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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I still haven’t tried Fendi Uomo.
  2. Re: Article: How do you want your wedding to smell?

    There's still no consensus on a venue.
  3. Re: Article: How do you want your wedding to smell?

    I've smelled a wedding day done with lilies, which was impressively memorable.

    If I have a wedding coming up, I think I might go with Christian Dior Jules.
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    Old Chanel's are good. "Old," for me, is 1970s or 1980s. I have some Chanel for Men that I believe is from the 70s. I have early bottles of Antaeus from around 1981 to 1985.

    For older Guerlain's,...
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    Re: My Fragrance Journey in a Nutshell

    Around 1980 to 1985, I was wearing Chaps, Stetson, and Brut.

    From around 1985 into the 90s, I wore lots of Old Spice.

    In 1994, I wore Coty Aspen.

    In 1998, I got Opium Pour Homme edp and...
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    Re: Sample Pass and Testing -- Les Indémodables

    I'm trying Chypre Azural. I loved the first few seconds. The citrus was clean and pure. It's zesty like lemon peels and orange peels.

    As it settles into the mid within the hour, I can feel it...
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    The package from Surrender to Chance arrived in two or three days. I think it was already here when you asked when the package(s) would get here. The one from DecantShop - I think it hasn't shipped...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    That’s deep for a citrus perfume review. You felt pressure to keep the boys outside in the Memphis heat?

    I agree about the musk in Chanel Eau de Cologne being better than laundry or dryer sheet...
  9. Re: Could you please rank these classic fragrances?

    Armani Eau Pour Homme - but - I’ve only smelled vintage, that I can remember. It’s a good one, similar to the ones you mentioned.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th May, 2021

    It says "Oud" right on the label and I put it on any way, my scent of the evening, Christian Dior Oud Ispahan.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I went with Dior Homme today because even though the initial opening can be edgy, within 30 minutes or so, it softens and has a nice combination of modern and old-school, masculine and floral. And...
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    Re: Forgot how much I love Tribute Attar!

    Tribute Attar is one of the best things I've sampled - Red Box, Black Box - one was better than the other, I can't remember which.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm sneaking in a couple hours of Bijan for Men.

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    When the cat's away*, the mice will play!

    * spinning class
  14. Re: Office & Work Scents: what do basenoters *actually* wear to work?

    Anything with a light application. To play it the safest, I go with Chanel Pour Monsieur. For compliments in the office, Platinum Egoiste has worked best.

    One of my most memorable fragrance days...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Deep thought has gone into my two most recent perfume applications. Last night, before heading out for a bowling alley date night, I was getting a nice cloud of Dior Dior from my date and didn’t want...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    The old Diorama bottle got binned, yes. I've been ruthless lately throwing things out, although that one was a while back.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Jules wanted to pull out the Diors. Coromandel gets to carry over because it’s new. She only rotates every two or three months (and cheats a tiny bit).

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    Dioressence, Diorissimo, Miss...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Polo from yesterday was great when it got to the base.

    Today, even though I’m not here alone, I’ve spritzed Bijan for Men.

    Bonus pic today of the Hen House. Super nice morning here.

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  19. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    Not much changed for me because of COVID-19. I already worked from home. If anything, I was spending less by always being home and had more money for perfume. Especially with stimulus checks. But I...
  20. Re: How Much Highly Sought After Perfumes You Think Are Just Sitting Out There?

    Only a liter or two here. Less than five, surely. I might get to some of those bottles, eventually.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm wearing Warner Polo today, which I normally really enjoy, but I'm not feeling it today.

    Part of the problem, likely, is that it's following Ho Hang Club from last night. That's the stuff, Ho...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I’m wearing vintage Havana this morning, and it has been good in moments, but it’s not my favorite style. I think my SO is going to take over Havana as one of the of hers. She loves it.
  23. Re: Printed Batch Code on upper back of Chanel No.5 bottle

    I'm fairly sure US operations haven't stopped. I agree about the etched batch code placement - up high like that seems to be a US thing.
  24. Re: Printed Batch Code on upper back of Chanel No.5 bottle

    I hadn't heard of No. 5 not being made in the US anymore. I'm not sure when they figured out how to etch a batch code - quite a bit later than the French factory, I believe.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'll work on getting samples to you and Aero 58 and maybe a couple others for a sampling thread. Update: I found a couple more takers!
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample C is another interesting one. The opening brought to mind English Leather - there's a kind of older, mass market, masculine vibe to it which is tugging at my heartstrings. I don't know this...
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    Re: The Sandalwood Game Proposal & Entries

    With the big dose of patchouli and real sandalwood, it was delish.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th May, 2021

    For the evening, I'm back in 31 Rue Cambon edp.

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    I like that it's nice and strong in the opening. It's creating an ambiance!
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    Re: The Sandalwood Game Proposal & Entries

    xii - I want to hear more about your two entries, especially the base. You had said you were struggling, but your end result was best in show, I thought.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I think the longevity is spotty. I've had some good long days from it, at least with some on clothing, but yesterday, I had applied twice to get the deep, resinous moment in the mid/base, and today...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It went well. The base is good. I had one of the moments where I forgot what I was wearing, and couldn't place it for a minute, and I was getting some Antaeus-like sweet richness from it. That was a...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    50 ml of vintage
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Patou Pour Homme Prive after a haircut and shower.

