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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Roja Dove as a person gets an honorary pass from me, because he's genuinely interested in promoting the wearing of perfume and educating the buyer so they move beyond the casual "Sauvage Joe" into...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Right on the money, pun intended.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    I've said it before elsewhere that these fly-by-night luxury perfume brands feel like less of an honest attempt at establishing a serious niche perfume brand, and more of a place for some rich...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Thanks!
  5. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne Ténéré bottles

    Should be same juice. This fragrance only had a single bottling run because it was a commercial failure. It was released right on the cusp of fresh fragrances taking over (1988), and like many "too...
  6. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne Ténéré bottles

    It says attachments are invalid. I can't see images.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Un Homme Charles Jourdan (1979)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I need to try Brummel.

    Also, I think Prince's best work was with The Revolution.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Rochas Globe (1990)

    I remember the first day this blew my head off, from a sample given to me by someone not really around anymore.
    Then I bought 3 bottles (one of which belonged to...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The only Prince I recognize is the one who sang in the purple rain. (RIP)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Thank you!
  12. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th September, 2021

    Thanks! I'm not on the BN birthday list so nobody found out yesterday until it was already over. XD
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Thanks! <3

    Showered by vintages inside or outside of the bottles? An acute distinction which determines whether or not I get a concussion. :grin:
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Thanks!

    Today I'm in:

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    Paco Rabanne Ténéré (1988)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Avon Lover Boy (1980)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Much appreciated!!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    But would they have smelled as good?

    And thanks!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'd say some people (several of whom who reside on my ignore list) actually wish I wasn't here! Thanks for the continuing vote of confidence though, and happy birthday to Jean too!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)

    I wanted to wear something that turned 40 this year, just like I did today.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Okay, but this is vintage scent of the day thread. So are you wearing all five of these at once? :lolk:
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    Michael for Men by Michael Kors (2001)
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    Opium pour Homme by Yves Saint Laurent (1995)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Caron Yatagan (1976)
  24. Re: Ungaro pour L'Homme III. Dihydromyrcenol?

    I do my best!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

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    Aramis JHL (1982)

    aka Cinnabar for Men
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

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    Aramis JHL (1982)
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    Aramis JHL (1982)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The spray heads in these are known to crack, leak, and fail. If you have more than one of these, and one bottle with a good sprayer, keep that spray head when you finish the bottle and transplant it...
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    Re: Xerjoff vs Roja Dove

    Roja Dove is the ultimate "pinkies out" perfume house. There's good stuff to be had but a lot of it references classic French perfumery (i.e. Guerlain or Caron) and it's all slathered in mind-numbing...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    161314

    Azzaro Acteur (1989)

    The most bizzaro Azzaro, but I love it.
  31. Re: Sauvage Elixir vs Bleu de CHANEL Parfum?

    Worlds apart besides being high-concentration flankers to popular blue scents for men.

    BdC Parfum is much softer.

    Sauvage Elixir is smokier.
  32. Re: Ungaro pour L'Homme III. Dihydromyrcenol?

    A bit of a long slog, so please bear with me.

    Dihydromyrcenol goes all the way back to the 70's and it's first notable uses in the men's market are both Paco Rabanne pour Homme (1973), and Azzaro...
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    Re: Canoe... WTF???

    I have some old 50's bottles myself.

    What I learned was Dana reorchestrated this in the late 90's to be more contemporary with fougères of the time. They lightened and freshened it up, removed a...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Awwww.. when was I ever not happy with you? :lolk:

    As for that second bottle, I'd have to smell it, or you give me the best note breakdown you can.

    If I had to guess by the bottle itself,...
  35. Re: Versace Eros Parfum (2021) - new release!

    Even more tonka. Is that possible????
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Aramis New West (1988)
  37. Re: Out of Time: The Allure of Smelling Retro

    With different ages represented on these boards, smelling "retro" to one person may be considered smelling "modern" to another; but in general I think the allure of smelling whatever one personally...
  38. Re: Yatagan - Vintage or go with anything?

    Castoreum musk is a bit funkier in vintage, but still present in current. Recent leans more towards the chewy herbs which some call "celery", although oregano a big part of the cause. Vintage sees...
  39. Re: New Ormonde Jayne oakmoss scent -- "Evernia" ?

