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What kind of fragrances do you prefer?
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Post by JRTASTER » Fri May 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Although most of the more "technical" scent stuff went way over my head, I loved the exchange of ideas in this thread!

My wife and I are cultural anglophiles but my nose can't possibly be so prejudiced. I was a great fan of the original Eau Sauvage, regardless of its country of origin, scent-wise. Among department store types, Aramis' Tuscany has long been good to me...is it truly "Italian" in conceptual origin??

Likewise, Acqua di Parma is one I really like but neither my former girlfriend, who sold tons of International fragrnces in NY Bloomies and L&T in Florida, nor my wife care for it at all.

Not only does my nose fail me , but obviously so does my wallet, if others' opinions mean anything!

Thanks for this thread and all of the expertise presented therein!

jr/John

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Post by Ouchmychin » Fri May 10, 2013 4:52 pm

Aramis Tuscany por Homme is one of my favorites too. Very dressy and not for everyday use. The others you list I haven't tried. There was a thread about the Tuscany a few years ago. Lots of folks also liked it, including Gordon if I recall.
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Post by Ouchmychin » Thu May 16, 2013 1:26 pm

Yesterday I retried the Eau de Portugal and SURPRISE I liked the scent. The balance of limes and others was just right. Maybe I am getting wiser? I did get a small bottle of what I think is old stock Zino Davidoff at ebay and it was different. It was a dab-on type and the new stuff was in a spray bottle, but the old seemed weaker and more alcoholic. I like the new version better. My wife doesn't It's too strong but the old stuff is OK. You can't win.
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Post by bernards66 » Sat May 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Tuscany....yes, well...what I think I said was that of all the 'dept. store', 'designer' sorts of scents that have shown up since around 1980 Tuscany was one of the very few that I would wear....wasn't bad. I agree that it was/is a more 'dressy' sort of cologne; not for day to day wear, at least not without a coat and tie here in Florida.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sun May 19, 2013 3:32 am

Ouchmychin wrote:Yesterday I retried the Eau de Portugal and SURPRISE I liked the scent. The balance of limes and others was just right. Maybe I am getting wiser? I did get a small bottle of what I think is old stock Zino Davidoff at ebay and it was different. It was a dab-on type and the new stuff was in a spray bottle, but the old seemed weaker and more alcoholic. I like the new version better. My wife doesn't It's too strong but the old stuff is OK. You can't win.
how different is this portugal compared to the trumpers version?

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Post by Ouchmychin » Sun May 19, 2013 10:53 am

I don't know. Maybe someone will post this comparison, at least I hope so. Wore it again last night. No complaints or compliments.
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