Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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epapsiou

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Sep 28, 2015
Continuing with what Badarun started.
I bought a few. This was supposed to be a no frag month (quarter/half year) but I slipped.

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Bonnette

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Jul 25, 2015
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

Congrats on your finds! It's okay to slip, one picks oneself up and...well, sees what happens. :D I'm on a buying hiatus right now myself, but temptations abound!
 

epapsiou

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Sep 28, 2015
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

Oh and one more just for tomorrow's vintage synch

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Bavard

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Jul 20, 2015
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

You are very welcome! :D

I laughed.

What a wonderful picture! A 1986 200ml to boot. I am Green with Envy,Mon Ami

and I'll join you tomorrow with a 1986 from my puny 50ml.

You think it's a 1986? I wouldn't know if it's as late as 2002, although a 200-ml shaker splash whets the appetite regardless.
 

epapsiou

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Sep 28, 2015
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

You think it's a 1986? I wouldn't know if it's as late as 2002, although a 200-ml shaker splash whets the appetite regardless.

How dare you doubt Purecaramel on BelAmi :)

It is May 1986 Vintage

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Tiffany for Men is my most recent. Shame it's only a 50ml, but it is a really awesome fragrance inside and out!

That is a great buy. I am still looking for one. Tiffany is confusing for vintage fans due to inconsistencies with bottle design and it is hard to find one with box (which can be a dead give-away)
 

rum

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Mar 17, 2011
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

That is a great buy. I am still looking for one. Tiffany is confusing for vintage fans due to inconsistencies with bottle design and it is hard to find one with box (which can be a dead give-away)

Honestly, it they aren't that different from current. I tried the most recent version in a store (almost completely clear juice). The opening was awful, I'll say that much. But a maximum of 20mins in and the gorgeous dry down was all there in its glory. On a card, the current lasted a whole week.
 

badarun

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Jan 15, 2013
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

Broke my rule on vintages - I never buy used, but the price was too good to miss & I'm glad I bought it - a 1990's version, more than 80% full bottle - 50ml spray Egoiste - for just 75 (I know some are laughing thinking I'm saying this as cheap - but Canadians would understand :( - getting good priced vintages here for cheap is very difficult)...

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Oh and one more just for tomorrow's vintage synch

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We should close this thread - no other buy from any other BN will beat this...
 

epapsiou

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Sep 28, 2015
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

I think I will have to agree with you with some caveats.
I tested 3 versions on paper. Vintage, New and semi vintage(gold collar with cologne)
Opening of new is not as good. Synthetic and sharp. Vintage is the best but semi-vintage is not far behind.
And then they begin to converge. Very similar in the heart phase.
Drydown is where vin and semi-vin are identical and great but new one is not that off. But after a few hours new one dies but the others continue smelling great.
SO if you cant find vintage, get the new one and reapply after 6 hours


Honestly, it they aren't that different from current. I tried the most recent version in a store (almost completely clear juice). The opening was awful, I'll say that much. But a maximum of 20mins in and the gorgeous dry down was all there in its glory. On a card, the current lasted a whole week.

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So September was supposed to be no buy month and has become the MOST buy month.
No more till 2017 (barring birthday gifts)
A basenoter, who shall remain unnamed, has promised to change his avatar to photo of his bare-ass if I do not buy any till 2017.


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rum

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Mar 17, 2011
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

So September was supposed to be no buy month and has become the MOST buy month.
No more till 2017 (barring birthday gifts)
A basenoter, who shall remain unnamed, has promised to change his avatar to photo of his bare-ass if I do not buy any till 2017.

I can somehow relate to this. Thought I was done with new buys this time round.

But alas, I got another bottle of vintage Egoiste and another bottle of Tiffany for Men...
 

epapsiou

Always be smelling
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Sep 28, 2015
Re: Sep 2016: Vintage I bought today

So September was supposed to be no buy month and has become the MOST buy month.
No more till 2017 (barring birthday gifts)
A basenoter, who shall remain unnamed, has promised to change his avatar to photo of his bare-ass if I do not buy any till 2017.

SO he does not have to change his avatar.
I caved. Like Rum.
Yohji and Davidoff are A/S.
Emeraude was bought in heat of the moment
OF the 3 in Lanvin Eau Collection 2 were bought this month and one was bought a few months ago.
I do like this Eau vintage line. It is more wearable.

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ALSO Mods I was thinking of making this year based thread since we do not have enough posts to justify new thread each month. If you agree please merge this thread with older threads
 
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badarun

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Jan 15, 2013
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

^^^ Davidoff's a super pick from all those - one of the best masculines & obviously the best from Davidoff in my books.
 

JON RODGERS

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Dec 5, 2007
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

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Forgot to post this here last week - couldn't be happier :smiley:
 

JON RODGERS

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Dec 5, 2007
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

How does it compare to you Tiffany for Men?

Only slightly - Tiffany is a woody / spicy / powdery oriental whereas EB comes across as more of an oriental fougere. Both are smooth and deftly executed but the castoreum in Ettore Bugatti gives the composition more of an animalic bite. I actually find far more similarities with Jicky although EB is (for me) infinitely more wearable.
 
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purecaramel

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Nov 9, 2013
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Only slightly - Tiffany is a woody / spicy / powdery oriental whereas EB comes across as more of an oriental fougere. Both are smooth and deftly executed but the castoreum in Ettore Bugatti gives the composition more of an animalic bite. I actually find far more similarities with Jicky although EB is (for me) infinitely more wearable.