    Don't know why they wouldn't sell it to us, the FDA doesn't restrict oakmoss, only IFRA/ECC.

    If anything it would be banned for sale in the EU, not here.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I hope the citruses held up okay! It's mostly citrus oils.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th September, 2021

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    Avon Signature (2008)
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    For the Avonpocalypse
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Works for me, but all those years of lurking on Basenotes before actually logging are lost to time. There would be hundreds of lost wears lol
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    Avon Far Away for Men (1998)
  45. Poll: Re: Comparison: Montana Parfum d'Homme vs Aramis Havana

    As a note: it's not in the official comparison, but I did consider making this a 3-way with Roger & Gallet Open (1985) because of some intertextuality they all share. Ultimately, the extra vetiver &...
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Hey, me too! Fanciest thing we had were graphing calculators in high school. It was all chalk boards and ring binders for me too. Part of why I like "pencil shavings" wood notes.
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    Re: Goodwill/Thrift store finds!

    My best find was 3 deep vintage pre-barcode bottles of Dana Canoe (1936) which I narrowed down to be from the 1950's.

    Here's one out of box:

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th September, 2021

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    Eau de Rochas Homme (1993)
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    Re: Polo Crest is the Best

    Never tried it. Pretty rare bird these days.
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    Re: General price hikes

    Comment =/= Debate

    Comment away, there's just nothing to argue against when someone states something personal about someone else to that person and it doesn't affect you.

    You clearly don't...
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    Eau de Rochas Homme (1993)

    One of my uncultured IRL friends calls this "Eau de Roaches" and I said I'm going to ask all you to go beat him up for me if he keeps talking smack lol

    I'd...
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    Re: What perfume should follow what?

    I tend to try wearing something to work in the same wheelhouse of what I wore to sleep the night before.

    So for example, I follow an aromatic fougère with an aromatic fougère of similar stripe,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th September, 2021

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    Murdock Avalon (2010)
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    Re: General price hikes

    There is nothing to debate. I prefaced by saying I speak only for myself, and apply this rule only to myself, and only in this instance. I made no claim of unilateral reasoning to base any sort or...
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    Re: General price hikes

    Speaking only for myself, paying that extra 15% when I do start finally sampling and purchasing your brand is so very worth it, specifically for that last part. I have nothing but respect for someone...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The Pepsi and Coke of tobacco frags. Love them both.
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    Were we ever? :lolk:
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    Re: About the names of fragrances

    Exaggerated for comedic affect, so it's supposed to be ridiculous, but not bitter or sad! :lolk:

    You'll find more bitterness and sadness in the industry with all the cynicism in the niche and...
  59. Poll: Re: Comparison: Montana Parfum d'Homme vs Aramis Havana

    I haven't checked where they are made, but what you want on the sticker is either "Parfums Claude Montana" (first) or "Selection Beauté" (second)
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    Re: Best fresh mint fragrance.

    For modern? I think Dirty by Gorilla Perfume is pretty directly minty. Outside that, maybe Prada Luna Rossa? If you wanna spend some bucks, Eau de Minthe by Diptyque.

    For vintage/discontinued? I'd...
  61. Poll: Re: Comparison: Montana Parfum d'Homme vs Aramis Havana

    Which fragrance are you referring to?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My Concentrée is like this, and my best guess is they switched to this bottle (reducing from 100ml to 75ml) for upcharge once they reintroduced the 1955 EdT globally as Pour Monsieur, rather than as...
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    Re: About the names of fragrances

    Hope you enjoyed my names/fragrances. They were my attempt at channeling something like Mel Brooks humor (with a dash of Carlin) at the fragrance community. The last one being a self-parody.
  64. Re: So Kouros is (perhaps) on the way to being discontinued (?) - Your thoughts on Kouros ?

    With L'Oréal I'd say yeah, because the white shoulders have been around for a little while now, so all they really re-styled recently was the box, which costs peanuts to do on their scale. Look at...
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    Re: About the names of fragrances

    I've spoken at length in past threads about reformulations, discontinuations, changes in market position, or general tastes/trends, so I'll just condense it all into a single post (warning, it's...
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    Would be too on the nose if I tried.

