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    I hate that the label on this Lucien Lelong bottle is so worn, it’s virtually impossible to read the name of the fragrance.

    I hate even more that, after I took the photo for the sync, I...
  2. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    There are a few ways, but I find the simplest is to crop the pic (the smallest amount is fine) before uploading.
  3. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    I can confirm that. I’m not sure how to tell w/o the box, though.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Are you holding out for deep vintage? There’s later-edition Bandit around.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    It's a blind buy. The descriptions I've read sounded like my sort of thing, and the other Nettie Rosensteins I've tried were quite good. Why NT is not in the directory, I don't know, but I'll address...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Nettie Rosenstein - Odalisque EdP
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Le Galion - Special for Gentlemen
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I hate pretty much all fragrance ads, so that doesn’t help. I’ll have to review my bottles for designs I don’t like, but maybe I’ll just pick one with a leaky atomizer.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    This could explain the horrendous pineapple chandeliers in our house when we bought it. Perhaps the previous owners wanted to convey good taste and limitless wealth, but they only succeeded in making...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I have no idea about those. Pinecones? Acorns? They’re certainly not deer musk pods, and PL is a musky leather. In any case, I think you might like this.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It is great, but if that’s where you put it, it’s gonna sting.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Caswell-Massey - Persian Leather

    This is an interesting leather. While not overly pungent, the scent has an animalic quality that's as much equine as it is equestrian. I'm digging it. It...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Crown Perfumery: Alpine Lily, Heliotrope, Marechale (original)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Nettie Rosenstein - Mlle. Ghe (1965)

    Ad copy from 1965: "Introducing Mlle. Ghe—a provocative new scent to delight the woman who likes adventure in fragrances."
    "New subtly exciting...
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    Re: Mysterious Bottle of Chanel No. 19

    I think you’re confusing No. 19 with No. 5. No. 19 was launched in 1971.
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    Re: Mysterious Bottle of Chanel No. 19

    There are a couple of these up on eBay now, but no info on when they were issued or whether they were part of a special edition. However, the fact that that they’re atomizers rather than natural...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    LOL! No, I know the history of one artifact—that is, I know one “arty fact.”

    That’s how it starts, though. I was curious about Crown Perfumery because I liked Clive Christian 1872, and 500+...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I’ll put John Galliano right on it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Mary Chess - Yram extrait
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    If I do, then I hope you don't hate it. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yeah, oddly, I don't get that a lot.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

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    Clive Christian - 1872 Masculine—Twist Basil
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yes. Here are some pics with the box (not mine):

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    It's a stylized illustration of the Hand of Justice, a scepter created for the inauguration of Napoleon I in 1804:

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  24. Re: Any experience with online discounter Azonlon?

    What I love about the “team” is they both have the same name, one with email to the first name, the other to the last, and two utterly different phone numbers.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Pierre Dune - Privelège

    Per Alexandra Star:

    Parfums Pierre Dune was established in 1939 at 49 rue de Prony, Paris by Edmond Rosens. He also traded under the name Rene Pierre. While...
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    Re: 123fragrance.net?

    See the recent post about Azonlon.

    Here are 123FragranceNet’s purported latest blog entries:



    Are you using body spray gross? elegance specialists display their most beneficial perfume ebook...
  27. Re: Any experience with online discounter Azonlon?

    Here’s a Google street view pic of the business address:

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    Oh, yeah, that looks legit.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Oh, I know: I tried a mini the other day. Dr. T. sniffed me and said, “I want” (not referring to me). I really like the stuff, but it’s not as if I haven’t enough other civet options, and surely I’ll...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Yeah, I have a feeling I may enjoy it sealed more than open, but we’ll see. :)
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    Re: Is this how you pronounce Loewe?

    Part of the confusion over the pronunciation of “Loewe” is that, while the house is Spanish, the name is German.

    As for Lauren, the name is pronounced however Ralph wants, since he changed it...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Dior - Diorling EdT
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Bergdorf Goodman - Bacchus


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    Schiaparelli - Shocking (for Dr. T.)
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    Re: How Often Do You Blind Buy?

    Roughly twice a day.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Ferrari Cuvée—Extra Rich

    Dr. T.: “It smells like gold chains.”
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I know. :)
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Regarding Trussardi Uomo, Raiders states the following (on the page for Trussardi Donna, but the timeline is identical):

    1981-1991: produced by "ICR Cosmetics"
    1992-2000: produced by "Trussardi...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Once the sugar burned off, I was left with the scent of cheap lipstick, so I scrubbed again and put on Taba. This is neither Tabu nor Tabac Blond, but some sort of allspice and sarsaparilla kind of...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Dr. T. confirms that Miss Galimard smells good but not femme—by no means a hairy-chested masculine, but certainly not undudely.

