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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Back to you, Jim
  2. Re: Boycott High Price /Low Batch Quantities Brands ?

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    Ooh gurl, I'm just sitting here sipping my tea and minding my business. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm sorry to hear about your brother. I wish you all the best with that endeavor, and best wishes for him too.
  4. Re: Boycott High Price /Low Batch Quantities Brands ?

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Oh my God you're back! I just about finished reviewing your sample pack! I think I only have Suspiro and Alain Delon AD Plus left to sample!
  6. Re: Article: Olfaction a Primal Motivator in Exercise

    Lowered Expectations lol XD
  7. Re: Article: Olfaction a Primal Motivator in Exercise

    In other words, he's your typical armchair know-it-all that tries to pass mental gymnastics off for facts. Reddit is full of them.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th November, 2020

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    Versace Eros (2013)
  9. Re: Mens Fragrances, underrated or unappreciated made by Alberto Morillas

    Yes! He knows how to take the saying "everything in moderation" and manifest that into smell.
  10. Re: Boycott High Price /Low Batch Quantities Brands ?

    I'm trying to make sense of this thread but am coming up short.

    All I can say is most of the FOMO hype and scalping is coming from the the fragrance community itself and not from the makers of...
  11. Re: Mens Fragrances, underrated or unappreciated made by Alberto Morillas

    I discovered Sud Est by accident but no perfumer is listed for that one. I agree, it's amazing and very "garrigue" fragrance.
  12. Re: Mens Fragrances, underrated or unappreciated made by Alberto Morillas

    Gigli is one I haven't had a chance to smell, but I own Sud Est.
  13. Re: Avon celebrate 134th birthday with Charmed

    I feel like Avon was looking at brands like Clive Christian, Roja Dove, Fragrance du Bois, Royal Crown, plus all their fans who ham-fistedly express that price determines quality and decided to throw...
  14. Re: Mens Fragrances, underrated or unappreciated made by Alberto Morillas

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    This one. Probably his all-time best masculine. Years before the Skynet AI took over his brain.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's just mostly amber, but back then amber was "va-va-voom" compared to pretty proper lady florals.
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    Re: Fragrancenet Expands

    And too much Turkey.
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    Re: Fakest Youtuber

    Poloheit by Frantrand Kirkchaufour
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love that you call this a ring pop. Feels like a move from my playbook XD
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    Re: Gillette Cool Wave deodorant

    Gillette Cool Wave also exists as an aftershave splash that has the staying power of a cologne. $8 at Walmart.
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    Re: Fragrance Houses off the beaten path?

    I think Roccobarocco deserves more love, and maybe Féraud (both Avon and Perfumer's Workshop eras of the latter).
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    Re: I'm over BR540

    Anosmic to the original as well. The extrait fared better, but isn't for me.
  22. Re: What technically/legally counts as a reformulation?

    Leather Oud isn't even available anymore in the US so I'm shocked they were willing to even talk about it to you.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've done that. It's glorious
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You're welcome!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Select Beauté is the 2nd version after the original Claude Montana Cosmetics version, and that one is pre IFRA-rape goodness, plus should be easy to find. Red matte paper box, with embossed Montana...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I did this too. Stopped chasing lauded and "legendary" collectables I'd have anxiety over using, and started picking up backups of what I loved.
  27. Re: my sig scent from the 90's was D&G Pour Homme and I still love it today

    In my neck of the woods, the big go-getters were Tommy, Versace Blue Jeans, Curve, Nautica, Polo Sport, stuff like that. Dolce & Gabbana was known, but not yet for their perfumes, at least not in...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's not trying to be clone, so I don't think closeness to Aramis is what it wants.

    Instead, this is a woodier, more easy-going, more outdoorsy take on the style. Less aldehydes than Aramis, less...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st November, 2020

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    Creed Aventus (2010)

    I may not be the king of spam-posting SOTD threads, but this is allegedly the king of fragrances. It smells really good, but I don't bow to kings.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I see what you did there.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ooooh Paradigm!!!! I love that one!!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's going to be my dumb reach for a while. Time to relive the 90's.
  33. Re: anybody know an easy to find inexpensive coconut cologne for men?

    These two
  34. Re: Do they still make any rich scented fragrances like how fragrances used to be made?

    I think there is a stiff dose of rose-tinted glasses nostalgia and "change my mind" combativeness in the way OP phrased the question, which with all due respect, make it rather seem like a rhetorical...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger (1994)

    Original 1990's specimen (satin cap, short ingredients, yellow juice).
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th November, 2020

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    Montblanc Legend (2011)
  37. Re: Recently discontinued or rumored to be?

