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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I don't really see a troll, just a harsh opinion. Sort of a take-it-or-leave-it situation. At least they only attack the fragrance, as is proper, and not try to pick a fight with its wearers like...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme (1978)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    150934

    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels (1989)
  4. Re: PS fine cologne - any modern niche takes in this profile?

    Mesmerize for Men is from 1992, and doesn't have much correlation to PS Fine Cologne. It shares more DNA with Chanel PM EdTC or EdP than Paul Sebastian.

    Also, Mexican and Canadian produced...
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    No remorse
    No regret
    We don't care
    What it meant

    Another day
    Another sniff
    Another bottle
    Another split
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I wasn't super serious about it anyway. I just wanted a reason to joke about the anxiety concerning "the list".
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Strike that, and reverse it. :p
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Another for the "endless list".

    It's almost meme between us now.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th April, 2021

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    Hermès H24 (2021)
  11. Re: Amouage reflection man 2020 bottles (has reflection printed under amouage on bottle)

    Fantastic reply. Very helpful and informative. Someone should pin this if it was possible.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Claiborne Sport by Liz Claiborne (1997)
  13. Re: BDC EDT - Screechy at first but I like the incense...

    The parfum is smoother but a bit expensive for me.
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    Oh I'm not that clever, even after coffee.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    150700

    Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973)
  16. Re: PS fine cologne - any modern niche takes in this profile?

    No flames from me, just curiousity to try it.
  17. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    I feel the same about Or Black. I'd wear Sartorial more but it's so spendy now, I end up reaching for Chanel Platinum Égoïste or Luna Rossa Carbon which scratch the itch similarly.

    You also hit...
  18. Re: I think Rive Gauche PH is overrated. Is something wrong with me?

    This is why I tend to speak out against vintage/unicorn hype and veneration. You get fragrances lifted to literal godhood, then drop sick amounts of money only to get burned when the stuff fails to...
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    Re: New Amouage: Material and Boundless

    10 miles of ad copy.

    I'll let my nose be the judge.
  20. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    I'd like smelling that on a person too.
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    Re: V&R Spicebomb Infrared (new)

    Just sampled and reviewed it. Not in the directory yet so like a lot of new releases, gotta zip on over to my blog section to see my thoughts.

    I liked it. Very "90's night club" but in a good way.
  22. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme PARFUM: Has Anyone Tried This?

    Discontinued, so likely eBay. Probably won't be cheap.
  23. Re: NEW: La Collection Celine Haute Parfumerie

    Oh my God.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th April, 2021

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    Avon Prospect (2003)
  25. Re: Ever bought a 'compliment monster' that failed to roar?

    No compliments from me at work because I wear a badge. Outside work, all the most unlikely things get compliments, like old 60's musks and women's perfume worn on me (a man) in public.

    Never any...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Coty Aspen (1989)
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Parfum!

    Cashing in on Cool Water's nonexistent brand cashet in 2021 sniffs of desperation. The coffers are empty in the ideas department.
  28. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    I'm glad you saw the humor in my post.

    Weird story: I've gotten people saying that Invictus smells like something from the 90's (and therefore old), while thinking Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger (which...
  29. Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    I feel like Celineman has ban-dodged yet again to preach the gospel of his lord and savior.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Tried that in years past. It's mostly a dead end.



    Then when they eventually appear, I delete the blogs and repost in the directory.
  31. Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    Everyone's dropping spendy niche or vintage fragrances so I figured my reply had been glossed over and flushed. Glad someone agrees. It may not be the suggestion earning the most golf claps from the...
  32. Re: At what age can one start wearing Guerlain Vetiver?

    Elevendy-One years of age, like Bilbo Baggins.

    But seriously, I was wearing English Leather (1949) in my teens, in the 90's. It's whatever smells good to you, that's what you wear, unless you're...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Parfum!

    Sounds like it has nothing to do with Cool Water, same as the Intense flanker.
  34. Re: “Oh look at me I’m so understated”

    A light dusting of Montblanc Explorer.

    When it dries down very late in the wear, you get faint whiffs of sage, the akigalawood, and the ambroxan. A lighter application gets you that faintness...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I caved and posted the reviews as blog entries, which unfairly funnels page views to my profile and not to the directory where the site can get ad revenue from them clicking a shopping link. If I...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage

    But are these 100ml bottles refillable?
  37. Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    One Man Show Oud Edition (2014) because it layers on top the Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial (2012) I wore to bed with minimal conflict.
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    Re: What Do You Think Of Le Labo Overall?

    This is pretty much how I feel too, although I do like The Noir 29.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    The cap's not black. I just used a lot of filters on that picture. It's actually silver.
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir ?

    Noir is discontinued, and already tough to find outside eBay or resellers at unfriendly prices.

    I liked it when I reviewed it, as sort of a "men's Shalimar", but now that it's on the way to...
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    Any within easy reach of the east side. They didn't survive the pandemic.
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    If I can get my hands on it. Ulta is gone here, as are most Macy's, and Nordstrom doesn't like to handle Azzaro
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    Re: best name for a fragrance

    Some random amusing names

    Bogart One Man Show
    Etat Libre d'Orage Fat Electrician
    Yohhji Yamamoto I'm Not Going to Disturb You Homme
    Avon Here's My Heart
    Caron L'Anarchiste
    Guerlain Vol de...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Very strong too
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    The amberwood might not be sweet, but definitely will be scratchy
  46. Re: Bought my first bottle of L'eau de issey ph

    I still love this one too. Should wear mine more.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Moschino pour Homme (1990)
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    Re: YSL Y - Which is the best one?

