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Cologne and perfume

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by moustache, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Tabac Original - Eau de Cologne.
     
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  2. Gregg Axley

    Gregg Axley I'll Lock Up

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    Vintage bottles of British Sterling, and English Leather from ebay.
    The British Sterling IS different from the newer release from Dana.
    Also, the English Leather IS stronger and has a greater longevity than the $7 dollar version from Dana as well.
    British Sterling was $45 with shipping, while the English Leather was $59 but it was an 8 oz bottle, with the original wood box of all things. :D
    My wife asked "how do people still have the vintage colognes and how do they still retain their scent?"
    Oh I don't attempt to solve every mystery of the universe, it's just not worth my time. :cool:
     
  3. Zachary

    Zachary One of the Regulars

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    Has anyone of you ever tried Fossil 1954? I love it, since it's as much a fragrance of vintage style, as the firm Fossil is itself. If I should ever drive a 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, that's the perfume to go!
     
  4. belfastboy

    belfastboy Call Me a Cab

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    Sweat, whiskey and cigar smoke!
     
  5. Zachary

    Zachary One of the Regulars

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    Hermès is an overwhelmingly expensive firm. What I do like about them is their perfumes. Voyage d'Hermès for the lady, Terre d'Hermès for the gent.

    Excellent, but even more expensive is the Hermessence collection.
    Have a look at:
    Cuir d'ange
    Vetiver Tonka
    Poivre Samarcande
    Epice Marine
    Santal Massoïa

    Price: 215 € per 100 ml, or any four á 15 ml for 132 €.
     
  6. emigran

    emigran Practically Family

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    I have only worn Amber essential oil for last dozen years... extracted from fossilized resin... primarily from Eden Botanicals an Americcan company.
    Dad wore Old Spice..
    I went through many phases...English Leather, British Sterling. Pino Silvestri, Agua di Silva, Canoe, Jean Nate, Patchouli Musk, vanilla, sandalwood... Mennen...Zizanie, Halston paco Rabanne... even Brut (cause Joe Namath wore it)...!!!

    there's more I cannot remember
    I just don't like when someone's fragrance announces their arrival seemingly minutes before they get there...
     
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  7. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    What the hell?? o_Oo_Oo_O

    Anyone tested the Star Trek-perfume "James T. Kirk"? Or "Spock"??

    I think, I will go to drugstore and test it, if available! Funny flacons, too. :D
     
  8. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Nope. A real pity. I though, these Star Trek/Star Wars-perfumes would smell at least nice and okay, but forget it! Smelled really really cheap low-end, to me. :(
     
  9. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    What the hell?

    Yesterday, I was in department-store and just for fun, I sprayed myself with old-fashion Paco Rabanne "Pour Homme", because I never tried it, before! And what should I say, I was astonished!
    Classic green, tonkabean/cumarin-loaded Fougère, WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!! :)

    Maybe or surely reformulated in its last 45 years, but could THIS really be one the last outstanding dinosaurs? Could this classic really convert to me to a perfume-junky, again? o_O:D
     
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  10. Telemaster

    Telemaster Familiar Face

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    I have worn Kiehls Musk No. 1 for about 20 years now... and can’t imagine that ever not being the case.
     
  11. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    I bought Ferrari "Black", today, spontaneous. It was in perfumery's sale-box, together with some other stuff and I got first Ferrari "Red" in my hands, but changed to "Black"after some moments. I thought, why not give it a try? Come on, grab it, pay the ridiculous 7,50 EUR and see, whats happen.

    And at the first try, I would say, it's not bad for a "car-perfume". Surely nothing special, but definitely NOT the total synthetic low-end-stuff!

    From the beginning on, I smell mostly the jasmine, cinnamon, musk and seemingly vanilla and the cedarwood :), but anyhow all tightly woven.

    I wouldn't say, that it's identical to Boss "Bottled".

    But this cute, grippy, and very handy flakon of Ferrari "Black" is nice, too!
     
  12. Zachary

    Zachary One of the Regulars

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    Does anyone of you by any chance remember Cerruti 1881 Fairplay?

    Such a pity it's been discontinued … I loved to wear it as a 20-year-old, hence there are many memories linked to it.
     
  13. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Scuderia Ferrari "Black", today.

    I still like this licorice but stimulating headnote with citrus and plum, although the sillage is just very weak. The drydown is still totally unspectacular, woody.
     

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