    That established, I scrubbed the remnants so I could wear my SOTE,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    And you are always so gracious, thank you.

    Moving on down the line, next up is Miss Galimard. And now I think they’re just screwing with us, because if they’d sold this perfectly lovely aromatic...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Well, dang, my SB bottle of Trussardi Uomo is pretty slammin’, so the Scannon must be ungodly.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    SOTE: Galimard - Galimar

    Unless you perceive Shalimar as being all cinnamon, clove, and carnation, this doesn't smell much like Shalimar, nor like anything classically Guerlain in terms of...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Heh! All I know is, I really liked the original, so the flanker was a no-brainer. Your reply makes it doubly so.

    We'll see in a couple years if I reach for anything often. Besides my wallet, that...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Indeed, and thanks. He also has a bottle of that Punjab you're wearing. I love the stuff, but I couldn't tell from your SOTD post if you wanted more or if you were frightened of it. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I couldn't decide what to do for the Friday sync, so I went another way.

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    I picked these up in October 2019, at which time grayspoole identified them as "vintage Galimard dupes": Galimar...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I picked up several more from Mudassir (though my use of past tense isn't quite accurate, as I still have to pay for a few):

    Caswell-Massey - Persian Leather
    Richard James - Savile Row
    Etro -...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Better than feeling listless.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It’s now Dr. T.-approved, so if I find more, 1) I will buy it, and 2) I will let you know.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I might not be able to do this one. It's a tiny, half-full bottle, and I've never seen another.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Robert Piguet - Jeunesse (1975)

    This is the original Jeunesse by Raymond Chaillan, not the 2012 Pacific Collection reissue by Aurélien Guichard. If there's blackcurrant,...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    This doesn't surprise me, as I recall you liking Insolence. The flowers are different, of course, but Insolence uses fruity sweetness to roughly approximate what Fracas does with tuberose. Between...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Dr. T. hates stuff like this, too, but I got up early enough today that I could get to the drydown and then scrub it before she comes home. Hats off to Germaine Cellier for her audacity, but there's...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Robert Piguet - Fracas

    Generally speaking, I think fragrance gendering is misguided, more a matter of marketing (and perhaps territorial marking) than whether a man or woman can wear a...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Wear less. Smile more.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You might find the older Grey Flannel more to your liking, as I have: it’s labeled “cologne” rather than “eau de toilette.” Even so, it’s an unusual fragrance that doesn’t work for everyone.

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

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    Ciro - Surrender

    This turned out to be very nice, indeed. But a combination of a second vaccination shot and a Tylenol PM made me too sleepy to assess it in more detail. I think...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Nettie Rosenstein - Mlle. Ghe parfum


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    Bogart - Furyo (backup for my half-full 1 oz. bottle)
  57. Re: Is It Really Bad to Wear Winter Fragrances During Hot Weather?

    Are you mad? It causes GLOBAL WARMING!

    Seriously, I'm with the "wear whatever, whenever" crowd, figuring if some combo of frag and temp doesn't work for me, I'll learn that soon enough on my own....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Ciro - Réflexions

    There's nothing left in this mini but some vague, musty woods, and perhaps a few other strangled basenotes struggling for air. Ah, well. Later, I'll switch to...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I hope not.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I’ve never compared them directly, but I could certainly see them as being in the same family: leather fougères.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That’s what she said.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Oh, I’m all talk and no action, as I am ever devoted to dearest Dr. T. (who sends regards to all on BN).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Ciro - Danger

    This smells dark enough to warrant its name. JackTwist’s review mentions muguet, but I smell nothing in...
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    Yes, I think this is more a matter of taste than anything else, since I'm not a huge fan of soliflores and I'm quite fond of spicy/clove scents. I found Mary Chess' soliflores quite impressive, but...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That takes at least ten sprays. Also, don't forget to unbutton the top three to six button on your shirt.

    Even if it's a tee shirt.
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    I was actually quite fond of Yram when I tried the EDT—enough so that I bought some extrait. I haven't dabbled in the Laniers yet.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Lubin - Nuit de Longchamp

    This one has drastically mixed reviews, not so much about love and hate as about perception of its character. Perhaps it ages poorly. I was hoping to be one of...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That’s exactly when I’d ask you.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Terrible ads, fantastic fragrance (the men’s, at least).
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Let's just say I'm waiting to see if imm0rtelle has anything of substance to say about perfumes that have no connection to Hedi Slimane.
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Basenotes is British-based site with an international membership. But even if it were exclusively North American, it’s a fragrance site, so people here are going to be aware of things the general...
  72. Re: Great shoes or great fragrance--if you had to, which would you choose?