    I feel you with GGA, and if you remember, hopeful scalpers and snobby gatekeepers have literally been screaming about its discontinuation UPON RELEASE, which I made fun of back then with comments...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    A powder bomb, but a good one!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    The entire Navitus line is missing. I saw a comment back on the thread that it was added to a list. Just a refresher post about it since everything else from that page of the thread has been added.
  40. Re: Recently discontinued or rumored to be?

    That last line gets a huge round of applause from me. Just pretend I cloned myself like 50 times so it sounds like a studio audience clapping.
  41. Re: Recently discontinued or rumored to be?

    Hahahaha

    Who do you think contributes to this thread??

    People with stuff to sell, that's who!!!! XD
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Django Unchained was very hard to watch, so I get what you mean.

    Also I seem stuck in Azzaro again.
  43. Re: Ultra Male getting discontinued official statement from JPG

    We're living in a perpetual rat race of consumption without a finish line, except death and destruction are nipping at our heels, while the race is constantly speeding up to outrun them. But yeah,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sounds like you might need an entourage to get you safely through Basenotes now. :lolk:

    Cool stuff though, I had no idea. I've also never seen Reservoir Dogs, but have seen practically every OTHER...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2020

    I rarely re-buy but when I do, I never sell it a second time. Rebuying it tells me I should have never let it go.
  46. Re: Musings on 'classics,' and niche vs designer...

    Need to add :


    January Scent Project
    Grey Matter
    Auphorie
    Rogue
    Fazzolari/F-Zotic
    PK Parfums
    Charenton Macerations
  47. Re: Ultra Male getting discontinued official statement from JPG

    I have Chuck-E-Cheese tokens.

    As for the topic: I was just saying the other day how the whole shareholder corporate capitalism structure is accelerating importance of explosive (unsustainable)...
  48. Re: Creed aventus real or fake please help me

    Agreed.
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    Re: Blind buy dissapointments

    Thank you again. It's a winner for me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    By the band everyone thought was Bob Dylan: Stealer's Wheel.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    The sprayer screws off, and they make big 500ml splashes with funnels, but the latter is rare stateside.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    $400 is the highest I've seen for sealed boxes, but not the average.



    Égoïste to the left of me, Bois Noir to my right and here I am...

    stuck in the middle with eau.
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme current still safe?

    I've worn it the most second only to Black Suede. It's a champion.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Part of that I feel is extremely recent because more people are discovering the growing quality disparity in designer styles vs niche and realize that niche is basically "designer quality" from 30...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Typically when I call something a unicorn, it's partially being facetious or ironic, and I'm really just saying "access controlled by hoarders and scalpers" because I believe even with some of the...
  56. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme Men Made In USA Vs. Made In Spain

    Pre-EA was yellow/gold (pre-1995). Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men was out of production from then until the 2010's though. I remember when vintage bottles were unicorns going for hundreds. Renewed...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Acqua di Giò pour Homme by Giorgio Armani (1996)
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    The item in my above reply was missed.

    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui Fresh (2018)

    Launched by the design house of Oscar de la Renta in the year 2018. This aromatic woody fragrance has a blend of...
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    Re: Do you ever research people's SOTD's?

    Depends on the poster of the bottle really.

    Some folks are reticent to talk about their scents, either because they're guarded and don't want to share (e.g. vintage collectors not wanting yet...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    This appears to have been skipped over.
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    Re: Hot, sweaty nights.....

    I see some old-school and new-school choices for this answer, so I'll give both:

    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989) old-school Smells liken an impression of a pre-Castro Cuban nightclub. This is the...
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    Re: 10/10 sillage and projection (niche)

    You don't get to carry yourself in this manner here without consequences. Be mindful of the CoC you agreed to when you created your profile here.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    People noticed olfactive differences with these as well, however slight.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Glad you enjoy it! I too am in Avon today:

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    Avon Mesmerize for Men (1992)

    Sort of a cross between Chanel PM Concentrée and Jacques Fath pour L'Homme.
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    Re: Top 3 in your current wardrobe

    Currently?

    Caron Yatagan
    Pasha de Cartier
    Terre d'Hermès

    But I reach for many others too.

    Consolation prize to:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th November, 2020

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    Cartier Roadster Sport (2009)
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    It's good!
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    I haven't been in there since this tweet, so I don't know if they still can. The salesperson said they could at the time.
  69. Re: Avon Charmed (2020): Insane $1,200 Luxury-Tier Avon Perfume!

    So very true.



    No, it's already marked down to $1,000 lol

    As for what Avon should or shouldn't do, a century and a half of value perfume with the unique sales pitch of passing the savings...
  70. Re: Regular selection VS exclusive selection.

