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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Wearing vintage Cabochard. I'm feeling close to buying the recent formulation. I respect the old stuff, but I always love the modernizations. I am pretty sure I'll like the new EDP.

    How is the...
  2. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I am wearing vintage Cabochard, and I'm thinking of Primrose who gave the sample to me, and Cook.bot who got me looking at this fragrance! :happy:
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    Now going with my beloved Sel de Vétiver! :happy:



    I will always want to hug my Creed SA for getting me to buy it!



    Indeed! My grey caps need some love!
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    Sel de Vetiver (later, more beachy outdoors) pointed me to ask - what is my most outdoorsy vetiver? Has to be this one - more foresty.

    Between Two Trees! By Floraïku!

    Have to say, also, that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Both great ideas! And I have both!
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    This will have to defy robots, lightning bolts, six-shooters and Polo's second coming to get to my wallet!
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    This gives a bit of sideways insight into the application of AI:

    https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/dyv5ey/phantom-paco-rabanne-technology

    It looks like they didn't use AI so much for...
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    Yup. This sounds right to me. And when weird catches fire in Nicheville, the dials will get tweaked in Designer City to follow along, if the $$$ outputs look reasonable.

    The problem of niche AIs...
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I am getting absolutely no scratchy wood in the base. On paper the fresh sweet main accord is going like gangbusters, but my skin which degrades things fast down to the base is not ruining this one....
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    PS - My wife says unisex!
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I got to sniff and wear it. Good stuff. Wife likes it and adores the robot bottle. I may play stingy just to see if I can get her to offer to buy it. :evil:

    Yes - weirdly enjoyable jumbled...
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    Science is a beautiful fight. When it's not a fight, something is wrong. I lived long enough to see some underdog minority reports win the appeal, but to see all of humanity get out of the...
  13. Re: I peeled the label off of a Creed bottle

    Clear bottle looks awesome!
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    I loved that review and LOLed at the opening!

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163593.html

    I look forward to sniffing this, and will say more then!
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    Re: The site clock is six minutes fast

    And my device! :eek:

    Sent from my rpPhone
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    This would be some fun programming.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Very cool!
  18. Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    LOL!!!



    LMAO!!!

    I think my celebrity fragrances are my biggest guilty pleasures. But some of them end up getting surprisingly good reviews.

    Next to those, perhaps my Bath & Body Works...
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    LOL!



    Great point!
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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain (1961)

    I need to reassess this as well. I passed over the men's, and bought Vetiver Pour Elle, which appealed to me more at the time, but ironically now I am in the "mood for a flanker" of that one, and...
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    Re: can't smell a thing!!!!!!!!

    Not a dumb question at all. I got near-total anosmia in 2008 from what I'm fairly certain was one of the other 4 beta coronas. The similarities are more than just symptomatic - many of the most...
  22. Re: Trying to identify perfume by bottle shape

    I can't tell for sure, but it doesn't look like there was ever a sticker on the bottom.

    If they are decants, it's very likely a recognizable classic fragrance. Take them to 3 high-end...
  23. Re: Habanita 100th Anniversary Edition EDP, Red Bottle

    You made me break out my 2012 EDP, and it's fantastic - aging spectacularly - much better than I remember from the last time I wore it, a few years ago.

    I doubt that this new "non-flanker" is much...
  24. Re: Trying to identify perfume by bottle shape

    Are there any non-bottle-generic, brand markings on the bottom of either bottle? That would be a tip-off that they're not decants. If so, photos would help!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Love the petrol accord in Fahrenheit. This is a huge seller for me.
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    Re: French-language criticism?

    This is a wonderful recent discovery.

    https://www.olfastory.com/
  27. Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    Good man! Revive those overworked pollination warriors!
  28. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Pre-syncing with A*Men Pure Shot, having a huge "white" theme.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrances you own

    My wife really likes it! I have an early bottle that I use sparingly and intermittently.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrances you own

    I think you will like it, and will think it sexy, if you feel that way about TdH. TdH was clearly built on house homage to EdH, but taking it more "good earthy" - a wonderful artistic elaboration. ...
  31. Re: Chanel celebrate 100th anniversary of No. 5 with Chanel Factory 5 Collection

    Yes, exactly. Perhaps they wanted to stay "industrial" rather than "consumer". But I think there might be an opportunity with a spray can, WD40-style.

