not smell. Mesmerize is a semi-oriental fougère and has more in common with something like Tiffany FM than Polo Blue.
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    Re: Best Landmark Fougere

    Patrick is a great mention!!!

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  57. Re: What are your all time favorite "cheapies"?

    My entire sub-collection of house Avon fragrances, which includes my all-time favorite fragrance: Black Suede (1980)
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    See my post #817 on thread page 28. I pushed forward several requests from others for then-new scents, some 2 years old. Thanks!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You'll be smelling me loud and clear too.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I needed something pissy for a Tuesday like today.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Ho Hang Club (1987)

    It's been a while.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Caron Le 3ème Homme (1985)
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    Re: Chanel egoiste platinum ?

    I don't think it is a compliment magnet, but I probably wouldn't like it as much if it was.
  64. Re: Have you ever heard of the fragrance Calyx??

    I think Calyx smells pretty neat as a fresh green fruity floral near-chypre fragrance. Definitely unisex and like Chanel Cristale only friendlier.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Mesmerize for Men (1992)

    A powerhouse semi-oriental.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have a viceversa bottle, and while cool, it's stupidly hard to store or display, so I ended up boxing it up for backup juice.
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    Re: Best Landmark Fougere

    Never tried his shoes but Mr. Jourdan did a wonderful fragrance.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Black Suede (1980)
  69. Re: Jicky - how many sprays for a full wearing out to work, etc.? Hmm

    Not distributed outside EU though. US Guerlain site doesn't list it.
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    Re: Best Landmark Fougere

    You gotta know when to hold'em
    Know when to fold'em
    Know when to walk away
    Know when to run...

    (RIP Kenny Rogers)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I prefer the scenic route. I like tress. I smell like them often enough!

    (You can have the PBR though).
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    Poll: Re: Best Dunhill Icon flanker

    "To put it disrespectfully" to whom? The OP or the brand itself? I hope you mean the latter since I don't think OP said anything particularly wrong.

    Also, your reply doesn't really answer the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It would take a Thierry Wasser'ing to resurrect this with rectified oakmoss and proxies galore but it could be done and be respectful if nothing else a la Jicky and Mitsouko, but who would buy it?...
  74. Re: Jicky - how many sprays for a full wearing out to work, etc.? Hmm

    You're brave wearing this to work. Probably 3 sprays tops.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This one is so good. L'Homme is nice enough to make you L'humm a tune.
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    Re: Best Landmark Fougere

    I think what you're looking for is:

    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
    Un Homme Charles Jourdan (1979)

    These are my tops for the aromatic style.
  77. Re: you have $300..do you buy 1 niche or 5-10 designer fragrances?

    The shade :p
  78. Re: Is DHI worth it even if you dont like it?

    Don't let YouTube fragbros or general hypebeast mentality make you feel like you're missing out on anything. A lot of them shape their likes around what gives them the most "clout", which is about as...
  79. Re: you have $300..do you buy 1 niche or 5-10 designer fragrances?

    2 discontinued Guerlain fragrances. One is a backup of the other.
  80. Poll: Re: Which Men's Fragrance smells like a Billionaire the most? WOMEN ONLY!

    10/10 Amazing comment.



    This is why we are friends <3
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th October, 2020

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    Creed Royal Mayfair (2015)

    So cleeaaann
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    Creed Royal Mayfair (2015)
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    Aka Avon Sheer Essence: Sandalwood Perfume Oil (1998). Never tried it but it's still commonly found on the bay.
  84. Re: Why the sudden increase in price (Aramis Tuscany)

    I decided to backup Un Homme Charles Jourdan (1979) as my alternate to Azzaro and barely touch my Tuscany, so I might be okay with a single bottle.
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    Re: Adventures in vintage Avon fragrances

    There is patchouli in Island Lime's base, and some oakmoss. I didn't get amber specifically in it, but Avon's house amber accord is so smooth it might just be in everything.
  86. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    Spare me the link, but do pass the popcorn please. :)
  87. Re: Burberry for men (1995) is it still good?

    I was wary of the sports because they're DC'd and up in price plus have really really mixed up reviews where everyone seems like they're talking about something different. Maybe you can give us some...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You're welcome. My bottles look like below, and are also good if you decide to get a spray format.

    This is right where the "Houbigant" part was lost because New Renaissance Cosmetics bought the...
  89. Re: Burberry for men (1995) is it still good?

    My Brits look like this too. I stocked up before the Coty change because I like original Brit. My cap fits but is missing the stripes. Probably a small mid-production change from the launch bottles. ...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Sybaris by Antonio Puig (1988)
  91. Re: Why the sudden increase in price (Aramis Tuscany)

    Guess it's on it's way to unicornland with JHL.
  92. Re: Can anyone date this bottle of Duc De Vervins?

    That H bottle comes after the tall paper labels but before the current. I've tried digging up the 1985 Harrods bottles and all I get is newsprint or old blurry adverts on pinterest.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lovely floral castoreum leather.
  94. Re: Can anyone date this bottle of Duc De Vervins?

    The debut version shown off at launch had a brass iteration of the gold plastic shell fitted to modern bottles, but don't know how many of those sold if any, or if they survived. It's impossible to...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Mercari is a little more shadey than eBay, but can have some good deals. Hope you get your stuff!
  96. Re: Searching For Two Scents: Dry Cleaned Sweater & Chloraseptic

    I admire you even attempting this.

    It's beyond me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love this one.
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    Moving into colder weather, so some freshies like the MFKs or Eau Sauvage have fallen off the list

    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
    Moustache by Rochas (1949)
    Avon Black Suede (1980)
    Caron Yatagan...
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    Re: Dior Dune vs. Dior Jules

    Seeing what you wear (and backup), I'm 100% positive you'll enjoy it. If not, I'll buy your bottle.
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    Re: Dior Dune vs. Dior Jules

    Dune is fig and I haven't tried it (yet).

    Jules is a leather fragrance so it's right up your alley.
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