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Lost treasures: alternatives for discontinued favourites

Great Subject!
...sell well, but I'm really curious as to why to manufacturers don't simply bring back discontinued fragrances that are highly rated. Some of the very top rated fragrances (Gucci Envy comes to mind) are discontinued.Seems like this would be an easy money maker for fragrance producers. In some cases... and release it sporadically to spike sales, like the McDonald's "McRib" sandwiches and the release of Grand Theft Auto video games, which is the top seller in the industry but released at least seven years apart. The fragrance manufacturers, however, generally don't bring titles back once they...
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OmardoOmardo   08.05.2020 | Perfumes & Brands

What is your favorite vetiver fragrance?

...to save money I use it instead of chanel.Grey vetiver by tom ford a totally different take on vetiver, much more fresh, I like it but is out of my top three...
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OrianeOriane   22.03.2020 | Miscellaneous

The Year Was 2007

...I am intrigued by it even though I am not a vanilla fiend. I do like vanilla as a note, but as notes go, it is probably not in my top ten, perhaps not even in my top 20. SDV's note pyramid, which is only a general allusion to the actual notes, lists frankincense, rose, ylang-ylang, benzoin, and...
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MattmelegMattmeleg   30.01.2020 | Miscellaneous

Day in the life of a niche perfumer

...4). 11am - packaging time. To package an order, I do the following:a). fill 30ml bottle with perfume b). use crimping machine to secure the spray top and collar to the perfume bottle c). add the front and side graphics to my bottle d). "tie," my bottles with special leather security ties. e). seal...
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Smell-alike Fossil 1954 Women

...Sadly they discontinued it and I can't seem to find anything remotely similar.. Does anyone here know a fragrance that smells like Fossil 1954?Top notes: Mandarin, grapefruit, pink pepper, ginger. Heart notes: Rose petals, white freesia, juniper berry. Base notes: Texas cedarwood, white amber...
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Best masculine rose fragrance

...there!In my opinion here are the top mens rose fragrances!Portrait of a Lady by FM (a great alternative to that is Floral Sculpture from Al Haramain's Portfolio line) Santal Royal by...
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OaksOaks   27.11.2019 | Perfume Discussions

Misterious Perfume, some help please?

...is opaque, is yellow but not for the color of the perfume but the bottle itself3. The bottle cap had a yellow shappire (a fake one of course) in the top, in vertical (this is very rare, but I can't find anything like that).4. She remerbers the bottle from when she was little, so the perfume has to be...
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DemiDemi   25.08.2019 | Miscellaneous

What's the most popular in your country?

...the netherlands the top 10 dont chance very muchCoco mademoiselle Chanel chanceChanel No 5Dior joyLa vie et BelleSi ArmaniLady millionDior j...
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ScentFanScentFan   17.06.2019 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - 100BON

...MystérieuxAh! A nicely-done resinous woody one. I really like the Myrrh, balanced so well by Patchouli and Papyrus. Bergamot and Cinnamon in the top add brightness, as do the "fresh notes," whatever they are. Tonka and Frankincense in the base create creamy smokiness. Were I a Wiseman heading for... it's not for me..Néroli & Petit Grain PrintanierA strong Jasmine in the heart with both Neroli & Orange Blossom, introduced by a powerhouse citrus top and all sitting on a bed of Vanilla and Petitgrain. Nice. I'd snap it up if I didn't already have several that are similar to this.Oud Wood... the pink pepper, tickling my nose, stands out when I wait a while then inhale deeply.Tonka & Amande AbsolueA lovely Vanilla scent. The interesting top of citrus, almond, fruit and liquor swiftly steps aside. Rose & Jasmine in the heart come through subtly to support the delightful vanilla/tonka base...
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ScentFanScentFan   13.06.2019 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - 100BON

...pull up the rear. This is a fragrance I'd want to wear on a day when all seems complex and undecipherable. With its well-done citrus & Petigrain top, it's a truly sophisticated beauty. Hubby said "it would smell good on you or you would smell good on it." Either way, FBLabdanum & Pur Patchouli...
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ScentFanScentFan   09.06.2019 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - 100BON

...Santal Délicat Let's see what we have here. Orange and Sandalwood? Oh, that's the base. it's quite agreeable. Freesia and Bergamot in the top, Lilac and Geramium in the heart. Hubby calls it light, cool and candy-like, frivolous. For me the flowers are, together, a tad too sweet--the feel...
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ScentFanScentFan   08.06.2019 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - 100BON

...two CedarsCèdre & Iris SoyeuxMy first reaction when I put it on skin, was literally, "Oh... oh!" Then I realized I was reacting to the sweet citrus top notes, two of my faves, Orange and Neroli. This one isn't as penetratingly heady as in the perfume I wore yesterday, Kiss My Name. Here the heavily...
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NerysNerys   10.05.2019 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