    Y Eau de Parfum is my favorite.
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    Where's John Walsh when you need him?
  50. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Actually, it's pretty much most Avon's made through the the 60's, then pretty much like every third Avon thereafter up until the 2010's where they finally started using more modern woody-ambers.

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

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    Dunhill for Men (1934)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I recognize this picture ;)
  53. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    Things often get pretty hot where I'm from. :evil:
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    Re: MFK Oud Satin Mood

    I like it, just spendy is all.
  55. Re: Can we stop calling them oriental fragrances

    But we are the spicy bois. *wink*
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Ferragamo Intense Leather (2021) and Y Le Parfum (2021) are missing. Sampled both, reviews witheld until entries exist for them.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    @ Nosey & Cologne Cabinet who I couldn't reply to in the old locked thread:

    Funny people think the medallion is worth anything when separated from the Brut bottles.

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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    It's pretty fabulous stuff to be honest. It manages to be fruity without being overly sweet.
  59. Re: Tom Ford not worth buying anymore ......

    100% agree with you.

    That said, I do still like Noir de Noir, just won't pay for it.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Only if Roger keeps the cheeky medallion.
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    Re: Early love that is still a love

    I could fill the list with early Avon collecting but I'll keep it to one entry per house to force diversity.

    Avon Black Suede (1980)
    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
    Dior Eau Sauvage (1966)
    Coty...
  62. Re: Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 - Am I the only one...?

    Being told you're not smelling something "properly" is like being told you can't appreciate a specific type of music because your ears aren't sophisticated enough. Pure egotism hubris trash.

    I...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2021

    Portrait seems to be a bit of a unicorn so I haven't looked into it, but the original is around. Tell me how it is.
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    Brut by Fabergé (1964)

    Kicking it the blue collar way today.
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    Re: Any love for Bvlgari BLV?

    Gonna add this one to my list then.
  66. Re: A blast from the past: What were the big hyped frags when you joined Basenotes?

    Can't say I was paying attention to hype in 2012. I only signed up to browse the forum without getting hit with bot protection that thought I was one gor how often I used the directory. Took me...
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    Re: Any love for Bvlgari BLV?

    I've never tried it. Been wanting to though.
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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    Okay-ish if I caught them in the air on someone. Abysmal if I was forced to wear them myself. *wink*
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    One Man Show (1980)

    The first one to arrive, and the last one to leave.
  70. Re: How is the performance of Chanel Allure Homme Sport 2020 and newer batches?

    Most recent I smelled it was 2019, and it was fine.
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    Re: Bvlgari aqva

    I found them both to be just okay-ish.
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    Re: The hype about Paco Rabanne Ultrared

    As I told someone else, it isn't worth the effort trying to become a discontinued "fragrance hedge fund manager" unless you already have a retail storefront and can afford to gamble with profits from...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Kanøn Cologne (1966)

    Modern bottle, terrible performance but it was $5
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Basically looking like a member of Devo.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    My VR doesn't require a headset
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Montana Parfum d'Homme (1989)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Chanel pour Monsieur (1955)
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    Re: Bringing it all Back Home

    It's a wind-up clock.
  79. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    Good choices
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th March, 2021

    I know who you aaaarrreeeee
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th March, 2021

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    Montblanc Individuel (2003)
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    Re: Marine with notable violet note?

    Most violet notes in modern fragrances are pretty much created with different types of aromachemicals called ionones, so whether it's a leaf or the flower depends on if the perfumer puts a green note...
  83. Re: When was the clubbing fragrance invented?

    :dankk2:
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I love this movie.
  85. Re: Cypriol seems trendy but do you like it?

    The sourness works well in chypres and Middle-Eastern fragrances, but I can see it being out of place in modern/clean/laundry/mass appeal fragrances.
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    Re: Marine with notable violet note?

    Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Casual Life for something newer.
    Burberry Touch for Him if you're okay with older.

    Staying away from GIT/Cool Water/Aspen/Tres Nuit types because you've already smelled...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Aspen by Coty (1989)

    A cheap thrill today. Hope nobody minds. :coolold:
  88. Re: Has Paul Sebastian discontinued everything?

    Wrong thread
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm glad you recognize scent memory and sentimentality as big but subjective factors in fragrance enjoyment. It's literally the reason my favorites are my favorites. Many people here conflate their...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I have 2 deep vintage testers (different script than this one), and the mid-vintage "gold band" shown above. You get increased density from oakmoss and real sandalwood in the oldest, then polysantal...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Pasha de Cartier (1993)
  92. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    Guess we'll find out when someone not prone to histrionics or hyperbole (and who owns the original) can compare the two. I'm thinking someone with a YouTube channel that isn't a shill.
  93. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    The scent came out in 1999 and EA bought Claiborne Cosmetics in 2008, but Candie's was bought by Kohl's in 2005, so when EA got Claiborne's portfolio, they got everything -but- the Candie's name,...
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    Re: Orientals for nitwits

    You don't sound like a nitwit at all, especially after reading that. You seem to know what you're after and what you can't stand. You'll find it I'm sure.
  95. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    Just apply 15 sprays to forehead like Jeremy does.

    (I'm joking, please don't actually do that.)
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    Re: Old Spice Barbershop NOW OPEN

    Ohio never ceases to amaze
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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme (1978)
  98. Re: When was the clubbing fragrance invented?

    Nah. If I wanted to split hairs, the first "modern" clubber was probably Le Mâle, if only because it became "the one to beat" all the way into the 2000's when 1 Million came along.

    As for Tom...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    More rose than 900. Closer to something like Iquitos, or even Diva.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    They're extremely different! Acteur is a huge rose perfume.
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