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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    I think there's a meaningful semantic difference between overrated and overpriced. There are some fine fragrances in this thread that are being tagged as "overrated" because of unicorn pricing. I...
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    A quick note on the guide ratings: some of those are for current versions of once-great scents: e.g., Caron Tabac Blond. I think wearing the vintage version would be a bit of a cheat. I would happily...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thank you, Alice!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Underrated gem!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Well, I hadn’t planned to wear this today, but air pressure in shipping and a less-than-airtight (fortunately partial) bottle made the decision for me:

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    Annick Goutal - Eau du Fier
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Clive Christian - 1872 Basil
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Picked this up cheap, because Diana de Silva:

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Nettie Rosenstein - Odalisque (1946)

    Odalisque: A female slave or concubine in a harem, especially one in the seraglio of the Sultan of Turkey.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug 13 1946:...
  9. Re: Teetotaler wearing prominent alcohol notes?

    How you feel is how you feel. There’s no wrong way to feel about which fragrances make you comfortable (or un-).

    From an intellectual standpoint, wearing alcohol or the scent thereof is not...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I haven’t yet. Sables sounded like it would be too sweet/gourmand for me: EdM might give me just enough of what makes Sables interesting without presenting that problem.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Nino Cerruti - Cologne Sport
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    In the 1940s, Bergdorf Goodman claimed to have hired an unnamed master perfumer from France who had escaped the Nazi occupation. They issued fragrances under the Bergdorf Goodman name as by BG...
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Not yet. But it’s starting to look like I’ll need a new wing by August.
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    You can always build out the hallway.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I’ve asked him to stop listing things I want, but does he listen? No. No, he does not. Although I did drive a hard bargain on that Lacoste Patou partial.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Cracking open a bottle for my birthday:

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    Bergdorf Goodman - Bacchus (1961)

    Of course, it might be awful, but it looks good. (How many relationships have started with that logic, I...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I’ll let you know after it arrives from Italy.




    It’s going to be fun comparing the Russisch Leder to the Regence I’m getting from Mudassir. As for the Galimard, that was a fluke, a generous...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    This is how I’m dipping my toe into Goutal eaux. I imagine I’ll wear it fairly soon.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Alain Delon - Iquitos EDT

    Previously, I’ve only worn the aftershave. If anyone happens to have emptied a 100ml bottle and has a cap they’re willing to part with, drop me a PM.
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    Re: Carnation Soliflore—Please Help!

    In that case, you should really like the Mary Chess soliflores.
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    Re: Help determine this cologne by its box

    My money's on this:
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Schiaparelli - Shocking EdC


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    Farina Gegenüber - Russisch Leder
  23. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    It turned out to be too close to Yatagan for me, with a similar “celery” note.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Lacoste - Booster

    Some days you want a commonwealth cocktail, and some days you want a mint lemonade. Booster (at least the Sofipar original) is the latter. Wear it for the joy of sunny...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Thanks! We’ll see if I end up buying a FB down the road.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yeah, it settles down a bit sweet to be an easy reach for me, but I think it’s a smart, jaunty little frag. I’m looking forward to the late drydown.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Richard James

    A “kitchen sink,” nominally masculine floriental that works by allowing people to find whatever they want in it. I’m in it for the spice potpourri, while others...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The "conventional wisdom" seems to be that, where applicable, Etros are better in the older eau de cologne concentration. I have never compared different formulations myself. I recently snagged this...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Too soon to tell!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Etro - Vetiver EdC

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

    You can wear it in the vintage forum if you justify it with a haiku.
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    Re: Fragrances your Dad wore

    I like my dad a lot, but I’ve never been terribly conscious of his fragrances. I know he’s worn Acqua di Parma Colonia. I don’t know if he still does. It’s never come up in conversation.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I suspect all this says more about Aventus fanatics than Aventus itself. Vintage fans in general can magnify small differences in formulation because, well, we’re looking for them. (My two Yatagans...
  34. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    I get it, and in retrospect, I think I overreacted, so I’d like to apologize for that. I have great respect for you based on the breadth and depth of your contributions to the BN community, and my...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Has it been discontinued? Has it been significantly reformulated, and you're wearing the old version? Congrats: it's vintage.

    Old batches of Aventus don't count.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Strop!—in the name of love…
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It’s OK. No one does. But you had me at “Cook.”
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    That’s some Vanilla Ice-level graffiti right there.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Are you seriously suggesting people are worth this kind of trouble?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I definitely get that from the silver atomizer, which is smoother overall. The black has more of a “root beer leather” thing going on, if that makes any sense at all. It’s darker and more overtly...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Caron - Yatagan

    I hated the “celery” note the first time I wore it, and hated it again when I gave it a second chance. And now I’m trying it <ahem> yatagan. But this time, with a twist:...
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    FTFY.
  43. Re: Fragrances similar to Grey Flannel in vibe or style

    I love both (vintage) Grey Flannel and Bowling Green, but the fragrances are as different as the bottles are alike. I’m trying to think what has a GF-like vibe, but nothing comes to mind.
  44. Re: Say "hello" to an OLD FOOL! ( i.e. A DUMB ASS) regarding "VERMEIL" Cologne.

    From what you described when you thought it was Vermeil, my money is on Elsha 1776.
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    Re: Vintage Carnation Suggestions??

    One can occasionally find the entire Patou Ma Collection set for sub-unicorn $, which I highly recommend.
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Too many bottles? But spending too much on things I don’t need is my hobby!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Elle Elle is one I haven’t tried, but I love the name.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    …aaaaand another Mudassir lot:

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    Regence - Kölnisch Juchten


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    Aramis - Portos
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Yeah, I have this one, also from Cosmetco:

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    Let's just say I would be quite willing to part with it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Indeed. Fortunately, it smells good!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Thanks, folks! The prices, and hence the risk, are reasonably low.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Carven - Variations (original) parfum de toilette

    This sat on eBay forever because the pic is so bad. Finally decided I'd never see it any cheaper, so why not.


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

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    Lucien Lelong - Tailspin

    For the Friday "Bottle You Hate" sync.
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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...
  55. 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.
  56. 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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  77. 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...
  80. 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)

    SOTE:

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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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