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    I have somewhat mixed feelings on it, and I'm still getting to know it. In moments, it clicks, and it definitely has some good stuff in...
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    Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    Great pictures. Part Belle, part Luna sounds nice! That hat is one of the best things I've seen.

    Insolence, Gucci Bloom, and Mon Guerlain - I've smelled all three of those. Those three make it...
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    We just had a 40th birthday in February. No MDMA, although I keep hearing good things. I went with Coromandel Parfum as a present, which has gone over well.
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    You can just order samples, yes. I was able to support two decanters: Surrender to Chance and Decant Shop. They each had one of the two men’s Narciso Rodriguez fragrances. I had to pay double for...
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    Re: A Primer on Chanel Cristalle

    Nice pick up and nice thread bump, Satyen!
  38. Re: Rubbing salt in the wound: fragrance hobby and forum posting... are we getting insane?

    For a while, especially when I started getting large orders of samples of perfume marketed to women, I had some slight identity disturbance, I suppose. I started working from home more for sampling...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Diorella would be your first stop for a peach-jasmine-patchouli combo, no doubt, but for a big punch of lily-of-the-valley, today's Diorissimo sync might be your best bet.



    Pro tip for making a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Diorissimo

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    I saw it trending and wanted in.
  41. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    Bel Ami, especially the earlier bottles (that are harder to find) smell quite a bit like 3-in-1 oil (or just diesel / No. 2 fuel oil). Another Basenoter thinks Fahrenheit does a decent approximation,...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    You have to open them to use them.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    We're meant to understand that you've repurposed the P from Pancakes? Ah, then it makes perfect sense, of course.
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    Because of your persistence, politeness, and good grammar, I have been persuaded to order samples to be able to answer your question. It's just a matter of shipping time at this point. Consider your...
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    Re: The worst fragrance you've ever smelled?

    There is a lot of shocking perfume out there. In the big perfume shops in New York City (Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys) and Montreal (Holt Renfrew Ogilvy), there are a lot of lines with several...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    Sound reasoning.



    Mmm. This one doesn't sound as airtight.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That's what I'm thinking. It looks like an addition from corporate counsel.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Sort of, but your bottle isn't "registered."
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    Re: Yellowstone Parfums

    I love a good roast.

    It’s a surprise Gentleman was so different.
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    Ooh, that's flagrant (based on my sampling). Totally straight face? Hmm. Impressive. That's cold-blooded. Anything for a sale, sure, I get it, but still.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Entertainment during tonight’s insomnia: Balenciaga Ho Hang Club!

    It is so on!
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    Re: Vapor Pressure & Boiling Point

    I think so.

    Clearly near their boiling point, their vapor pressures are approximately 1 atm, so a big yes in that case.

    As they move away from that temperature, I'm less confident, but my first...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th May, 2021

    My scent of the day is 31 Rue Cambon edp.

    ErinK - I enjoyed your post. Have fun house hunting!
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    I'd like to try some of the Narciso Rodriguez fragrances marketed to men. We have Narciso Rodriguez for Her.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    It did last nice and long - the vanilla base was right there 12 hours later. I've had perfumes that revealed synthetics I didn't like after several wearings, so I half imagine that would happen with...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Reading the other comments on sample B, I'm imagining wearing it again, and having it reveal its true self. Words like cashmeran, norlimbanol, and sneezy never crossed my mind.

    Actually, LiveJazz...
  57. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    I keep laughing. That’s a tidy resolution to the debate.
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    Re: Olfactif (Monthly Sample Subscription)

    To me, it’s more modern smelling than classic. It comes across as an homage to the late 70s / early 80s done in a 2020 IFRA-compliant style.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Diorella, even vintage, could be less than a replacement Parfum de Therese. (I didn’t see Diorella in your wardrobe, and from my sampling, it would be good consolation).
  60. Re: what is the specific problem with keeping your fragrance in bathroom?

    I've never believed there was a problem keeping perfumes in a bathroom.
  61. Re: What's the brightest/liveliest/cheeriest fun scent for a larger than life character?

    Coromandel with heavy sprays.
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    That Enjoli link directed me to the SNL skit on Red Flag perfume. That's good writing!
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I would say there's no cashmeran (blonde woods) in B. If so, it will be the first cashmeran fragrance I've liked.

