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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Holy crap. I thought you were done buying
  2. Re: Mens Fragrances, underrated or unappreciated made by Alberto Morillas

    After reading this thread it seems he was meh.
    Nothing great really.

    Romeo Gigli is probably his best work. A good fragrance for sure and FBW. But not in my top 25.
    Gai Matello and sybaris are...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Word
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I like it. Not a big fan of cumin (in perfume) but this one is mild.
    Pasha has a similar vibe but declaration is better.
    I can see why you like itLet us do a sync then. Thanksgivings sync to thank...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Underrated I feel
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I got this cause cook.bot

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201126/08884f98a4592b9127ff0940c3c8dc73.jpg
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Sorry LiveJazz I should have chimed in here.
    Manuel send me a sample of Bon Monsieur when I bought couple of bottles from him.
    So when LiveJazz wanted to send me Bon Monsieur I declined so that it...
  8. Re: Vintage Captain Molyneux Rediscovered...In A Different Perfume !

    Captain has oakmoss. A good amount
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I will take one :)
    This is amazing
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I bet badarun has 50% of the existing Nobile stock in his collection.
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    [CONUS] Re: Epapsiou Sale Thread

    bmp
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    woooooooooooooooo
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I had the same shenanigans done to me with Givenchy Insense.
    They passed After Shave off as an EDT.
    Was ebay so we settled, with a partial refund.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Seems like this was more popular there compared to the US
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Scent Brother
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    After months of hiatus it was time. To celebrate too.
    IsoE and Cevenol liked it a lot. And I can see why.
    It has that funk that Cevenol likes in his perfume.
    And isoE is sucker for old school...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th November, 2020

    Jubilation
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th November, 2020

    Jubilation
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hey Man dont worry. We all have been off the map. Crazy times. Glad you are OK
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    [CONUS] Re: Slumberhouse and other goodies for Swap

    bmp
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Try to see if you can get Madras Pour Homme. It is perhaps their best masculine.
  22. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    Agreed
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    Re: Vintage Cartier Santos

    Santos did come in this case . iirc cytherian had one
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Wow. Just wow.
  25. Re: Anyone want to help take down an eBay scammer?

    Either this or know exactly how what you are buying smells like so you can return.
  26. Re: Anyone want to help take down an eBay scammer?

    Actually that is not hard. Have seen this a few times in vintage fragrances. Filling bottle with other fragrances and then saying sorry and refunding. So no negative reviews.
    Folks with 2000+...
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    Rogue Perfumery

    Use coupon BASENOTES for 15% off.
    Valid till September 30th
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Manny has a special coupon for us
    BASENOTES - 15% off. Just for this month
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2020

    Received mine.
    First impression- Rooty iris goodness
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Tuberose and Moss:

    The opening is tuberose solifloral. Really nice and simple but I like the way it goes on to be a sweet laundry-musky vanilla at the end.
    I enjoy it more than the other...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Jasmine Antique:
    I am always wary of Jasmine florals cause they almost always get the balance wrong. Either too indolic or too bland. I went in expecting this to be an indolic powerhouse. Boy was I...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Champs Lunaires:

    A decent white floral. Nothing new here but well executed. A tuberose solifloral with just the right amount of indole.
    Neutral to thumbs up.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Mousse Illuminee:

    Old school mossy barbershop masculine. Floral notes cancel the hairy chest vibe and makes it unisex. Well blended.
    I like it and have a bottle of it.
    Thumbs up.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think Stollers can open a museum now :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I got into this pass late.
    I did get samples from Manuel back when he started but don't think I got this one.
    Did you have it when we came over? I know you had Derviche.
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    Re: Favorite Balenciaga?

    Ho Hang and its feminine counterpart Cialenga
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Goes to show how this hobby is amazing ;)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Fougere L'Aube:
    Opens up as bitter-green and sweet floral. I don't smell any lavender here.
    Moves to sweet musk and rose.
    A very floral masculine. Givenchy did that successfully with Insense. This...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I can see that :)

    Flora and Fauna:

    starts with a very strong candy note and veers off to the PL accord - Jolly rancher blue raspberry + musk 94160 uses it a lot)
    Not my thing at all
    Pass
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    Re: let's talk Alain Delon house

    I tried AD, AD plus and Iquitos.
    I did not like AD and Iquitos. AD Plus was better and although I own it, I have worn it only once.
    I guess not a house for me.
    I think the problem for me was both...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Ishtar:
    Starts with sweet piney incense and cardamom. Within a few minutes it veers towards the Fille en Aiguilles territory. Ambery incensy forest smell.
    The drydown is more pungent and reminds me...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Got the pass. Thank you lemonlimelady and NCal.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think the Ungaros were great.
    I find 1 better than 2 and 2 much better than 3.
    A shame they discontinued the good ones and reformulated 3
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    The talent in this great thread
    Makes American idol look so sad
    So I went to meet Simon
    To get him to sign us
    "Alas", he said " I can't, I smell too bad"
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I think Josh had old vats of perfume he had made containing some leftovers. He just mixed them all together and added his finishing touches. Kind of like what Jo Malone did with 154.
  46. Re: Artisanal/Indie suggestions for someone who's not the biggest fan?