    I have a beautiful old photo somewhere of a...
  32. Re: Chanel celebrate 100th anniversary of No. 5 with Chanel Factory 5 Collection

    Me too! I'm sure of it. More surprises, no doubt! If I recall correctly, the limited edition red L'Eau was a late announcement. Chanel fans need to plan ahead!
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    Submitted: B&BW Steel

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    Re: Vetiver by Guerlain (1961)

    Good! :beer:
  35. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    Must agree with VR. What C.b is doing is rare in my world, but it's exactly what my world needs more of. Perhaps I should pester the one person I have a right to pester, to mend his ways.
  36. Re: Chanel celebrate 100th anniversary of No. 5 with Chanel Factory 5 Collection

    I love it! Gearpunk! I thought it interesting that the L'Eau in cylindrical bottles is GONE - that was the first thing I thought would be a nice thing to snag, although I love the look of the oil...
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    Nice. I have struggled with the problem of encapsulating the idea of non-aquatic "blue" (mostly) fresh fragrances in something other than that breaking, jumbled lawnbag of terms. By centering only...
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    Re: Surfing fragrances?

    The Roxy frags are the sister brand of Quiksilver!

    https://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedirectory/?search=roxy
  39. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    What you say about the 90's was, IMO, pushed at the retail level. When I went to the store for a fragrance in the mid 90s, I was steered away from what I was looking for (not in stock, whatever it...
  40. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    Brut was my dumb reach in the 1970s. Givenchy Gentleman was my fancy scent, but a dumb reach for dates.

    Polo was my next dumb reach in the 80s. That was followed by Obsession For Men.

    In the...
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    My faves right now are probably Bulgari Aqua (classic, but "classic") and Valentino Uomo Acqua.

    Mr. Burberry Indigo is a bit aqua, too, and enjoyable.
  42. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    LOL!

    OK - here it is!

    POLO RED INTENSE!!!

    BECAUSE INTENSE!!!

    :laugh:
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    Re: 'Thin' Sweet Scents?

    The latest thing I've sniffed that feels sweet, fresh and thin, would be Valentino Uomo Born In Roma Yellow Dream. They were trying to catch the feeling of bright morning sunlight in the city. It...
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    Re: Feuilles de Tabac I'm

    I've always liked this one a lot!
  45. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Moustache Original 1949 has a red label and a gold cap. And RED is wearing it! :cheesy:
  46. Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Hitting me now.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Spa is the first 3 letters of Spain, an awesome vacation destination!

    I'm wearing Loewe 7 Sport - first time - smells great!
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Tiffany Rose Gold! (2 identical entries, also)

    157700

    Can't find a whole-bottle pic without the notes on it.
  49. Re: Owning a bottle of Chanel Eau de Cologne for a long time, did it last?

    My 75 mL EDC is 8 years old. Still smells awesome, although I detected some aging about 4 years out. However, the formula is clearly designed to age well.

    Wish I would have bought the 200!
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    Re: Ford Mach-Eau GT

    Nice bottle!
  51. Re: Fragrance purges and regret (never again)

    Bravo! :beer:
  52. Re: Fragrance purges and regret (never again)

    Yes, I even have trade regret on a fragrance. Thankfully no purge regret on fragrances - only on books.

    I will do a big purge, someday, called "my estate".
  53. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    I have mine on! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Non-traditional summer fragrances

    Three coconut vibe:

    Creed Virgin Island Water
    B&BW Key West
    B&BW Oasis

    and here are my two odd faves right now

    Valentino Uomo Born in Roma Yellow Dream
    Rochas Moustache Original 1949
  55. Re: Has the Guerlain Homme Ideal line finally came to the end?

    Any guesses what it might be like?
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Even as a fan of the EDT, I've held out on EDP and Parfum, so this needs to bring some serious wood to the game to make me jump at that price. I've got several great contenders for that cash...
  57. Re: How is today's Estée Lauder Azurée?

    Loving this discussion!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    The comparison to Fahrenheit really works in so many ways. The bold, aggressive style always struck me as similar. Fahrenheit Absolute really pushed it, and reaction to Sauvage seems similar.
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Nice to see you both commenting! Welcome!!! :beer:
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    Re: Best feminine tuberose fragrances?

    My faves have scant tuberose (Gabrielle), or it's bent strongly by interacting notes (Twilly d'Hermès). I like it as a bit player or sharing the limelight!
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    Very French!

    I'm still wearing Sauvage. Haven't worn in a while. Really enjoying it.
  62. Re: Gucci bloom more green and less sweet on a man.

    Looked different question. ?Maybe not specific enough? Not problem! Now apparent - not bloom, like bloom.
  63. Re: Gucci bloom more green and less sweet on a man.

    Psychology! Mind of the sniffer will try to rationalize the fragrance to make sense.
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    Thanks! Very interesting bottle - that's worth pursuing just for the industrial chic packaging!
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    Excellent! I'm excited - I liked Lauder for Men, but I think it would be even better if a bit more feminine.