    I think for me, this is Tom Ford (with the caveat that I yet do not own any), but out of what I own, nothing really has an exclusive line that I've had extensive experience with yet.
  71. Re: Has creed changed since new ownership?

    I can't get in touch with my higher self enough to appreciate it fully, but I waved my hands a bunch. I love his reaction, the music cutting out, the screaming and muted mic, the pandemonium then the...
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    Re: suggest me very strong men fragrance

    The original 1980 Bogart One Man Show or 1987 Lapidus pour Homme by Ted Lapidus

    Both of these will clear out a room.
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    Re: Sauvage New Cap

    This is what I thought too, minus the close post.
  74. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme Men Made In USA Vs. Made In Spain

    Red is a chypre, and sadly the chypre genre itself smells very dowdy to modern noses because it relies so much on being sharp and dry, when sweet is the thing everyone wants. Aldehyde floral chypres...
  75. Re: Has creed changed since new ownership?

    Avetus Sport is Montblanc Explorer *wink*
  76. Re: Avon Charmed (2020): Insane $1,200 Luxury-Tier Avon Perfume!

    Even the Serpent himself had to come out of the shadow eventually if he was to have any chance at tempting Eve, so lurking behooves no one. As for Smaug, he's too busy chasing Hobbits and strange...
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    Re: Rive Gauche Score

    There are honestly bigger things than perfume that I'm afraid of losing, if we're being perfectly honest.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Score

    Naw, Lionel Kiddie City because I'm old-school with my defunct toy chains.
  79. Re: Avon Charmed (2020): Insane $1,200 Luxury-Tier Avon Perfume!

    That's a long way of saying you need caffeine. :-p



    Avon le Dore? No thanks.
  80. Re: Fragrances Similar to Aqua Velva Blue Ice

    I mentioned Avon Tribute for Men (1963) being similar (but not the same), and not much else comes to mind because Aqua Velva is a weird combination of chypre and mint, with a bootstrap brown leather...
  81. Avon Charmed (2020): Insane $1,200 Luxury-Tier Avon Perfume!

    So Avon is celebrating almost 135 years with a fragrance limited to 1,886 units (coinciding with the house's year of launch).

    The blurb reads:

    "Since 1886, Avon fragrances have enhanced the...
  82. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme Men Made In USA Vs. Made In Spain

    Yeah, this is true, but Red still ultimately smells good (I love the rose in it), not as good, but still enjoyable.
  83. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme Men Made In USA Vs. Made In Spain

    Yeah, everything made after 1986 until 1994 was Avon designed. With the Parfums Stern stuff, they didn't do a ton creation, just manufacture of current scents at the time like Oscar de la Renta,...
  84. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme Men Made In USA Vs. Made In Spain

    Giorgio Beverly Hills has a funny story. Fred Hayman (owner of the original boutique) sold the place and then separately the perfume arm to Avon (who created V.I.P. in 87, Red for Men in 91, and...
  85. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills Pour Homme Men Made In USA Vs. Made In Spain

    At least before Avon sold Giorgio Beverly Hills to French Fragrances/EA, so before 1995, but after 1989 because it says Germany and not West-Germany.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll keep a pen open for the homing gators.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Awwww! Don't be so hard on yourself!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Pretty sure it was inspired by an orange grove!!

    ;)
  89. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme is a masterpiece

    I can smell you from Seattle. Fantastic stuff with the half-life of caesium for longevity.
  90. Poll: Re: Poll: Comme des Garcons incense and woody "outsider" fragrances

    They need to fix this. It's John Waters' favorite line, and he's a personal hero of mine.
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    Re: Rive Gauche Score

    Guess I'm buying an ED-209 for Christmas

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It is indeed! Today I'm wearing:

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    Zizanie de Fragonard (1932)
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    Re: FragranceX Deliveries to the UK

    That's why she's your Fragrance Ex
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    Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    When I smelled a vintage Avon worn by my mother for the first time in years, and memories came flooding back,
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Deep Woods (1974)
  96. Poll: Re: Poll: Comme des Garcons incense and woody "outsider" fragrances

    I have only been able to sample a paltry 2 or 3 of CdGs total. This line is impossible to find in the wild here.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Curve for Men by Liz Claiborne (1996)

    Still in this.
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    Re: Aaron Terence Hughes

    I had something to say to everyone who replied to my original statement when I came back to check on this thread, but after reading angry text walls and rebuttals for or against Aaron for about 15...
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  100. Poll: Re: Is Jeremy Fragrance's Fragrance One Fragrances better than Creed Aventus? Anyone can reply

    I'm calling Dr. Who

    He'll know what to do.
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