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The older one is definitely funky!
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Speaking of funky, I forgot to mention. Just sorting through bips and bops here.

If anyone is interested, I have a 50ml bottle of Alexander McQueen Kingdom with probably about 5ml (or more) left in it. Extremely rare to find and people don't really sell these or they go for a ton online. In this case you get the original cool bottle and enough juice to wear it 5-10 times. Anyone interested?
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Also, here's a bunch of decants, most around 7-10ml... I probably wouldn't just ship one to you but if you want a few, PM me.
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Something I also wonder is whether some of these vintage formulas are not more interesting because of aging in the bottle, the ingredients further evolving with time and perhaps a bit of oxidation, and smell nothing today like they did fresh out of the box when they were sold.

Very interesting point, I never thought of that. Maybe it's not just a different style and ingredients but they've had time to settle and get deeper and richer. Like say wine. It's the same grapes, vintage, vinyard etc and a good bottle is a good bottle, but that same good bottle becomes excellent with age.
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Just received a most impressive package from the fine folks of mad et len. Full reviews to come, but today im wearing magnificent santalum, a surprisingly light sandalwood scent. Its lightened up with jasmine and Haitian vetiver, feels really fresh and wearable.
My wife has a tiny bottle of that mona di orio oud, its potent and amazing. Shes had 10ml for about 5 years. Highly recommend.

How did yo get these, if I may ask? I've looked for samples (I'm in the US), but no luck.
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Very interesting point, I never thought of that. Maybe it's not just a different style and ingredients but they've had time to settle and get deeper and richer. Like say wine. It's the same grapes, vintage, vinyard etc and a good bottle is a good bottle, but that same good bottle becomes excellent with age.

Another option might be that the more volatile compounds evaporate, leaving only the base notes; and in EDTs, the alcohol, meaning a less fragrant spray top note which makes the rest feel more integrated by comparison.

 

I had this 35 year old rhum agricole which was drunk slowly over a couple of months with friends. I left about 10% in the bottle, and was out of the country for a few months. When I came back, it tasted less alcoholic, and the alcohol content had gone down enough that something developed in the residual sugar which gave it a strange mouldy taste. Or maybe the "character" of the distillery's local water came through!

 

Some day I'll commission some tests to answer these vitally important questions... it's all speculation until the double blind trials.

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Can anyone recommend a good fragrance for spring/summer? I don't really care for "sporty" scents. I've been looking for a while but can't find anything I like
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Tonight I'm wearing Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile. This whole line is very good.
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Sprayed on YSL M7, from a twelve ingredients vintage bottle.
Opening is mostly citrussy with a hint of amber. A bit later it's becoming somewhat medicinal, like a spicy Wick Vaporub. Dry down is as advertised pleasantly musky and woody, ever so slightly sweetish vanilla(?).
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SP Inferno. Quite wearable really, I don't know why I was scared. It's growing on me.

 

Despite putting twice as much as last time, it was again a skin scent within half an hour (a very light resinous waft remains on my arm which received a full two drops a mere three hours ago). Four times as much next time then. That's what you get with natural ingredients!

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Today I am a global citizen, living in Melbourne and wearing London.
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I had a very strange experience this morning: as I was deciding which fragrance to wear, I felt a little craving for

this is what showed in the thread preview, i was hoping to hear about dat arby's meal.
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Today I decided to wear Silver Mountain Water - this is not a light scent despite what the name implies. It's the only Creed I own and one of the few I like. Vintage Tobarome is the other.
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I found this thread accidentally and actually had no idea this was here. I am not too deep in the scent game, but I have always like colognes and have a rotation I like. I am always looking to expand that rotation and was interested to hear some of the thoughts a few pages back on the Fredereic Malle scents, so I will probably end up checking this thread more often now that I know its here.

 

 

On a different subject, I have a bottle of Helmut Lang Cuiron from the original issue, probably 1998-2000, I cant recall exactly. For whatever reason, it just never spoke to me and it probably has more than 95% left. I know there is a group of fans for this scent, so I thought I would check interest here if anyone wants to make an offer. PM if there is interest and thanks again for the great discussions here.

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Can anyone recommend a good fragrance for spring/summer? I don't really care for "sporty" scents. I've been looking for a while but can't find anything I like

My standard recommendation for a summer scent is Un Jardin Sur le Nil by Hermès. It's not a sporty scent at all. And it's unlike anything else on the market, at least to the best of my knowledge. It's a citrusy scent, with a really surprising tart mango. IME it's a big compliment getter.

Other good ones to try might by the new Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford. It's a citrusy coconut scent that's very much designed for spring/summer wear. Creed's Virgin Island Water might also be worth checking out--it's got a piña colada vibe.
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