    Wearing Dior Sauvage now. Bottle says France!!! :D
  66. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    Sounds like an excellent plan!
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    Browser makes sense!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Wearing EDT now to get psyched!
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    Wearing Dior Sauvage because I needed BRISK freshness! Even if a bit unnatural.
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    Try replying with an image here. Good first test.
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    This stuff looks nuclear. Johnny Depp is gonna need buffalo horns, two dead crows, and a treasure chest of jewelry, all launched into space with an electromagnetic railgun, to pull this off.
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    Will do! Is the current stuff reasonable?
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Exactly! That radiant chemical "quality" which I love/hate was reined in. I've been waiting for a concentration to love differently - this could be it!
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    Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Elixir

    Sounds very interesting. Thanks!



    This is surely what he's thinking, but this could draw in people who were almost but not quite buyers on the parfum. That's where I'm at.



    Sauvage was...
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    Quasi-pseudo-pre-syncing with Mr. Burberry Indigo.

    It's more aquatic than the original!
  76. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    Yeah, I can tell you that's a brilliant review, not even having smelled it, because his sidebar throwaway tangential thought on H24, which I have smelled, is the wisest thing since Luca Turin and...
  77. Re: L'eau d'issey bizarre performance issues

    Taking a nose vacation really works!
  78. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    I am determined to sniff this. Maybe this weekend!
  79. Re: L'eau d'issey bizarre performance issues

    This happens to me with amber. After a day or two, I can't really smell it - sometimes lasts for days. I have to lay off amber scents for a while, then it comes back.

    If this is the case, laying...
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    Thamk you, Grant! It's in!
  81. Re: NEW Ralph Lauren - Polo Cologne Intense Eau de Parfum

    The Directory entry is up, guys!!!

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26163509.html
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    Re: Funny little story…

    Almost the same thing happened to me. Dude at work smelled awesome *every time* (hint, hint) he came by my office. I finally asked him. Regular original Old Spice stick deodorant. Same as I wore...
  83. Re: L'eau d'issey bizarre performance issues

    My guess is that you had mostly asymptomatic COVID, or vaccine COVID-mimetic side effects.

    Part of the reason I say this is my own case. LEDI used to be a "long-lasting subtle beast" for me, with...
  84. Re: Coming up fast! Wednesday July 14th. Caron YATAGAN DAY (Bastille Day).

    I have laid off my Yatagan just so I can enjoy it next Wednesday!
  85. Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    There's some saying about this! "Catch more flies with Dior than Zara," I think it was. :D



    Spread the word! :engel017:
  86. Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    I credit Star Trek TNG. :wink:

    "Two-beast and Worker-1247 at Flat-Flower!"

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darmok



    Yes! Persistent and trigger-happy they are, too.
  87. Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    I had an interesting experience this morning. I was walking the dog and stopped for a second. Suddenly a loud buzzing that I could almost feel. It was a bumble bee hovering very intently and...
  88. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. July 2021

    Galop d'Hermès - "cuz I ain't worn it in a while."

    Seriously, the American fragrance weekend sync just got me in the mood for something completely different!
  89. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    Thank you! - and indeed, it was! I'm very thankful I got most of my nose back, rickety but functional! And I ain't dead yet, knock on wood! :beer:
  90. Re: Please help my anosmia-recovering friend with advice

    After COVID, which hit me with something like 80% anosmia and the rest distorted, I trained myself back, very slowly, starting with the mildest and least "bothersome" perfumes, sprayed on my feet and...
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    DKNY Men (2009)!

    Love this one. ADG Essenza before ADG Essenza.
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    I almost bought this one! I thought it was spicy enough for a guy to pull it off.
  93. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Now wearing what may be the oldest colonial scent still being sold - Caswell-Massey Number Six ("gold cap" version), which George Washington supposedly wore. Basically an aromatic cologne with a...
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    First that - yes - it smolders - and second that it burns from one end to the other with a slow-burning coal, looking very much like a stubby little cigar. They're about the size of a medium large...
  95. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    With all the great modern American niche going, and after spending the day in the awesome but very synthetic Calvin Klein Euphoria Men, I decided to go as early American and natural as I could.
    ...
  96. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Tommy was very "Macy's" back in the day, but stopped being a trend-setter in fragrance when nothing really caught fire after the Tommy well went dry.

    Narciso is a "Joisy" boy!
    ...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Excellent - this is exactly what I was thinking most likely to be the case!
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    Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Defy!

    I actually liked Reveal Men, and almost bought Encounter, but it never opened the wallet. I'm wearing Euphoria Men today - have not worn it in over 10 years since my initial spree with it - and am...
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    Great call, IMO. The Tommy franchise was built on understated but unabashed American branding. I collected a number of the men's scents when I went on a brief infatuation with them at the discount...
  100. Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    DDG any 3 of those notes!
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