    I like TT and have a couple FBW. But just so you know they are not new in what they do. Most of their work is rehash of other greats.
    I love Porpora but it is a "tribute" to POAL .
    Orion - Aventus
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Who is Rajesh? All I know is that he helped Bortnikoff with Sayat Nova. What else has he done?
    Edit: NVM google to rescue
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    wow. That is cool. EDT?
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    Re: What exactly is the “old lady” smell?

    I guess the answer is whatever association one has. Association of smell with culture, era. place etc.
    Folks I know associate JPG Le male with clubs 20 years ago. Ethyl maltol fragrance with...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    nice pic
  51. Re: Osswalds Boutique in NYC to close Permanently on July 24th!

    Man that sucks. Osswalds is my favorite fragrance store. And Josie. She is oodles of fun.
    They were a sure stop during Manhattan meetups.
    I hope they will do popup for our meetups.
    Are they...
  52. Re: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan old vs new formulation

    As a rule of thumb older is better. With time formula changes to accommodate ingredient scarcity, IFRA and other regulatory requirements, cost cutting. I feel that some fragrances have not changed...
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    Re: Norma Kamali - Normalife The Scent

    I have tried this. So I can answer few questions:
    1) Presentation and Bottle: Non Existent. Cheap bottle with no box. Just a cheap plastic pouch.
    2) Concentration: Seems like EDT. Not super strong...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Never saw the black bottle. I am surprised it is EDT and not deo
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Ha. Good one
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yeah back then when world was still black and white and we had to hoist sun every morning in the sky.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Heard good things about this Vetiver. IIRC this was IsoE's fav vetiver
  58. Re: Has anyone received fake fragrances from fragranceX or fragrancenet?

    This.
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    This one is easy
    If vintage bottles -> Antaeus
    If current formulation -> BelAmi
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice. Have not seen to many L- egoiste. I guess it was among the first batch. What year is it from ( batch code? )
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oh boy. Seems like fbw
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hmm what is this?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Happy Anniversary and enjoy this beautiful juice
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    $3 each??!!
    I need to move to where you live :)

    I agree with your assessment. Of the three Kouros is FBW. The others are nice to have if price is right but not worth current ebay prices.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Good stuff. I have that old O lancome and the Halstons.
    They are perfect in this weather
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    et tu?
    Drseid has spread his darkness across the pond now.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Time to tune your Steinway ;)
  68. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    By Man
    Gucci Mobile
    Cabochard
    Charlie
    Safari
    Xeryus
    Chevignon
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I have one. Smells like eau de cologne to me and not a fougere. That or the seller sold me 4711 in houbigant bottle :)https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200624/d9e89aa611ac2659005481c8115a3656.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    wow really gorgeous
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    Re: Arrived: Arden Men Sandalwood.

    Is there any SW note in there?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    You need to move to where badrun is
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For Bavard bday I am wearing Antaeus sport from a decant he gave me.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Now that is love.... that or he needed doctor on his beck and call
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Dude where do you find these? Never heard of them
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hmm. For some reason I thought you lived in Manhattan.
    Oh well then we stop by you at LA meetup
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    and Guerlain and profumo and .....
    Works for me. Next Manhattan meetup can start at your place :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    touche :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Seems like you are trying to be a D'Orsay completist
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    Re: House Flagships

    Chanel - Antaeus
    Guerlain - Heritage
    Coty - Chypre
    Houbigant - Fougere Royale
    Gucci - PH 1976
  81. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    About 3 or so 50ml vintage EDT and AS
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This looks real old. Would love to smell it some day.
    Once Covid is over I am coming over to the Stollers
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Great notes grayspoole. I always enjoy reading your posts.
    I did enjoy #4 but I said in my review - It is not French at all. Probably Middle Eastern.
    And you find it similar to a Caron. ...
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    Re: Classy fragrance NON-vetiver based

    Lauder for Men
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    it was drseid. It is his baby
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    One of my fav
  87. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    Hmmm. You sure you are doing it right?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    OOh nice pic
  89. Thread: look

    by epapsiou
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    Re: look

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  90. Re: Account deletion request - still no follow up email

    Sorry to see you go kitty. Stay safe and best wishes
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That is not counting backups ?
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    WooHoo. Now I can misbehave.



    They did snag a gem but they lost one too.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Here is my ranking

    FBW:
    5 > 7 > 8 > 3
    6 is good too but won't be able to wear it

    OK:
    4

    Pass:
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    Re: Vtg. Roger & Gallet 'Open'

    I think you will like it. It shares similarities with Lucifer.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Not sure about longevity cause it lasts but yes it is redundant if you have other aromatic fougere like Tuscany, Charles Jourdan, Azzaro
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    thanks for spotlighting it. The seller I got from has the same listing up on eBay. $40/100ml . I think you should just get couple from them and you will be set for life :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    On drseid recommendation.
    His review is spot in.
    If you like Havana, Montana you will like thishttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200603/6c700e43cbe02480a3c7f552d97481cd.jpg
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Wore Paris A/S today. Too strong for the kids. "Smells like poop" is what I got
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This is a cute bottle. Never saw this before. Only remember seeing the aluminum can.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Really first reformulation was bad? Similar thing happened with Tsar. First reformulation was bad and the subsequent one was almost as good as vintage.
    I guess they may have had wrong person...
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