...Reve Indien by Fragonard is similar like a dupe of 1980s Shalimar by Guerlain which I wear many years in my 30s.
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ScentFanScentFan   23.04.2019 | Perfumes & Brands

Sniff Fest - 100BON

...accurate to just say brilliant or marvelous or mesmerizing for each."Agrumes & Trésor Aromatique "100BON's website lists these notes for this one.Top note: Orange, Citrus, Basil, Ginger, RosemaryCore note: Lavender, SageBottom note: Patchouli, Vetiver, Cedar, VanillaThis is a perfume for those who...
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Exciter76Exciter76   26.01.2019 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

[email protected] and @Pepdal thanks for the recommendations!I'm craving more dupes. Anyone?
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PepdalPepdal   21.12.2018 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

...Rasasi La Yuqawam for Tuscan LeatherArmaf Club de Nuit Intense Woman for Noir de NoirL'Erbolario Meharees for Musc ravageurTeo Cabanel Barkhane for Ivory RouteArmaf Tres Nuit for green irish tweed
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XanthonXanthon   28.11.2018 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

Affordable masterpieces
...1. Ajmal silver shade - clone of Creed Silver Mountain Water. This one is strong contender, can't be ignored. Very very close to SMW and has excellent longevity. This is for people who love metal note along with mountain breeze. So cooling, perfect for summers and gym. Might not be lady's favorite, but very enjoyable indeed.2. Rasasi Daarej - clone of Valentino V (now discontinued) This is hyped one and to some extent hype is justified. It is spicy sweet and is good for dates.3. Armaf club de nuit intense - clone of Tom Ford Noir De Noir, this one is bold in rose note and it is bit tarty and is excellent for intimate moments. Rose is sensual note anyway.4. Rasasi La Yuqawam Pour Homme - clone of Tom Ford Tuscan leather, perfect for winters for bringing out posh in you. Leathery fruity, I will never call it sweet personally due to strong leather presence but it has raspberry note. (Read somewhere it matters from how much distance you spray it and it does, shall spray from atleast 30 cm for evolution to middle notes faster which is the beautiful part)5. Coty Aspen for men - clone hybrid of Creed Green Irish Tweed and Davidoff Cool Water, this one takes you back to nature, and is very bright green bit synthetic (I have shared review on this one). Is it replacement to GIT, not at all. I love GIT which is more wearable, complex and rich.List is in order of my preference.
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Fendi Substitute?

...Much love! FemboEdit:I found out that she is currently using and enjoys okay is "Naomi Campbell" and the notes listed that correspond to Fendi are-Top: Bergamot, Mandarin-Heart: Jasmine, lily of the valley, rose-Base: Amber, Tonka bean, Musk, sandelwood, vanilla, ceder.And "spices" vs pink pepper...
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Exciter76Exciter76   30.07.2018 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

...I like topics like these!I'm not saying these are spot-on dupes but the similarities are undeniable to my nose.¢ --> $ Yves Rocher "Vanille Noire" --> Christian Dior "Hypnotic Poison"Sarah Jessica Parker "Lovely" --> Narciso Rodriguez "For Her"Vera Wang "Rose Buds and Vanilla" --> Mancera "Roses Vanille"Jessica Simpson "Fancy Nights" --> Prada "Prada (2003) / Prada Amber"The Body Shop "Polynesian Island Tiaré" --> Comptoir Sud Pacifique "Aloha Tiaré"
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DPArtistDPArtist   23.07.2018 | Miscellaneous

Dupes - your top five

...A few dupes/clones/replicas that I own;* - Urban Elements: Stone (by NEXT UK clothing store) = excellent smell-a-like of Dior Sauvage EDT, fantastic performance too especially at a low price (£15 for 100ml), they do an Aventus style fragrance too that I don't own. I initially bought this in view of also buying DS (for special occasions) but I've realised this kind of scent is not something I'd want to spend so much money on, it's fresh and peppery and great as a dumb reach scent but I don't get all the Sauvage worship at all! * - Club de Nuit Intense Man by Armaf =I'm sure most people know this one but if you don't it's a superb version of Creed's Aventus (the more smokey batches). Beast mode performance from mine Feb 2018 batch made in France black sprayer (don't believe the critics of recent batches-probably want to keep it all for themselves- or do it's up to you).* - Edge Man Intense by Swiss Arabian = another Aventus like fragrance, this one is incredibly fruity though, spray this and it's like swimming in pineapple juice. * - Command by Sapil (AKA Sapil Style Scents) = this is very similar to Invictus by Paco Rabanne, it's available at very low prices online (as is Edge Man Intense by Swiss Arabian) good performance too but I'm not in love with this or Invictus, much prefer Montblanc Legend Spirit which has a more interesting as well as fresher and less sweet scent. * - Kudos by Milton Lloyd = to me this smells just like Terre d'Hermes EDT (especially after the initial blast) at a fraction of the price and with similar performance. Sure it's not quite as refined perhaps but for the price I think it's unbeatable!
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