    Personally, I wouldn't want to go out barefoot in the city.

    Arguably, fragrance matters more after the shoes come off.
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    I know the context: Slimane's Celine line has been hyped here (amongst other places) before, and I've read the interviews. A perfumer's thought process is interesting if it's, well, interesting. To...
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    I have no comment on the actual Celine fragrances one way or another, as I haven't tried any. I think the first two minutes of Dior Homme are wonderful, and every minute thereafter a scrubber, but...
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    I’ve seen lots of No. 5 watercolors, and the odd Coco. Don’t know about the other Exclusifs.

    That reminds me, I have an oil of No. 5 I need to rehang.
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    Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Well, Hedi’s got the “look at me” part down.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Schiaparelli - Shocking

    Not particularly shocking, really, but a fine dark floral with everything you could want in the base while not degenerating into murk. To the naysayers, if this...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Well, my trusty mail carrier just delivered it, so I’m a properly fitting spray nozzle away from being truly enviable.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    It was a joke. Say it out loud. :)
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    I find all TF “leathers” as unconvincing as a PVC biker jacket. Caveat emptor.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    So, a civet bomb, then?
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    In general, vintage sprays fetch a premium because 1) lots of people prefer sprays, and 2) they’re harder to adulterate, so buyers trust them more. I don’t think they’re much rarer or more...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I’ve tried almost nothing from Malle. PoaL is my wife’s scent, which is the only reason I don’t wear it myself. I’ll take your recommendation under advisement—especially as I imagine The Night will...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I wasn’t really counting on it, and I feel your pain. PoaL is one of those fragrances I didn’t believe could possibly live up to the hype, and I was wrong.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    Commercial use of bar codes dates to the mid-1970s, with widespread adoption in the 1980s. I don’t know when cosmetics companies started using them, but by 1986, it isn’t surprising on Antaeus.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I suspect I’d like both. Dr. T. would probably like the vetiver on me.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Thanks! Probably take about a month to arrive from Italy, but I’ve waited this long, so…


    CdR is from Sir Mudassir, PoaL is Mercari. I snoozed too long on Mudassir’s French Lover, but I might get...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Thanks!

    And today:

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    Balenciaga - Portos EdC
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Continuing my “minimania”…

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    SOTD: d’Orsay - Voulez-Vous
    SOTE: Nettie Rosenstein - Tianne (1948)

    I thought I had missed Voulez-Vous in my d’Orsay survey because I forgot I had this...
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    The suggestion of racism (which I am not arguing either way) has nothing to do with whether one likes or dislikes “oriental” fragrances, only with labeling them as “oriental”; and then, only insofar...
  91. Thread: Tom Ford Poll

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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Poll

    I’m another Noir Anthracite guy, but went with Tobacco Oud of the poll choices. I don’t hate TF, I just hate the hype.
  92. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Kafkaesque is still weighing various options, including class action. I don’t think Payne has any understanding of copyright, and changing that might go a long way toward resolving this situation....
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Chanel Cuir de Russie EDT


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    Malle PoaL - not matte cap, but I suspect relatively old due to the back label text and darker juice.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    SOTD: Frances Denney - Hope
    SOTE: Helena Rubinstein - Emotion

    The top notes in my mini of Hope are mostly gone, but the clove-y carnation drydown is intact. That's nice, but the world...
  95. Re: Geeezeeee! It only took me OVER two Decades to discover/try...

    Yeah, I caught your review, which is fair. I haven’t started seriously winnowing categorically comparable frags—a task I may never complete—but if I put those head to head, I might reach the same...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Yves Saint Laurent - Eau Libre
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    Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Actual crimes significantly outnumber reported crimes, in proportions that correspond roughly to reported crimes. I personally know AAPI people who have been physically assaulted recently—and for the...
  98. Thread: Pop up Ads

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    Re: Pop up Ads

    Any chance you had a BNPlus membership and let it lapse? That happened to me.
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    Re: Fragrance Display Ideas?

    I bought a bunch of shelves for wall mounting in my bathroom, only to realize that an open mount in a heat and humidity nexus might not be such a great idea. The shelves will probably end up in a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I concur about LJ's description. FYI, Giacobetti scented a wonderful Malle Iris hand cream.
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