Both Tiffany for Men and Bugatti 1992 are in my Top Ten and are distinctly Superior, however the Bugatti is so very understated in it's elegance, that I find it so very wearable anytime.
Great buy Jon!
 

JON RODGERS

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Dec 5, 2007
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Both Tiffany for Men and Bugatti 1992 are in my Top Ten and are distinctly Superior, however the Bugatti is so very understated in it's elegance, that I find it so very wearable anytime.
Great buy Jon!

Thanks ! - I couldn't agree more :thumbsup:
 

epapsiou

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Sep 28, 2015
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Only slightly - Tiffany is a woody / spicy / powdery oriental whereas EB comes across as more of an oriental fougere. Both are smooth and deftly executed but the castoreum in Ettore Bugatti gives the composition more of an animalic bite. I actually find far more similarities with Jicky although EB is (for me) infinitely more wearable.

Both Tiffany for Men and Bugatti 1992 are in my Top Ten and are distinctly Superior, however the Bugatti is so very understated in it's elegance, that I find it so very wearable anytime.
Great buy Jon!

Alright gents so I had to do a side by side cause from my memory they were similar.
The first few minutes of Bugatti are bad but then it comes out and yes I agree with you. There is something extra in there (castoreum as you said perhaps) that really makes me love it.
 

badarun

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Jan 15, 2013
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

I normally stay clear on any discussion regarding notes / similarity etc, but I'll chime in for this. That too when good noses have already provided some thoughts.

I'm not a (huge) fan of Tiffany. But I absolutely love Parfum de Nicolai New York, introduced in the same year as the Tiffany. It betters Tiffany imho.

But the Bugatti tops both PdN NY & the Tiffany. It's much more complex but yet clear...

Any of you tried the Tiffany for men Concentree? I like this better than the regular as the powder is much lesser...
 
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epapsiou

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Sep 28, 2015
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Got this today. A swap with a gentleman and generous Basenoter.

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badarun

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Jan 15, 2013
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

^^^ Another vintage that I've put off from buying for a few yrs - damn there are still so many :(
 

purecaramel

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Nov 9, 2013
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Vintage Furyo in a trade. Oh this is lovely!! My dogs really like me wearing it. My wife not so much.
Vintage Paco Rabanne, Oh! What a blast from the Past! Dogs are indifferent. My wife says " What are u wearing? I really like that" Same reaction from the girls so many years ago! Mmm, gotta like that Oakmoss.
 

remik

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Nov 1, 2012
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Going back to the future... or to 1984 to be more precise. I don't even remember what this used to smell like, but, revisiting the reviews, I pulled the trigger on it tonight.

Davidoff by Davidoff, 4.2oz bottle.

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epapsiou

Always be smelling
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Sep 28, 2015
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Going back to the future... or to 1984 to be more precise. I don't even remember what this used to smell like, but, revisiting the reviews, I pulled the trigger on it tonight.

Davidoff by Davidoff, 4.2oz bottle.

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Oh so it was you I was bidding against. Should have known better ;)
 

remik

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Nov 1, 2012
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Oh so it was you I was bidding against. Should have known better ;)

Ha ha, well, no... the one I bought had a BUY NOW option, no bidding. The price was fine so I didn't bother with looking for better deals (which you can probably still get, but I also see some people already list this one at $200+ for 50ml bottles. I hope it's as good as the reviews - I honestly cannot remember what this one is like at all, so for all intents and purposes it was a blind buy, too.

Wonderful buy Remik - the best Davidoff to date...

Thanks! That's what I'm hoping for. :)
 
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epapsiou

Always be smelling
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Sep 28, 2015
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Ha ha, well, no... the one I bought had a BUY NOW option, no bidding. The price was fine so I didn't bother with looking for better deals (which you can probably still get, but I also see some people already list this one at $200+ for 50ml bottles. I hope it's as good as the reviews - I honestly cannot remember what this one is like at all, so for all intents and purposes it was a blind buy, too.

I have A/S of this one. I think that is very potent. Lasts 24 hours. Wears stronger than some of the EDPs out there. So I am thinking this edt will be chuck norris. Might put vintage Kouros to shame.
Let us know
 

byrdjoel

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Jan 16, 2014
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

I've been on a "powdery" fragrance kick lately and saw Zizanie mentioned several times in my research. Picked this up on ebay for less than $10. I have to say it's a very literal representation of what I think of when I think of powdery. It dries down identical to a barbershop talc smell.
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hednic

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Oct 25, 2007
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

I've been on a "powdery" fragrance kick lately and saw Zizanie mentioned several times in my research. Picked this up on ebay for less than $10. I have to say it's a very literal representation of what I think of when I think of powdery. It dries down identical to a barbershop talc smell.
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Nice purchase! :thumbsup:
 

Slayerized

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Jul 17, 2011
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Got a half full vintage 50ml Fahrenheit bottle from 2002 which looks exactly like this one and smells like new: Difference with post 2007 bottles is really huge imo!

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I also got a 50ml 1999 4th edition full bottle of Paco Rabanne pour homme as back up of my other vintages: looks exactly like this:

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dnc

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Jan 16, 2010
Re: 2016: Vintage I bought today

Recently acquired a 1989 Fahrenheit splash. Still smells great, unfortunately no box.
 
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