    The base, to me, is pretty much just vanilla. It's not so far off from the...
  64. Re: Scents/Flavors you enjoy in general, and how they relate to fragrance choices

    I think perfumes are different from the smells I normally consider favorites, such as baking bread and burning wood. First and foremost, perfumes smell like perfume to me, much more than they smell...
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    Re: Depth & Complexity

    More prominent featuring of one or more natural ingredients, maybe?
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I think I've tried Krizia Moods Uomo (but not Uomo Istinto), which might be why Sample A smelled familiar.
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    Re: Olfactif (Monthly Sample Subscription)

    I hadn't seen this until now. Nice to see some smelling notes. My significant other digs on the Olfactum house style. She has the first five releases, I think. Of those, I think Bavard is most...
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    To cover the good years:

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Givenchy Gentleman (1974)
    Polo (1978)
    Antaeus (1981)
    Bel Ami (1986)

    I have two or more backups of these. I felt like I must have them!...
  69. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Bavard - bsouthers

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  70. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Havana - kbe
    Bel Ami - Purecaramel
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui - AceyMan
    Beige - Fiveoaks
    Eau d'Hermes - Cook.bot
    Jacomo de Jacomo - Epapsiou
    Or Black - IsoESuperman
    PHI Une Rose de Kandahar -...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample B - Yum!

    This is another great one, for my tastes. It's reminding me a lot of Mouchoir de Monsieur, but with more of a cola/rootbeer note, which I'm liking.

    This smells like a classic in...
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    Not yet. If it came across as more factual and less needy, that could be of interest.
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    Re: Ideas on direction to take wardrobe

    I have similar impressions of several of those. I like Bel Ami. I’m not big on oud.
  74. Re: Chanel having a great run with Olivier Polge ....

    The directory lists these from Olivier Polge for Chanel:

    1. Misia Eau de Toilette (2015)

    2. Chance Eau Vive (2015)

    3. Misia Eau de Parfum (2016)

    4. Boy Chanel (2016)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd May, 2021

    I'll miss the condo. Things will be looking up if you find a place you like.
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 & 19 EDT baffled

    I think the condensed liquid droplets could be from perfume that had evaporated and/or from water vapor in the air.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. May 2021

    I'm wearing Dior Homme for a third day in a row because the base keeps me coming back for more.
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    Re: My puppy LOVES Cuir De Russie edt!

    I think he might be getting a civet note from the edt. The edp isn't the same.

    I bet he might like Bal a Versailles.
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 & 19 EDT baffled

    It looks like condensation inside the bottle. I think it should be fine.
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    Re: Yellowstone Parfums

    Following
  81. Thread: Chanel Egoiste

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    Re: Chanel Egoiste

    The edt (i.e., the original) has a great opening. It's minimalist perfection.

    The vintage edt concentree has nutmeg and vanilla which makes it pretty different. It's not quite minimalist...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    I only got to 10 of the 11 I brought out for April (no wearings for Polo, although Polo Crest did ok).

    Here are nine that I've pulled out for May:

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    I was bonding with Patou Pour Homme,...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2021

    Most worn for the month:




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    Re: Minis aren’t as good as full size bottles

    I love a mini. I'm breaking some out for May.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My vintage scent of the day is Antaeus Sport.

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    I love the opening, but I already had to re-up at noon.

    The extra layer has been good. Just what was needed. I got busy with work, forgot...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume - April 2021

    Synched with Madame George in Shalimar. Great thinking!
  87. Thread: Chanel Egoiste

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    Re: Chanel Egoiste

    Exactly, you want the edt.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Back in [Or] Black.
    Like an: Amenisiac!
    I hit the nozzle and it's good to be back.

    I turned it loose,
    This mossy juice.
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    Re: Vetiver Materials - Building a Vetiver Perfume

    I like vetiver and I think spending more time with it builds a happy familiarity, but Route de Vetiver, from memory, was too rough of a vetiver for me, at least at that time. (Parfum d'Habit mostly...
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    Re: Vetiver Materials - Building a Vetiver Perfume

    Nothing too ambery. I think of vetiver as being light and polite, so citrus in the opening is good. Add some oakmoss, and you're on your way to Chanel Pour Monsieur. Add some iso e super and you're...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th April, 2021

    My scent of the day is Chanel 1932 edp.

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    It was cold enough here to start the wood stove this morning.

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm wearing Patou Pour Homme for a night out.

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

    Boss No. 1

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    Applied over last night's Givenchy Gentleman. It's working.
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    Re: When you need the BIG bottle

    For the Dior and Chanel exclusives, I like the smaller sizes.

    The only spray bottle from those lines that I’ve bought new is 1932, and I got the 75-ml. I was thinking about getting Dior Spice...
  95. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    If it has to be narrowed down to one, it would be vintage Miss Dior. That one suits my partner just right. (Honorable mention to Chanel No. 22 for also seeming to fit her pretty well.)

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

    Sweet pic! I love a Bel Ami bottle with a good dent in it!
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I had strayed this morning, but for this Friday afternoon, I am in Fahrenheit edt.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm back in Polo Crest (aka Polo light).

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    I put it on lightly today, and that has worked fine. It's stronger than it seems when anosmia sets in, and this has been giving me above-average...
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    Re: Most Overrated Discontinued Frags?

    Some top posting on Ho Hang Club! It shouldn't affect the price any time soon, though, I wouldn't think. It tends to be a stable market.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd April, 2021

    I'm trying Coromandel parfum. It's a slightly re-worked version of Coromandel (the edt and edp smell a lot like each other to me). This parfum feels relatively restrained. I think I like it.
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