Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

Bavard

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Jul 20, 2015
Welcome to the fourth quarter 2021 vintage scent of the day thread!

Here's a link to the previous thread: https://basenotes.com/threads/your-vintage-scent-of-the-day-sotd-q3-2021.502923/

My vintage scent of the day this October 1st is Paco Rabanne Pour Homme, a second version tester I got a few years ago on eBay for around $40 from a seller who had a bunch of them.

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This has me thinking early 70s - Chanel No. 19 even crossed my mind.
 

Bavard

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Jul 20, 2015
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There's also a thought that a fresh thread can be more inviting for new people - let's hope it works and we're bursting at the seams with vintage SOTD posters.
 

PStoller

I’m not old, I’m vintage.
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Aug 1, 2019
Really? It's never seemed that much of an oddball to me. Fruity for sure, but not especially floral on my skin and with a fairly classic greenish chypre ending.

In fact, on me it's kind of like a downmarket Diorella without the garbage note.

Cardin Choc definitely “normalizes” as it dries down, although with almost comically exaggerated oakmoss; and, yeah, more fruity than floral. But I stand by my first impressions in the Q3 thread.
 

Cook.bot

Common Lackey
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Jan 6, 2012
Cardin Choc definitely “normalizes” as it dries down, although with almost comically exaggerated oakmoss; and, yeah, more fruity than floral. But I stand by my first impressions in the Q3 thread.
I wonder if yours is older than mine? Mine is that overlapping-discs bottle, so probably fairly new.
 

Cook.bot

Common Lackey
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Jan 6, 2012
Given the original's [Choc's] reliance on oakmoss, I would expect new bottles to have suffered in reformulation.
Indubitably.

I was seeking something spicy to accommodate the weekend sync, and realized I hadn't worn Halston Z-14 in a very long time. My big bottle (8 ounces) is from the Jeff Gordon era, so it has fairly big cinnamon, though not as noxious as the very recent stuff. I bought the big one because I use it as a bed pillow spray, a.k.a. fantasy boyfriend.

His 4-ounce little brother has the older Halston Fragrances Inc. label and is a smoother, more elegant critter. But sometimes you just want it rough.

(I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about my crappy old 2-megapixel photos. They're starting to feel like those scallop-edged black & whites that are pasted into the family album by four black glued-on corners. Simpler times.)
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JON RODGERS

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