    Oh look, a pun.
  67. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. September 2021

    I wore Revlon That Man (1958) after spending a weekend in its rival Arden for Men Sandalwood (1957)
  68. Re: So Kouros is (perhaps) on the way to being discontinued (?) - Your thoughts on Kouros ?

    With animalic musks having been taboo in the mainstream for going on 30 years now, it's no surprise if this one is finally seeing a gradual phase-out from most markets. If Germany still buys enough...
  69. Re: Why, I'm particularly enjoying my scent today - September 2021

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    Revlon That Man (1958)

    This hits a particular sweet spot between the full-raunch of Moustache Concentrée and the more ephemeral Monsieur de Givenchy. That Man is still very a "50's pee...
  70. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Aramis JHL backup.
    Aramis New West backup.

    Plan to rotate the Gentlemen's Collection for a bit.
  71. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Last night was just Avon Spicy (1968) aftershave, because I shaved.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

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    Revlon That Man (1958)

    Arden's bane.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

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    Revlon That Man (1958)
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    That Man by Revlon (1958)
  75. Re: The Latest Rendition Of Opium pour Homme - How does it compare to the vintage ?

    My bottles are of undetermined vintage, but have longer list ingredients, so I'm guessing newer. They smell fine to me, although the fragrance isn't a powerhouse to my nose, just a steady reliable...
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    I was gonna make a pun and say FragQueen, but that also works.



    I think time is the big factor here. Women in the west have had literal centuries with perfume and general grooming routines...
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    The Jersey Shore of the fragrance community.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th September, 2021

    That's a weird one to see you post. Hopefully at least you like it!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    A local shop that didn't know what they had, basically. I couldn't resist.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Got a backup of Arden for Men Sandalwood, for half of what it goes for on eBay ($60), which is still sadly 3x what I paid for my original bottle, but I'll take it.
  81. Re: Roja Fetish Perfume and when strength is too much

    Moschino will always be my jam. Packed to the gills with it I am.
  82. Re: Roja Fetish Perfume and when strength is too much

    Awww thanks! I still have the others.

    I just been saving most of my samples for a rainy day and checking out the department store stuff instead since I can do it on the way to work
  83. Re: Roja Fetish Perfume and when strength is too much

    One day will maybe get to side-by-side this with Puredistance M. The latter was graciously provided by Scenting Prey
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th September, 2021

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    Parfums de Marly Lippizan (2010)
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I'd love to wear mine more, I just need a break from it on others!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    = Sauvage everywhere for everyone!!! :(
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    Avon Modern Balance (2001)

    Ironic
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I'm beginning to think Sauvage is being gifted to young men by parents the way Tommy, Nautica, Curve, Polo Sport, and Acqua di Giò was when I was hitting my 20's. Yuck


    Today I got a face of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd September, 2021

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    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme (1993)
  90. Poll: Re: Comparison: Montana Parfum d'Homme vs Aramis Havana

    I seem to be in the minority with Montana! That's honestly fine by me, but it's interesting to see it play out! Thanks for contributing. Hope to see more chime in!
  91. Re: Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Profumo Thread

    This is why I'm so cynical about the online fragrance community at large these days. So many opportunistic clowns that don't actually care about the consequences of their actions because "fake it...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    At this point it's likely a one-man-show for Grant with either coding the new site or adding entries to this one, but not both. The new system will be so much better when the site comes online.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme (1993)

    I seem to be oblivious of any syncs going on, as always. :(

    Called a clone of Creed Himalaya (2002) by idiot FragBros despite being released over a...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Avon for Men (1949)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Copacabanalide smells like the piano after a Barry Manilow concert.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Navy for Men by Cover Girl/Noxell (1996)

    My teens revisited lol
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Cashmeran kinda gives a warm fuzziness to perfumes when dosed moderately, which maybe responsible for the name. Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men (1999) is an early notable user of it (although...
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    Re: Initio Oud For Happiness

    When in the mood for oud, don't worry, be happy.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    I liked it but the price is a steep ask. If this sells well, it might stay, but I see it going away in a year tops if not, just like other parfums and elixirs Dior has done.
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